Or the guy who took his horse in the trailer, took it out of the trailer, let his dogs attack the horse while tied up, then shot it.. Not nicely I might add.
And back to the same thing, animals, ALL animals have reactions after being shot in the head. They are brain dead at that point, but muscles and nerves still are "moving" until the heart is done beating. Probably the only way to stop the heart immediately which would prevent involuntary movement is a heart shot, and that one would really cause problems for a clean shot. Brain dead is just that, the brain is dead which means the horse or any animal no longer feels pain. Movement, thrashing, etc happens, but not pain.
( Unfortunately there are many humans who have to decide to pull a plug on a brain dead person and that person will make unvolentary movements before and after, but feel no pain.)
If you want to be so against horse slaughter, then so be it, but I bet you eat chickens, turkeys, cows and fish and they all have to die also.
Like someone else pointed out in one of the many many many threads of horse slaughter, its only called horse SLAUGHTER by the bleeding hearts when the other animals that the same bleeding hearts eat are killed in the same means but SLAUGHTER is not used. Funny how that works.
Last edited by wyominggrandma; 12-26-2011 at 10:22 AM.