“It’s just another entry in the horse slaughter saga.”
That might be considered a bit snide interpretation, but after so much rigmarole and controversy, one could easily get the feeling that whatever is announced, processing of horses in this country is still a long ways off.
No less than a half dozen times in two years, main media sources have announced that machinery was in place so horse packing plants could be open within days.
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“The ‘bleeding hearts’ got reprieve again.”
It sounds terribly rude, and crude, but that’s exactly the way one lifelong horse breeder, champion-horse exhibitor, internationally-recognized horse merchandizer, and true horse lover evaluated announcement that a horse slaughter facility to be open in Missouri at this time is not operating due to intrusion from politically-instigated opposition. Continue reading →
An initial shout of “Hurray” came last week from a substantial number of horse owners.
But groans from other horsemen and welfare activists quickly countered the ovation.
Those responses arose when Congress lifted a ban on funding horse meat inspections. Continue reading →