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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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Angela

This is awful and needs to stop! It's cruel and completely unnecessary!

Cherie L M cGee

Inhuman awful

Clifford Baste

This is about money! Please do not kill these beautiful animals!

Debbie Ouellette

This makes me very sick to my stomach. Horses are beautiful compassionate animals and should not be slaughtered and butchered to death just so people can profit from it. Think of the poor horses and what they have to go through. They deserve to live and be happy. Please stop this immediately and dont allow it. It is Animal Cruelty and is inhumane.

TEE'D OFF

WE SHOULD BAN MEXICANS FROM THE US! SEE HOW THEY LIKE NOT BEING FREE.

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