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The fate of UK race horses

Thousands of race horses in the UK that are either too old or too injured to continue racing have the same fate: slaughtered for human consumption.

In France horse meat is considered gourmet food and animal welfare organizations are informing the public of the brutal practice of slaughtering horses and demanding race horses to be sent to sanctuaries. Sadly, these horses could live an average of 30 years, but according to statistics, they are killed before they turn five.

While this practice is not illegal, it is kept as secret as possible: rarely seen and rarely talked about. An undercover investigation by The Observer, found that the number of race horses sent to slaughter every year without any consideration to their needs and suffering is appallingly high. The article exposes in great detail the insensitivity of breeders and owners, the profit made of their meat, the treatment of horses as simple commodities and the ignorance of the public on this matter.

To read the full article please visit http://feeds.britainnews.net/?rid=4b446ed011addec0&cat=fad6c6ce3bc72160&f=1 

The exploitation of horses for human entertainment and pleasure has been exposed, not only in the UK but all over the world. Horses are magnificent animals that have been companions and helpers for humans throughout history. God calls us to treat all creatures with compassion and respect in obedience to our Creator. The media has exposed the horse meat industry and the public cannot claim ignorance anymore. Violence, cruelty and greed should be opposed.

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