Argumentative Essay On Horse Slaughter

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Horse Slaughter Although people for horse slaughter may argue it’s humane and not wrong to put a horse through slaughter, most people against slaughter will disagree. It’s been found the entire process, from the auctions to death, are very inhumane. Undercover films have been made showing the actual process of horse slaughter. The Doris Day Animal League site states, “Callous treatment at the slaughterhouse often results in prolonged suffering. Panicked horses are often prodded and beaten off the truck and into the kill-chute. An improper use of stunning equipment, designed to render the animal unconscious with a swift shot to the head, means that horses sometimes endure repeated blows, and remains conscious during their own slaughter, including throat slitting.” There have been myths about horse slaughter being a form of humane euthanasia. The fact is it’s a far cry from being “humane.” Euthanasia means a gentle, painless death provided in order to prevent suffering; Horses for slaughter are shipped for more than 24 hours at a time in crowded double-decker cattle trucks without food, water or rest. Pregnant mares, foals, injured horses, and even blind horses must endure…show more content…
They may be abandoned, abused, neglected or slaughtered. Many people have said, “These are useless horses that no one wants. How else are you going to get rid of them?” Not all facilities have enough room or funds to accommodate the additional 90,000 to 100,000 horses every year that will no longer be able to be slaughtered in US plants. If the same number of horses became unwanted every year, we might need 2,700 new facilities every year to keep up! But still, a lot of people will agree that the overflow can be handled. Responsible breeding and management of horses, combined with efforts of rescue and adoption agencies, are providing the answer to this

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