Horse Meat For Human Consumption
December 19, 2011 by staff
Horse Meat For Human Consumption, When Barack Obama signed the 2012 Agriculture Appropriations Bill on Nov. 18, it opened a door for the renewed slaughter of over 100,000 horses per year on American soil. Some of the president’s most ardent loyalists felt personally betrayed by this move because Obama had initially supported the 2009 Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act (H.R. 503) which outlawed the transportation or purchase of horses for the intent of human consumption.
During a Dec. 6 interview, Jerry Finch, president of Habitat for Horses, voiced his disappointment to this writer. “The Obama administration stabbed us in the back. He flat-out lied to us. Obama has the ability to initiate an Executive Order that says our borders are closed to the transportation of horses for the purpose of slaughter, while no horses could be killed domestically, either. The president promised us, and he needs to stand up to his promises.”
Without any regulations on this industry, America could see a return to the 1980s when over 300,000 horses were slain annually. Finch speaks for many in this nation that are appalled by such savagery. “The vast majority of people are against horse slaughter,” he began. “But a small minority in the horse slaughter business can make billions a year shipping horse meat to Europe and Asia via their shell corporations. According to some reports, they can get $26-30 a pound for horse meat.”
When asked about advocates of this legislation that claim slaughtering horses inside America is more humane than trucking them to Mexico or Canada, Finch responded, “There are a hellacious number of pedophiles that travel overseas to fiddle around with little kids. So, using that logic, shouldn’t we just open up pedophile centers here in America? If something is wrong over there, it’s wrong here, too.”
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