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KathieG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 09:12 PM
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55. The plants currently operating in Mexico are owned by the same...
companies that owned the US plants and operate in the same manner. http://www.avma.org/onlnews/javma/mar09/090301h.asp . There were all kinds of scary "Mexican slaughter videos" being posted after the US plants closed by the pro-slaughter folks to get people to want US plants again, but those are not the norm. The Mexican plants are just the same run of the mill horse slaughter plants that pro-slaughter people called "humane" when they were located here.

http://www.vetsforequinewelfare.org/white_paper.php

"1. Horse Slaughter is not humane euthanasia

It is the united opinion of VEW that horse slaughter is inhumane, and that it is an unacceptable way to end a horse's life under any circumstance. One need only observe horse slaughter to see that it is a far cry from genuine humane euthanasia. From the transport of horses on inappropriate conveyances for long periods of time without food, water or rest to the very ugly slaughter process in which horses react with pain and fear, no evidence exists to support the claim that horse slaughter is a form of humane euthanasia. Rather, it is a brutal process that results in very tangible and easily observable equine suffering.

It is worth noting that the suffering of horses in slaughter is accentuated by the very fact that they are not raised for slaughter. Horses going to slaughter have largely been accustomed to close human contact whether through racing, ranch work, pleasure riding, rodeo or any of the other ways in which horses are used in this country. While some are purposely sold into slaughter by their owners most end up at the abattoir through pure bad luck: they were sold at auction and the winning bidder was a killer-buyer working for one of the slaughter plants. To suddenly be treated as pure livestock must be disorienting and frightful, and can only compound their suffering as they proceed to slaughter.

We believe that it is an unethical and dangerous practice for the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) to attempt to equate horse slaughter with humane euthanasia."




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