Earlier this year, 170 horses were rescued from a Texas ranch, and in April, authorities found 74 dead and 174 emaciated horses on a ranch in Nebraska. After all, the sport is all about gambling. When you add in the horse slaughter, this previous number will be exceeded. Ayache showed up with another trailer and whisked away the surviving, injured animals from the scene. The Equine Rescue Network is already doing great work putting boots on the ground going as far as outbidding kill-buyers at horse auctions and connecting horses with good homes.
Better to put them out of their misery before they have to suffer a slow miserable death. Just like dogs and cats, horses are not raised as a food animal, yet they all eaten in other parts of the world. Like dogs and cats, these four-legged creatures are loved and considered part of the family in many American homes. This does not include the 15 million gallons of fecal material per year that must be handled. This bill is meant to boost the Agriculture industry.
The barrier for getting horses into the sport should be raised dramatically, horses should be bred for durability not just speed as a three year old with pencil thin bones in the most fragile locations , horses should be raced longer instead of being retired to stud if successful or killed if not. It's strictly for greed and blood money, and there is no need for it. Categories Tags , Post navigation. How much longer would it be before they decide that dogs and cats should also become a part of the meat industry? The solution is humane laws for horse transportation. All horsemeat that is edible for humans is the product of a horse slaughtered in a slaughter house. If that means that the racing industry has to be dramatically altered, so what.
If there is a ban on horse slaughter, will horse rescue and retirement groups have the resources to take care of unwanted horses? So sending them to butcher houses, which follow safety standards, is the most humane way to get rid of those animals. One is for horses to be euthanized by a veterinarian, or die of natural causes; after which the owner can arrange for the carcass to be rendered into animal feed. Yet if you think about all the other meat that people consume, like pork, lamb, beef and chicken, which are also slaughtered for food, what makes horsemeat different? Horseshoes for Hope aims to bring a community of horse lovers together with the goal of saving slaughter-bound, neglected and at-risk horses. Slaughter houses can be an ideal option for horses that are old, lame, or dying; however not recommended for healthy unwanted horses. Its sad someone post that they have read to many stories of starving horses and believe everyone to be true. Most horses end up at slaughter because they are purchased by kill buyers. Perhaps what you wrote is true I have seen this done in Iowa or not-for effect, regardless, readers should understand this is not an option.
In hard economic times, jobs would most certainly be appreciated. So they know what is happening and suffer terribly. Horse Slaughter is a Federally Regulated Industry. They chose to starve them instead. The issue should be why there is an excess in the first place. That is not my intention. As I have said, horses are not the same as cattle, porcines or fowl.
They were wanted when it was convenient for their owners and when it is no longer convenient they want to wring the last few dollars they can out of their companion by sending it to an unspeakable death. Not just humans alone are vulnerable, but other animals that live on the farm as well. It is not an end-of-life service for horse owners. Too many stories of starving horses have surfaced this past year. They will vote shortly in the house to get final approval to fully fund it and enact the slaughter, making it legal. When used correctly the method is humane.
I really think their needs to be not only stricter rules on breeding horses but who owns them as well. People just want to bet. List of Cons of Horse Slaughter 1. Horse slaughter causes overbreeding because unscruptulous owners see this as an option of getting rid of a perfectly good horse and just getting another one in the future. The company says it would process about 40 horses a day, and annually would handle about 5 percent of the 170,000 horses now being transported from the U. If these foreign-owned horse slaughterhouses are allowed to re-open, they would again be subsidized by American taxpayer money.
They ruined the town, no one wanted to move there. This is because society has always considered horses as companions, not food. Slaughter is a for profit business driven by a demand for horsemeat in foreign countries. These slippery slope arguments are overly bizarre and ridiculous, yet agribusiness keeps using it as the base of its lobbying efforts, despite the fact animal welfare is an overstated threat for its own interests. You should familiarize yourself with the Veterinarians for Equine Welfare.
Horse slaughter has been going on for a long time now and humans have increased their horsemeat consumption because of the mad cow disease. They could continue to be productive. It increases production of more meat for consumption. In fact, without slaughter there would be less overbreeding. The horse is one of the most sensitive animals that walks this planet, how Ms. However, there are also supporters of this practice that say this is practical and helpful. Note the Canadian horse slaughterhouse at Natural Valley Farms in Saskatchewan that was shut down in 2009 for dumping blood and tons of other waste into a local river or onto the ground.
However, not everyone shares the same views. They may not be as cute as your dogs or cats, but they are just as adorable. You cannot discuss horse slaughter without discussing horse corpses. With globalization and improved infrastructure around the world particularly in Mexico and South America and the cheapening and optimization of air and sea freight, that initial edge has been made irrelevant. Pro slaughter horse owners must take a long, hard look at themselves because they are either uninformed about the process or they simply do not care. She was beautiful, and her career was fairly common then — most Americans who liked to ride English rode retired racehorses, and many racehorses trainers had some sort of connection to the equestrian world.