End Horse Slaughter: Observations of a Former Horse Killer

Cathleen Doyle who spear-headed the historic passage of “Proposition 6″ in California in 1998,” the first state initiative to ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption, released never-before-seen footage of a former horse killer and killer buyer (middleman for the horse slaughterhouses). The interview was taken with a lie detector and in front of then District Attorney Michael Bradbury. This revealing testimony was released in two parts on YouTube by Doyle. Please watch to both segments Part I and Part II. 

Over 75% of the American people are strongly opposed to horse slaughter. Since the passage of “Prop 6” in California thirteen years ago, a federal bill that would ban horse slaughter in the US and prohibit the transport of US horses to other countries for the purpose of slaughter has been continually blocked and/or opposed by the Farm Bureau, the Cattlemen, the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), the American Association of Equine Practioner (AAEP), the American Veterinary Medical Association, and most of the horse councils and all of the Big Ag groups.

In addition to having a permanent posting of these links on Equine Advocates website, we will also be posting a printable transcript of the interview. Please watch for it. Eyewitness accounts and proof of the horses having their eyes shot out, their mouths wired and other atrocities have been documented over the years, but having an individual testify that he not only committed these cruel acts but was taught how to do them by truckers, haulers and trainers, makes this account extremely important in the fight to pass a federal ban on horse slaughter now. Equine Advocates was formed because of the horse slaughter issue and remains committed to seeing an end to this unspeakable, disgraceful and un-American practice. We wish to express our deepest heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Cathleen Doyle who was a true prioneer in the movement to end the slaughter of America’s wild and domestic equines.

Strong federal legislation, which would ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption, in addition to prohibiting their transport to other countries, including Canada and Mexico for the purpose of slaughter desparately needs to be passed. Please watch these videos and forward them on. This is important testimony that everyone needs to see, especially our local, state and federal lawmakers and officials.

These two beautiful healthy Thoroughbreds were on their way to auction when Equine Advocates came to their rescue in 2010.