Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Which Is Worse: China Massacring 50,000 Dogs Or U.S. Massacring 90,000 Horses?: Group Raises Awareness Again To Horse Slaughter

As an aside, a good question for some, but logically, they’re both incredibly bad. Neither is worse.

I applaud their efforts to raise awareness to horse slaughter. See our stories on horse slaughter at:

See our stories on the Chinese dog slaughter at:

You’ll see below how you can help prevent horse slaughter for food. Start by going to:


Which is Worse: China Massacring 50,000 Dogs or U.S. Massacring 90,000 Horses?

GLENVILLE, PA – Americans were outraged by recent media reports from Shanghai, China of the killing 50,000 dogs to stop rabies. But where’s the outrage over the killing of nearly twice as many American horses to be eaten by the French, Belgiums and Asians?

The five-day massacre began after three people died of rabies. Dogs being walked were taken from their owners and beaten to death. Other killing teams entered villages at night creating noise to get dogs barking, and then beat dogs to death.

In America “killer buyers” purchase horses, including retired thoroughbreds, beat them to death in killer pens in broad daylight, and ship them to meat processing plants in the U.S. to be sold overseas as horseflesh to be eaten.

“The dog massacre was widely discussed on the Internet, with both legal scholars and animal rights activists criticizing it as crude and cold-blooded. The World Health Organization said more emphasis needed to be placed on prevention,” reported USA Today on August 1, 2006.

“But who is talking about the shameful, horrid slaughter of American horses merely to satisfy the appetites of foreigners,” asks Jo Deibel, President of the Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc. “Why are we so outraged about the massacre of dogs yet are not outraged by the massacre of horses which not only are loved by so many but are an important part of our nation’s history and heritage?”

Angel Acres’s prime mission is to encourage the adoption by responsible owners of these beautiful horses whose only shortcoming is that they can no longer race at full speed. Deibel feeds, shelters and provides veterinary care for rescued horses until they are adopted.

Because of this shocking treatment of American racehorses, Deibel quit her job in Maryland to move to Pennsylvania where she founded Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue. Most horse rescue havens in the U.S. are operated by concerned individuals like Deibel who depend upon public support to continue.

Persons may go to to learn how to adopt a horse or how to sponsor a horse by paying for its upkeep until it can be adopted.

Angel Acres Horse Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit rescue dedicated to saving horses bound for slaughter for human consumption. Angel Acres also assists in cases of neglect and abuse. Thoroughbreds are rescued from kill pens and adopted into loving homes.

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