From our friends at EWA
Read ’em and weep….
A 38% increase over the same period last year.
By week and Month:
I changed the format a bit. I’ve added two columns that may be useful in your efforts.
1) Slaughter supporters frequently use the logic of a cumulative total of horses that would be roaming the streets over a number of years if slaughter ends.
Using their faulty logic, I did the same thing but started with 1990-the highest slaughter count recorded-as the base year and added the number of horses that weren’t slaughtered in subsequent years. With their logic, there should be 6,198,697 horses roaming our streets! Each year reflects the base year minus the number of horses slaughtered in that year. That begs the question, where did all those horses go?
2) The next column is a count of exported horses during the years the slaughter plants were open.
Although not reflected in this spreadsheet, here is proof once and for all, the slaughter option that they keep saying is gone, is nothing but a flat out lie. I took the 5 years prior to the plants closing compared to the 5 years after the plants closed.
Difference 75,046 or a 14% increase
If we take 6 years – 2001-2006 and include this year’s numbers annualized (April numbers) we get an even higher percentage.
2007-2012 (April annualized) 745,951
Difference 114,313 or an 18% increase