trueCOWBOYmagazine Sept/Oct 2014 - Page 31

Horse Slaughter in the USA By Laura Leigh Many Americans are still unaware that American horses are slaughtered for human consumption. Our horses cross our borders every single day and are brutally killed through a captive bolt supposedly stunning an animal before it’s throat is cut or literally being stabbed through the spinal cord and then hung upside down to have it’s throat cut. You constantly hear “belly aching” by those that over breed, or are looking for a way to make a greater profit off of America’s horses, that the “horse industry” is in trouble because Americans can’t slaughter horses. They claim that people are “forced” into starving or paying to euthanize a horse and this is “unfair.” It is also not the truth. Q