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Horse Slaughter for Human Consumption Now Legal in the U.S.

Horse Slaughter for Human Consumption Now Legal in the U.S.

The five-year-old ban on horse slaughter for meat in the U.S. has been lifted by members of Congress who dropped a provision in a spending bill that barred funding for the inspection of slaughtering facilities.

On November 18th, President Obama signed a law, allowing Americans to kill and eat horses. This was despite the fact that 70% of Americans oppose horse slaughter and he made a campaign promise in 2008 to support an end altogether to horse slaughter for human consumption.

Sue Wallis, a horse slaughter plant proponent said that entities are already considering opening plants in Oregon and possibly Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Georgia and Missouri. Between 120,000 and 200,000 horses are expected to be killed for human consumption per year.

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6 comments on “Horse Slaughter for Human Consumption Now Legal in the U.S.”

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bague cartier love occasion imitation
9 Months Ago

bague cartier love occasion imitation to be fair, he was much more successful in EVE than anything you have ever done in that game. pot calling kettle black I’d say

6 Years Ago

Does Obama plan on winning the next election with this kind of crap? This just goes beyond the realm of belief. Can anything be done to stop this besides not eating it?

6 Years Ago

You can all shove it up your butts because horse slaughter is WRONG and should be made illegal. Obama is a fool if he signed that law saying that Americans can kill and eat horse meat. What part of history have horses not been there for US. They carried us for miles on hunts after we tamed them. SO WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE WHO WANT TO KILL AND EAT HORSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yOU WON'T HERE THE LAST OF ME UNTIL HORSE SLAUGHTER IS BANNED FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

22 Mar 2012

Yes, the carried us for miles, but when there were drouts and all of our cattle died...we ate the yummy horses!!:P

paula ruden
6 Years Ago

Time to legalize congressional slaughter huh!!!!!!

Stephanie M Sellers
30 Nov 2011

Petition to Mail Members of Congress, Copy and Mail Today Open Letter concerning passing American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act HR 2966, and to create Bill to cull all breeding incentives and to create a foal impact fee, and to remove horses from USDA. Dear Honorable _____________________________________________, It is a disgrace that in 2007, America closed the last horse slaughterhouse, yet we ship over 100,000 to other countries for horrific deaths and have now re-opened the door in America for horse slaughter. Support HR 2966, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act. Remove horses from USDA list. Cull all breeding incentives and create a foal impact fee. These steps will stop horse over population. Major horse breeders ‘play the sports of Kings’ and send more horses to slaughter than any other group. The Kings of horse breeding make fortunes while sending low performance, injured and confirmation defective horses for horrific deaths in slaughterhouses, then write off their loses. The Kings are financially able to buy more insurance. Do not enable the elite with incentives and write-offs. Make all horse breeders responsible for the horses they create. (1) Remove horses from USDA list, thus omitting tax write-offs on dead horses. (2) Cull all breeding incentives. (3) Create a foal impact fee. These steps are logical. Without USDA horse owners will lose agricultural status and taxes will increase thus creating more funds and omitting horse over population. Problem solved. Phenylbutazone, routinely used in horses, is banned for use in all animals intended for human consumption because it causes serious and lethal idiosyncratic adverse effects in humans, such as cancer and Alzheimer’s. In this lies the merit for a serious lawsuit against our government. Visit the kill floor of one of the horse slaughter plants in Mexico. If you cannot support the above bills afterwards, and take steps to make horse breeders responsible, please, send me a letter explaining ‘your’ logic. Reconsider your position as a supporter of the King’s men. Most Sincerely, ________________________________________________________________signature and date _______________________________________printed name_________________________phone ____________________________________________________________________________address email_______________________________________________________________________________ https://sites.google.com/site/horsesasnationaltreasure ____________________________________________________________ All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing.

30 Nov 2011

Agreed!!! Where do i sign...like yesterday!!! Atrocious

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