CBC Horse Slaughter Article
Warning, can be graphic images. But after you watch this, tell me if you still think horse slaughter is humane.
I never thought horse slaughter was humane, not even with all the regulations and what not. I've seen videos multiple times and it still gets under my skin. :twisted:
"Gets under my skin" doesn't even begin to describe how I feel.
I still don't think it's humane...ugh. :(
In my eyes, there is no such thing as "humane" slaughter, that slide show was heartbreaking. Just seeing those two gorgeous chestnuts waiting in the slaughter pens was devestating! :cry:
This slideshow was heartbreaking.
Having just rescued a slaughter bound horse it was very touching.
I have never understood why people think that it is nessecary, putting an animal through that can NOT be nessacary.
*Sob* So very, very sad... one of those horses looked just like Lola almost..that very well could have been her. :cry:
Don't jump down my throat now...but though slaughter is not always humane, I still see it as necessary until people can stop breeding crap and take responsibility for the horses they already have. Yes, I wish slaughter would be more heavily regulated (and happen in America instead of hauling the horses to Canada) and all the horses would be stunned effectively. I wish slaughter didn't happen. However it's an export buissiness and there is always going to be demand. Instead of trying to close plants in America and trying to save all the horses, we as horse owners need to take action. Retirement, euthanasia, etc are all viable options. Horses are still going to be killed, but far less will be if owners are responsible.
I agree with Spastic Dove. Also, the horse industry needs to push for humane slaughter legislation. Yes, slaughter CAN be humane, if done right. We have a massive overpopulation problem, and until BYBs and irresponsible horse owners are held accountable for their contributions to the issue, horse slaughter is a necessity to prevent unwanted horses from being neglected, abused, and starved. I could never eat horse meat, but who am I to say someone in Mexico or Canada or even here in the states shouldn't?
Horse slaughter can be done just as humanely as most beef slaughter plants IF we push for the regulations to be enforced. If you've ever said all horse slaughter is inhumane, but you eat beef, you're a hypocrite, to put it plainly.
I know that isn't the popular opinion, but it's the realistic one. It's sad that there are so many unwanted horses in the world, and I would home and feed them all if I could.
Please don't stone me :P
About some of the other options they cost money and slaughter does produce some money for the owner, not much but some.
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