Last month, a YouTube video was uploaded depicting horse slaughter activities in a Russian slaughterhouse. This video quickly established itself as excruciatingly intense, graphic and best-not-viewed content due to the violence and torture of the horses. This particular video prompted a published on-line petition that attempts to both draw attention and to stop this insane cruelty.
This film was posted on February 26 titled “Russian Race Horses Brutally Slaughtered for Sausage”. It is marked appropriately with warnings of very graphic content. The description lists that the video contains extreme brutality committed against horses in Russia.
Needless to say, such abject inhumanity flies against all senses of decency.
The petition reads, in part, “This is the most inhuman act I have ever witnessed. Every horse slaughterhouse I’ve seen has been violently abusive but this is beyond comprehension.”
The petition can be found on Change.org. The accompanying letter is addressed to the Delegation of the European Union to Russia.
Thus far, there are nearly 9,800 signatures. The goal is to raise at least 20,000 signatures in support of this cause. Frankly, this goal should be easy to attain based on the unbelievable nature that prompted such a petition.
If you are not on top of the slaughter issue until you read this short article, the legislature in Oklahoma is moving to permit horse slaughter to resume in that state although horse meat cannot be sold in the US but, rather, will be exported for diners in Europe and Japan and China. Further, New Mexico is just a matter of short weeks away from opening the first slaughterhouse in the United States, provided the USDA approves inspectors for Valley Meat.
It is certain that the horse slaughter issue is being urged at all fronts and seemingly in most countries. Those of us with any feelings, whether against horse slaughter or the enforcement of humane processes during the slaughter process, must assure that protective methods are enforced at the very least. No self-respecting human being should idly stand by as this sort of brutality is committed on any animals.
Source: Digital Journal
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