From the Anti-Fur Society:
Extreme brutality is used in slaughtering horses in Mexico – in particular the Market of San Bernabe.Â Horses – former pet horses – young, old, sick, healthy, stolen, pregnant mares…none are sacred!Â Â Most people do not know the torture inflicted upon these intelligent creatures.Â It is the ultimate betrayal to those which so trust and love us.Â
"A brief description of the horse slaughter in Mexico’s San Bernabe: â€˜The American mare swung her head frantically when the door to the kill box shut, trapping her inside. A worker jabbed her in the back with a small knife seven, eight, nine times. Eyes wild, she lowered her head and raised it as the blade punctured her body around the withers, again and again. At the 10th jab, she fell to the floor of this Mexican slaughterhouse, bloodied and paralyzed but not yet dead. She would lie there two minutes before being hoisted upside down from a chained rear leg so her throat could be slit and she could bleed to death.’"Â Â
For more information, please click here and watch the video below and at the following links to see the suffering Mexican and U.S. horses endure before becoming delicacies overseas.
The San Bernabe Market is located in Almoloya de Juarez, in the State of Mexico. Almoloya de Juarez is a small "town", with a population of around 135,000 people. The State of Mexico holds 25% ofÂ theÂ population in Mexico (country), that is why itÂ isÂ one of the most important and powerfulÂ statesÂ of the Mexican Republic. Taking advantage of its natural resources, such as rivers, forests, typical gastronomy, the Government of the State of Mexico, is launching tourism campaigns, saying, would you like to visit this State? They start by going to the San Bernabe Market whereÂ one can buyÂ typical food,Â vegetables,Â among other things. It is a very well known place of reunion for the Almoloya de Juarez inhabitantsÂ and for theÂ livestock farmers. It is where horses, mules and donkeys are slaughtered in the most brutal manner possible.
Also, in clandestine slaughterhouses, all over Mexico, donkeys, mules and horses are killed by hitting them on their heads with a hammer.
There are only two official slaughterhouses for horses in Mexico, controlled by the Secretariat of Agriculture and Livestock (SAGARPA), in Fresnillo, State of Zacatecas and Jerez, State of Zacatecas.Â In these slaughterhouses the animals die less violently.Â
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Please write or call members of Congress and urge them to pass the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, H.R. 503/S.B. 311 to stop the sale and transport of American horses across state lines and U.S. borders for slaughter for human consumption. Click here for more information and how you can reach members of Congress.
This is the only way to stop the horrifically cruel slaughter of American horses.
Click here for more on the Anti-Fur Society’s struggle to stop the brutality to horses, donkeys and mules in Mexican slaughterhouses.