Originally Posted by Cherie
I want just one person to tell me this:
If transport for slaughter becomes illegal and horses can no longer be bought at American sales for the purpose of taking them to Mexico or Canada to be processed,
What do YOU think will become of all of the horses that are now going through sales with NO ONE bidding on them except the slaughter buyers? Where do YOU think these horses will go and what do YOU think will happen to them?
Please, anti-slaughter folks, step up and tell me what will happen to all of the thousands of horses that will be "SAVED"?
A very good point. On my side of the border, it's reported that the horse slaughter industry has grown as much as 75% since the U.S. Slaughterhouses closed down. Often in the many anti-slaughter arguments I read they argue that it didn't grow at all. 0% - 75% is a pretty big margin of error. What the U.S. Wants to do with their own horses is up to them, but if Americans want a realistic
view of the impact horse slaughter has on their horse industry, put some more effort into keeping slaughter-bound horses within U.S. Borders next time. 75% is a huge amount of growth - especially in a recession. That's a LOT of horses coming into Canada, and a LOT of horses that would have no outlet. Good luck with that
To answer the original question, we've got PLENTY of opposition towards Canadian horse slaughter. We get a lot of American media, and once the slaughterhouses closed in the U.S., the same battle exploded in Canada. Google "Canadian horse slaughter" and you'll see what I mean - the potential re-opening of U.S. Slaughterhouses isn't the only hot topic these days; the anti-slaughter movement is alive and well up here. I could care less what the U.S. Decides to do with their own excess equine population; when I voice my opinion about horse slaughter it applies to the anti-slaughter movement going on up here in Canada. It was never a U.S. Issue - it's a North American issue, if not an international one.