Kmdstar- "..seriously THINK of the time it would take for a horse to starve to death, all the suffering involved...as opposed to being shot in the head and dying... The only thing you are helping is a larger number of horses STARVING TO DEATH if slaughter didn't exsist." I already said that slaughtering is preferred to starving to death? And to the last sentence, are you saying there is not a better way to take away a horses life?
Katesrider011- "And to add, how bout instead of worrying about slaughter, how about you go out and give your horse(s) a great big hug and thank god they won't have to go through that because they are with you. That's what I do all the time." Haha you're right, I did just that :). He was a failed racehorse that very well could have ended up there, so I thank God!
Spastic_Dove- "These videos are biased and you're not going to get the full understanding of what actually goes on during slaughter." So you're saying the videos I've seen of inside the slaughter houses are biased too? (Once again, ONLY talking about the inhumane places here)
Speedy da fish- "MOST slaughter is simply a bullet through the head, quick and painless. End of :)" For this I'll give you a quote:
"Inside the slaughterhouse, each horse is led to a metal pen called a "kill box." A worker then shoots the animal in the head with a .22 caliber rifle.
When slaughtered properly, the bullet is supposed to enter a horse's brain at an angle that will instantly render the animal unconscious, resulting in a quick death and little or no suffering.
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.
"It's just complete chaos and brutality, and the suffering is really unimaginable," said Twyla Francois, CHDC's central region director and lead investigator.
Francois helped expose conditions at Richelieu and other Canadian horse slaughterhouses when she first began investigating the facilities four years ago. Since then, she's been pressuring the Canadian government for better oversight and more humane treatment of horses sent to slaughter. She believes the most recent video showing procedures inside Richelieu shows why horse slaughter isn't a good idea at all.
"A number of horses were shot in one eye, then the other eye. They're flailing around. Horses are classic flight animals. When they're scared of something they bolt, which simply doesn't allow for an efficient humane slaughter in an assembly line fashion," Francois said."