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It became clear to this writer earlier in the afternoon that here it is, Dec. 16, and the poignant issue of horse slaughter has come up again in a shameful, serious, sad way. Shameful because it was only on Friday, Dec. 13 - on the very day Americans were honoring as the Day of the Horse - that the judge in the federal appeals court chose to lift the ban on domestic horse slaughter. Serious because the judge has given clear signal to a couple of horse slaughterhouses permitting them to commence the horse butchery in the United States, which by the way, the greater majority of Americans oppose. And sad because the animal welfare groups have not even had their day in court on their appeals; perhaps some construe this lifted ban on horse slaughter skewed to prejudicial rationale.

In any case, it seems to the writer that horses will pay the price with their lives.

On one hand, we honor and acknowledge the horses’ importance as a servant and status as a companion animal, and on the other hand, a horse is denigrated to livestock.

Dec. 13, 2013 is a miserable day for the horse. It will be remembered not as a day of Honor of the Horse. Instead, it is a day of condemnation of countless horses, none of which deserve death by slaughter.

The writer has compiled a list of horse slaughter-based articles authored during 2013. There are also many more articles for 2012 that are available but they are not listed. All of these articles were written to keep readers aware of the touchy subject of horse slaughter and its hotspots in the U.S.

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