According to the USDA, the two slaughter plants in Texas killed 49,235 horses in 2003 for human consumption and about 20,000 horses were transported to Canada and Mexico for slaughter. The Humane Society states that (horse) slaughter … is a brutal and terrifying end for horses.
The Animal Welfare Institute says we have “Betrayed our Equine Ally”.
It is sad that the human race brutally kills horses for meat to eat. It would be kinder to euthanize these horses rather than send these beautiful animals to such a vicious death by stabbing or electric shock in Mexico.