Horse Slaughter - Veterinarian Medical Association (AVMA) a...

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The Repercussions of the Elimination of Horse Slaughter Horses, if not sent to slaughter, would be either absorbed into the industry or euthanazied. Currently, horses have a total impact on the US Gross Domestic Product of $112.1 BILLION, including $25.3 Billion direct and 86.8 Billion indirect, according to the American Horse Council . Should slaughterhouses close, the rendering industry would have a strong economic reason to start processing horses again, thus providing more jobs throughout the US, not just in Texas. Proponents of slaughter argue that it is done humanely. A pneumatic device shoots a stream of air or a retractable bolt into the animal's brain, rendering it unconscious, before the throat is cut. The American
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Unformatted text preview: Veterinarian Medical Association (AVMA) a supporter of horse slaughter, contradicts itself in its public thesis on humane euthanasia. The American Horse Council (AHC), supposedly representing the "horse industry", states, "… leading equine veterinary and regulatory organizations such as the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the USDA have experts who make professional recommendations and enforce regulations, ensuring that horses destined for human consumption are treated humanely and with dignity.” ( The Horse Magazine )...
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This note was uploaded on 03/09/2010 for the course MARB 1000 taught by Professor Hayes during the Spring '07 term at Texas A&M University-Galveston.

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