HORSE SLAUGHTER is Not a Humane Alternative
Horse slaughter is NOT humane euthanasia. Horses suffer horribly on the way to and during slaughter—it is not unusual for them to travel more than 24 hours at a time in cramped conditions without food, water or rest. The methods used to kill horses rarely result in quick deaths: The animals often endure repeated stuns or blows, and sometimes remain conscious during their slaughter. ~ASPCA Blog
Support a ban on the cruel horse slaughter industry
With more than 82,000 horses slaughtered in 2012 alone, Canada’s horse slaughter industry is among the largest in the world and a shameful betrayal of our loyal companions.
Veterinary experts around the world have denounced horse slaughter as inherently inhumane and shocking video footage has repeatedly shown cases of animal welfare violations in Canadian horse slaughterhouses. Moreover, horses are not raised for human consumption and many come in contact with dangerous banned substances that should not be for use in any animal intended for human consumption.
This fall, MP Alex Atamanenko will have the opportunity to put forward his Private Member’s Bill C-322, a bill that would end the cruel and unsafe horse meat industry. For the future of Bill C-322, it is essential that you show your support for a federal ban on horse slaughter in Canada. Tell your MP now that you support Bill C-322 and that you oppose the slaughter of horses in Canada!
Support the S541/HR1094 ~ The Safeguard American Food Exports Act 2966
Your tax dollars would be spent to inspect a meat not raised for food, while taking away money to inspect the meat we do eat and raise for food.
Since horses are not raised for food they are not raised under the food safety guidelines and therefore are given medications which are banned from use in ANY animal intended for human consumption.
Why should our tax dollars be spent to help make foreign interests money while taking away protections from our own citizens
Horse slaughter is about food production, it is not about unwanted old, injured, sick and neglected horses, it's about supply and demand. A supply that is filled with our young healthy horses.
Please call and or fax your congressmen.
I WOULD THIS TO STOP!!!! IM SORRY IM NOT GOING TO POST A PIC OF A MISUED HORSE! I THINK PEOPLE UNDERSTAND!