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USDA Is Prohibited From Inspecting Facilities for Horse Slaughter Throughout the Remainder of the Government's Fiscal Year 2014


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Kelly
- 265 days ago - rtfitchauthor.com
Albuquerque, N.M.--An annual budget signed by President Obama has rendered "moot" a lawsuit challenging horse slaughter, a lawyer representing animal-rights groups said.(Obama signed the bill on Jan. 17.)



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Roger Garin-michaud (68)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 2:07 pm
noted, thanks
 

Roseann D. (178)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 7:56 pm
Why should taxpayers foot the bill for this heinous industry at all? It doesn't benefit US citizens in any way. Plus, USDA meat inspectors were cut for conventional meat inspections under the sequester. If they have inspectors to spare, they need to get back to conventional meat inspections.
 

Alfred Donovan (46)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 2:20 am
These places of mass slaughter are afraid of the spotlight they don't want us ti know what is going on.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 2:56 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Jana DiCarlo (50)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 3:41 am
n

protest needed here - this opens the door to all form if unspeakable horrors behind closed doors.

:(((
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 11:50 am
Noted
 

Sheri Schongold (6)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 12:58 pm
HORSES ARE NOT FOOD!!! They are animals who can be ridden and who can range free. They are beautiful animals and there is no need to torture and kill them. If Europe/Asia and the rest need horse food, tough. Learn to eat something else.
 

Petra M. (253)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 1:40 pm
Noted
 

Muriel Servaege (48)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 1:50 pm
Noted.
 

Debra Tate (17)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 2:01 pm
No horse slaughter and no transporting horses out of the country for slaughter!! The people wanting this are some sick MF'ers!
 

Kate Kenner (201)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 2:01 pm
IT seems like he said they could not be slaughtered but what goes on behind closed doors is not his business. what is going on there? They are not food but beautiful animals and like all other animals should not suffer for the greed of people.
 

Birgit W. (147)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 2:08 pm
I wonder how much they paid the government for this rule. Outrageous.
 

Arlene C. (121)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 2:20 pm
lu
 

Jeremy S. (3)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 3:36 pm
This situation is despicable! Now no one will know how safe the facilities are--which is just as the people involved want it to be! This year, be very glad you're not a horse!
 

Aurea Walker (208)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 4:03 pm
Gee how can it be, the USDA has been bought out? Our poli/hos? And of course the corruptations at their finest! My heart truly hurts for the innocent horses who will suffer unknown pain and fear and most likely brutally, barbarically slaughtered! Ignorance is not bliss, these slaughter houses must be caught and filmed so that the world knows of these heinous crimes!
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 4:35 pm
I believe the bastards who want to slaughter horses and export their meat are paying corrupt politicians and heads of government agencies to get the results they want.
 

GGmaSheila D. (172)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 5:18 pm
Well Hell...
 

Patsy Olive (0)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 5:29 pm
Noted ,signed &tweeted.
 

Manel Dias (20)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 6:15 pm
Noted & signed. Shared via FB.
 

Manel Dias (20)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 8:51 pm
According to chinese new year this is the year of the HORSE.!!! Instead of celebrating & helping to protect these majestic animals here in America/Canada and so called developed countries are torturing and murdering them. What a way to call these are "developed" countries? Packed with political morons to guide the country and what non-sence is that to say they are developed? BS.
 

Bonita Annis (20)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 9:14 pm
The defunding of horse slaughter is an important step. The next and most important is to get the S.A.F.E. Act HR1094/S541 out of committee and passed to the floor for a vote. It will ensure the safety of American horses. It prohibits slaughter within our borders and bans transport out of the country to Canada and Mexico. This bill is essential. I have been in this battle for a long time and the tears flowed when I heard that defunding had been accomplished. But there is still much work to be done.
Horses are NOT a food animal. Not only because they have been man's companion and have worked alongside to build this country. In WW1, millions of the Sheldon mustangs and others were gathered and sent to Europe to battle. Europe had a shortage and our horses SERVED! Most did not return.
I have viewed many horse slaughter and transportation videos..they are horrendous. Horses are not docile, they are fight or flight. Their long necks are not made for quick, clean slaughter. The captive bolts are not sufficient to stun and the horse is hit repeatedly. A horse's skull is thicker than other animals. There is proof of this from the Kaufman slaughter house that existed in Kaufman, TX, where after closing in 2007, skulls were found with repeated hits of up to 10 /12 times..Paula Bacon, who was the mayor at the time is now a strong advocate against horse slaughter because her town had to deal with the true effects it had in her community. Also, the meat, intended for human consumption is tainted with many drugs used over a horse's lifetime that are toxic to humans. There is no test ahead of the slaughter to determine this. Therefore, the horse would be killed for no reason. This makes no sense..I could go on and on..just know, I, for one will not be giving up the battle to save them from a horrific death. And so many stand with me and I am profoundly thankful.
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 10:13 pm
Terrible news.
 

Fi T. (16)
Monday February 3, 2014, 3:40 am
Can all lives be treated as they should be?
 

Jinny L. (71)
Monday February 3, 2014, 4:35 am
Outrageous, but typical behavior from our politicians. Thanks for sharing.
 

Ruth S. (304)
Monday February 3, 2014, 5:34 am
No animal deserves to suffer and die just because some people want something to go with their potatoes!
 

Rehana VN (0)
Monday February 3, 2014, 9:35 am
All these atrocities against defenceless animals! Sickening,Sad.
 

Arlene C. (121)
Monday February 3, 2014, 10:33 am
FOR YOUR MESSAGE KELLY IT'S O.K. DON'T WORRY ALL THE PEOPLE CAN DOING A MISTAKE, IT'S HUMAN.
 

Kelly Rogers (303)
Monday February 3, 2014, 11:58 pm
Arlene C. , thanx, for your sweet words
 

Jennifer H. (1)
Monday February 10, 2014, 9:32 pm
Whay is it only through 2014? This should be a permanent ban. I can't understand how there could be a market for horse. Just disgusting.
 

Dianne D. (460)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 6:06 am
Wait!! We don't have any horse slaughter facilities in the USA, and we need to make sure that never happens and we need to stop live export across the borders. We also need to make those breeding horses stop and become responsible for every animal they produce.
 
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