I am recently retired and wonder how many of my fellow boomers will continue to consume meat in the same proportions as before. This is because society has always considered horses as companions, not food. This also takes out the burden from owners of horses who have outlived their useful lives. The result is that while there are more racehorses than there were in the 60s also more venues for racing and more races , the aftermarket for racehorses is quite small and disorganized. Ellen-Cathryn Nash Jane — You hauled a horse with a broken leg? Ginger Langemeier, assistant director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, said the root of the problem is a changing perception of animal rights. I am sure your message is heartfelt, but your license is more suited to fiction, Jane.
Nonetheless, there are alternatives in such instances other than subjecting horses to the unspeakable atrocities of industrialized slaughter. In the past, it has been a popular practice in many parts of the United States, but has diminished over the years. A few years ago, an anti-slaughter bill was passed in California. If there is a ban on horse slaughter in the United States, will there be an increase in the export of horses for foreign slaughter? While this practice definitely has its place, it is also abused in many cases. Also, note that there are no longer any horse slaughter facilities in the United States. It was replaced with the correct version at 6:06.
Mad cow disease is issued from the fattening foods farmers give to their cattle. Experts say that blood is so hard to neutralize and to dispose of it in a non-toxic manner. Sick and elderly horses should be euthanized by a licensed veterinarian. However, this is not true. So issues arise when discussing the consumption of horse meat.
If that means that the racing industry has to be dramatically altered, so what. Like many political entities, it is more concerned about its self-preservation than to the duties or mission that brought it to life in the first place. Owner responsibility, contributing to and participating in retirement and retraining programs, humane euthanasia not slaughter for horses deemed unadoptable, composting. It was foreign interests that brought the horse slaughter industry to the United States and built equine slaughterhouses here. Horse slaughter has a political history of its own. They ruined the town, no one wanted to move there. The time has come for a much closer examination of the pros and cons associated with horse slaughter.
The business would not be so profitable if it had to be humane. Opponents of horse slaughter believe that this morbid act is inhumane. In short, there will be more work for community members. Smiley thinks this is a kind solution is beyond me. She is a proud veteran, wife and mother. However, despite initial reservations, many Americans may agree that the slaughter of horses is better than alternatives. Would it be different if it were starving children in some third-world country eating the meat? We have to remind them why it matters to them , now , to their families, they do not care about the cost of me picking up dumpted horses, they are the same people who dump their dogs at my gate because I have a small farm and the dog ate their couch.
Rendering plants produce tallow, bonemeal, fat, and powdered animal protein. Because people are more connected globally than ever before, the process of globalization continues, creating sweeping economic changes. Sorry, everyone knows and is talking about how Jane Smiley has not done thourough research. Starving and abused horses have nothing to do with the horse slaughter industry, but rather irresponsible horse ownership. There exists no method of slaughtering a horse that can comply with the Humane Slaughter Act of 1958.
The slaughter of horses has not reached a high enough level of popularity where safety information is commonly shared. The solution is humane euthanasia Injection as is offered to excess cats and dogs. These professional lobby firms are composed of political insiders that worked at, formed part or will eventually form part of both legislatures and executive branches across the nation and hold a monopoly over a product almost nobody else has — personal acquaintances with decision makers. In addition, if only 1% of horses are butchered and eaten, that is not going to be a very big help with the problem of surplus or unaffordable-any-longer horses, is it? Horse slaughter allows for owners to gain income. The infrastructure for euthanizing horses, whether by lethal injection or shooting, and for disposing of their remains, could easily absorb this additional number of 66,000-100,000 if slaughter is banned.
Such agribusiness is, in itself, a gold mine for a class of consummate white-collars racketeers that know how to exploit the vulnerabilities of this type of entities, seeking for help to succeed in the cavernous world of professional politics, and this leads us to the last component of this concoction of interests: lobbyists, professional lobbyists, those who are hired to pimp your cause and procure you the favors of politicians of easy virtue who at some point of their careers were or will become lobbyists. But here are the issues: the average horse lives between 25 and 30 years and weighs 900 to 1,600 pounds. Moreover, supporters say that this is not a bad practice if there is abundance in supply. Horse slaughter plants operating until 2007 never created more than 178 low wage jobs -and many of these were held by illegal aliens. But opponents say the practice is inhumane, and that horses are not raised to be food and are not safe for human consumption because of the drugs they're administered. As a young teen I had a horse we called Whino, he was a great horse for me when I was learning to ride and wanting to follow Dad around.