Karin Hauenstein: Horse Crusader
Karin and I had a rocky start. She thought I was a horse-killer. She’s on a ride to stop horse slaughter, and when she first emailed me, she was using a smartphone. Somehow, the wires got crossed (and since I can’t text while driving a car, I can only imagine what it’s like being in-saddle and negotiating a phone!). Karin is a true crusader for our horses, and not just because she’s on a four-legged walkabout to publicize the cause, but because this is a woman who has done her homework…in spades…and all of it–the ride, the research–all of it comes from sheer love and respect for horses.
What really impressed me–once I introduced myself properly–was Karin’s research into the flight chemicals released in every head-shot horse. I will let Karin explain it because that first email got my attention real quick, and I knew I wanted to know more about this. This is taken from that first fact-filled email.
|Nobody should be eating Commercially Slaughtered Horsemeat because EVERY head-shot horse is a bad kill resulting in extreme levels of adrenaline and cortisol in the end product, which is distributed autonomically by the endocrine system, triggered by the extremely sensitive fight/flight response present in all equids, throughout the flesh after the head trauma — evidenced by the pulsing of the animal.The data and studies of the levels of adrenaline and cortisol in the meat is being suppressed by the proponents of this “industry.”Commercial Bovine Slaughter also deals with this occurring, but at a lesser rate by far due to the fact that Bovines and Equines are completely different species of animals. Commercial bovine slaughter loses billions of dollars a year to “dark cutting.” Please Google it for more information. With horses, it does not much matter the levels of adrenaline before the shot. Watch some Commercial Horse Slaughter videos and see for yourself.Horsemeat is very popular among some MMA fighters. They are likely getting high off the adrenaline in the meat. Even in the expansive wilds of Canada GOOD hunters don’t eat bad kills… since the dawn of time.|
My memory isn’t what it used to be, and it could be, in all the research I’ve done, that adrenaline and cortisol were mentioned somewhere in a similar context. But not like this. Read on:
We cannot regulate “humanity”. The only thing we can do is push to outlaw this meat made toxic because of the levels of adrenaline and cortisol. THIS has been, and continues being, suppressed by commercial slaughter interests and lobbyists for many years.
This alone can take this entire “industry” down if people will start focusing on it (as the solution).
The U.S. Commercial Beef Slaughter Industry is behind the Commercial Horse Slaughter Industry. Adrenaline and cortisol in beef is a HUGE problem causing cancer and other disease in the general population. It is supposed to be heavily monitored and controlled. “Dark Cut” beef costs the commercial slaughter industry millions every year. The regulatory agencies are either too lax, too thin, too busy or being paid off to look the other way. This is also a fact. Too much of these harmful secretions are making their way into humans’ systems in the name of corporate profit.
This is a conspiratorial situation happening all over the North American Continent at rates higher than anywhere else in the world. The evidence is in the video documentation of the inhumane (and toxic) head-shot kill method. Any layman can see the pulsing of the animal post-kill. The evidence is in the rate of cancer and other diseases we are now dealing with in epidemic proportions.
I have studied this method and all other methods of slaughter intensely. The fact that regulatory agencies are not protecting consumers from toxic levels of cancer and disease causing natural secretions in commerical meat is a long established and well guarded secret of the industry, and it’s killing people, not just horses and cattle, inhumanely for its continued protection and profit. It’s sickening.
The only way we have of combating this issue legitimately is to focus on the facts that will eventually be revealed to the public, and will result in new law to protect consumers. We are not going to be successful in making people treat horses like humans although we would all be better off if they would recognize these animals for their great attributes instead if looking at their “profit per pound” possibilities.
Karin has a much more visceral style of writing than I do–tinged with urgency. I like that. I know some of you will disagree with her connection between beef slaughter and horse slaughter, but since the start of factory-style farming, the slaughter of any animal for food purposes has become a voracious billion-dollar industry that’s largely been left to police itself. In the end, the fox cannot be left in charge of the hen-house. You can connect with Karin at www.horseactivist.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org I look forward to learning more about Karin’s research into the release of toxic flight chemicals which add to the long list of horse-specific drugs banned for human consumption.
As Karin wrote in another email: “Who are these people eating horsemeat? Don’t they even care that they are being poisoned?” Well…do you?