It seems the slaughter of horses that once roamed free has begun.
Before shipping, California horses are sent to slaughter houses in Texas and as far away as Canada. The horses are placed into over-crowded holding pens, standing in disease-infested muck.
Often sick, they are crammed into double-decked cattle trucks. Without sufficient room to hold their heads upright, they travel for 36 hours through summer heat or brutal winter cold without stopping for rest, food or water.
At the slaughter house, the horse is electrically prodded into the "kill box" to be repeatedly bludgeoned in the skull by a dead-bolt gun with a four-inch nail. Alive, and often conscious, the horse is then shackled by a rear leg, hoisted into the air, its throat slit and body dismembered.
No horse is spared this ordeal.
These hungry, dehydrated, fatigued, and terrified horses include not only the old, sick, blind, and crippled, but the young and healthy, our children's pets, mares with helpless foals standing at their side, and our wild mustangs.
We, the undersigned, demand an END to the slaughter of wild horses that used to roam free on our lands.
The End the Slaughter of Wild Horses petition to USA and Canadian Authorities was written by hectori12 and is in the category Animal Rights at GoPetition.