Horses sent to Korea-what happens to them

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Ziggypop
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Fri May 03, 2019 8:44 am

I know PETA is extremely controversial in the industry. But sometimes they have exposed what we all fear-brutal abuse of our horses. This time it is the horrors of US horses and the largest slaughter house in Korea.

If you dare. https://investigations.peta.org/south-k ... 595#action
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Thu May 09, 2019 9:40 pm

Funny how the advertising hype can make it sound so appealing. It isn't what the pictures are saying.
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Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:27 pm

Once they are done with them they are slaughtered. They have no sentimentality there. I think some or maybe most of the well known stallions are pensioned but the rest no... Very few of the racers make it to the breeding shed there. I would hate to have one of my racing prospects get bought by them. At least their records are open and you can track what happens to them.
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Flanders
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Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:28 pm

I'm not for horses being treated poorly or cruelly. However, I don't see what is done different there than here. You can't act like thousands upon thousands of US horses aren't slaughtered every year for meat. Also because its culturally unacceptable to eat horse meat in the US doesn't make it inherently wrong. Its culturally unacceptable to eat pigs or cows in other places of the world. People need to stop acting like the world is black and white. There are grey areas. Unfortunately eating horses falls into that category.

Every year, around 1,200 horses are killed in South Korean slaughterhouses

Every year, around 100,000 horses from the US are shipped to slaughterhouses in the US and Canada.

Do you see a problem here??? The place that finds it culturally okay to slaughter horses barely slaughters any. While the place that finds it wrong, is the place that slaughters 100% more???
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Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:02 am

Flanders wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:28 pm
People need to stop acting like the world is black and white. There are grey areas.
Amen to this like a billion times over and in every facet of life. Sincerely.
Back to the current facet this post from another thread might be well paced here: https://www.thoroughbredchampions.com/f ... 98#p212498
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