The war of Semantics

There seems to be some confusion that I would like to address in all this horse slaughter business.  Some “folks” are calling it “Humane Euthanasia”  and I would like to just look at those two terms for just a moment.

Dictionary Definitions of Euthanasia VS Slaughter by dictionary.com:
(Let’s please not get these two confused)

eu·tha·na·sia: noun

1. Also called mercy killing. the act of putting to death painlessly or allowing to die, as by withholding extreme medical measures, a person or animal suffering from an incurable, especially a painful, disease or condition.

2. painless death.

slaugh·ter: noun

1. the killing or butchering of cattle, sheep, etc., especially for food.

2. the brutal or violent killing of a person.

3. the killing of great numbers of people or animals indiscriminately; carnage: the slaughter of war.

What happens in a slaughter house is NOT humane euthanasia.  It is not painless.  Most horses after being knocked in the head are conscious again 30 seconds after being hit.  They are awake and alive while they are being vivisected.

viv·i·sect:  verb (used with object)

1.  to dissect the living body of (an animal).

Please don’t be confused by the political double speak.

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