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Re: RC: Re: Horse slaughter

In a message dated 3/16/00 6:17:46 AM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

<< Have you ever seen a
      chicken truck?  Do you think those chickens are being treated humanely
      on their journey to the slaughter house?  How about cows, hogs, sheep?
       Ever witnessed part of their last trip?  It isn't pretty.  I don't
      think any of the livestock animals destined for meat are treated

Two wrongs don't make a right.  Just because chickens and cows don't meet 
their maker humanely doesn't make it ok that horses don't (in the case of 
slaughter houses).  Also, horses are raised, handled, and kept in much closer 
conjunction with people than the above mentioned animals.  They have learned 
to trust us and go that extra mile for us.  The payment being?  (At least 
from California) A long hard road trip to Texas and the slaughter house.  
Somehow I find that wrong.  I don't condemn all slaughter houses, sadly there 
is a place for them even for horses.  BUT, when you have no control over HOW 
your horse gets there, you need to think twice about that option.

Sylvia (this is my soap box and I'm stickin' to it)

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