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Plans for Missouri Horse Slaughter Facility Fail

Plans for Missouri Horse Slaughter Facility Fail

Despite a lot of hype, it looks like the grand opening of the first horse slaughterhouse in Rockville, Mo., won’t be happening anytime soon, if ever.

After being run out of town in Mountain Grove, Sue Wallis, head of Unified Equine, previously announced plans for the renovation of a former beef packing plant in Rockville that was supposed to be open by the end of summer.

Unfortunately for Wallis and her blood-thirsty cronies, there were just a few glitches in their plans.

According to the Equine Welfare Alliance, which issued a detailed report on the issue,

Wallis has not in fact purchased the plant, and cannot legally do so (had she the resources) because its ownership is entangled in a complex web of civil and criminal issues involving dubious deeds of trust through a shell company called Six Bears, and criminal theft charges against its Canadian operator Vincent Paletta.

Paletta had already been charged with two counts of felony stealing by deception when Wallis’ announcement brought the plant to the attention of Mountain Grove attorney Cynthia MacPherson. It was MacPherson who uncovered the elaborate plan by the Palettas to protect the plant from creditors.

On behalf of one creditor, Elvin’s Refrigeration, MacPherson has sued the Palettas, asking the court to block all transfers of the property until the ownership can be determined and creditors protected. The petition claims the Palettas violated MUFTA (Missouri Uniform Financial Transactions Act).

Even if she and her partner did own the plant, it’s still questionable whether or not funding for USDA inspections will be available. Even though funding was restored, the House voted to withdraw money for inspections, although it still needs to be approved by the full House and Senate.

Records also indicate that applications for permits from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources or with the Missouri Department of Agriculture were never filed, which are kind of important since you can’t run a slaughter facility without them.

Oddly enough, Wallis is already working on plans for a horse slaughter facility in Oklahoma …where it is illegal under state law to sell horse meat or possess horse meat for sale.

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Help shut down this predatory industry by signing the petition supporting the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, which will officially ban slaughtering horses on U.S. soil.

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9:11AM PST on Nov 16, 2013

Please sign the petition to Ban Horse Slaughter in Gallatin, Missouri, and share! Thank you!

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/ban-horse-slaughter-in

8:12AM PDT on Apr 12, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

7:32PM PST on Jan 23, 2013

No more slaughtering of horses. Horses, and other animals too, do not deserve to be served up on a plate. Too many people turn a blind eye to how that package of meat shows up at their local supermarket. They don't want to know, they don't want to talk about it. When it comes to horses, our government is selling off range horses to slaughterhouse buyers. Go to www.wildhorserescue.org to learn the truth. Or www.gentlegiantsdrafthorserescue.com and learn how horses are sent to Mexico and Canada for slaughter so American horse meat can be sent to Japan and Europe.It's a dirty business and all for money. If you don't like this idea, then sign more petitions like the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act. Let's give horses a chance because American don't eat horses.

6:52PM PST on Jan 23, 2013

No more slaughtering of horses. Horses, and other animals too, do not deserve to be served up on a plate. IfIf I can live with

9:59AM PST on Jan 23, 2013

My grandmother had horse meat in World War 1. Never again she said, but they were in Italy, and starving. That is what happens in Wars. You either eat or die, but she was responsible for her brothers, and sisters....her parents died....of the Spanish Flu. She just raised more animals on their farm.....and she lived until 1980. She was my inspiration, and hero! Miss you, Grandma Aintonette!

3:49AM PST on Jan 20, 2013

All slaughter facilities should finally fail!

8:04PM PDT on Aug 8, 2012

No more horse massacre please.

7:45AM PDT on Jul 28, 2012

horses should be put to sleep not made to suffer

2:50PM PDT on Jul 27, 2012

I think and most will agree it is time to stop the killing it has gotten out of hand all of a sudden they are killing every thing you know we are next ,its just a matter of time before they start slaughtering us and our children ,you best pray to your God my friend ,pray to your God but you see you can't stop whats coming and thinking you can well thats vanity.

2:50PM PDT on Jul 27, 2012

I think and most will agree it is time to stop the killing it has gotten out of hand all of a sudden they are killing every thing you know we are next ,its just a matter of time before they start slaughtering us and our children ,you best pray to your God my friend ,pray to your God but you see you can't stop whats coming and thinking you can well thats vanity.

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