Slaughterhouse accounts tell a sickening tale. Horses are inhumanely transported and injured. Some are electrically shocked, whipped, forced into kill boxes, and anally prodded. Some are conscious when their throats are slit. The typical "processing" system (shooting, stunning or a penetrating bolt to the head to render the horse unconscious) is not always effective because of equine anatomy and movements, their innate reflexes, and their ability to sense danger and death. Slaughter is not humane chemical euthanasia.