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        05-19-2009, 01:39 PM
      #21
    Weanling
    How so? The new Beltex plant where the U.S. Horses are contracted to is a state of the art facility and under strict EU standards. The majority of U.S. Slaughter horses go to Can. Where they've always had inspections and most are also under EU standards.

    Only horses suffering are those owned by dirt bags that neglect and starve them.
         
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        05-19-2009, 04:24 PM
      #22
    Started
    Do you know how they slaughter a horse in mexico how they get there? 50 or more of them are stuffed in trailers without foor or water. Many of them get injured or stomped to death. Then when they arrive at mexico they are either schocked till they can't stand and they slit there throats, or they cut there heads off with a chain saw while they are still alive. How would you like that done to you? Mexico is awful to all there animals, they have the sport were you tie a chicken to a close line then speed buy on a motor cycle and rip there heads off. Just because you have not seen torture to animals done at your slaughter house does not mean all palces are nice, most arent. And mexico is the worst.
         
        05-19-2009, 04:26 PM
      #23
    Trained
    ...Wow.
    I have never heard any of that about the Mexico plants...
    Where did you get this information?

    The AVMA worked with an investigation about the slaughter plants and wrote an article about it...It was really good. Let me see if I can find it...
         
        05-19-2009, 04:30 PM
      #24
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    I get these letters in the mail form the people who want to stop horse slaughter. I've gotten to the point were I can't even open them anymore because I don't want to know what new way of torture mexico has come up with.
         
        05-19-2009, 04:31 PM
      #25
    Trained
    Here you go:
    Horse slaughter conditions in Mexico explored by AAEP group - March 1, 2009

    "Overall, the group's assessment of the trip concluded that both plants use captive bolt in a humane and efficient manner, and the horses were well-cared-for and properly handled"

    For me, the problem with the closed slaughter plants is not slaughter methods in Canada or Mexico, it is people holding onto horses they normally would have sent to slaughter for whatever reason despite their poor financial situation which results in more suffering than the actual slaughter plants...

    Who is the organization? For both sides of the argument, usually there is a bias. I have never heard of and highly doubt horses are getting their heads lobbed off with a chain saw. If it happens, it is in tiny independent and un-regulated slaughter plants and is not the norm.
         
        05-19-2009, 04:40 PM
      #26
    Started
    my point exactly..
         
        05-19-2009, 05:20 PM
      #27
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    my point again. WARNING VERY GRAFIC VIDEO !!!
         
        05-19-2009, 07:42 PM
      #28
    Weanling
    OMG... I don't even know what to say. I can't watch the videos - I clicked the link in the first post and chose to view the pictures instead - still graphic :(

    This just kills me!!!
    I was told that the slaughterhouses were closed down in the states, but they still buy them and ship them to Mexico, Canada - I guess I was told the truth.

    PLEASE anyone thinking of sending their horse to an auction, PLEASE find it a home - call rescues, do something other than take it to the sale!!!
    My 2 newest mares, Chance and Cody are full sister and mother to a horse I bought from this lady. She said they needed a home and she couldn't stand to send them to an auction - I am so thankful I agreed to take them!!!!

    OMG I just don't even know what to say....
         
        05-19-2009, 08:16 PM
      #29
    Weanling
    My horse was from New Holland. I can't stand this my horse is my best friend and my partner in showing. I'd like to taser these guys.
    And people say this is appropriate?! I would rather die of starvation then have my spinal cord knifed.
    I wonder how many sociopaths work in these slaughterhouse my guess alot.
         
        05-19-2009, 09:09 PM
      #30
    Weanling
    ROTFLMAO Now slaughter plant workers are sociopaths? I'll have to tell them at the slaughter plant tomorrow. The U.S. Horses shipped to Mex are killed with a captive bolt same as they were here in the U.S. There are a few mex. Horses killed by knife same as some cattle, goats, and sheep are here in the U.S. For different cultures and religions. Each Fri. A rabbi or preist of those religions comes to the plant here and blesses the animal before its killed with a knife. Some of you rerally need to educate yourself on the subject rather then beleive all the propoganda some groups put out.
         

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