Horse Slaughter Sue has unified plan for killing equines in Cheyenne

It is not difficult to see the real intention of this. The Unified Equine Program is going to use the old Cheyenne Stockyards to quarantine horses until they can be killed for food, mostly likely using some for breeding stock for slaughter. It is clear they intend to eventually export the horse meat overseas, and are laying the groundwork for it. Oh, look, they are going to use Happy Meat Heroine Temple Grandin to assist them. Cameras of the slaughter process? I will believe that when I see it. See full press release below. – Editor

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    Press Release

    Unified Equine Programs Implementation Progresses

    A suite of programs to facilitate the rescue of horses with any potential, rejuvenation of horses in poor condition, and humane slaughter for those past their useful lives, unsound, or dangerous will be starting up in the near future.

    The United Organizations of the Horse and the United Horsemen’s Front are working with Wyoming state agencies, college and university equine studies programs, professional horse trainers, veterinarians, meat industry experts, potential customers, and with the guidance of Dr. Temple Grandin and her team at Grandin Livestock Systems to design and implement a humane system of horse slaughter including constant third party video auditing to ensure humane handling.

    CHEYENNE – The United Organizations of the Horse held an Implementation Summit on April 2nd that pulled together experts necessary to launch a comprehensive solution to help the horse industry start to recover, and to stop the suffering of horses. (see details in previous press release below). Now they are moving quickly to begin operations.

    The organization is negotiating to take over ownership of the Cheyenne Stockyards facility which currently belongs to the Wyoming Livestock Board. This location, which was the original stockyards used to load livestock onto train cars, will be the intake and rejuvenation facility where donated horses, and abandoned horses in poor condition are provided veterinary supervised care, feeding, and supplementation to bring them back to health.

    The Stockyards will also be the place where horses are individually evaluated to determine if they have any potential through extra training, or are suitable to be re-donated to youth programs, therapeutic riding programs, or similar situations. Horses with potential will be placed in appropriate training/marketing programs. The Equine Program at Laramie County Community College will be collaborating with the Unified Equine Programs, as will independent professional horse trainers, and other college programs.

    Pregnant mares, mares with foals, weanlings, yearlings, and unsound horses that must be held for drug withdrawal periods before slaughter will be housed in Cheyenne until transportation to pasture is arranged.

    Horses that are past their useful life, are unsound, or dangerous will be humanely slaughtered utilizing systems and procedures designed by Dr. Temple Grandin of Colorado State University. Several existing meat processing facilities elsewhere in Wyoming are being evaluated for suitability and necessary retrofit to ensure the humane handling of horses.

    “What we will be able to do,” says Dave Duquette, President & CEO of the educational and charitable nonprofit, the United Horsemen’s Front, that these programs will be housed under, “is guarantee every horse a good life. And, when appropriate, we will guarantee them a decent humane death that is quick and painless.”

    Unified Equine Products – meat, hide, hair, byproducts – will be marketed through every available legal market. Under Wyoming state inspection the meat can be sold in Wyoming for human use, but cannot currently be shipped across state lines. Horse meat for pet food and zoo diets can and will be marketed nationwide under existing law.

    “The horse industry nation-wide has taken a brutal hit since the closure of the U.S. horse slaughter plants,” says Ted Pierce, a Wyoming rancher, “what we are doing is coming up with a common sense solution working with veterinarians, equine professionals, and experts to the glut of unusable horses whose owners have no options.”

    The horse industry was a 1.2 Billion dollar industry that employed 460,000 people working full-time with horses every day, and another 1.6 Million who worked in indirect occupations. Since 2007 when the horse slaughter facilities in the U.S. were closed, that industry has been downsized and is being liquidated to the point that it will be cut in half, a 50% downsizing, within very short order.

    “At a time when many Wyoming towns and communities are experiencing 12-15% unemployment,” says Wyoming state legislator and leader of the United Organizations of the Horse, Sue Wallis, “our Unified Equine Programs will be creating new jobs and the promise of prosperity for those who make all or part of their living with horses.”

    Those who are interested in helping with the implementation of the Unified Equine Programs, or donating to the cause are encouraged to contact the Cheyenne office or visiting the website.

    Investment opportunities are also available to those who agree with the vision of the Unified Equine Programs.

