PETA supports the new law that allows the US to slaughter horses for their meat and eat them?
The reason PETA supports the law, for now, is that just because it was illegal to slaughter horses in the US, it wasn't like ranchers were just going to not kill their horses anymore.
They would ship them in tractor trailers extremely long distances to Canada or Mexico to be slaughtered there. So horses were being forced to stand for hours with little to no food or water.
"No one wants to see any horse killed for meat or to turn a fast buck, and PETA has always had concerns about the suspension of US slaughter, since it meant more suffering for these sensitive animals, not less.
What we feared would happen did: Rather than have a change of heart and stop killing horses, greedy ranchers who deal in horse flesh simply jammed their “commodities” into tractor trailers and hauled the frightened animals hundreds of miles to Canada and Mexico – a journey most did not have to face before – to terrifying deaths in slaughterhouses there."
Okay. We understand now.
If horses are going to be killed anyway, it's best that they don't suffer before they die.
Still sad though.
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