horse slaughter

7:53 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Horse Slaughter Divides Horse Lovers

The Hilltop Saddle Club, established in 1944, is the oldest African American saddle club in the nation. Most members of the group oppose horse slaughter.
Frank Morris KCUR

Most Americans don’t eat horse meat, and they don’t like the idea of horses being slaughtered, but a handful of investors are struggling to restart a horse slaughter industry in the United States.

They argue that slaughter would be good for the horse business, and more humane than the current situation. The issue cleaves horse owners into two camps: one that views horses as pets, and another that see them as livestock.

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Harvest Public Media
1:57 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Drugged-Up Horsemeat From U.S. Showing Up In Europe

Silky Shark, a racehorse that earned over $100,000 during his racing career, was later slaughtered and exported to the European Union as food.
Ken Terpenning

Silky Shark was a beautiful animal and a successful race horse. Over the course of his career he earned over $100,000 for his Kentucky owner.

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