The Arabian Horse Association recently approved policy that supports the re-establishment of horse slaughter plants in the United States. It also voiced its support for equine rescue and responsible horse ownership. The resolution passed by a unanimous vote of the board and reads:
"Whereas, there is great concern regarding the humane treatment of all equine breeds and livestock, the Arabian Horse Association and the Arabian Horse Foundation actively support equine rescue along with responsible livestock and horse ownership and breeding; therefore ... after extensive research, as a board of directors we support the reopening of equine processing plants for horses in the United States. We believe the re-establishment of the humane processing of horses is in the best interest of the horse and livestock community, and, therefore, direct our AHA President, Lance Walters, to support the reopening of U.S. equine processing facilities."
The Arabian Horse Association serves 37,000 members across North America.