Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: In a snowbank up in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
I don't think c99 has seen a bad euthanasia either. Horses paddle, they cry, they throw their heads back and it is all around just not a nice thing to watch. I see it all the time when an animal is so sick that the euthanasia process is dragged out because their heart cannot pump blood to their brain quickly. It is. Way easier to throw a bolt gun into their head and kill the poor thing that way, rather then it slowly go unconscious. Bolt guns kill the same way a 22 bullet does going into the brain. Instant, just bolt guns are a lot safer.
Ya, Natural Valley was set up as a cattle killing facility. No, things weren't set up great for horses, but knowing the management (one was known for making businesses go belly up) they would of tried to put the least amount of dollars in converting it. For what they had to work with I know the staff did their best to make it as humane as possible. Don't try telling me the staff did not care how it was done, I know they did and I will vouch for them as I knew a good portion of them long before that plant ever existed. I am hoping now that it is in the process of reopening that they make a go of it. All american investors this time, and sounds like they know how to run the show
And it was a good thing for our little town(s).
You think cattle don't get missed? Or stand in that killing chute for a few minutes? They do, lots. I know stories and have participated in crap that has gone seriously wrong, nobody's fault just how it played out. When 8 out of 9 cows drop from a 22 bullet to the brain, you assume the 9th one will. But doesn't happen always.
I am all for horse slaughter. Had an old neighbor that raised meat horses, I see zero problem with it. They are raised like feedlot cattle and know nothing else.And frankly, a lot of guys out here still keep 10 -15 mares around cause they like em. So they breed em and sell the foals for meat, pays for some feed for the mares come winter. Someone's 29 yr old pet that has given them everything and then they dump them at slaughter is a terrible thing, but burying a horse isn't always possible, at least they will get killed humanely and not suffer and starve. Someone dumping a baby with strangles or a yearling with a broken leg, well I have to restrain myself from not kicking the seller in the head.
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