Why eating horses would be good for everyone {Interview}

Inside the issue of horse slaughter. Recently, with Congress considering reviving the American Horse Slaughter industry, the issue of eating horses is also being addressed. It has always been considered taboo in the United States, but the interview below with a horse meat advocate suggests otherwise.

Interview With Advocate

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  1. Jana Logan

    I love horses. I love the smell, feel and anything about them. I own 5. I have been around when there was slaughter and now that here is not. We need to bring back slaughter into the United States. Since it has been done away with, horse prices have dropped. You go to the sales and you cannot give some of them away and yes they are going to slaughter. I live in Texas and they are shipping them to Mexico as fast as they can load them and I promise you they are not treated humanly there. If we make it legal here it will ensure that these poor animals are treated good. I have rescued horses headed to slaughter and it does not help. If you buy one, then another one is moved up to it’s slot and a full load is shipped off. If it is made legal here, it will help the horse industry, and help the unwanted horses from being shipped off to Mexico. It is the best of a bad situation.

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    • SusanFerrara

      I agree with you totally. Although I personally would not eat a horse steak I agree that at least it would be regulated and overseen by the US government and certainly be more humane than the horrible shipping to other countries!

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  2. Irene LoBaido

    FOLLOW THE MONEY TRAIL!! ITS ALL ABOUT GREEDY MONEY HUNGRY BARBARIC PSYCHOPATHS!! A DEMONIC NATION AMERICA HAS BECOME!! THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO REASON TO BARBARICALLY KILLS INNOCENT HORSES OTHERTHAN TO INCREASE GREEDY BANK ACCOUNTS!! EAT FISH HEADS INSTEAD !!

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  3. Cathy

    Domesticated horses in the United States are not suitable for consumption. They are given de-wormers and other medicines that make eating them unsafe. Congress should ban sending horses to Mexico and Canada to be slaughtered because the way they are handled is inhumane. But there is no need to legalize slaughtering horses in the US. Sending ill or injured horses to an auction should be illegal. Instead make every horse owner responsible for their animals. If they can’t take care of them or sell them they should pay to have them put down by a qualified veterinarian. People should be registered and pay a fee to own or breed horses. That will cut down on the surplus and ensure healthier animals. The Horse Protection Act was passed over 25 years ago because the people of the US wanted horses to be treated fairly, particularly wild horses. The BLM has mismanaged the wild horse ranges and now wants to slaughter animals from their round-ups that they label unadoptable. Of course, if they hadn’t rounded them up and hadn’t leased their ranges to ranchers it would not be a problem. The previous comment about horse prices falling because slaughter houses closed is ridiculous. A well trained, well bred horse will not be hard to sell. Humans fail because they’re always looking for the easy way out or the easy way to make a buck. And the horses suffer.

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    • Jana Logan

      How many unwanted horses have you tried to save. I have too many of them and most end in heart break when they cannot be saved and have to be put down. My heart and pocket book cannot take any more. Those of you that do not want slaughter need to be going to these sales and start buying all of these unwanted horses and starving animals and take them home with you. How many do you have in your back yard right now? I have 2 at the moment. People that cannot afford them turn them out on the road like unwanted dogs. It is better to slaughter them for dog food than to let them suffer starvation, sickness and injuries. I have never and will never eat horse meat, but it is in a lot of products that you buy. As far as prices, it has affected it. When we had slaughter, horses would go for 800 to 1000 a head. Now you can’t give them away. It cost more for the coggins test to sell them than you will get for them. Yes good horses are expensive and always will be. These are not the animals that are suffering.

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  4. Anonymous

    I Think we should not slaugther horses at all.God made horses not to eat but for us to love.And protect.This has to stop.

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  5. Linda K Chaney

    First off if your a Christian it is written that horses are beasts of burden and we are not to eat any animal with a solid hoof. Only cloven hoof animals. Second, they are full of chemicals from worming and yearly vaccinations and some even steroids among other chemicals! America was settled with the help of the horse and it is little we can do to repay them for their lives of service in peace and war. Our show of respect should be not to eat them!

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    • Jana Logan

      Linda, I respect what you say and would never eat a horse. If slaughter is not the answer, than what is? Be a part of the solution.

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      • Jana Logan

        I rescued the horse in the picture from a slaughter pen. He was very sick and poor when I got him. They probably paid less than $100 for him and charged me $650. He would have shipped to Mexico the next week. It took me weeks of antibiotics to get him well. I did not make a dent in it. The full truck still went out the next week. Another horse was bumped up into his slot. People here are getting rich off of these poor horses and do not care how they are treated. Slaughter in the USA would give a humane outlet for these horses. Not the best answer, but the only one I know of. If anyone has a better idea, please let me know.

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