Sue Wallis has created yet another organization to front her pursuit of horse slaughter. It is called the International Equine Business Association (http://www.ieqbassn.com/). Beware anyone who does business with this association.
We give as little attention as possible to Horse Slaughter Sue, but feel in this instance it is warranted.
Wallis, in an attempt outrun the embarrassment — and perhaps even legal action — connected with her other failed horse slaughter enterprises, is attempting to rebrand herself, again.
It is under this new name Wallis is now promoting her grisly mission in New Mexico. The first offering we have come across from her new organization is a letter to the State’s Governor defending Dennis Chavez against horse cruelty charges. Dennis Chavez is the owner of the Southwest Livestock Auction and Feedlot in Los Lunas, New Mexico, the subject of an Animals’ Angels’ expose of gross mistreatment and cruelty on his premises (video report below).
It opens with:
The International Equine Business Association (IEBA) has been formed to protect and promote the horse industry and steps forward to assist equine businesses under attack from dishonest, and unethical, radical animal rights organizations.
Dennis Chavez and Southwest Livestock of Los Lunas have been under scrutiny, and have been vilified on the Internet and in media outlets because of disturbing videos of horses in very poor condition, that were subsequently euthanized. Most of these reports contain biased and speculative information implying that the horses were mistreated by Mr. Chavez.
Missing from the public discussion are any voices from the livestock industry, veterinarians, or experts in animal care and handling. While we wait for the results of the New Mexico Livestock Board’s investigation, IEBA has been gathering facts and testimony. The analysis of these findings results in an alarming picture of special interest group stalking and harassment of a legitimate livestock business.
It continues with:
Instead of charging Mr. Chavez with negligent mistreatment or animal cruelty, and trying to ruin his business…if these groups really cared about horses they would be honoring and applauding him, as we do, for providing care and sustenance to horses that would otherwise have no chance of survival.
READ ENTIRE LETTER
IEBA_Letter_Governor_New_Mexico_12April12 (pdf, 3 pp) >>
SEE VIDEO REPORT (WARNING: GRAPHIC)