NO TO HORSE-SLAUGHTERING
Horses are naturally inquisitive and highly sensitive animals, just walk up to a horse with a peppermint in your pocket and watch how he or she will nuzzle you to give up that sweet treat! Now imagine the same horse standing in the death queue of a slaughterhouse, smelling fear all around and hearing the horse in front frantically fighting for its life. Horses are intelligent, free spirited creatures, it is certain that this frightening end to their lives is traumatic in the extreme, but what follows is nothing less than a tragedy. Whilst hanging by their hooves upside down, horses are bled and dismembered, often still conscious. This practice has no place in a caring society. Through history the horse has given us so much pleasure and service, we should not be treating our trusting friends in this cruel, dispassionate way.