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Urgent: Keep Horse Slaughter Out of the U.S.

Urgent: Keep Horse Slaughter Out of the U.S.

For the past few years the Agriculture Appropriations bill has had a provision that prohibits USDA funding of horse slaughter facilities. However, while no one was looking, Obama signed the bill without the provision last November, reversing the ban, despite a 2008 campaign promise to end horse slaughter cruelty.

On June 19, Rep. Jim Moran introduced an amendment to the Agriculture Appropriations bill that would block the use of federal funds for USDA inspections, which was passed by the House Appropriations Committee and will now move on to the House of Representatives for a vote on June 26.

Not only are the transport and slaughter procedures used for horses considered inhumane by citizens, industry professionals, animal protection groups and a number of professional organizations, including Veterinarians for Equine Welfare, allocating an estimated $5 million to fund USDA inspections of horse meat and perpetuating this cruelty at the expense of the taxpayer, which will only benefit foreign owned businesses, during an economic downturn is also reprehensible.

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11:34AM PDT on Jul 9, 2012

Horses will still be slaughtered and can now be funded by USDA money thanks to Mr. Obummer. I cannot vote for this liar.
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For the past few years the Agriculture Appropriations bill has had a provision that prohibits USDA funding of horse slaughter facilities. However, while no one was looking, Obama signed the bill without the provision last November, reversing the ban, despite a 2008 campaign promise to end horse slaughter cruelty.

9:18AM PDT on Jul 5, 2012

another disgusting act perpetrated by ignorant humans against helpless animals. despicable. shame, shame, shame on the human race. WORLD WITHOUT PEOPLE - UTOPIA!

8:37AM PDT on Jul 3, 2012

signed and voted, thanks for sharing :)

6:35AM PDT on Jul 3, 2012

Horses, too? What isn't slaughtered?

9:54PM PDT on Jul 2, 2012

It seems all we want to do is kill everything. How sad. This type of situation is absurd. What is the matter with humans? They seem to be the most cruel inhabitants of the earth. I am sad to know people just want to kill everything and anything they feel a small threat. Disgusting.

10:33AM PDT on Jul 2, 2012

I think we slaughter enough (too many) innocent animals now without adding horses to the list ...

7:13PM PDT on Jul 1, 2012

and "Vladimir" if you believe hideous cruelty and mass factory slaughter by revolting humans is a "fact of life", then start by slaughtering yourself. It's a fact of life isn't it? Enough with the human cancers advocating mass murder. If you believe this is "a fact" you absolutely had no right to be born or the right to breath the oxygen that life gave your worthless hide by accident

7:08PM PDT on Jul 1, 2012

Somebody here making excuses for workers in slaughterhouses? Of course they are felons. They are the lowest scum of society, a threat to society and to life itself. These scum deserve nothing less than life in a prison where they can contemplate their hideous life crimes. The give no mercy they should get no mercy back, and should never be allowed to have a family or freedom.

6:58PM PDT on Jul 1, 2012

Obama approved this. He's a killer and a liar and can't be trusted.

3:36AM PDT on Jun 30, 2012

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.

"Die Größe eines Volkes und seine moralischen Fortschritte können daran gemessen werden, wie es seine Tiere behandelt."

Those who are cruel to animals cannot be righteous human beings.

Wer gegen Tiere grausam ist, kann kein guter Mensch sein.

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