Tell Congress to re open the Horse Slaughter Plants

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Tell Congress to re open the Horse Slaughter Plants

Since the closure of the US Slaughter plants we are over populated with Horses.

When the plants were open there was an outlet for our cull horses , the sick, lame dangerous, unwanted.. Since the closures of the U.S. plants there is a huge problem with over population and a flooded market. Our cull horses are having to be exported to foreign countries for slaughter. They are not regulated and are far less humane (Mexico). Transportation times are greater, They are often not fed and watered and some are killed on the way due to deplorable conditions.

Due to the overwhelming over population of horses, lack of hay and depressed market sales they are starving to death. We can no longer get the amount of hay needed to feed them all. Horse owners are finding it almost impossible to afford to take care of them anymore and some cannot even find hay at all.

Horses all over the country are being let loose to fend for themselves, left at auctions when they cannot be sold and being starved due to hay shortages. Those that try to give them away for free cannot find people to take them and cannot afford to have them put down and hauled off. It costs on average 300 dollars to have a horse put down and hauled off.

Our Equine industry is on a rapid decline and is quickly becoming a thing of the past. You can no longer sell good horses and we are losing our homes and our careers not to mention our rural agricultural heritage.

This has to stop. In an effort to protect the Horse PETA / animal rights groups have done nothing but create more suffering and abuse. Over population is not the answer! they are starving to death and it will only continue to get worse. Many equine rescue organizations all over the country are full and cannot take anymore in.

We have to have our plants opened back up in order to be able to feed any horses at all, and to revive our equine industry. Horses are livestock and we have to have an outlet for the lame, dangerous, old and unuseable and get them out of our market.

We love our horses but thanks to "animal welfare" groups we can no longer care for them and they are suffering because of it. Open the plants , regulate them to make sure they are as humane as possible but closing them completely is an emotionally driven mistake.

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I am currently doing a paper for class on this subject. Since the slaughterhouses closed down in the U.S the horse market has declined. I attend many horse sells and I've yet to see a horse sell for anything over $1,000. These nice horses should be bringing anywhere between $1,500 to $4,000. OPEN THE SLAUGHTERHOUSES!!
As much as I don't like the idea of, we need to open the plants back up here in the states. Hauling the horses to Mex and Can., is NOT humane at all. All the bleeding hearts say they have saved the horses, when in fact, they made it even worse on them by closing the plants here in the states.
We need horse meat processing plants.
All animals should be entitled to a humane, swift death. Starvation, over-population, and poor veterinary maintenance do not lead to a humane death.

Ironic that the CLOSING of horse slaughterhouses in the United States in actuality become the cause of the most brutal treatment this species has yet had to endure.
This is my senior project for school and I am looking forward to proving to all of the teachers in my school that horse slaughter is a necessity in the USA because of overpopulation and starvation, the necessity for slaughter is large. The BLM Mustangs are also suffering from this crisis! BRING BACK THE SLAUGHTER.
I would rather see a more humane way of killing the horses than what they do in Mexico. Bleeding hearts can save the polar bears. Just because we love and treasure the noble steed, does not mean we need to watch them starve to death. That is a horrible way to die.
I'm doing an entire paper for my undergraduate research on this exact issue, reopening the horse slaughterhouses. There is so much data and facts supporting this position and course of action, provided that the reopened slaughterhouses are guided by and must adhere to more humane transportation, holding-pen, euthanasia and meat harvesting conditions and methods.
Please Reinstate humane horse slaughter in the US. It is NOT humane to have them shipped to Canada or Mexico in packed trailers..... As someone who has recently dealt with the euthanasia of a cherished equine, there are now too Few options for dealing with eldery horses.