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On Closing US Horse Slaughter Plants - Zer Netmouse
March 20th, 2008
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On Closing US Horse Slaughter Plants
My friend blue_lucy is studying to become a veterinarian. She made a post today about horse slaughtering, and how, as far as she's seen, closing the US horse slaughter plants have actually made both living and slaughter conditions worse for horses here, as older horses get ignored or abandoned instead of slaughtered, or shipped to Mexico to be slaughtered where the humanitarian laws of the US do not apply.

But don't just read my summary. I convinced her to make her comments public so you can read them here.

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From:atdt1991
Date:March 20th, 2008 03:00 pm (UTC)
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But don't just take my word for it!

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From:dd_b
Date:March 20th, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC)
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Sounds like a classic failure to think things through; what did they *expect* people to do? Had they even thought about it?
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From:kickaha
Date:March 20th, 2008 08:11 pm (UTC)
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Unfortunately, it's a rampant issue.

"We're against [foo] so let's ban it!" -> [foo] goes underground, or to a less regulated area, and becomes *worse*.

Banning an action rarely ends up with the intended consequences, and is usually just a poorly thought out NIMBY response. Once it's invisible to the people who originally didn't like it... they stop caring about it happening.
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From:arkaycee
Date:March 20th, 2008 11:09 pm (UTC)
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or shipped to Mexico to be slaughtered where the humanitarian laws of the US do not apply.


Fuck. Extraordinary rendition even for horses now.
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