They are an invasive species that trample vegetation and foul springs used by native species. Is it really worth it? June 4, 2017 Wild Horses. Many more young people are vegetarians than ever before, and viable farmland is being destroyed in N. This should then make sense to reopen the slaughterhouses and utilize animals that could provide an answer to many concerns within the United States. While chemical euthanasia is the most humane alternative to slaughter, giving such a large dose of toxins to a large animal creates a huge environmental problem- when the body is buried, the euthanasia solution can easily wind up in groundwater and wildlife. But when news began circulating about slaughter resuming in the U. My father was an amazing wrangler and rancher.
The workers are the roughly 60 killer-buyers that do the dirty work while the others rake in the benefits. Even at that early time, if the horses did not succumb to the rigors of daily life, work-related injuries, or battle… 1149 Words 5 Pages Slaughtering horses for human consumption in the United States started in the early 1970's. Increase In Horse Abuse Animal lovers regularly point to the dangers of allowing the horse meat industry to become a cash cow on par with chicken and beef. You ahve to tell them why in the long term it is going to effect their bottom line. You should also know most horses that are slaughtered are healthy. Horses were still sent to slaughter — only they had farther to travel Mexico and Canada as opposed to Texas and they traveled in worse conditions. Opponents try to claim that slaughtering horses for human consumption is a states rights issue.
It just breaks my heart to know those beautiful souls are torture the way they are. After the 2006 ban, Lyman said, prices for horses plummeted. Boy, are we Americans dumb! If bringing back slaughter in this country reduces long, painful, deadly trips in crowded trailers to Mexico, or prevents horses from being turned loose to fend for themselves and likely die of starvation, then bring it back until we can do better. Slaughter advocates believe horse slaughter has the ability to help unwanted horses and provide a better alternative to their demise. Is it true that slaughter is a last resort for infirm, dangerous or no longer serviceable horses? In retrospect, the continuous indoctrination of those surrounding the meat industry, including the closely associated horse industry, have many believing that animal welfare its indeed their enemy and that they must band with agribusiness to defeat it. I was a proponent of the anti-horse-slaughter legislation until I learned what a monster we created with it. It is very ironic that you open by stating the need to talk honestly and then do no such thing.
No one ever thought of eating the horse unless they had to. Ellen-Cathryn Nash Jane — You hauled a horse with a broken leg? I really think their needs to be not only stricter rules on breeding horses but who owns them as well. Because profit was lost from the horse slaughter and because there are many unneeded horses, people were transporting horses either to Mexico or Canada where they could be slaughtered. When I was 14 and my horse broke her leg when she slipped and fell in a patch of mud, she was sent to a foxhunting kennel, euthanized by electrocution hot wire on the head, steel shoe on the foot , butchered, and fed to the foxhounds. It can end the suffering of old and unwanted horses. Starving and abused horses have nothing to do with the horse slaughter industry, but rather irresponsible horse ownership. Some of the videos are graphic! The animal is then steam washed to remove fluids,debris ect from the animals hide,the animal is then hung vertically by the back legs and the process of skinning removing the hide begins.
Equidaes react differently to the method of slaughter be it by the captive bolt or a shot by a. Why not make a little profit in the end? The infrastructure could easily absorb those sent to slaughter. I hear people everyday especially the men that talk about killing animals like it was a job or doing things that would be considered torture. Retrieved from Cattle Ranchers This has been the biggest battle that the wild horses have been fighting in recent history. And when we did outlaw horsemeat in the United States, benefits shifted to Mexico and Canada. The slaughter of horses has not reached a high enough level of popularity where safety information is commonly shared. There is currently no system in place to trace the drug histories of American horses.
When sending a horse to the slaughterhouse, the extra money goes to the horse industry. Her methods may have made slaughterhouses more humane for the cattle, but truly humane? Some view slaughtering the horse for profit as a way to make back some of the money lost. They are a nuisance, and should be used for dog food. In Australia, it's a bullet to the head in a room or in their stalls. Also, it helps with reducing the negligence that is caused by the unwillingness of some owners to take care of those that are no longer healthy. Having been in the horse industry for some time, neglect cases have hardly risen, they have just garnered more attention than previously. It no longer carries out the function of a breed registry, i.
These professional lobby firms are composed of political insiders that worked at, formed part or will eventually form part of both legislatures and executive branches across the nation and hold a monopoly over a product almost nobody else has — personal acquaintances with decision makers. All horsemeat that is edible for humans is the product of a horse slaughtered in a slaughter house. Humane slaughter is an oxymoron. If, however, it is more than a 10% increase in carcass disposal that would be needed, and something does has to be done, then slaughter for human consumption would not fix the problem anyway, being limited by the demand as previously noted. So that would be the cruelest thing I have heard of.
Surely some agency could oversee the humane transport and slaughter of these animals. This is also the only way to explain on its entirety the ever-increasing amount of absolutely bogus anti-animal and pro-slaughter legislations introduced every year. Because most horses going to slaughter are marketable animals, many of the horses previously slaughtered would instead be kept by their owners, sold to someone else or placed at sanctuaries following passage of a ban, thereby reducing any impact on the current infrastructure even further. However, there are tens of thousands more head of cattle and sheep being grazed for profit on public lands that do far more harm to the landscape than the relatively few wild herds left behind after the massive Bureau of Land Management roundups in recent years. All because they cant preform.
See and read the truth. But, should the response to lax law enforcement be to butcher and eat the victims? Rhoden can wish away horse slaughter or even horse racing , but I think it would be far better to regulate horse transportation and institute methods of humane slaughter such as those proposed by Temple Grandin for cattle. There have been statues erected of famous racehorses, as well as museums devoted entirely to equines. A lucky horse is one who lives a long, useful, healthy, and well-fed life, with room to roam, grass to eat, and an owner who understands and appreciates him, then, once he is in pain or having difficulties because of old age, has the money to euthanize him and — do what? The horse industry is huge in the United States, encompassing everything from rodeos and racing to horses owned for purely pleasure. This is why it has become so difficult for both sides to come together and make a decision as to whether the practice needs to be permanently banned.