Availability of Potential Homes for Unwanted Horses in the U.S.
The results of this survey suggest there could be an estimated 1.2 million homes who have both the perceived resources and desire to house an unwanted horse. This number exceeds the approximately 200,000 unwanted horses living each year in the United States..................
FACTS ABOUT HORSE SLAUGHTER
In fact, 92.3 percent of horses arriving at slaughter plants in this country in recent years were deemed to be in “good” condition, according to the US Department of Agriculture's Guidelines for Handling and Transporting Equines to Slaughter. The horse slaughter industry makes a greater profit off of healthy horses and therefore purposely seeks out such animals..................
HORSE SLAUGHTER: THE TRUTH REVEALED, PART ONE – HISTORY
Most Americans are unaware that their horses are being slaughtered by the thousands so the meat can feed the palates of overseas diners in countries like Belgium, France, Italy and Japan.
Show horses, racehorses, foals born as a byproduct of the Premarin© industry (a female hormone replacement drug), wild horses, camp horses, carriage horses, rodeo horses, and family horses all fall prey to this detestable international industry.
This hazard is uniquely acute for horse slaughter because of the wide range of drugs given to horses that are clearly labeled
‘NOT FOR USE IN HORSES INTENDED FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION........................