As a lifetime horse lover and a long time horse breeder, I agree totally that slaughter plants need to be humane in their function. However, anyone Who thinks that slaughter plants for horses ought to be closed are playing right into Animal-rights ideology and big government control over what should be private enterprise. Why is it that corn and other commodities can be sold overseas but it is an Atrocity to sell horse flesh overseas? What makes it any different than beef? (Not all Overseas people have an aversion to horse meat). The government moved in on private enterprise with regard to the horse industry when it began to round up wild horses and give them away. Can you imagine if other industries were In competition with the government like that? If you owned a clothing boutique, how would you like it if the government opened a shop next door and gave away for free the same clothes that you were trying to sell? The second way the government has infringed on free enterprise with regards to the horse industry is by closing down the slaughter plants. Almost all business is affected to some degree by the law of supply and demand. By closing the slaughter plants, all of a sudden there was a huge overstocking of the availability of horses. Horses that should not have been left in circulation all of a sudden had nowhere to go. Why is it that so many people think that a horse cannot have an endgame? I have had goats as well as horses and I can tell you that goats Can wrap around your heart even more so than a horse in some ways And yet I have not seen any controversy Over the slaughter of goats. A Horse that has come to the end of its time, for whatever reason, is going to have to die in someway. Granted, I am all for having Slaughter plant conditions as humane as possible but do most of you people that are so against the slaughter horses realize the cost of putting the horse down plus the fact that they are put down by injecting them with potassium chloride – There by causing a heart attack? Or do you realize what it's like to watch of course die of old age – it is absolutely the most inhumane thing you can do To a horse. They lose the capability of digesting their food and they slowly starve To death ,all the while losing their hair and having diarrhea. Yes. That is the cold hard facts. And one other thought. I do not know where that video was shot but would be interested in Knowing – was it even shot in America?