You’d think horses would be off limits in this country due to their long history and, of course, to the fact that most people do not eat them here! But, unfortunately, the ass jacks in Mexico and other parts of the world, including France, do.
We’ll have to see how this plays out, as this just came up. Lovely congress apparently is OK with killing and eating horses: “After a 5-year hiatus, Congress has restored funding for U.S. inspectors to oversee horse slaughter, opening the door for horses to be killed and butchered in the United States for the first time since 2006.”
You can read more here and there’s also a link to a petition to attempt to get funding for sanctuary for retired or aging horses instead of being slaughtered: http://origin.www.peta.org/b/thepetafiles/archive/2011/12/01/horse-slaughter-to-start-again-in-us.aspx
NOTE: Here is a related story that I just need to add: Obama Legalizes Horse Slaughter for Human Consumption.
Now, I’m not being political here. I’m simply pointing out that Obama is just as much to blame as congress as he eventually is the final signer of bills! Remember Political Science 101 and how bills become law? And, worse, he actually made a campaign promise to permanently ban horse slaughter and exports of horses for human consumption,
Sadly, as stated, “On November 18th, as the country was celebrating Thanksgiving, President Obama signed a law, allowing Americans to kill and eat horses.” It goes on, “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!”
By the way, it is the Wyoming state representative Sue Wallis and her pro-slaughter group "United Horsemen," that is pushing for horse slaughter.
This story can be found at http://technorati.com/lifestyle/article/obama-legalizes-horse-slaughter-for-human/