posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 02:17 AM
Well, he showed what happens without a slaughterhouse- people have to do this at home. And sometimes they miss, do not kill the animal right away,
have to shoot several times while the horse suffers. Then they have to pay big bucks to have the body taken away, but many just end up having to dig a
hole with a tractor and bury it on the spot- illegal in many states and also a health hazard.
Or else they just sell it to someone who buys them in masses, keeps them in crowded trucks withou water or food for days in hot sun, until they get to
Mexico. The ones still alive once there get killed, but not especially quickly or painlessly.
How come animal activists cn understand the necessity to put down cats and dogs, but not horses? Especially since horses are so fragile, and if they
break bones in their legs, for example, they cannot live. They will starve to death slowly. If you got rid of all the animal control centers in the
US, do you know how many people would have to kill dogs and cats? and do it in the most inhumane ways!
What I am against with the slaughter houses, (and am disagreement with my equestrian friends and family in the US) is selling this meat to other
countries for consumption. These animals have recieved chemical treatments, medications, hormones.... they sometimes have diseases and illnesses, that
make them unfit for consumption. But since the meat is cheaper than those carefully raised for consumption purposes, it gets bought.
I do not understand how people who claim to love animals can sit by and not be bothered by what the close of slaughterhouses in the US did to so many
horses! I cn only guess it is ignorance.
This guy at least did it quickly and correctly, but I hope it is understood that many of his kind are forced to do this, and don't do it so well. And
it is the horse that suffers.