Can you see the John Lyons quote on the picture above? It’s a pretty nice sentiment and I can get on board with it. I would guess most anti-slaughter advocates can relate to it as long as they actually believe in God. Guess what? I pulled it off our the Facebook page of our favorite slaughter supporting horse rescue, Willing Servants. Apparently the insight God granted Holy Theresa of Willing Servants is that the best way to treat and care for these `reflections’ is to torture, kill and eat them. I know none of these delusional fuckwits actually look at slaughter that way because they have come up with softer terms for what it is they want so badly. Harvesting, processing, and even humane euthanasia. I realize their ignorance and hypocrisy isn’t news and it seems to get less funny over time. What is news is that I’m so sick and tired of the whining these idiots do, I’m willing to make a compromise if they will just stfu and move on to something that I don’t care about. Seriously.
While I know the prices of euthanasia and burial/disposal that the slaughterphiles frequently quote are grossly exaggerated, I do appreciate that doing the right thing isn’t always cheap. Believe me, I know more about that than I want to, but I also consider that a part of owning a horse. Personally, we choose to bury or cremate our horses because it’s what we can live with. I don’t really judge anybody for how they choose to dispose of an animal after the fact. It really doesn’t make a difference to the animal and even after cremation, there is a significant amount of cremains to deal with. Since nearly all the players on both sides of this issue claim to be horse lovers and only wanting what is best for the animals while they are living, then why not compromise? Let’s bring back knacker trucks!
Back in the day, that’s how it was done if you didn’t process your own animals. You paid a nominal fee and a guy would come out and shoot your animal and either haul it away or process it for you. Since nobody wants to admit that they are into slaughter just because they like killing horses and watching them suffer, I think this would be a great compromise. Old Dobbin can live his days out in familiar surroundings and when his time comes, you call in the knacker and allow him the dignity of dying without fear and torture. Even though it’s not an option I would ever choose, I could get on board with it if it meant no slaughter houses and no shipping across state lines or international boarders for slaughter. Surely if you can’t afford a couple hundred bucks to make sure your beloved horse dies peacefully, you need to stick to gold-fish. Maybe that’s unfair to gold-fish too. Get a stuffed toy or something.
I realize my compromise is never going to be considered. As we all know, it’s all about the money and enabling backyard breeders and bottom feeding horse traders. God forbid we see little shops of horrors like Sugarcreek, Shipshewana and New Holland go out of business. How do we know this? Because slaughter is legal in most states. You can send a horse to slaughter right here on home soil. The problem is you can’t do it for human consumption and sale without a USDA inspection, so nobody is going to make money off it and open up a slaughter-house. This minority pocket of assholes, lead by the ever greedy and inappropriate Slaughterhouse Sue, want to mass slaughter horses at the expense of our beef, pork and poultry producers and the safety of the food on your dinner table. I guess the fact that this just isn’t an industry that is ever going to profit the majority of citizens doesn’t matter as long as Suey gets to see her `dream’ come to fruition and line her own pockets. There isn’t a shred of love for horses that factor into the equation.
Remember how the slaughterphiles keep telling us that slaughter is to save horses and stop the cruelty and neglect? It allegedly provides a way of dealing with unwanted and unsuitable horses. Horses that have no other value left in them but to end up on a dinner plate. Well, I’m sure most of you have read about Cactus Cafe and Canuki over the past year. They are two Thoroughbreds that raced at Beulah Park in Ohio, that were sold under shady circumstances and shipped to slaughter in Canada. (http://www.drf.com/news/canadian-slaughterhouse-firm-no-longer-accepting-thoroughbreds) The uproar over this resulted in at least one Canadian slaughter plant refusing to accept known Thoroughbreds any longer. Cactus Cafe and Canuki were both located at Viande Richelieu near St. Hyacinthe, Quebec in the kill pens ready to head to a dinner plate despite having been given banned drugs throughout their racing careers. Thanks to the hard work of several people, these two horses, in an unprecedented move, were recovered from the slaughter plant and sent to a rescue. Remember, that according to the IEBA, slaughter is a `humane’ way of dealing with unwanted and flawed horses. Seems that Cactus Cafe and Canuki were anything but unwanted as people went to great lengths to save them. Are they unsound and untrainable? Look at their recent pictures and decide for yourself if these were two horses that needed a dinner plate to give them value….