Animal Writes
4 April 2001 Issue
Horse Slaughter for Consumption Abroad

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I found out that an animal abuse that I thought was a thing of the distant past is continuing unabated all across this country. It is truly America's "Dirty Little Secret" and an American Disgrace. 2 1/2 million have died since 1986. All the lower 48 states are actively involved in this slaughter pipeline.

Last year over 90,000 American horses, some very young and many who were stolen, were transported thousands of miles stacked like stacks of wood in cattle cars under inhumane conditions to four equine slaughterhouses in the US or to butcher shops in Canada. About 2 million pounds of American horse meat was shipped to Europe as a gourmet "delicacy." Since 1986 2.5 million American horses have been destroyed and the meat exported. The USDA has been ineffectual and current state laws are
impractical and unenforceable as evidenced by the rise in this problem.

I have written proposals for Federal laws prohibiting the interstate and international transport of horses for slaughter; and a ban on the export of any horse meat and horse byproducts. If interested in these proposals and research, please let me know and I will provide it. Public education is paramount. I am submitting it to my two US Senators and Congressman. The only way this Horse Holocaust will stop is with Federal legislation. All the Best to You and Yours, Dr. D

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