Horse slaughter: The snow job in Montana will melt (US)

Equestrian News Release

CHICAGO, (EWA) – With their vote to resume the barbaric practice of horse slaughter in the State of Montana, seven politicians may have ended once promising careers. Senators Terry Murphy, Taylor Brown, Ken Hansen, Verdell Jackson, Rick Ripley, Bradley Hamlett and Donald Steinbeisser should be removed from office. The Equine Welfare Alliance (EWA) urges that they draw opponents in their next election. Moreover, we promise to mobilize thousands of volunteers to assure their defeat.

Just ask former Senator Conrad Burns what happens when we mobilize, even in ranch country. After he foisted several outrageous secret pro-slaughter laws on the public which he attached to certain to pass legislation at the 11th hour in Congress, the public had enough. People power mobilized to remove this relic from the smoke filled rooms of Congress and he was defeated in his bid for re-election.

Tens of thousands of humanitarians across Montana are opposed to horse slaughter. Survey after survey has shown that more than 70 percent of all Americans oppose the practice, where living horses have their throats slit and are dismembered while hanging upside down as they bleed to death to feed Frenchmen hungry for their poisonous chemically tainted meat. A poll on a respected on-line paper in Montana on the day of the vote, reflected 76% of readers against building a plant. Our volunteers are motivated, computer savvy and willing to spend money to support the candidates of their choice. Moreover, some national political action committees share our belief that horses should not suffer.

At a time when Americans are finding themselves struggling to make ends meet and joining the ranks of the unemployed, we question the wisdom of wasting tax payer dollars on the legislative efforts and building a plant that cannot operate legally in America for a cruel business that serves the owners of less than 2% of the horse population.

We question the wisdom of bringing yet another foreign business back to our country that does not offer any economic stimulus to the state of Montana or their citizens. The only sector to benefit from such a business will be the lawyers in Montana. Reserve your court dockets now. Montana will find themselves in litigation for years trying to collect pollution, abuse and cruelty violations. Just as history has proven over and over again in Illinois and Texas, Montana will be the newest doormat to America for the Belgians who own the pollution factories that breed disease and stench in the communities where they are located.

Finally, as former Sen. Burns learned, the highly motivated and computer savvy citizens who are opposed to the outrage of horse slaughter make a habit of going to the ballot box. We call for the defeat of every self serving politician who votes to bring the awful practice of horse slaughter back to our shores. We are motivated, we can raise millions in small donations and we will use it. >>

Good luck to the EWA with their all fired up and computer savvy wotnots!

BTW, methinks Burns was undone by the Abramoff scandal. We’re just glad Burns is gone so he can lobby for the AQHA to make sure those frigging horse murder factories get built on every street corner in America — so many that even the AQHA death pimps will be able to breed enough millions to fill them up.

Oh, look, Gov. Schweitztub hasn’t signed HB 418 into law yet. Maybe he will stand up and face America in the face, and say “I’m mad as hell and we won’t build slaughter plants here any longer.” How the world would cheer! ~ Jaded Mare

1 thought on “Horse slaughter: The snow job in Montana will melt (US)”

  1. I find it interesting that those so opposed to slaughter never have a viable alternative. Do they expect someone out there to feed and care for these horses? I don’t see HSUS or PETA offering to take on any of the horses that for what ever reason are no longer wanted. If anyone that fought so hard to stop slaughter truly had the animals best interest at heart, they would have redirected that energy and funding towards ensuring these animals were put down humanely close to home rather than forcing owners into situations where they had no choice but to abandon the animal or forced animals to travel long distances to countries where we have no say in whether their lives are terminated humanely. I’m sure some of you try and convince yourself that the owners should just pay the vet to have the animal euthanized but if a family can no longer afford a $6 bale of hay to feed the horse, how can you expect them to pay the vet to euthanize and pay either someone to come out with a backhoe and bury the animal (usually at least $150) or pay someone to remove the carcass (usually around $250). Do you expect all the veterinarians to euthanize for free? It seems to me that you expect everyone else to pay for your decision. Fine, you want slaughter stopped – then step up to the plate and start caring for these animals. Maybe you should set up a fund to help these owners with the animals they can no longer afford to keep and/or purchase a large facility and hire numerous people to care for the unusable/dangerous horses. You ask for funds and yet none of those funds are actually making it into the hands of those who for whatever reason can no longer care for the animal.


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