Friday, September 08, 2006

Speaking of Slaughter

The House yesterday (Sept. 7) voted to prohibit the slaughter of horses. The full story was reported by the Associated Press here. The bill now goes to the Senate, where it faces an uncertain future, given the rush to finish work before the end of the session.

Opposition to the bill comes from the White House and a veterinary group, who argue that slaughter is the more humane option, when, for example, owners can no longer care for sick or problem animals.


Blogger Paul Pomerleau said...

If US authorities prohibit the slaughter of horses, you can be sure that Canadian slaughterhouses will be happy to give the service to our American friends ..... and sell you this great horse lean meat.

9/10/2006 9:32 PM  
Blogger Morgan Holcomb said...

Whatever we can do for the Canadian economy. Happy to help.

9/11/2006 10:11 AM  
Blogger envirolawgirl said...

The horse slaughter business doesn't make its money slaughtering horses that can no longer be cared for. The majority of horses that go to slaughter are a result of uninhibited breeding that takes place for use by the pharmaceutical companies. Urine from pregnant horses is used in the production of menopause medication to “curb” hot flashes and mood swings. To top it off the meat of these animals is NOT sold in the US it is sold to Asian countries where it is considered a delicacy. I am 100% for the ban of horse slaughter. I one day will be feeling crushing weight of menopause and I fully intend to take it like a woman and just go with it. So I will get hot flashes and irritable, it will pass. I have encouraged all of my older female relatives to go it “drug free” and so far not one has died or has had a major problem getting through it. Horses do not deserve to die just so humans can be a bit more comfortable. If horse need to be slaughtered b/c of age or disability then I am fine with humanely putting them down but the slaughterhouses used today (primarily in Texas) are not humane and should be shut-down—along with drug companies that have caused the problem in the first place.

9/18/2006 6:39 PM  

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