The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) had done research and found that 80% of Americans are opposed to the slaughter of horses on US soil with the intent to eat them.
The research was a nationwide survey that showed that these Americans were from all different places and backgrounds.
And they all felt the same way.
Horse slaughter is wrong.
The ASPCA said:
"The overwhelming majority of Americans are not just against horse slaughter but are intensely opposed to this cruel practice. As more people learn that we are allowing our horses to be shuttled off to a gruesome death all for the sake of foreign gourmands, they are outraged and opposition for this grisly act is growing.
Anyone who has been to the movies lately knows the price horses have paid by carrying us to war, building our nation, and serving our entertainment and companionship needs. Americans have a responsibility to protect these intelligent, sensitive animals from being butchered."
Not only do we love horses in general and respect them for the fact that they helped us build this country, they can also suffer greatly in the slaughter house.
Biologically, horses aren't easily stunned so they are often alive and fully conscious when they are killed.
It's good to know that people at the ASPCA are working tirelessly to make horse slaughter banned once again in the US.
And with so much public support, hopefully a permanent ban is in the near future.