The two last U. It is clear that states with experience hosting horse slaughter facilities do not want them back: If not properly regulated, horse population could get out of control. The blow or shot is intended to kill the horse instantly or stun it,  with exsanguination bleeding out conducted immediately afterwards to ensure death.
To slaughter or not to slaughter, has been a controversial question for years in the American equine industry. Slaughter has become the garbage can for the performance horse industry. France and Belgium[ edit ] According to the Daily Mail article,horses were transported annually into and around the European Union for human consumption in France and Belgium.
By Paula Parisi August 1, Horses shipped to slaughter. This was the second time that such a large number of horses are to be butchered. Despite the European Union banning the import of horse meat from Mexico in Decemberwe have not seen evidence that the flow of horses from the U.
So sending them to butcher houses, which follow safety standards, is the most humane way to get rid of those animals. This barbaric practice simply paralyzes the animal. In Illinois that would mean roughly one for every two counties.
Typically, a penetrating captive bolt gun or gunshot is used to render the animal unconscious. Not only is that the question but is it humane to force some of these animals live? The captive bolt was designed for cattle and other food animals and not intended for horses.
According to livestock-slaughter expert Temple Grandinhorse slaughter can be humane with proper facility design and management. Unless properly checked for vital signs, a horse may remain conscious and experience pain during skinning and butchering.
The situation will continue to worsen until we finally get a permanent ban on horse slaughter and the transportation of horses across our borders for the purpose of slaughter.
For many years now, people ride horses, care for them, feed them Horse salughter even name them. Yet if you think about all the other meat that people consume, like pork, lamb, beef and chicken, which are also slaughtered for food, what makes horsemeat different? Of course, if horse slaughter was legalized here, U.
Hettinger passed away in The expanding use of horses in various equine related therapy programs has proven beneficial for horses and humans i.May 01, · 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.
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 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. Jun 05, · PETA went inside Japans largest horse slaughterhouse in early to expose a little known fact about horseracing.
When horses can no longer perform many ar. Horse slaughter for human consumption is, for the moment, effectively prohibited on U.S. soil. But this prohibition has to be renewed annually in the federal appropriations bill.
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.Download