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Judge Blocks Horse Slaughter Plants From Opening in U.S. on Monday (Video)

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In Albuquerque, N.M. on Friday afternoon, United States District Judge Christina Armijo issued a temporary restraining order against two horse slaughter plants from opening on Monday.

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Sheila D (194)
Friday August 2, 2013, 9:45 pm
Temporary is better than having them open on Monday. Noted and thank you.

Lydia S (155)
Friday August 2, 2013, 10:18 pm
I hope this becomes a permanent thing .
Thanks so much Kelly .

Carrie B (306)
Friday August 2, 2013, 10:49 pm
Kelly, please revise your petition. Have had complaints about it. It needs to be sent to someone in particular, or a link offered for government reps. Thanks my friend.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 12:34 am

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 3:34 am
Great but 4 how long until the inevitable happens...a ban on all horses slaughter is needed. Thx

Danuta W (1249)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 2:04 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 11:43 am
Temporary is better than them opening in Monday. Now let's go for full closing and save these majestic animals. They should roam free.

Ruth L (242)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 12:27 pm
Noted. Thanks Kelly

Birgit W (160)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 1:35 pm
Good, thanks.

Isabelle J (81)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 3:38 pm

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 4:27 pm

Barbara V (51)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 5:18 pm
Thank heavens ONE advocate of the law is doing the right thing.

Debra Tate (17)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 5:33 pm
We need close them down permanently.! Noted

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 6:39 pm

Diane K (134)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 6:40 pm
Noted. Good news! Thanks Kelly!

Barbara K (60)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 7:01 pm
Wow, that is great news, and I hope temporary becomes permanently. Thanks, Diane, for the forward. Thanks Kelly for the post.

dee crow (3)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 9:29 pm
The horse market is huge in Europe and that is where a lot of this horse meat goes. Big business in France
and Germany as I understand it. I think its unnerving and an insult to most Americans to see horses slaughtered
for consumption. A lot of these horses are not old or feeble. They are young and vibrant animals. Profit
proceeds. If you've ever been to the horse block, you'll note there are a lot of mustang and wild horses
that are swept up from the wild lands for slaughter. In the meantime, while they are for sale, nobody feeds them or waters them efficiently. The whole epic of horses in the wild having to be taken out of the wild for
land preservation is the mask for the cattle owners who want that grazing land for their cattle because it
is free--how dare those wild horses eat any of what could be their profit! Plus wild horses are a profit because the cost is to round them title costs involved--that is what makes it so disquieting. Every time I
read about horse slaughter I find myself in tears. The Bureau of land management which should be protecting
these horses has only become the middle man to corporate America. BML land should be a sanctuary for
these magnificent animals!

Dianne D (490)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 10:25 pm
I hope this is permanent but until we make those that breed horses and stop the ranchers from running the wild horses off of our public lands for their cattle, horse slaughter will keep coming up. We must shut down horse racing. Over 80% of those colts raised for racing are slaughtered before they even get a chance to prove themselves. Same holds true for those that show horses (I'm talking to you Mrs. Romney), and use them for Polo. These industries are breeding thousands of horses, only for them to be slaughtered for greed of money and winning.

Diane L (110)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 11:25 pm
I don't see a petition, but that's not important. This is just one article in C2 about this topic. Carrie B. has another one. Most who have commented in this one have posted to hers. I hope the fact that I disagree with most on the topic will not be misunderstood, as it obviously has been in Carrie's article.

This is a "temporary" restraining order. It is not permanent, nor will it accomplish anything but delay the plants' being opened. "Obsidian" has pointed out many valid things. If one is opposed to eating horsemeat, that is their right, same as most of us are opposed to eating dogs and cats. However, who are we to dictate what other countries eat, providing the animals are raised (assuming they are raised just for the purpose of being consumed eventually) with kindness, respect and dignity, and the objective should be that their "end" is done as humanely, quickly and as with little stress as possible.

I'm all for making wild horses, those running wild and free on BLM lands absolutely not available for slaughter, as that was clearly stated in the Wild Horse Act of 1971. However, banning slaughter is not going to eliminate those who abandon horses to die of starvation, nor ship them to other countries to BE slaughtered if a couple of bucks can be made by doing so. Sorry, Dianne D., but not all who breed horses or show them send their animals to slaughter. That was extremely accusatory and unjustifiably so. Anne Romney never sent a horse to slaughter, she merely sold an unfit and crippled horse to an unsuspecting buyer for a small fortune. It's also unfair and grossly inaccurate to state that 80% of all horses raised for racing (they aren't just COLTS, BTW) and polo end up going for slaughter.

Inge B (202)
Monday August 5, 2013, 12:15 am
The best solution, close all slaughterhouses and become vegan, then you feel so much better. IT WORKS

Love, Peace and Understanding

Diane L (110)
Monday August 5, 2013, 12:19 am
Inge, you're misinformed. Being vegan hasn't saved a single horse in the U.S.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Monday August 5, 2013, 1:16 am
Noted - and let's hope she sticks to her guns.

PlsNoMessage se (588)
Monday August 5, 2013, 2:29 am
Good, hope it will stay that way..............

m B (69)
Monday August 5, 2013, 3:22 am
Noted - hoping they'll NEVER be allowed to open horse slaughter plants !!!

Past Member (0)
Monday August 5, 2013, 4:14 am
Not certain there's all that much than can be done other than delay it.

Debbie Crowe (87)
Monday August 5, 2013, 5:08 am
At least Judge Christina Armijo questioned the report - that's something!
I hate what BLM is doing to all the mustangs! When the law was written in 1971, I don't think they meant for the land to overtaken by the cattle industry! The Mustangs were meant to roam free - let them, for Pete's sake!!

Ruth C (87)
Monday August 5, 2013, 6:02 am
God allowing these plants will never open!

Tanya W (65)
Monday August 5, 2013, 6:48 am
Try never!!!!

Winn A (179)
Monday August 5, 2013, 7:21 am

susie syrigonakis (3)
Monday August 5, 2013, 5:10 pm
don't open them at all!!

Linda P (0)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 3:58 pm
Thank you so much to Judge Christina Armijo, they all need to be closed.

Edgar Zuim (47)
Tuesday August 13, 2013, 5:12 pm
Very good!
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