The Politics of Hypocricy: Horse Slaughter

A Vegan in the World

So, I’ve been hearing a lot about the proposed horse slaughter plant in New Mexico these past few days, and a lot of that is because U.S. District Judge Christina Armijo has decided that she will make a decision on the legality of opening said plant by the end of October, which is, in legal terms, working at the speed of light.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I understand that the current treatment of horses after they have lived their “useful” lifespan is terrible, and that is one of the primary arguments fin favor of allowing horse slaughter in the US, that it will give horse owners an option for ending their horses’ lives in a “humane” way that does not involve shipping them to Canada and/or  Mexico for slaughter. Right now many many horses that go through this terrible process are in terrible shape when they leave their homes…

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