To End The Senseless Slaughter Of Our Horses
Each year thousands of horses are sent to slaughter for meat. Young, old, and pregnant horses find their way to the slaughter house. Bought at auctions by kill buyers for low prices. These horses end up there because of breeders over breeding, just like any other animal. People panic when they come to financial hardship and look for the easiest way out, usually this means dumping their horse at the easier spot to find. People who are buying a horse or any animal of sorts needs to understand the cost of what they are getting into before and have a back up plan if something were to happen. You animal is your family, you wouldn't just dump your child if there was a hardship. Responsible ownership is key to the end of slaughter of these beautiful animals.
Each year terrified horses and ponies are crammed together and transported to slaughter in double-decker trucks designed for cattle and pigs. The truck ceilings are so low that the horses are not able to hold their heads in a normal, balanced position. Inappropriate floor surfaces lead to slips and falls, and sometimes even trampling. Some horses arrive at the slaughterhouse seriously injured or dead. Although transportation accidents have largely escaped public scrutiny, several tragic incidents involving collapsed upper floors and overturned double-deckers have caused human fatalities, as well as suffering and death for the horses.
How are the horses killed?
Under federal law, horses are required to be rendered unconscious prior to slaughter, usually with a device called a captive bolt gun, which shoots a metal rod into the horse's brain. Some horses, however, are improperly stunned and are conscious when they are hoisted by a rear leg to have their throats cut. In addition, conditions in the slaughterhouse are stressful and frightening for horses.
1. It is Cruel
2. Waste of a Horse