Shockingly, not everyone thinks this is a good idea."We can document untold numbers of abandoned starving horses. That absolutely is occurring for one reason and one reason only and that is we do not allow humane slaughtering of horses in the United States today," Sacia said.
- Rep. Jim Sacia
But Gail Vacca with the Illinois Equine Humane Center said that's just an excuse.Sacia has also proposed a clause that would charge the horse slaughterhouses a $25 fee for each filly they fillet. The money would go toward expanding rescue and care operations for mistreated horses.
Via MyFox Illinois, again:
Vacca said many of the supporters of horse slaughter are looking for an easy solution to a complicated problem.
"With the responsible horse owner, 99 percent of us already humanely euthanize our horses. So it's a very small percentage of horses that have irresponsible owners that are proponents of slaughter because it's an easy out for them."