WSU ANIM_SCI 101 - final paper ..- anti horse slaughter (8 pages)

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Washington State University
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Anim_Sci 101 - Introductory Animal Science

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Han 1 Dalila Han Anim Sci 101 02 4 10 18 Implications of Anti Horse Slaughter in the United States Horse slaughter or harvesting has received mounting attention in recent years with an ostensible peak now as bans and orders of cessation are expiring and bills are being signed which permit the practice There are arguments for and against legalizing horse slaughter with passionate members on each side of the debate The fact is that regardless of personal feelings concerning this matter consequences exist with the cessation or dissolution of this practice To better understand and draw conclusions on what this issue means for the United States from an objective economic stand point the history and facts about horse slaughter must be reviewed Some in the horse industry are understandably pleased with the recent development however as a positive side exists so must a negative Animal rights groups and some horse owners have furiously contested this movement in the market for horses With the background of a logical and economic orientation people question the consequences for the horse industry in the United States Horses are very significant in the United States because they are valued as iconic animals According to Rene 2011 horses are a cherished symbol of the West and they are kept by many as beloved pets and family members and celebrated in literature TV and movies Almost everyone associates with horses whether it is a pony ride as a child or watching old classic movies Horses are not only popular in media but also in huge industries in the United States Through horse racing rodeos horse shows or pleasure horses have created an industry Han 2 that is prominent throughout the country Horses have played a large role in American culture and the slaughter of them would contradict that culture However despite initial reservations many Americans may agree that the slaughter of horses is better than alternatives According to Julliand 2016 it is legal to slaughter horses in the United States but since the inspectors do not get paid the meat is not allowed for sale Therefore slaughterhouses slaughter the horses for free In the United States there are two ways that horses are turned into meat One is for horses to be euthanized by a veterinarian or die of natural causes after which the owner can arrange for the carcass to be rendered into animal feed The second way horses are turned into food is the typical slaughterhouse procedure Euthanasia is a humane method of ending an animal s life Horse slaughter is far from humane it is a terrible and painful death These horses are transported for long periods of time without food water or rest In addition while being slaughtered horses endure a very painful and frightening process According to Burghart 2009 animals on the way to slaughterhouses are herded into a kill chute where they are stunned with a blast of carbon dioxide into their brains and then slit in the throat This



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