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Horse Slaughtering for Human consumption

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I just signed the following petition addressed to: Horse Slaughter for Human Consumption Now Legal Thanks to President Obama.

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Stop The slaughter of Horses in the U.S. and Mexico

Horse lovers disagree on recent move by Congress to lift ban on horse slaughter | http://wbir.com http://www.wbir.com/news/article/193422/2/Horse-lovers-disagree-on-recent-move-by-Congress-to-lift-ban-on-horse-slaughter via @wbir

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? Horses are pets, hard workers, Gods creatures with feelings and emotions like us humans..

 Obama broke his campaign promise and sold out to the lobbyists for campaign funding surely. Disgusting.

I don’t agree with the slaughter of horses.
http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h2112/actions
Please stop  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. 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,He will never have my vote ever for president
What a vile person.


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.

Soon it’s gonna be a dog eat dog world!


I 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!
This link tells you much. It was an appropriations bill.

Sadly, a new law funds horse slaughterhouse inspectors in the US, allowing slaughter plants to re-open. http://t.co/hdTH4Yai #horseslaughter

Dear Horse Lovers

Many of you have already heard today was not a good day for our horses.

That said, we must continue to educate and inform as many Americans as we know about the brutal practice of horse slaughter and what todays ruling meant. Thank you all for your efforts and please don't give up or give in... the horses are counting on us.

Call your two U.S. Senators and your Representative and ask them to cosponsor The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act. Senate Bill S727 and House Bill HR 2966.

It also might go along way to contact the sponsor of the House bill, Representative Dan Burton, IN, to thank him for his efforts, to tell him that we stand with him and inspire him to continue his leadership role to save our American horses.

Thank you all for all you do for the horses -
Americans Against horse Slaughter

Please see the latest press release from AWI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Handful of Legislators Condemn Horses to USDA Approved Abuse

Washington, D.C. (November 15, 2011) – It would appear that some in Congress are all talk when it comes to seriously reducing federal spending and decreasing the size of government. Despite overwhelming objections from the American public and the horse community, and despite Congress’ own supposed belief in fiscal restraint, the fate of America’s horses was undermined by three Members of Congress and their staffs behind closed doors this week. For years, an amendment to the annual Agriculture Appropriations bill has prevented tax dollars from being used to “inspect” horse slaughter facilities in the U.S. The House of Representatives voted this year to again include it in the Fiscal Year 2012 Agriculture Appropriations bill, but three members of the Conference Committee, Representative Jack Kingston (R-GA), Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI), and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), removed it from the final bill. A fourth member of the Conference Committee, Representative Sam Farr (D-CA), was the lone objector.

“I have been in Washington for a long time and this move baffles me. Both parties talked about making the hard cuts in federal spending and yet behind closed doors, three of the four men thought it was a good use of taxpayer dollars to ignore their colleagues and restore a federal program that will cost Americans at least $5 million a year and pull limited USDA inspectors from ensuring the humane treatment and safety of our nation’s food supply. To make matters worse, this was all done to appease a few foreign companies and Big Ag,” said Chris Heyde, deputy director of AWI’s government and legal affairs department. “This action shows the true nature of some elected officials—that they are more concerned about helping special interests than doing what they were elected to do.”

Some legislators are trying to disguise what they did as helping the horses, but there is substantial evidence of horses suffering at taxpayers’ expense when slaughter was permitted in the U.S. While a recent GAO report attempted to connect an increase in abuse to a cessation of horse slaughter in the U.S., the authors noted that there was no actual proof other than claims put forward by pro-horse slaughter proponents.

With this cynical move, there is now only one avenue left for ending the tragedy of the slaughter of horses for human consumption: Swift action on the GAO’s other recommendation—passage of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.

“AWI commends Representative Farr (D-CA), ranking member of the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, for being the sole member of the Conference Committee to stand up for America’s horses and fiscal responsibility,” noted Heyde. “We look forward to working with Representative Farr and other Members of Congress on passage of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.”

The Animal Welfare Institute is calling on everyone who has horses and cares about the welfare of America’s horses to demand that Congress pass the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act immediately.
The ONLY way to stop Horse Slaughter is through legislation! I promise, that is the ONLY way!! With that said, PLEASE contact your two U.S. Senators and your Representative and ask them to cosponsor The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act. Senate Bill S727 and House Bill HR 2966.

Find your Senators here:
http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

Find your Representative here:
http://www.house.gov/representatives/

 


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