I have always been against slaughter. I don't enjoy hearing the stories about abuse either, but what I've heard about slaughter doesn't make me feel like it's right either. I know it's a possibility that lies have been spread but I'm sure it's not all false. I've seen pictures, as I'm sure we all have. And they haven't portrayed slaughter as a happy ending. We've all heard the stories people can tell and most of the major things in those stories I have seen in these photos. But then again who knows where the photos came from and for that matter how old they are. So really, in my opinion, it's hard to be on one side of the whole slaughter deal.
I agree. I think the best thing anyone can do is continue to try to convince people that animal cruelty is wrong before we have any right to attack slaughter houses. Although I personally put no shame on the associations who are fighting for animal rights, which includes making slaughter illegal in the U.S.
Slaughter's nasty. I think we all agree with that.
Of course, you can't believe everything you hear. It's extremely rare for a horse to have its throat slit while it's alive, for example, although it has happened.
But there's no denying that the last few days of the horses lives are full of terror and pain. I hate that.
But I think it's preferable to having a horse starve to death in a field over a six-month period. Or be abused. Or ridden practically (or literally) to death.
In today's society, and until things change drastically (which of course they won't) slaughter is a neccessary evil.
They need to make slaughter more humane...I think alot of people will say that now and then 1 week after that say oh, slaughter needs to go completlely....I think though that It just needs to be more humane.
....and they eat dogs in China. And they eat kangaroos in Australia. And they eat monkeys in Africa. And they eat cows in the United States.
Is it any different? No. It's all abuse.
Just because the horse is the most romanticized, or the most beautiful, or whatever, doesn't make it any different.
As I have stated from the very beginning, and like Barnrat is backing me up on, the focus needs to be on finding more humane methods of slaughter. For all the reasons I stated in previous post, at this moment in time horse slaughter needs to continue. And even if it is made illegal in the US, it will simply leak into Canada and Mexico where it IS allowed, which is a longer, harder trip on the horses coupled with unregulated methods of killing.