Horse Slaughter in Mexico

What really happens when the mustangs and the other horses end up in Mexico?

Watch and see!

Undercover Footage of U.S. Horses Exported to Mexico for Slaughter

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12 thoughts on “Horse Slaughter in Mexico

  1. This makes me absolutely sick! I am ferious! how the hell can we ban slaughter on horses here in america and then to turn around and transprot them to the horrific hands of the Mexican’s and Canadian’s to do it! What the hell is wrong w/ America! Stop transporting the poor horses to Canada and Mexico at once!!! What kind of people are these! They need to come to Jesus!

  2. Thank you for writing about this gruesome topic. It’s not an easy subject, but extremely important to help make public knowledge. To those who haven’t, please watch the posted video from HSUS.

    John Blackburn, AIA

  3. Horse slaughter is a cruel and barbaric practice. It needs to be stopped immediately. NO horse deserves to suffer and die that kind of death! And what is wrong with those Mexicans? How can they cheer when a horse is stabbed? What is wrong with their government? How can they regulate such treatment? What is wrong with our government-how can they allow our horses to suffer such abuse ? I’ve contacted my representatives and asked that they pass laws to prevent the exportation and slaughter of our horses. Everyone that cares about these beautiful animals should , too.

  4. I appreciate the fact that people continue to rage and fight against the cruelty and injustice throughout. We are responsible through our personal choices and abilities to make the changes that we are able – through legal methods as well as through calls. letters and blogging.
    My thanks to all whom support these endeavors.

    with love and light Katie

  5. I BET YOU DIDN’T SEE ANY COVERAGE OF THIS IN THE HORSE INDUSTRY MEDIA:

    On August 8, 2008, the founder and president of the National Black Farmers Association, Dr. John W. Boyd, Jr. testified before the House Committee considering H.R. 6598, the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act that would ban the interstate shipment and export of American horses for slaughter for human consumption. In doing so, this fourth generation farmer, representing 94,000 American black farmers, announced the partnership of the NBFA with the Animal Welfare Institute formed in June, 2008 to provide homes for the horses that the AHC and the pro-slaughter lobbyists claim are “unwanted” and that the only humane alternative to them being abandoned in droves to starve to death is to ship them thousands of miles to be slaughtered.

    “Project Wanted Horse” will ensure that horses rescued by equine protection organizations, from the slaughter pipeline, or from an abusive situation are placed on farms operated by NBFA’s 94,000 members across the country. AWI will oversee the placement of horses with NBFA members. Each placed animal will be accompanied by a legally binding contract, ensuring quality lifetime care and that they will not be resold only to end up on the path to slaughter.

    Details available in the Del Camino blog, and the Del Camino website page where horse people doing smart things to help senior horses are honored.
    http://www.delcaminoequestrian.com

    Please let anyone involved in horse rescue, or anyone considering taking their horse to auction as a last resort know about this excellent alternative.

    Thank you!

  6. I think that equine slaughter should not be banned. It is an ugly, but needed option. If we are not satisfied with the standards for equine slaughter plants we can revise them, but banning equine slaughter may be even worse than properly regulating it. If we cannot slaughter horses because it is inhumane, why then are we allowed to slaughter beef, swine, poultry, etc? If there is a difference in the regulations then let’s change them. Exporting the slaughter to another country is the worst option. We have no control over how the horses are treated there, and the transport is much longer/cruel in most cases. That being said, let’s look at what can happen if equine slaughter is banned altogether. Many horses, old and young, sick and healthy alike, will be starved to death…slowly. Others will be set free, and possibly hit by cars. Some owners cannot afford to pay for euthanasia and rendering/creamation. They will come up with their own methods of disposal, none of which are as humane as captive bolt. I have read an approximation of the yearly costs of caring for the unwanted horse population, with euthanasia being around $18 million dollars/year, and caring for them would be around $160 million dollars/year. I think regulating the US slaughter plants is the best option for these unwanted horses.

    • Brandy,

      I whole-heartedly agree with what you had to say. I am so glad that someone can think about this problem rationally. I am writing a research paper on the subject of the horse slaughter ban and am trying to prove why it should be lifted. I would like to use what you had to say in my paper if that is ok with you. It is for a high school class so only my teacher and parents will see it but I think what you said will really help me prove my case.

      Thanks so much,

      Bronya

  7. Anyone who says a word about this practice must first watch the whole whole damned process. Maybe your faithful servant has turned up lame, or has grown old and is no longer able to support your ass over a fence anymore, but sure as hell doesn’t deserve what happens to thrown away horses. You sell to auctions, you are giving a passport to Mexico. You think this is ok? Just watch. Click on a link viewing a kill shoot in Mexico and then decide. If you think it’s ok to eliminate “excess” horses after viewing this. I suggest you buy your big butt a motorcycle and stay clear of sentient creatures as noble as the horse. You aren’t worthy.

    This is the most gracious and reserved I can force myself to be. Remember; horse ownership is a luxury, not a necessity! It is a priviledge and they are partners, not mechanical parts.

  8. Hey! A blogger named laughing wolf sent me your way, and i am looking for a charity to donate to who helps RESCUE wild horses.
    Can you possibly give me a direction? a place to look?
    11sorrow@gmail.com
    thank you so much for your time!
    Sorrow

  9. I own 2 horses and love them with all my heart! After seeing the slaughtering of the horses that are sold at auctions and trucked to Mexico and Canada makes me very upset! Why don’t they do something about this NOW!This has been going since 2008, come on, how many more of these innocent beautiful horses have a die?All they have to do is pass a bill, SIGN IT ALREADY AND GET WITH IT!Stop these killbuyers from going to the auctions and taking our horses to slaughter.

  10. WELL BRANDY YOU ARE WRONG WE DON’T NEED HORSE SLAUGHTERING HERE OR ACROSS THE BORDER THERE ARE WAYS AROUND THIS WHEN A HORSE GETS TO OLD TO RIDE THE VET CAN PUT THEM DOWN, WHEN THE HORSE IS LAME AND CANNOT BE RIDDEN THE VET CAN PUT THEM DOWN, WHY SHOULD WE SUPPORT SOMEONE ELSE’S DINNER TABLE AND FEED THEM THIER HORSE MEAT LET THEM KILL THIER OWN HORSES. ON THEIR OWN SIDE OF THE BORDER I AM TIRED OF SUPPORTING THEM WITH OUR HORSES AND JUST THINK HORSE DEALERS AND HORSE NAPPERS ARE SELLING THEM JUST TO MAKE MONEY AND THEY DON’T CARE IF THAT HORSE BELONGS TO A LITTLE BOY OR GIRL OR NOT, THEY DON’T HAVE FEELINGS JUST GREED..

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