Originally Posted by equiniphile
That's a load of BS, KB. Slaughter houses are a good thing and should be reopened. What if they all closed and everyone who wanted to kill their horses starved, beat, or drowned them to death instead of a painless, quick injection, where their bodies could be used to help other animals?
its not quick injection, its a shock gun or something that they shoot at their head to knock them up and then they drain them. Something to those lines-don't know the proper terminology.
All though slaughter is tough to think about, and how much cruelty goes on because people who are a little messed up in the brain end up working there and don't treat the horses/cows/pigs and unnecessarily beat them. Its still should be legal in the us. Why? Because now the horses are being shipped to mexico or canada to be slaughter and are tightly packed in trailers and many end up being diseased or get infections, and even die in the trailers on the way there.
I hate the thought of slaughtering any animals, but it needs to happen- I just wish the people who work at slaughter houses did it more humanely and had more regulations.