Sue Wallis, a representative of Wyoming and United Equine are trying to open a horse slaughterhouse in the tiny town of Rockville, Missouri. They say that this slaughterhouse will be a humane way to dispose of old and sick horses. However, the slaughterhouse will also be used to process horse meat for sale abroad, in Canada and Mexico, as well as right here in the United States of America.
Horses are intelligent animals who have a strong flight instinct and throw their heads to avoid being hit. There is no way a horse slaughterhouse can be defined as humane. It is said that the plant proposes to slaughter 800 horses a day and that United Equine plans to partner with Chevideco, a Belgium company, which is one of the largest importers of horse meat in the world. www.chevideco.be.
Horses in the Unites States of America have been used as transportation, sacrificed their lives during war, led the Pony Express, play in multiple sports, used to help those with different types of disability and have been a true companion to millions of people. The relationship one has with their horse is one that they carry for the rest of their lives.
Please help stop the opening of this horse slaughterhouse. Also, for those who care about what they eat, horses are given a multitude of medications that has not been deemed safe for human consumption.
Clinton, Mo, United States of America