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Horses Slaughter Returns to US

Offbeat  (tags: animals, bizarre, environment, protection, horses, suffering )

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Just as Missouri looks like it might be the first state since 2006 to welcome a horse slaughter plant, another slaughterhouse in Central California is shut down after undercover video documenting heart-wrenching abuse of spent dairy cows was sent to the

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Phillipa W (199)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 8:45 am
horrid. never mind that I'm a horse-lover anyway, the realities of slaughtering horses are absolutely horrifying. Far beyond what most people could call "cruel" or "torture".

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 9:53 am
Phillipa I couldn't have said it better !! The fact that our horses are under attck again is so disturbing on so many levels.

divergent revolution (309)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 10:21 am
Agreed with all posts....glue factories aside, this is just AWFUL.
ty Cher

Rock H (254)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 10:49 am
It is very disappointing to see the state of Missouri take a step backwards.

Kimberly B (89)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 11:21 am
First it was the puppy mills, now a horse slaughter plant...I am so ashamed of my own state! Shame on Gov. Jay Nixon for allowing this to happen! Maybe he'll get a clue from what's happening in California, but I doubt he'll care! Noted and shared, thank you very much Cher!

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 11:28 am
Horroble!!!!!!slaughting horses is one of the most cruel things in thi s world. here in florida is happening!!!! and is evryday!!!!!this is so disturbing!!!!!! horse slaughter plan shold never be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Iam so ashame of florida!!!!!!but the reallity, nobody cares!!!!! all is about money money and money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!its SICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gloria p (304)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 12:44 pm
G-d bless horses.

Barb K (1686)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 1:00 pm
Thank you, God. And thnx for posting, Cher!

Roseann d (178)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 1:15 pm
I've read other articles that the MO plant will not open, that the locals are against it.

Rosie Lopez (73)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 1:18 pm

paul m (93)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 1:32 pm

Sadly noted

Sarah G (109)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 2:08 pm
We are moving backward to a time of cruelty and greed. What a betrayal of the noblest of beings this is!

Eve L (57)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 2:57 pm
Everyone working at any animal slaughterhouses are mentally ill. If you work there it's because you don't care about animals. How can slaughterhouses be humane...

Donna B (36)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 3:01 pm
Oh Dear Lord! I didn't want to even read this. HOW can anyone do this?!?! SO cruel. In the name of GREED, all for money. I am crying so hard right now. It just breaks my heart. Noted, with a very heavy and broken heart. Thx Cher.

Robert Hardy (68)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 7:11 pm
Now if we could only do something about the chickens.

Danuta W (1248)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 1:42 am

Carol H (229)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 4:17 am
sadly noted

Christeen A (370)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 1:01 pm
I am not believing this. How can we stop it?

Sara Pemberton (0)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 2:03 pm
Obama has shown his true colors when it comes to animal rights/welfare toward GODs animals!!! What a ruthless, careless, reckless, pathetic being he is!!! There is no such thing as humane slaughter, the word slaughter alone stands for cruelty! Obama had no business lifting the ban and ordering the execution of these defenselss animals or any other animals for that matter.

Since Obama doesn't think there is anything wrong with this crap, he needs to get some balls, look a horse in the eyes and take that horses life!! Obama is pathetic!!

Fred Krohn (34)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 5:37 pm
'A horse with a rider runs faster than a cow; therefore we ride horses and eat cows!' This ancient rule needs further re-inforcement, as do requirements for minimum-stress 'humane' slaughter practises.

Dee C (9)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 6:10 pm
If you want horse slaughter stopped, write your elected state and federal officials. Write your local newspapers. Email state horse rescue groups. Contact local TV and radio stations.

We gain far more that is priceless and transformational by caring for, learning from and living in harmony with animals than by what is achieved from harming or commoditizing them. Animals teach us to be better humans and help heal us when we're broken.

janet f (29)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 7:48 pm
I wouldn't be a bit surprised if I heard that the BLM is behind this. After all, what are they going to do with all those wild horses they've rounded up and imprisoned? F**kers.

Gloria H (88)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 8:26 pm
Just great...another form of mystery meat added to the school menus. I'd rather eat crickets than a horse anyday. Something that has a lifespan of a few months vs something that can live up to 50 years. How many horses are on the planet vs zillions of crickets. Insects will be here long after the last human exhales the last breath. Better to get a head start on the little green gooshy things than someone's unwanted pet pony/

Mary D (64)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 9:04 pm
I love horses, have since I was in grade school. For heaven's sake, can't we leave the horses (and other wild animals) alone?????

Mary D (64)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 9:05 pm
PS. Noted.

Kerrie G (116)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 11:56 pm
Noted, thanks.

Dawn F (3)
Friday August 24, 2012, 3:04 am

Ruth C (87)
Friday August 24, 2012, 6:22 am
You can't call yourself human and be so inhumane!

I have two Horses and when I look at them say, "how can people have the heart to do anything bad to them"

Terry V (30)
Friday August 24, 2012, 6:38 am
SICK CRUEL ENTITIES ( a sub human species)

There are no vaccines against CRUELTY

We are murdering/slaughtering our planet, thus ourselves.

Justin M (2)
Friday August 24, 2012, 7:48 am

Diane B (275)
Friday August 24, 2012, 9:37 am
What sick cruelty !!!
I love horses !

Suzanne L (98)
Friday August 24, 2012, 9:38 am
Noted. Ugh.

Dianne D (490)
Friday August 24, 2012, 3:53 pm
We need to go after those that breed horses to get this stopped. I read that 75% of thoroughbred colts are slaughtered because they aren't good racing horses. We need to shut down horse racing, horse shows and such so breeding horses and throwing them away isn't a way of life for humans. Mitt Romney's wife is involved in showing horses. Imagine how may horse deaths she is responsible for.

. (0)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 9:46 am
What the hell is wrong in Missouri?
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