By maintaining slaughter houses within the United States treatment of horses can be regulated. In today’s ever depleting economy, the cost of horse ownership continues to be a luxury, but one that’s difficult for some to give up. A horse gives us freedom from the rush of our daily lives, and takes us back to a time that moves in a whisper. In an attempt to prioritize our financial needs, we put off something that we love, hoping in all hopes that “things” will turn around. It is in... ... middle of paper ... ...ne Treatment of Wild Horses and Speaks Out Against Horse Slaughter.
However, even though the anti-slaughter bill was passed, horses are still being slaughtered. Horses are being shipped across the border to Mexico and Canada (Smiley). It has recently been estimated that 100,000 horses are being shipped each year for their meat to be sold in Belgium, Iceland, France, Russia, Mexico and many other countries (Lin). Even Te... ... middle of paper ... ...l-Constition 16 Jan. 2014, n. pag. Web.
There are around three hundred horse registries in the United States alone. Think about the number of foals each year that are not registered, ther... ... middle of paper ... ...olve his problem. Re-opening slaughter houses will bring more money to the United States and also bring jobs to people who are out of work. The United States alone exported more than forty-two million dollars in horse meat. Yes horse slaughter can be cruel, but it can also solve the solution for unwanted horses throughout the United States, this would reduce the number of horses being starved from food and left in a pasture to die.
The use of horses for human consumption dates back to the earliest use of animals for human consumption. Horses are used for food in many counties but are also considered inhumane in other countries. In the United States specifically, horsemeat is not the norm for consumed meat. There seems to be a problem that has arisen. It is suspected that horses being slaughtered at horse slaughtering factories are not the most up to date, pain free for the horse, and human as people suspect them to be like beef kill floors.
The horses are bought at auction or privately from the owner for as much as $1000. All horsemeat that is edible for humans is the product of a horse slaughtered in a slaughter house. For as long as there have been horse slaughterhouses in the United States, they have been an issue of controversy (Associated Press State and Local Wire, 8/7/01). Currently, only two slaughterhouses that produce horse meat intended... ... middle of paper ... ... Maxwell, Bill. "Americans squeamish over horse meat."
Horses have served us many years without complaint. Should we just end their kind-hearted services by a knife? Horses are slaughtered in the most inhumane way possible. It doesn’t start at the slaughterhouses, it starts long before that. Most of the horses are stolen or bought from measly horse sales jam packed with killer buyers.
Supporting our farmers will also give everyone the needed push in this economy. When the last slaughterhouse was shut down, thousands of, and possibly more, people had lost their jobs. Not only did the slaughterhouse workers loose jobs, but people in horse related industries, and farming industries. Horses have become more numerous without an easy, cheap way, to dispose of the unwanted, unsound, or just plain old, horses. High-end horse breeders have found pricing dropping to next to nothing.