by Linda Russell, of KY3 News“Slaughterhouse” Sue Wallis, Again, Goes on Record Spreading Unsubstantiated Rumors on Slaughtering/Eating Horses
“True to form, Wyoming’s Renegade State Rep. Sue Wallis has launched a rumor in the news that she is behind the opening of a predatory horse Slaughter plant in Missouri before the people of the state, and local community, are even aware of it. We have all heard the assumptions and false predictions in the past but what is amazing is that anyone in the media community would actually pay attention to her miscues and innuendo. Wallis even goes on to expound about how the bloody meat will be distributed, within the year, within the U.S. full knowing that the meat of US horses is banned in the EU due to drug contamination and that the overall all public consensuses is 80% opposed to the killing and feasting upon flesh of companion animals.” ~ R.T.Horse meat processing plant proposed in the Ozarks
MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. — A company called Unified Equine wants the Ozarks to be home to its first processing plant for horse meat for human consumption. The proposed plant would be just east of Mountain Grove near the Wright-Texas County line in the Twin Cities Industrial Park.
Unified Equine has been working on its business model for two years. When federal legislation in November brought back the ability for the USDA to inspect horse slaughter plants, the Wyoming company got serious about finding its flagship location.
“We wanted a state that was supportive of our efforts, and the folks in Missouri are 100 percent on board with what we’re trying to do and how we’re trying to do it,” said Sue Wallis, chief executive officers of Unified Equine, as well as a Wyoming state legislator.
“Oh, I think it would be horrible. People would be moving out,” said Mountain Grove resident Danita McCaig.
Many shudder at the idea of horse meat production in their back yard, but others in the agricultural area are showing support.
“If they got a problem with it, they can go somewhere else, I guess,” said Nathan Kelly, owner of Wright County Livestock Auction.