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    Default Outcry Over Shocking Video at UK Horse Slaughter Plant

    Article has no graphic photos. There is a link to the YouTube video which is very graphic. I doubt many CotHers are going to look at it, but it does convey why there is such outrage.

    http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/397/315631.html
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    It's disgusting that people will do things so cruel all in the name of speed, to get it done quicker, so they can be greedier.
    3 horses in a kill box at once. Horse hung from leg while not stunned, so it fights to upright itself...
    Horses can ke killed humanely, but I don't believe they can be in a situation where their profits are based on doing as many as possible in a short period of time.


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    Honestly, half of the video I couldn't even tell what was going on and/or what was cruel or barbaric (not because it wasn't, but because of darkness or shadows). Yes, yes, I saw the horrible stuff. I'm not overloooking that. I'm just saying that parts of it I didn't "get". I don't suppose the death of any animal looks attractive or pleasant. I know that even cows and pigs are "processed" in such large numbers in the US that not all of them experience a humane death, like jetsmom said, it's all about speed and profits.

    I think the point is that welfare laws are in place there, and that the video indicates that they are being broken. I hope this means more oversight and a more humane end for the animals in the future.



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