American Thoroughbred Horses Slaughtered in Japan – Please Send Email to National Thoroughbred Racing Association.

 

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Undercover Investigation Courtesy of PETA

Every year, hundreds of thoroughbreds from the U.S. are sold to stables in Japan, where 90 percent of all horses end up in slaughterhouses. In most Japanese slaughterhouses, horses meet a frightening death. They are killed, cut apart, and end up as food for dogs and humans.

During a PETA undercover investigation inside Japan’s largest horse slaughterhouse in Kumamoto, we captured video footage of a thoroughbred’s last minutes. The horse is sprayed with water before slaughter—frightened and uncertain about what is happening. He panics, and at one point, just before being killed, he slips out of his halter and escapes inside the slaughterhouse, only to be caught—and killed—minutes later.

Peta Undercover Investigation – Japan’s Largest Horse Slaughterhouse

 

As many as 20,000 horses were slaughtered in Japan in 2008, partly because of overbreeding of thoroughbreds in the U.S., where racehorses are exploited as disposable commodities. Tens of thousands of foals are produced each year for the greedy racing industry, but there is no plan for what to do with them when their racing days are over.

Even horseracing stars can end up in a slaughterhouse. Kentucky Derby winner Ferdinand was sold to a Japanese breeder and a few years later, when they were done with him, he was sold to slaughter. During our investigation in Japan, PETA also discovered that Derby and Preakness winners Charismatic and War Emblem are at breeding farms in Japan right now. With their useful breeding days winding down, where will they end up?

Please write to the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and ask it to urge its members to end the export of horses to Japan and implement limitations on the breeding of racehorses.  CLICK HERE TO SEND EMAIL.

PETA’s Investigation Inside Japanese Horse Slaughterhouse.

 

 

 

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19 thoughts on “American Thoroughbred Horses Slaughtered in Japan – Please Send Email to National Thoroughbred Racing Association.

  1. PLEASE STOP THIS HORRIC CRIMES BEING DONE TO THESE BEAUTIUL HORSES AND ALSO WITH THE DOGS AND CATS… BAN THE KILLING OF ALL… THEY ARE NOT MEANT TO BE IN THIS WORLD SO U CAN DO MONSTEROUS ACTS UPON THEM… YOU PREY ON THE VOICELESS AND DEFENSELESS,,, DO NOT DO THIS ANYMORE… U ALREADY COMMITTED ENOUGH HORRIFIC CRIMES…. TO ALL OUR ANIMALS…. U WILL BE PUNISHED FROM THESE ACTS,, LOOK IT JAPAN,,,,, U WILL BE NEXT… STOP THIS MADNESS IN UR COUNTRY, VERY SADISTIC CRIMES…. TRY TO EDUCATE U AND URSELF ON HOW ANIMALS ARE MEANT TO BE, AND THE BEAUTY OF ALL OF THEM…. U ARE BARBARIC MONSTERS FOR THESE ACTS… AS LONG AS U CONTINUE THIS,, I WILL MAKE SURE U ARE STOPPED UNTIL SOME SENSES COME TO U, WHAT IT IS TO RESPECT ALL ALL ALL,,,,, ANIMALS…. STOP… WE HAD ENOUGH,,, HOW WOULD U LIKE TO BE SLAUGHTERED LIKE U DO TO HORSES, DOGS , CATS,, ALL ALSO, EMBRYOS…. U ARE INSANE… PERIOD…. WAKE UP BEFORE KARMA, SOON WILL GET U ALL FOR UR NAZI BEHAVIOR….. KARMA…. ENOUGH EVIL FROM UR COUNTRY,,,,,, U ARE EVIL….. I WILL NEVER BUY AND TELL EVERYONE WHAT A SADISTIC COUNTRY U ARE……………….. U ARE……. STOP THIS NOW!!!!! EDUCATE URSELVES……

  2. This Is Totally Uncalled For Not Right Sick Sick Beon Words Leave Them Precious Horses And Baby’s Alone! How Do You Sleep At Night! Jodi Indiana

  3. These horses are also slaughtered in the USA. Besides we kill countless MILLIONS of cows and pigs for gluttony. What’s the difference?

  4. Japan does not know that these horses are filled with drugs??? They know they don’t care…Now I’m talking about the killers not the whole country and all the Japanese people because they are not all like that. Horse meat has worm med in it..which is toxic can cause cancer. Race horses have drugs are are very dangerous to humans and YOU are eating them your feeding your children pregnant woman take chases. The drugs do not go out of the meat….Deformed children, still born children, people with higher rate of cancer..Why they are doing this…Stop they are not live stock animals they are listed as pets and companions. This is not right and Japan has there own horses. No horse unless they are old half dying should go to slaughter. They are not Live Stock..Live stock are cared for in a different way … The wormer box tells you DO NOT USE IF HORSE IS GOING TO SLAUGHTER

  5. stop stop stop do not eat anything dog cat rabbit all…….

    i feel so bad stupid Japan you have eat for life or life for eat

  6. Luke Thomas, you clearly have never ridden a horse or had that special bond with a horse or any animal in fact. shame on u!! I cant believe that we have sick people in this world that dont have any remorse in doing something like this, breaks my heart! if only someone had enough money and heart to stop all this… i wouldnt touch horse meat if my life depended on it!! you ever owns that slaughter house needs to be taught a lesson!! thos people are sick

  7. Please help the horses from getting killed they don’t deserved from getting slaughter.
    Please end this horrific practice, these gorgeous creatures have served us throughout history, the last thing they deserve is to be treated in this way.

  8. This is why I do not support horse racing. These people that gather in their fine hats each year at the Kentucky Derby and pretend to love horses absolutely turn my stomach. They live in such a “pretend” world. They just ASSUME because these are expensive horses they are retired to a life of frolicking in a green pasture. And when you tell them about the horrors of horse slaughter, even the thoroughbreds, it’s always “I didn’t know”. It is harder and harder for me to be civil to such ignorance.

  9. what happens to the animals is horriable they give us their trust because we put our lif eon the lines every single time we tack up. Everytime a horse is admitted into becmoing a racing horse those people dont care abotu them only thing they see in that horse is MONEY they have no heart. This must be stopped those japanese can have the whales not horses all they need to survive off of is rice this breaks my heart I HATE THIS

  10. Spending millions and breeding thousands for one BIG winner in 10,000….omg,when will you stupid people learn? You CAN”T breed a winner,they just HAppen, how many times did you REbreed to get another Barbara, or Secritareit? WHICH by the way was cheap cause no one thought he was worth anything…LEARN Train what you have.use it wisely AND STOP glutting the market!! And on top of That our Brilliant BLM comes along and adds our Magnificent Mustangs to the brew and now we are in BIG trouble. BLM RELEASE THE MUSTANGS YOU IDIOTS!!!!!!!!! TB breeders, stop sending the TBs to Japan for food!!!!!

  11. you people are going to pay for treatment of the horses. since you have a soul, you will pay, and maybe, when it will be too late, you will see what you’ve done

  12. Pure evil nasty horrific uncalled for torture, shame shame shame on you all Japan for treating the souls of the equine world like another number, you all make my skin crawl.

  13. Iam a owner of an thoroughbred ex racehorse and I practised japanese martial arts and I love Japan. Yes I was really shocked at the way these Japanese people treated racehorses, but don’t worry, you know, Fukushima nuclear disaster and Japan earthquakes is the punishment on Japanese people for the way they treated on racehorses, also Japan is workaholic and is very very very unkind.

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