For a while there was a slight decrease in the number of horses being slaughtered here in the United States. Many people are strongly against the idea of slaughtering horses, but when you stand back and look at the big picture we may actually benefit if we reopened U.S. slaughter houses. Firstly, when people want to get rid of a horse sometimes they send it to auction. Most auctions are not happy places. If you’ve ever been to one, you walk around and notice how fatigued and unpleasant most of the horses appear.
Not Pro Slaughter; Pro Horse Horse slaughter has always been an option for American horse owners; it how has potential to be swept out from under the feet of citizens during this nationwide financial crisis. Many rural communities are feeling the pressure and selling items that they can live without, often times horses are the first to go because they are no longer necessary for agricultural purpose. Additionally, as American citizens, it is highly unorthodox to have to spend hundreds of dollars to get rid of an animal that is unsafe, unwanted, or just underutilized. Furthermore, without the option of canning the animal, horse owners may turn to simply letting the horse loose, which is illegal, and the government will be spending more money on organizations such as “Adopt a Horse,” because they’ll have to take the horses that are let go. It is also true that the US cannot dictate what other countries eat, “if we grew up with cows in our back yards and lived on dog ranches, we would think it was wrong to eat cattle.” Anonymous
According to Mayra Calvani in her journal in World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) mentioned that in Latin America and Europe, around 250,000 bulls die per year due to tortured and killed for entertainment purpose especially in bullfighting. (M.Calvani, 2008)². This shows that, keeping animals for entertainment purposes promotes animal abuse. Secondly, captivity also takes away animals’ freedom. Many of wild animals cannot cope with situation that they are taken from their natural habitats and placed in captivity.
The American West In the west there were two, newly set up towns. These consist of cow towns, such as Abilene and mining towns, such as Helena. These towns suffered many problems, some of which were. In mining towns there was claim jumping and in both towns there were robberies, violence, gangs, racism and lack of facilities. In cow towns, the worst problems came when the cowboys came back from the cattle drives as they had been away from civilization for a long periods of time and as a result of this, when they returned, they went to the saloons, with money earned from numerous jobs they had accomplished and it would often lead to a lot of trouble.
The Horsemeat scandal contravenes the law as many company’s such as ‘Tesco’, ‘Iceland’, ‘Lidl’ and ‘Aldi’ were misleading their customers into thinking they sold beef whereas in fact they were caught selling horse meat which was a breach of the law. Consumer protection from unfair trading regulation 2008 also limits marketing as customers have a right to be treated fairly and honestly. Therefore aggressive sales tactics and dishonest promotions are strictly not allowed. Advertising special offers that aren't in stock is called bait advertising. An example of this is a camera shop runs a national advertising campaign offering cameras at a low price compared to its competitors.
This led to a heated battle for a reform. People were concerned that the slaughterhouse could change the morals of the workers after they observed what was going on in the slaughterhouse. A man that was interviewed said “The violence against animals educate the men in the practice of violence and cruelty, so that they seem to have no restraint on the use of it,” (Philo 1998,65). So the slaughterhouse was closed and they began building slaughterhouses outside of the city. “Today, the slaughterhouse is cursed and quarantined like a boat carrying cholera.
Government figures show that three million animals per year in the UK alone are poisoned, surgically injured, driven insane, burned, irradiated, starved, electrocuted, kept in solitary confinement and eventually killed all in the name of research, in experiments that most people would find hard to even imagine. Indeed, the torture that laboratory animals are subjected to would be illegal under any other premise. Yet the military, pharmaceutical industry, universities, private research groups, charitable organisations and energy companies continue to carry out these daily atrocities with government and public support. In a nation of animal lovers, it is difficult to accept that were the public actually aware of the systematic and brutal conduct that these animals are subjected to, they would still be indifferent to or in favour of vivisection. Unfortunately though, the cruelty and suffering that is so rife in laboratories is always hidden from public
Mad Cow Disease Mad Cow Disease is one of the most lethal and shocking illnesses in the world today. In cattle it is Scientifically known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy. It is basically a disease of the brain of cattle. It can be transmitted to humans. It’s called “Mad Cow” because of the strange way the cattle act that are infected with the disease.
The look in Jeffery Mills’ eyes once he had proudly admitted to raping and killing over twenty women was not of fear but the non-focused look of someone without a soul. People in the town of Hillbrow still retch at the thought of the crimes committed by creatures not worthy even to be called animals. We all live in times where we are sensitive to the evils of hunting. There are however, various circumstances in which hunting is necessary: One for culling purposes to save the animal kingdom from extinction and another one for eliminating from society dangerous beings who parade in human guise.
Remarque uses one of the earlier scenes of the innocent dying horses as a symbol of the loss of innocent young men who were torn away from their families. ‘The belly of one of the horses has been ripped open and its guts are trailing out’ (pg 45). Baumer describes the scene of the dying screaming horses in pain and fear, ‘we can stand a lot, but this brings us out in a cold sweat’ (pg 45). Detering who was a farmer back home states ‘what have they done to deserve that’ (pg 45) and ‘it is the most despicable thing of all to drag animals into a war’ (pg 45). When they started to run out of the older boys, they started bringing in younger and younger recruits.