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Why don't they fund to help feed these animals instead of slaughtering innocent horses that deserve to live a full life as God created them to live?
If you’re ready to add horse to your eating habits, then you’re in luck thanks to President Obama who has legalized horse slaughter for human consumption,
Once again, restrictions on horse slaughter plants and horse meat processing have been lifted in the United States.
The House of Representatives and the United States Senate approved the Conference Committee report on spending bill H2112, which funds the United States Department of Agriculture, on November 18. Before the Thanksgiving holiday, President Obama signed this law allowing Americans to kill and eat horses.
This “little” old law makes Mr. Obama’s pardoning of two turkeys seem laughable. The turkey story was reported on every media station possible, while the approval of horse killings seemed to be swept under the rug.
Previously, the slaughtering of horses was prohibited in the United States, because the finances needed for inspections of horses in transit and at slaughter houses wasn’t there. This all meant horse meat could not be sold for eating.
The House and the Senate maintained two different versions of the bill, with the House retaining the de-funding language, while the Senate’s did not. Even more so, the conference committee in charge of unifying the two versions decided not to and now look at the result.
According to Wyoming state representative Sue Wallis, and her pro-slaughter group, anywhere between 120,000 and 200,000 horses will be killed for consumption per year. In addition, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Georgia and Missouri are all opting to open slaughter plants!
Even though 70 percent of Americans oppose horse slaughter, President Obama signed this bill. He even made a campaign promise to permanently ban horse slaughter and the export of horses for human consumption.
Now it is the taxpayers’ duty to aid in this animal cruelty. What do you think of President Obama approving this new law?
First off let me start by saying that I do not condone the slaughter of horses. I fail to distinguish the difference between the slaughter of horses or the slaughter of any other animal for human consumption. Pigs, cows, goats are all thinking, feeling animals. In some countries dogs are killed for food. Hard to imagine the family dog being killed and cooked for dinner. We all like to think that there is a difference but at least the family dog had it good for a while. Other animals are subjected to inhumane treatment and cruel confinement for their entire lives. We have been sold a bill of goods by the food industry that we all need the protein to survive. We are eating more meat than we ever have historically speaking and we have never been so unhealthy as a society as we are now. Heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are at an all time high. We take more pills to combat this rather than doing anything about prevention. Watch the movie Forks over Knives for more information about where a meat based diet has got us as a society. PS. I do not condone eating the family dog either.
Obama is by far the worst president we have had. Why would even think its ok to slaughter a horse? Thats pretty much saying you would like to slaughter your dog.
What makes you think horse slaughter in the US is anything remotely close to humane??!!??!!??!! Have you done your research? I have!
Horses are pets in the USA. Obama broke his campaign promise and sold out to the lobbyists for campaign funding surely. Disgusting. Obama has lost my vote.
Has anyone seen what else is on that bill? I have tried to look up with no luck….I don’t agree with the slaughter of horses but more often that not certain parties will try to slip a law like underneath a much bigger issue….
That link tells you much. It was an appropriations bill. it has funding for FHA and VA loans among other things. All the department of agriculture funding for the next year. It was the department of agriculture that REQUESTED funding for horse slaughter inspection and the CONGRESS subcommitte approved it without removing it and the congress passed it 298-121 in the house and 70-30 in the senate. So…. even if obama had vetoed it then the veto would have been overridden. It was the committee and the congressional hearings where they could have removed that line item. Don’t get mad at Obama like he personally did the whole thing. He signed a bill that otherwise would have stopped FHA and VA house loans. People should get facts and realize that LOTS of stuff gets clumped together. Dont’ blame the president. Blame the people who put that item in there in the first place. Yet he signed and approved the bill for horse slaughtering.
He made a promise to permanently ban horse slaughter just makes him a liar as well as cold-hearted.
I cannot believe this! We have to do something! That’s like eating a family member
How can one think that killing a pig is any different from a horse? I have a pet pig I treat as my child, a horse is no different. Slaughter is slaughter, regardless of the genetic makeup.
This is DISGUSTING!! Without horses we wouldn’t be who we are today. America has a big enough problem is becoming aware that animal cruelty exists and this just blows the top off. I am shocked, appalled, outraged, and I’m seriously going to throw up.
Horses are NOT for consumption or to be used in by-products or in dog/cat food or what ever.
I don’t care if he did catch Osama and yada yada yada, I was wary on voting him into office again to begin with; and I’m certainly NOT voting for him again now.
What a vile person. >:(
November 29, 2011 at 9:16 pm
If your such a horse lover why would you be happy about this. horses are just as much loved by humans as humans. they deserve the same amount of respect and are not livestock. no one raises or breeds horses to become slaughtered for meat. it is not the same thing as actual livestock animals who are raised for that. soon humans will be the ones being slaughtered. horses are everything to some people and are meant for riding and showing and they serve an important part in the world. horse racing brings in billions in the equine world. there is no way this is right.
tonythepony, November 29, 2011 at 9:57 pm
Soon it’s gonna be a dog eat dog world!
Sarah Barnett, November 29, 2011 at 10:26 pm
I work at HSUS, and hope that everyone outraged will contact their members of Congress, and urge them to support and cosponsor the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act: https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5095
To anyone thinking horse slaughter is humane – it’s not. When there were plants in the US, there was horrible cruelty going on. Over 92% of horses going to slaughter were in good condition per the USDA. Get the facts (http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/horse_slaughter/facts/facts_horse_slaughter.html), and take action!
Sarrah Barnett: I work at HSUS, and hope that everyone outraged will contact their members of Congress, and urge them...
Matthew Harding: Rat King: btw, what decaying country are you living in?
If your such a horse lover why would you be happy about this. horses are just as much loved by humans as...
dcm: http://www.opencongress.org/bi ll/112-h2112/actions That link tells you much. It was an appropriations bill. it...
: Soon it’s gonna be a dog eat dog world!
Sadly, a new law funds horse slaughterhouse inspectors in the US, allowing slaughter plants to re-open. http://t.co/hdTH4Yai #horseslaughter 47 mins ago