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"As a practicing veterinarian, the bonding and companionship role between horses and their owners has been very evident to me, and is unquestionably as strong as that which occurs between humans and their pet dogs and cats."
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The Facts About Horse Slaughter

Courtesy of Save The Horses & California Equine Council

Fact: Horses are an intregal part of American heritage and culture

Fact: Horses are pleasure animals used primarily for recreation and sport

Noble American horses galloping in pastures

horses pulled our wagons and allowed us to move West.

American horses in recreation carry us to glory on their backsAmerican horse racing the sport of kings

Fact: Americans do not eat horses or raise them for food.

Fact: Dogs and cats are protected against slaughter and export to countries where their meat is eaten. Horses deserve this protection also.

Fact: Responsible horsemen humanely euthanise their horses

Fact: According to a national poll, 93% of Americans want horse slaughter stopped.

Americans and horses share a special bond.

Fact: Horse slaughter is a virtual secret industry.

Fact: The method by which horses are slaughtered is cruel and inhumane and cannot be regulated to be humane.

Fact: Horses are acquired for slaughter without disclosure contributing to both consumer fraud and horse theft.

slaughtered American horse hangs by one hind leg and is butchered

Fact: Widespread use of pharmaceuticals and aminogycoside antibiotics "not prescribed for food animals" renders American horsemeat potentially dangerous to human health.

Labels of products commonly found in horse owners barns and used reguularly on horses.

Fact: Horse slaughter subsidizes over breeding, theft, and the unlawful extermination of our wild mustangs.

America's wild horses continue to be sent to slaughter.
Fact:Horses are not feeding the starving masses, rather a $15 a pound delicacy for foreign gourmands. American horses belong in our pastures and stables, not on foreign dinner tables!

Fact: State revenues and horse-related industries are diminished by horse slaughter.

Fact: Horses are taxed differently than food-source animals.

Fact: Horse meat eating is discouraged by Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist & Hindu religions.

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