Why we're here

We are taking a stand against horse slaughter returning to the US and are striving to stop the transportation of horses to other countries for slaughter. Some of us are working in those other countries as well.

We are taking this stance as Pagans and Heathens, at a time when it seems some have decided that eating slaughtered horse meat in ritual is somehow cool, edgy and "ancestral." Therefore we want to show that that minority does not represent all of the Pagan and Heathen communities. Many of us worship Horse Deities, many of us are horse people who may see our horses as sacred charges who we care for to honor these Deities. Not by killing but by striving to give them good lives.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Horse Slaughter, An Unnecessary Evil

I figured I'd start this off by offering links to two very valuable papers regarding why horse slaughter must be stopped. The first is Horse Slaughter, An Unnecessary Evil by Raymond Goydon and Stephen Kindel for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. 

The Relationship Between Abuse to Slaughter by John Holland focuses on the strawman argument that slaughter is needed or there would be more horse abuse. It's actually quite the opposite.

Please remember, the horses most likely to go to slaughter are the young and healthy, primarily products of over breeding for PMU or "quantity over quality" breeding practices, as well as the racing industry and others considering relatively young horses to be discardable.