Don't you just love how half of the photos in that stupid little video are not even AT a slaughter plant? I especially was intrigued by the picture of the man holding a rifle in the air upside down to the horse's head with his right hand while holding onto the lead rope with his left hand ... what a moron. I am pretty darn sure that was not done at ANY slaughterplant in the US when they were open.
You just need to take videos like that with a grain of salt and with a few brain cells.
If you can't tell, I am PRO-slaughter. It doesn't mean I like horse slaughter, but I understand that it is a necessity due to our free-will society.
Horse slaughter in the US is illegal, but there are still secret places.
KendallAR: Where exactly are these "secret places"? I've never heard of any.
Where is it done humanely? If the horse is happy and not being abused up until their death, then go ahead.. But I've only seen videos of inhumane places, where the horse is desperately trying to escape but ends up getting hung up on a rope by a leg, blood dripping down to the floor.
It WAS done humanely right here in the US before PETA and other organizations shut it down. Now our horses get to be hauled much farther to Canada and Mexico, where Mexico has little to NO regulation on horse slaughter and it is inhumane in Mexico.
I have also only seen videos of inhumane slaughter because those are the biased videos that are pushed by organizations such as PETA to make horse slaughter appear to be cruel, inhumane, and "gone bad" to every single horse that walks through the door, which just isn't true. I personally have never been to a horse slaughter plant (there were none around my area), but I've done enough research to know that the inhumane accounts are rare and few between.
Have you never gone deer hunting or seen a cattle plant? That's how you take care of the meat AFTER the animal has been killed. You hang it up upside down. That's just how you do it.
never get why there are always pictues of starving horses in slaughter videos. I don't think slaughter has much to with that.
I agree, Sissimut. The starving type horses often end their due to their owner's fault of not properly taking care of the horse or not having enough money to take care of the horse (and thus selling it) ... it is not the slaughterplant's fault.
But sadly there are good horses that go there as well. And that's where I disagree with it is when a good racehorse or any horse like that gets sent there to make quick cash.
KatesRider: I also don't like it when a perfectly good horse gets sent for slaughter, but what exactly can you do about it? There is free will of selling your "property" in this country, so if someone wants to sell their horse to a kill buyer at an auction, they have every right to. It's America. You step on constitutional rights if you would try to do anything about regulating who can and can't sell things.
this video is based off of illegal US slaughterhouses.
KendallAR: Where is your source for that? Sorry, I'm just a really research-minded person that likes to have hard proof for everything.
well i'm disgusted by it but if yah rly think of it say if you had a rly old horse and he was going to die soon wouldnt you rather him go to good use for food??
HNS101: My fiance jokes about this all the time, saying we can just shoot my horse ourselves when he gets too old. I myself would not have a problem eating horse meat (I grew up on a ranch so meat = meat) and I actually would like to try it someday because I do hear it is really good. But I really don't think an old wrinkly horse is going to make for very good meat ... cattle don't anyway. So I just tell my fiance "no, because he wouldn't taste good enough when he's old."
But CHDC's undercover video shows multiple instances in which horses at Richelieu are shot in the face at awkward angles. The shooter's poor aim means some horses must be shot two, even three times before they are dead.
KendallAR: Yes of course there are instances where they bolt gun is not aimed properly because it is run by a human. Humans make errors and make mistakes. Is that the slaughterplants fault? No. Because you can bet the boss-man will not be happy at his employee for messing up the shot, wasting bolts, stressing the horse, and not being efficient. A slaughterplant is a business and for them to make the most money they need to be efficient and accurate. So yes, there are mistakes, but mistakes occur because of human nature. But of course, the undercover videos are only going to show you those rare mistakes and NOT show you the times the bolt gun went right and the slaughter was humane with a relaxed and calm horse.
And DITTO to Tennessee, Spastic Dove, and Kevinshorses.