Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Re: My persuasive paragraph on horse slaughter.
A nice article. Will this work for you?
Every horse-lover has dreamed of having their own horse one day yet in 2006, 50 000 horses were killed in one of the six Canadian slaughter houses. That is 50 000 dreams crushed. Horses who are sent to slaughter are shipped in cramped trailers meant for other types of livestock without food or water for days. Once they arrive at their final destination, they are treated unkindly until it is their turn to enter the kill pen where they are killed inhumanly with equipment that is often unsuitable for horses. If that doesn't kill them right away they are left to suffer or are hung or beaten to death. The meat is then sent to Europe and Asia where it is considered a delicacy and people pay a good price for it.
In our country, horses are companion animals, not livestock raised for meat. People have emotional attachments to horses, just like we do with dogs, and they have made a huge impact on society. They were once the main way of transportation before trains and cars.
Horses don't deserve to be treated so cruelly. For hundreds of years, they have provided us with the wings we need to fly. They have been our loyal friends and allowed us to sit on their backs and compete in sports or ride for pleasure. If a horse is ill or injured, I think we owe it to them to give them a peaceful, humane passing instead of the traumatic, painful death that they face at the slaughter house. Since horse slaughter has been around, theft of horses have gone up drastically. Now that you can sell any horse to a meat company and get a good profit from it, people have started stealing horses and selling them for a living.
Is this a fitting end to a companion that has given so much joy in our lives?
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.