Horse slaughter the topic ignites passion on both sides of the debate anti-slaughter groups see the practice as an inhumane and tragic end to an animal that some say occupies a gray area between livestock and pet their vocal opposition has led to a proposed slaughter ban that was passed by the. Facts about horse slaughter the former us-based, foreign owned horse slaughter companies and a handful of trade associations that support horse slaughter have contributed to the continued export of tens of thousands of america's horses for slaughter in mexico and canada either by physically shipping horses to slaughter or by actively opposing legislation banning horse slaughter. The slaughter of thousands of starving animals on a man-made nature reserve has triggered fierce debate in the netherlands. Horse slaughter proponents basically complain that, without horse slaughter in the united states, owners would not have a viable solution to dispose of their old, diseased or merely unwanted horses, hence creating a rise in abuse and neglect cases it's typical of such.
The last three us horse slaughterhouses were shut down in 2007 in 2006, these facilities—two in texas, one in illinois, all foreign-owned—killed and processed more than 90,000 horses for human consumption. Horse slaughter and transport to slaughter horse meat q: how many horses from the united states are slaughtered each year, and how does this compare to the number that die or are euthanized. Mary nash's horse slaughter website contact webmaster- [email protected] is a collection of articles, correspondence and photographs related to the slaughter of america's majestic horses.
The slaughter of horses is a controversial subject for many around the world horses are seen as intelligent animals, hard workers, and show the ability to form relationships with their handlers horse meat is also seen as a nutritious animal protein that is under-utilized in today's global. In late february 2010, the canadian horse defence coalition (chdc) received hidden camera footage of horse slaughter practices at quebecs viandes richelieu and albertas bouvry exports - the latter. Horse slaughter is the practice of slaughtering horses to produce meat for consumption humans have long consumed horse meat the oldest known cave art, the 30,000-year-old paintings in france's chauvet cave, depict horses with other wild animals hunted by humans.
Supporters of horse slaughter put forth many arguments to support their position but if you look at the facts, you'll see the truth: the slaughter of horses for meat is not only unnecessary and inhumane, it is also harmful in many ways. Although the numbers have significantly reduced since 2015, every year tens of thousands of american horses are slaughtered for human consumptionthey are transported across the border to large slaughter facilities in mexico and canada and their meat is exported to italy, belgium, france, and japan. Horse slaughter is the way by which irresponsible people get rid of their unwanted horses quickly and for a profit every year, well over 170,000 equines from the united states are slaughtered for human consumption to satisfy the taste for horse meat in europe and japan where it is considered a delicacy. The penetrating captive bolt is the most commonly used stunning method for horse slaughter in the us the penetrating captive bolt uses a pointed bolt which is propelled by pressurized air or a blank cartridge. Horse slaughter blocked by federal law santa fe, nm (ap) — the resumption of commercial horse slaughter in the us was blocked friday as president barack obama signed a budget measure that.
Horse slaughter prevention act (ahspa) habitat for horses has played a part in several attempts to end horse slaughter and we will continue to do so until the slaughter of horses, in and from this country, is over. Horse slaughter is one of the more sensitive topics that is regularly debated typically, opinions about this practice fall into two categories: those who believe that the practice is incredibly inhumane and those who are totally in favor of continuing to slaughter horses and see no problems with the status quo. I was a proponent of the anti-horse-slaughter legislation until i learned what a monster we created with it as wonderful as it would be to take every unwanted horse in this country and place it in a sanctuary such as one ms pickens proposes, the reality is that horses are simply too large, live too long, and are too expensive to maintain for any entity to do this. Although the practice of consuming horsemeat was once fairly widespread in the us, it has been rather uncommon since the mid-1940s in recent years the sale and consumption of horsemeat has not.
Horse slaughter is not euthanasia every year, more than 75,000 american horses are trucked over our borders to be slaughtered for human consumption. In the united states, horses have never been raised for human consumption, yet for decades, our horses have been bought and slaughtered by a predatory, foreign-owned industry for sale to high-end diners in europe and asia the horse slaughter industry and its supporters are working very hard to mislead the public and members of congress. Horse slaughter is not about controlling the unwanted horse population a way of getting rid of sick, diseased or mentally disturbed horses preventing horse abuse, abandonment, theft and similar crimes horse slaughter exists solely to provide horse meat to it consumers — to people who want to. Ban on slaughtering horses for meat gets last-minute renewal in spending law trump signed a bipartisan group of lawmakers pushed for and won an extension of a temporary ban on horse slaughter.
Every year, more than 100,000 american horses are crammed into livestock trailers and trucked to slaughterhouses in canada and mexicomany of these horses are former companions or were used for sport and have been treated with drugs that are not safe for human consumption. 12 reasons to oppose horse slaughter 1 a recent nationwide poll conducted by lake research partners confirms that 80% of americans, regardless of their gender, political affiliation, whether they live in an urban or rural area, or their geographic location, oppose the slaughter of horses for human consumption.
The first us horse slaughterhouse is set to open next month cnn's casey wian takes us inside for more cnn videos, visit our site at . Horse slaughter is a business that horse welfare advocates, like lifesavers, and yourself, have been fighting against since 1997 even though the three us plants were closed in texas and illinois in 2007 due to health violations the threat of re-opening plants in the us is looming. A temporary ban on slaughtering horses for meat in the united states will expire in october the ban has led to thousands of horses being sent to mexico and canada for human consumption. The same lawmakers who voted today to reopen us horse slaughter plants are blocking a different bill backed by the hsus that would forbid the transport of horses for slaughter for human consumption to other countries.