Horse slaughter: did you know?

October 3, 2007 at 8:00 pm (frightening things) (, , , )

Horse slaughterhouses have been closed in the states, but the horses saved here are routinely sent to Mexico where they’re tortured before they’re killed.

The lucky ones arrive dead. Many of the others come in “fractured, battered and bruised,” said José Cuellar, the plant’s veterinarian.

No one disputes that slaughter-bound horses have it far worse today than before U.S. courts, upholding state bans, ended horse slaughter at two plants in Texas earlier this year and at the nation’s single remaining one in Illinois on Sept. 21.

Lower in fat than beef and sweeter, too, horsemeat is considered a delicacy in places like France, Belgium, Switzerland, Japan and Russia.

And sometimes they’re sold as beef.

Via the Ethicurean.


1 Comment

  1. middleXeast said,

    I go vegan.

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