Is this right?
In the book Animal Right by Gregory Lee, he said, “Ever since humans realized their power over animals, they have treated animals as things. Since they were not human, people believed they could not think.” (pg. 8-9) This however is not true, animals do think. Horses for example are very intelligent animals. While these are very smart animals they are not always treated right by some people. Two of the main concerns animal activists have are neglect or abuse and slaughter.
Owner neglect is a big problem. This is when the owner no longer takes care of the animal. Owners are responsible for feeding the horse, veterinary care, hoof care, and exercise. This all may be expensive and time consuming but it needs done. When these are not done it can cause a horse great harm. Without exercise, food and veterinary care a horse can get very sick. They need their shots and they need their hoofs trimmed and taken care of.
Now on to physical abuse, physical abuse is when the animal is hit or mistreated. This can include using whips wrong, using sharp spurs, and tying the animal so they cannot move. Whips and spurs can be used but you need to make sure they are the right kind and not dangerous to the horse. Spurs should not be sharp. A correct spur has rounded points on it and will not cut the horse. Also when tying a horse up for any reason it should not be for a long period of time and if you do need to tie a horse up you should use a knot called the quick-release knot. This is described in the book Riding and Pony Care by Rosie Dickins and Gill Harvey.
The steps to this are very cruel. First these horses are bought at an auction and loaded on to a trailer that is made for cows. Then they are shipped for often hours on end without food or water. When they get to their destination they are unloaded in to small pens. When it comes time for them to be slaughtered they are forced down a narrow passage to the “killing room.” From here one by one they are...