Horses: Murder Beasts


When you see a horse most people see them as “majestical creatures”, rather than the murder beasts that they are. Did you know that over 100 deaths are caused by horses yearly? 

For many years horses were also an accessory to murder. Dating as far back to 3,000 B.C. horses were used in warfare. At the Peterloo Massacre in 1819, a cavalry charged a peaceful protest, killing 11 and trampling over 400 people. Many war related deaths would have been decreased if horses were never put into play. Horses were taught to kick and bite during war so that they could be used as a more violent weapon. 

Horses are not only aggressive to humans, but also other animals, including horses! If in close proximity to each other, male horses will defend their dominance by biting and kicking the other horse. Horses are often seen as domestic herbivores, but if the situation arises horses are known to eat both birds and rodents! 

Additionally, horses have also been known to spread horrible diseases such as ringworm, salmonella, and rabies. These diseases all can be passed to humans by horses. Veterinarians are at high risk to catch horse related diseases due to exposure. 

Horses may have fair reasons for their murderous tendencies. Even though horses were used in war, they also suffered. Over eight million horses died during world war one. Horses will only eat animals if they are incredibly hungry. Horses may have been used to murder many, which we are not completely dismissing, but they didn’t have much choice in the matter. Over 100,000 horses are sent to slaughter yearly. Horses are violent murder beasts, but this may be due to human influence upon them. Maybe one day horses and humans can live in peace together, without one hurting the other, and the world will be one step closer to perfection.