Horse slaughter supporter replaces Lenz at Unwanted Horse Coalition

Written by the Equine Welfare Alliance

In Loving Memory of the Unwanted (Processed) Horse. Artwork Jaded Mare.
In Loving Memory of the Unwanted (Processed) Horse. That's him. On the plate. Artwork Jaded Mare.

WASHINGTON, DC — (Jul. 6, 2010) The recent appointment of Dr. Douglas Corey to the top spot of the Washington lobby group, The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC), has made their loudly proclaimed stance of being neutral on the contentious issue of horse slaughter difficult to swallow.

Corey follows Dr. Tom Lenz, former head of American Association of Equine Practitioners, (AAEP). Both Lenz and Corey pull no punches on their enthusiastic support of horse slaughter. The two veterinarians with close ties to animal agriculture refer to horse slaughter as an end-of-life option that is needed. Regrettably, with the UHC parent group, The American Horse Council, this front for unscrupulous breeders and the meat industry, often has the ear of Congress and is considered a respected and respectable humanitarian organization.

The daring hypocrisy of both organizations is stunning and Corey’s own words prove it. Few equine rescue organizations are members of the UHC, shunning the prohibitive cost of membership to join. Rescue groups, dependent upon donations, would prefer to spend their funds on feed and hay.

The Unwanted Horse Coalition is controlled by breed associations who happily send their culls to slaughter, the horse racing industry which happily disposes of tens of thousands of healthy races horses after their career is over and the livestock industry whose sole purpose is selling meat on the hoof.

During his testimony in 2008 before the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security for the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2008, Corey said, “Because of the large population of unwanted horses in the U.S., the AAEP believes that the processing of unwanted horses is currently a necessary end-of-life option and provides a humane alternative to allowing a horse to continue a life of discomfort and pain or endure inadequate care or abandonment.” Read full report >>

2 thoughts on “Horse slaughter supporter replaces Lenz at Unwanted Horse Coalition”

  1. You know something I would never want my name associated with this group !!!! Its degrading to have any attachment with any agency that supports Horse Slaughter……….Its like belonging to a murder supporter group !! Well everyone knows who the people are, I wonder if their mothers are proud of them????? I would never want any of my children belonging to this group !!!! I would be ashamed of them……………and I wouldnt be able to look in anyones face without feeling terrible………..

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