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    Contact:

    Sue Wallis
    307 680 8515 cell
    307 685 8248 ranch
    sue.wallis@unitedorgsofthehorse.org

10 thoughts on “Horse Slaughter Sue has unified plan for killing equines in Cheyenne”

  1. It really disappointed me to see Temple Grandin’s name mixed into this mess. I used to respect her. Besides, Slaughterhouse Sue has ALWAYS maintained the horse slaughter was perfectly humane the way it was. So, if that’s so, why is she going to all this extra time and expense to get Temple Grandin involved? More lies.

    I honestly do NOT understand this, er, person. It seems that she is completely obsessed with slaughtering and eating horses! With all the money she’s spending on this “campaign,” think of all the horses she could help. All the struggling owners she could help, all the rescues. Yet SHE says she loves horses and the rest of us are clueless.

    The other day I read an interview where she said the “animal rights activists” – as she calls anyone who is for reasonably humane treatment of animals – were RESPONSIBLE for all the tax money spent by the BLM to keep horses in long term holding and also for the increase they want for Salazar’s “Salazoos,” which she called a government “land grab.” I almost went into apoplexy. The way the pro-horse people have been fighting all this, and Sue gets away with THAT whopper?

    What really bothers me is that so many people seem to believe her lies. It’s sickening.

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    1. Well, that is how Horse Slaughter Sue Wallis sees things, that we would not have to put wild horses and burros in long-term holding facilities if we could slaughter them. How about not uselessly and aggressively rounding them up in the first place? How about having a real adoption plan, not a plan that is one of the biggest fails in BLM history. That’s just for starters. Oh, and the government seems to have plenty of taxpayer to hire criminal contractors like Cattoor who have been proven brutal and deadly to our wild horses and burros.

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  2. The demand for old horses is for skyrocket prices. Not slaughter prices. When slaughter for human consumption was going in the United States, the demand for starter and kid horses was at a all time high. There was a two year waiting line and a price of $2,500 for a “over the hill ” horse of 18 years of age. The kill buyers being so “hooked on killin”” could not even save one old horse . You would think for that kind of money they could of. Lying to people about what the killers were really going to do to family pets is the reason I hate the horse slaughter industry. Stealing a old horse with $20,000 in training should be illegal.

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  3. If this is the one that CSU is behind then why kill them? They can make 5x what the killers pay for them. You act like killin and eatin them is all people do. Wake up

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    1. Yes, Skippy, that would be the one. It doesn’t make sense that they would slaughter old and sick horses, does it? They might fatten them up the skinny ones for killing though. The horse slaughter plants want young, healthy horses that make good meat. It may be that they are targeting the much larger market of China, although it is still taboo in a lot of regions there. The Europeans are catching on and beginning to change their minds about eating horse meat.

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  4. I’d like to hear from equine rescues across the country on their position on slaughter. Many chose to take “no position”, perhaps for fear of losing donations from pro-slaughterers. We DO take a position – NO SLAUGHTER! Humane euthanasia for animals that no longer have quality of life.

    This is another carrot-and-stick, end-around attempt by Sue Wallis & UOH to make slaughter more palatable to legislators and the general public. I think what’s-his-name dangled that same carrot in Illinois (?). I suggest these people go to a number of Sale Barns along with rescuers, and assess the percentage of animals each consider appropriate for the various categories. Then estimate the time/cost of rehab. That would be a telling report

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  5. This is the worst thing I have ever heard and what a disgrace to the people of Wyoming. Horses are not food animals and never were. The next thing you know they will be killing people. However, horse meat could kill people and maybe that is what they are planning to give it to the old, elderly in hospital, poor, etc.

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  6. If ‘humane handling’ can happen then talk of it would at least be a step in the right direction. But that’s a subject for a different ‘Sue’ probably.

    I just saw a bald eagle surveying the morning, and think of the plight of that animal-now no longer threatened or suffering! The horse should be the next protected animal like the eagle.

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    1. Talk is all it is. This is exactly the strategy they are using, Andrea, in an attempt to lull kind people like you into believing that you can slaughter horses humanely. There is no such thing, no matter how they are “handled” or otherwise. All one has to do is view any of the graphic and heartbreaking YouTube videos on horse slaughter. This is what pro-horse slaughter groups and individuals, including veterinarians, have been stating as humane for the past 8 years. It cannot be improved. Slaughter is slaughter, the violent end of a being’s life.

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      1. Is a shot like is used for euthanasia an issue of toxicity in the meat for consumption? Because it seems that with all the animals we use in laboratories to test drugs, we’d should of made one by now that killed all ‘farmed’ animals.
        Not that I’m for eating meat-I’m not.

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