Not in Our Backyards: New Mexicans Reject Horse Slaughter

Friday, April 5, 2013 - 11:15am
Not in Our Backyards: New Mexicans Reject Horse Slaughter

When the news broke that New Mexico could be weeks away from opening a horse slaughter plant, our hearts went out not only to the horses who would fall victim to gruesome deaths, but also to the citizens of New Mexico. If the plant opens, New Mexico’s reputation will be blackened by its association with the incredible cruelty inherent to this grisly industry—and its citizens will be burdened by the economic peril, decline in property values, chronic environmental hazards and awful stench that horse slaughter plants bring to communities.

There is a broad consensus in this nation that horses should not be slaughtered for human consumption—and New Mexico is no exception. A new statewide poll shows that 70% of New Mexico voters are opposed to the slaughter of U.S. horses for human consumption and do not want a horse slaughter plant in their community. This strong opposition is represented across political parties, ethnicities and locations within the state.

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Fortunately, we have a chance to stand up for horses and communities like Roswell, New Mexico, that would be plagued by the resumption of horse slaughter in the United States. The ASPCA works closely with federal legislators and other advocacy groups in support of the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, a federal bill to ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption in the U.S. and their export for that purpose abroad. Please visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center to urge your U.S. senators and representative to support and cosponsor the SAFE Act.

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This should stop, for the horses' sake, and especially when 70% of the state's residents oppose this horrific slaughter.

Marie David

What the hell is wrong w/ the human race? Every non- human creature has lived and evolved into the beautiful life forms that are here now, have the absolute right to be here. New Mexico's citizens need to fight for the horses right to live! Humans r not GOD, stop playing w/ animal lives. U have no right to kill!!!! The horses and all other non- human species deserve RESPECT! U all who r for this disgusting act of killing, if u do believe in GOD, u r going to have to answer for this! Stop killing! U r not judge, jury & executioner!

Alesse Rios-Santiago

No animal deserves to die we should place ourselves in their position and see how it will feel to be slaughtered. They have no voice so we need to speak up for them. All animals want to live and we should let that happen.


No way! I am 32 years old and since i was 15 i am vegetarian!
I'm against any kind of, pigs, cows, chicken...all should live free!

MaryAnn Hebert

NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


This is cruel not need to kill horse leave them alone

Heidi Green

PLEASE SHOW SOME RESPECT FOR LIFE! Practice compassion and humanity in our society. Surely we're not that far gone.

Trina Grosse

Savage beasts....that what you'll be known as.


please dont kill horses they are beautiful pets.

William McCall

There is NO need for this! Why in the hell would ANYONE want to do this or work for a place like this? These creatures of God deserve BETTER than this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!