posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 07:19 AM
I have mixed emotions about this issue. Since it has been illegal to slaughter horses in the US, horses are often shipped to Mexico to be slaughtered
in an exceptionally cruel manner.
There's a video, which I will not post here because it's so disgusting, where the horses were chased into a chute and stabbed repeatedly in the back
to sever the spinal cord to paralyze them so the killing could happen.
Bringing it back to the US, I would hope it would be a more controlled situation with more emphasis on "humane" treatment since I don't think the
practice of slaughtering horses can be stopped.
I'm a horse trainer and my horses, when the time comes, are euthanized humanely in their stall with its " people" around it.
I just want to say to all the potential horsemeat eaters: Horses are companions to their humans, we use medications for their comfort, steroids,
painkillers, tranquilizers, dewormers, ulcer meds, feed supplements, etc, etc.
There are big competitions with big money, racing is a big business with a massive amount of drugs and growth hormones involved and also a big number
of slaughter horses are failed racehorses that have been pumped full of questionable drugs since young.
There are illegal, hard to detect drugs that are used, that stay in the system/ tissue for up to 6 months.
Even if I wasn't a horse lover, I wouldn't touch horsemeat with a ten foot pole!