RSS

Monthly Archives: March 2012

Dear New York Times: Please Don’t Forget the 26,600 Slaughtered Thoroughbreds

Something has to be done about this. The racing industry needs to step up and set standards for these people. Those who intentionally send horses to slaughter should be permanently banned, not just slapped on the wrist.

Straight from the Horse's Heart

Article by Vickery Eckhoff from her personal Blog

Horses breaking down is the public scandal that racing now has to confront”

It’s been a busy week in equine America.

The racing community’s been debating the breakdown of horses at Aqueduct, on the set of “Luck” and in general. Separately, the equine welfare community’s been fighting new legislation and proposals to open horse slaughterhouses in Tennessee, Missouri and Oregon, while consumer and humane watchdog groups are fighting ag-gag rules, one of which was just signed into law by Tennessee’s Governor.

I hope those interested in fixing what’s broken in horse racing will focus on the larger humane and agribusiness issues, because they are all related. Unfortunately, ag-gag and horse slaughter aren’t on racing’s radar pretty much because racing’s focus is nearly always inward-facing. This is especially true of people and industries whose fortunes are tightly tied to how they’re publically perceived.

Racing’s…

View original post 1,002 more words

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on March 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

When Horse Slaughter Comes to Town: Conclusion

Excellent article! I couldn’t have said it better myself!

Tuesday's Horse

When horse slaughter comes to town, environmental hazards, economic woes, and the stigma associated with the cruelties inherent to killing horses for their meat, are only a part of the price the community pays.

THE horse slaughter industry is an insidious, brutal and predatory business that exists for one reason and one reason only. Horse slaughter exists to supply the demand for horse meat and to profit from it. Horse slaughter is not a humane end to a horse’s life. Horse slaughter is not euthanasia.

When horse slaughter comes to town, environmental hazards, economic woes, and the stigma associated with the cruelties inherent to killing horses for their meat, are only a part of the price the community pays.

Putting those considerations aside, relevant as they are, what about the horses?

Horse slaughter is a cruel betrayal of an animal who has made it possible for America to develop the…

View original post 167 more words

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on March 27, 2012 in Uncategorized