Stop The Slaughter! Essay

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Horses are being inhumanely slaughtered! Tens of thousands of horses are being slaughter each year. This is far too many deaths, the slaughtering needs to stop.
Horses that get slaughtered are often someone’s pet. It often doesn’t matter whether the horses are young or old. They are slaughtered for their meat, their mane, or their hooves to make glue. Its understandable that some of these items are needed in everyday life, but there slaughterhouses are very inhumane! These horses have talent. “Some have been in races, some have been in shows, some have been pets, some are young and others are old. Almost all horses qualify for the slaughterhouse(“Keep American Horses Safe From Slaughter”). ...view middle of the document...

It’s a proven fact! “Horseback riding gently and rhythmically moves the rider's body in a manner similar to a human gait. Riders with physical disabilities often show improvement in flexibility, balance and muscle strength(”Equine Therapy”). Horse have such a big impact on our health. They’ve helped us through a lot over the years, and we are standing by watching them be killed, inhumanely handled,and abused. For what? That’s a good question. There are groups that are against the horse slaughter and have been working to save the lives of horses. You can look them up online and find some near you.
Some people believe that horse slaughter is okay because people eat horse meat, and we use different parts of horses to make other things. The horse hair is used for the violin bows, we make glue out of horse hooves, and people eat the horse meat, all of this is true. “The problem with this is, most glue factories have stopped using horse hooves to make their glue. They’ve found a better additive to make the glue, there are very few places that...

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