The equine slaughter industry has long been a controversial issue in many countries. Some argue that it is necessary to control the population of unwanted horses and to provide a source of meat for human consumption, while others oppose it on the grounds of animal welfare and ethical concerns. In recent years, there has been a growing movement to ban equine slaughterhouses, with several countries passing legislation to prohibit the practice. In this essay, we will explore the arguments for and against the equine slaughter house ban, and its potential impact on the horse industry and the wider community.
Equine Slaughter House Ban
While propositions against horse slaughtering have been forwarded by various animal advocates, it has been claimed as a necessity by some horse owners and breeders. This speech will debate whether horse slaughterhouses are a kind of profit or it’s an evil act that must be banned.
According to the news, it has been found that the federal ban on horse slaughtering has been supported by around seventy percent of people. In 2009, horse slaughterhouses with human consumption motives had no primary existence in the U.S. However; recently there is a federal bill pending that requests for an immediate ban on these slaughterhouses and also requests for probation of the transportation of live horses for slaughter purposes.
While this specific federal bill is waiting to be passed, horse slaughtering is being considered by various states in the U.S. In response to this federal bill request, a Montana Bill with reference to Montana law was also requested in 2009 that focused on the protection of owners of horse slaughterhouses. However, this bill is still pending in Tennessee.
Horse slaughtering is perceived as a necessity by some people. There are not enough horse sanctuaries. Unlike unwanted cats and dogs, unwanted horses cannot be accommodated in animal shelter homes. Payment is not usually made for the process in which plants are rendered, and horses are further converted into industrial products and fertilizers. Disposing the horse to a rendering plant is indeed quite costly.
It is argued some people that alternatives to the slaughtering of houses are abandonment and neglect. It has also been argued by various proponents of horse slaughtering that equal treatment must be given to horses as it is given to chickens, pigs, and cows and there is no valid reason that they must not be slaughtered for purposes of human consumption.
The killing of animals especially with the motive of food consumption is strictly opposed by animal rights. However, various arguments are present that are applied to horses. For horse breeding, profits and prices are increased by horse slaughter. Fewer horse breeding will take place, in case of the absence of disposing of unwanted horses.
According to the news, the horse business is also being rejected by some of the ranchers, as the prices of horse meat declined vigorously due to the opening of slaughterhouses. It is a firm belief of various Americans that horses are kind special animals and instead of perceiving them as simply livestock, they must be treated as companion animals.
Abandonment and neglect have not increased on the closing of slaughterhouses. According to the Global Fund for Horses, in 1998 the slaughterhouses for horses were banned in California. Since then, no upraise in abuse cases have been witnessed. Along with this, a decline has been witnessed following the band. Within 4 years, the Cavel slaughterhouse was closed, and a prominent decline in neglect and/or abuse cases was witnessed.