Horses on Slaughter Truck. HSUS Image.

When Horse Slaughter Comes to Town: Conclusion

When horse slaughter comes to town, environmental hazards, economic woes, and the stigma associated with the cruelties inherent to killing horses for their meat, are only a part of the price the community pays.

Horses on Slaughter Truck. HSUS Image.
Horses on Slaughter Truck. HSUS Image.

THE horse slaughter industry is an insidious, brutal and predatory business that exists for one reason and one reason only. Horse slaughter exists to supply the demand for horse meat and to profit from it. Horse slaughter is not a humane end to a horse’s life. Horse slaughter is not euthanasia.

When horse slaughter comes to town, environmental hazards, economic woes, and the stigma associated with the cruelties inherent to killing horses for their meat, are only a part of the price the community pays.

Putting those considerations aside, relevant as they are, what about the horses?

Horse slaughter is a cruel betrayal of an animal who has made it possible for America to develop the richness it enjoys.

As Laura Hillenbrand, author of “Seabiscuit” says,

“Here are these exquisite, immensely powerful creatures, who willingly give us their labor in return for our stewardship. They have attended us throughout history, bearing us across frontiers and into battle, pulling our plows, thrilling us in sport, warming us with their beauty. We owe them more than we can ever repay. To send these trusting creatures to slaughter is beneath their dignity and ours.”[1]
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[1] Save the Horses; Quotes against horse slaughter; http://tiny.cc/6dldb ; 2009.

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“When Horse Slaughter Comes to Town”, Int’l Fund for Horses Special Report; Written and Researched by JANE ALLIN, Edited by VIVIAN GRANT FARRELL.

Part 1: Environmental Impact | Part 2: Economic Growth, Employment and Community Welfare | Part 3: Legal Implications | Part 4: Opposition to Horse Slaughter | Part 5: Alternatives to Horse Slaughter | Part 6: Conclusion

— Download Full Report (pdf, 25 pp):
When Horse Slaughter Comes To Town-March 28, 2012

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9 thoughts on “When Horse Slaughter Comes to Town: Conclusion”

  1. I am very glad to have it all in one document. Thank you Jane and Vivian. Excellent analysis that anyone with half a brain could understand and accept this is fact and irrefutable.

    Elle

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  2. We decided to put the series out all at one time so people could start using all of it right away. There is just so much going on at the State level, and it is highly useful there. It is also helpful at the Federal level.

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  3. An excellent series on the issue. I tell everyone who will listen that this WILL affect them if a plant comes to their community. These days everyone is so self absorbed they dont listen “there are bigger fish to fry in this coountry” I get that alot. BUT let them get a plant in their neighborhood they wil be asking”HOW IN THE HELL DID THIS HAPPEN HERE?” Listen people , you havent even heard the horses story yet…….so get on board and stop this horrific enterprise. Thanks for very informative posts, lets kick this ugly things butt out of America!

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  4. Great work. This anti-slaughter project is starting to gel. I am sending these articles to both my senators, neither of which has co-sponsored S1176 and are non-committal as to their stand on the issue.

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  5. I don’t know what to say except “Outstanding work!” I was on Twitter and now am merely retweeting. I was posting about slaughter and stopped. I couldn’t keep up with your excellent posts there. I have been following along all day and I am blown away by your work. What an incredible avalanche of information. Please keep up this incredible work.

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  6. Breathtaking. Absolutely stunning. All anyone could ever want to know about the detriments of horse slaughter in a (6 part) nutshell.

    Well done, Jane and Vivian. (Faint praise, I know, but for a change I seem to be rendered speechless…)

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