Let's End Horse Slaughter!
What happens to thousands of unwanted horses living in the U.S. every year? Sadly, many go to low-end auctions where they are bought and then sent to a slaughter house in Mexico or Canada.
Here are just a few facts:
The U.S. used to have its own slaughter houses, it was found that the treatment of horses was just as inhumane as the treatment they currently receive over the border.
In 1998 California banned horse slaughter. According to the Humane Society, the ban did not result in an increase of horse neglect and the rate of horse theft actually declined.
Did you know that horse slaughter has a higher impact on the environment than horses that die naturally or in a humane way?
Did you know that horses receive medication that should never enter the human food chain?
By 2007 the U.S. had closed all of its horse slaughter facilities. At the end of 2011 the government passed a bill that will allow states to operate horse slaughter houses again.
BUT a sad end is not necessary. There are many humane alternatives for owners that no longer want or pay for their horses. During our horse slaughter campaign we will tell you about all the amazing positive ways horses can be rescued and what part horses play in society.
If you have any questions you can tweet us @ISFYOUTH1 or email us at ISFYOUTH1@gmail.com
The Human Society of the United States - "The HSUS Praises Senate for Move to End Horse Slaughter" June 10, 2011; "The Facts On Horse Slaughter" January 25 2010
Humane Society International - Canada - "Horse Slaughter in Canada" October 18 2011
Animal Law Coalition - "OIG Critical of Horse Slaughter Transport Program" October 29 2010
Equine Protection Network - "Horse Hauler Faces $11,100 in Fines"