EDITORIAL: Stand Against Slaughter of Horses
by Sue Charles. 12-2-2011
Nothing in the entire process of slaughter of horses is decent, humane or even remotely SANE. The whole process is violent, brutal and the most inhumane act of brutality that could be done against another living being. It makes me sick just to think about it, so I won’t go into the bloody torturous details. Also many of the other industries who make vast amounts of money on horses are abusive and cause them to suffer huge amounts of agony and pain. All of these are abhorrant! To use ones power to cause suffering and pain on another living being is NEVER okay! And to do this for monitary profit is even worse!
Regarding the slaughter industry – Horses were NEVER meant to be food, and there are far more reasons than we can list at this time for that.
And then there’s the fact that NOBODY deserves to suffer such horrific and torturous treatment – especially the innocent and the powerless, and those who have contributed so much to BENEFIT humankind, without ever benefiting anything for themselves.
Some who claim it’s the same as cow, pig, sheep or chicken are dead wrong! Cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, fish were designed to use for food. (Check that info out in one of the oldest pieces of history.. called the Bible.) In addition, Cows, pigs, sheep, chickens were NOT used since the beginning of time to faithfully labor, serve as strong and reliable transportation, be ridden into war, or work along side humans to build livelihoods, travel vast distances, settle countries and explore continents. All those for the benefit and often to profit the humans, and never a benefit to themselves. But, Equine (horses, burros and mules) HAVE! And we OWE them better than abusive, torturous treatment, violent death, and to be eaten. It’s DESPICABLE to ignore their great contribution to humanity and SHAMEFUL if we don’t treat them, at the very least, with some human decency.
There is currently something very sinister and evil going on in the form of all-out war to harm and destroy the Equine of the Americas – both wild and domestic: horses, burros and donkeys.
There is NO good reason or justification for the deliberate killing off of the equine. The unjust reason is to satisfy the greed of people who profit big from the slaughter industry. Remember folks… YOUR tax dollars are used to help make a huge profit for others who don’t care how they amass their fortunes – even when it’s by the blood and suffering of the innocent and the powerless.
The way the world is going.. someday people will wish the horses were back, because they could be our only mode of transportation. But, it may be forever too late if the equine holocaust continues. (Unless you, who say their are all the same, are going to ride your pig, sheep, cow or chicken to town and back. Just saying.)
In conclusion, it is nothing but the insanity of blood-thirsty greed that drives the evil people to be party to the torture and killing of horses – or any living being.
It is said, and I believe it, that the greatness of a nation can be measured by how they treat their innocent and defenseless. The USA is rapidly becoming a nation lacking the value of life, and thinking in terms of “disposable” living beings. This is leading down a very dark path – one which could be the complete destruction of a nation that once was a beacon of hope to the world – where every living being had a chance.
By Sue Charles
(c) Dec. 2, 2011
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