The fate of UK race horses
Thousands of race horses in the UK that are either too old or too
injured to continue racing have the same fate: slaughtered for human
In France horse meat is considered gourmet food and animal welfare
organizations are informing the public of the brutal practice of
slaughtering horses and demanding race horses to be sent to sanctuaries.
Sadly, these horses could live an average of 30 years, but according to
statistics, they are killed before they turn five.
While this practice is not illegal, it is kept as secret as possible:
rarely seen and rarely talked about. An undercover investigation by The
Observer, found that the number of race horses sent to slaughter every
year without any consideration to their needs and suffering is
appallingly high. The article exposes in great detail the insensitivity
of breeders and owners, the profit made of their meat, the treatment of
horses as simple commodities and the ignorance of the public on this
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The exploitation of horses for human entertainment and pleasure has
been exposed, not only in the UK but all over the world. Horses are
magnificent animals that have been companions and helpers for humans
throughout history. God calls us to treat all creatures with compassion
and respect in obedience to our Creator. The media has exposed the horse
meat industry and the public cannot claim ignorance anymore. Violence,
cruelty and greed should be opposed.
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