America’s little dirty secret
God calls us to have compassion over all his creation and to take
care of it as if He was doing it. He entrusted it to us. Here in the US
we think it’s OK to abuse some animals and eat (cows, pigs, chickens)
while excluding them from our circle of compassion. On the other hand,
horses are not seen as food unlike in Europe and Japan.
The phrase “America’s dirty little secret” refers to the slaughtering
of horses in the US, whose meat is then shipped overseas. We, Christian
vegetarians, would like to see the compassion toward horses, extended to
the rest of the animals.
The following article describes the efforts of animal advocate groups
coupled with the opinion of the majority of Americans in order to stop
this cruelty. On July 25 a congressional hearing took place to address
this issue and to consider legislation that would make the exportation
of horse meat illegal.
To read the full article please visit
Your question and comments are welcome