Stop horse slaughter!
Hello everyone. I am very disturbed right now. I was reading some articles on horse slaughter. It is just completely wrong how they treat horses. Absolutely no horse should ever know that pain. The worst part is we eat it and don't even realize it. Who knows what all is in the meat we are fed. Not every single ingredient is always listed unless it is for allergy reasons. I think there needs to be a strict law against horse slaughter all around the world. Thankfully there aren't as many slaughter houses in america, but there still are some wether they are known of or not. I see at least three stock trailers going to the slaughter house near or in crawford county ohio when Im leaving school and I see more later in the day when Im out running around. I understand that not only horses are slaughtered but no animal should be slaughtered. I have been wanting to find this slaughter house and start a petition or strike against it and try to rescue the animals there and close it forever. If any of you agree/disagree with me please comment your opinion and some advice. NO animal should know that pain.
Are you a vegan?
If horse slaughter needs to be stopped, why doesn't cow, pig, goat etc etc need to be stopped too? I am totally fine with horse slaughter as long as it is done humanely. I just think that everyone always says "Oh no, stop those horrible people slaughtering the poor, poor horses"... Yet they happily eat pork and beef.
So are you able to afford the thousands of horses that would be homeless or starving daily. I'd rather see horses used in slaughter houses then out starving in someone's field dying slowly. Sure it's sad and a harsh reality but slaughter is a necessary evil.
I agree they should be stricter however not shut down.
^Good question. Really I have no problem with slaughter of any animal. My problem is with the way that it is sometimes undertaken and inhumane. You can't save them all, sad but true. My best advice is that if you don't want to contribute to it either go vegetarian, vegan, or find a local farmer who you trust to slaughter humanely and get meat from him. I went vegetarian for years, I stopped and haven't gone back due to some financial issues but I only eat meat maybe once a week anyhow.
All animals are slaughtered and not everybody can go 100% vegetarian or vegan for health reasons. I think the kicker here is: "We should find methods to improve slaughter humanely" rather than "We should cease all slaughter". Because you have to improve all areas of slaughter, not just the horse industry side.
I would rather see unwanted horses go to a properly run slaughter yard and be dispatched quickly and professionally than having to read an article at least once a week with accompanying photographs about more starving, neglected, abandoned and abused horses which is what's happening right now.
I need to know so that all the horses who shouldn't be put through slaughter can be sent to your house so you can pay to take care of them.
Maybe you could stand on the side of the road and direct those 3 stock trailers per day to just drop them off at your door? Then you can take care of them and they won't have to be slaughtered.
Hope you have room on your land to take care of a few thousand horses.
Frankly, I doubt an animal dying in a slaughterhouse knows any more pain than my Mom had when she died of a heart attack at 85. I was told she had some hard convulsions just before death. My Dad was killed in a helicopter crash when the rotor came off. His death was undoubtedly quick, but the final fall couldn't have left much doubt in his mind about what was going to happen. There are not a lot of people who die painlessly, and even fewer wild animals do.
If you look up this topic, you will find that most of the forum is pro-slaughter. Or at least not anti-slaughter. Most of us realize that it's a sad necessity of the horse world.
Out of curiosity, why JUST horses? Why not cows? Pigs? Sheep? ANY OTHER animal? JUST horses? Guessing it's because they're like pets to you, but realistically that's pretty hypocritical.
If they don't go to slaughter they'll sit in a field and rot and be neglected and starved and forgotten because nobody wants/can take care of them. that's something like 30,000 horses per YEAR that won't be cared for. What on earth do you suggest we do with them?
EDIT: In regards to eating it and 'not knowing it.' I'd rather the slaughtered horses be eaten honestly (though, labeled as horse meat so people don't have to eat it if they object). Waste of good meat. I'm sure a starving homeless man won't complain that he's got a good meal just because it's horse meat. What about zoos? I doubt they would complain about a meat donation. There's a lot of things I wish we would do with it other than just waste it. It's stupid that it's illegal to sell horsemeat in the US (unless something has changed) because a bunch of bleeding hearts work to make it so instead of using it we're forced to waste it.
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