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post #11 of 14 Old 01-05-2012, 12:03 AM
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And I assume there are no transport regulations in Mexico, getting them to the plants?
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post #12 of 14 Old 01-05-2012, 06:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Cherie View Post
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.
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Thank you Gremmy. I did not know that about the anti-slaughter goings on up in Canada. It seems like all we hear and see is about in the US

Thank you Cherie. Like me, I'm sure many did not know that about the plants in Mexico.
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post #14 of 14 Old 01-05-2012, 05:45 PM
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loveduffy - Your thinking of stallion fights. They take two very agressive stallions and pit them against each other until the other one gives up or dies. People place bets on which horse they think will win. Pretty sure it's illegal.

And what didn't you know about mexico slaughter houses?

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