#Animal Welfare
Horse Auctions and active Slaughter Houses in America
United States of America

Each year nearly 100,000 horses are slaughtered in the United States and processed for human consumption. In addition, many thousands of live horses are transported across the border to Canada for slaughter.

After these horses are killed, their flesh is shipped to Europe and Asia for human consumption. Their owners are often totally unaware of the pain, fear, and suffering their horses endure before being slaughtered.

Under federal law, horses are required to be rendered unconscious prior to slaughter, usually with a device called a captive bolt gun, which shoots a metal rod into the horse's brain.

Some horses, however, are improperly stunned and are conscious when they are hoisted by a rear leg to have their throats and legs cut. In addition, conditions in the slaughterhouse are stressful and frightening for horses.

Horses of virtually all ages and breeds are slaughtered, from draft types to miniatures. Horses commonly slaughtered include unsuccessful race horses, horses who are lame or ill, surplus riding school and camp horses, mares whose foals are not economically valuable, and foals who are "byproducts" of the Pregnant Mare Urine (PMU) industry.

I am asking for everyone to be a voice for these poor horses who have no choice, and sign this petition to end horse slaughter worldwide and keep horses in the stable and off the table.

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The Begin the END of Horse Slaughter petition to Horse Auctions and active Slaughter Houses in America was written by Carly Ann and is in the category Animal Welfare at GoPetition.