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I’ve tried horse once - pretty tasty. But, I think they’re better as pets…

"In a bipartisan effort, the House of Representatives and the United States Senate approved the Conference Committee report on spending bill H2112, which among other things, funds the United States Department of Agriculture.  On November 18th, as the country was celebrating Thanksgiving, President Obama signed a law, allowing Americans to kill and eat horses. Essentially, one turkey was pardoned in the presence of worldwide media while in the shadows, buried under pages of fiscal regulation, millions of horses were sentenced to death.

Horse slaughter has been prohibited in the United States as funding for inspections of horses in transit and at slaughter houses was non-existent. This worked because the horse meat cannot be sold for human consumption without such inspections. The House version of the bill retained the de-funding language and the Senate version did not. The conference committee charged with reconciling the two opted to not include it. The result is that it is now legal to slaughter horses for humans to eat.

Notwithstanding that 70% of Americans oppose horse slaughter, that President Obama made a campaign promise to permanently ban horse slaughter and exports of horses for human consumption (horses can be sent to Mexico and Canada), that documentation of animal cruelty, slaughterhouse stench, fluid runoff and negative community impact exists, it is taxpayers that will bear the costs!

Wyoming state representative Sue Wallis and her pro-slaughter group estimate that between 120,000 and 200,000 horses will be killed for human consumption per year and that Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Georgia and Missouri, are considering opening slaughter plants.

During these trying times, is the only thing that Democrats and Republicans can agree on is that Americans need to eat horses?”

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  1. kristats reblogged this from climateadaptation and added:
    ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! What the hell is going on in the world? I’m horrified.
  2. emberfine reblogged this from espill and added:
    My ‘what’ (I know, how could one word not contain every facet of my reaction?) was mostly because 70% of Americans are...
  3. espill reblogged this from emberfine and added:
    Horse is regularly consumed in Spain.
  4. jasmineinherhair reblogged this from climateadaptation
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  6. soiledphotos said: Time o give Rep. Shelley Berkley a voice mail box full of vocal disappointment. This is really ridiculous… every Massachusetts rep voted Yea. Sad.
  7. accidentalmelodrama reblogged this from climateadaptation and added:
    I’m sorry, WHAT? I think it’s because horses seem so much more like pets than like food that this repulses me so much,...
  8. metamorphoseandbodhi said: Poor horses. :( It’ll likely end up in pet food not human food.
  9. tacosatmidnight reblogged this from climateadaptation
  10. citymaus reblogged this from climateadaptation and added:
    technorati, 28.11.11.
  11. climateadaptation posted this