Do we really need to subject yet another animal species in the United States to the horrors of slaughtering, and potentially even the horribly abusive factory farming system of raising animals for human consumption, as if there aren’t already plenty of choices out there? It’s a simple case of money hungry government officials.
Please take a stand against the government officials who are allowing these gentle creatures to be slaughtered. Let’s be the voice for these creatures!
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Doomed horses are lined up for cruel extermination. The last hours of these intelligent animals are filled with dread as they experience the noise, smell and sight of death.
Legal horse slaughter within U.S. borders ~ for human consumption ~ has not been technically “illegal”, but has not been occurring here during the past several years only for two reasons: because the funding for the horse slaughter plant inspections by the USDA was non-existent, and the last three horse slaughter plants (though only those producing meat intended for human consumption) inside the United States had been shut down. The House version of the Agricultural Appropriations Bill retained the de-funding language and the Senate version did not. The conference committee charged with reconciling the two opted to not include it. The result is that it is now possible in the United States to slaughter horses for human consumption.
This is why we must all join together to work for the passage of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act! This will prohibit not only the slaughter of our horses within the U.S. for human consumption, but also the transport of our horses to other countries for that same purpose.