I have heard many twisted interpretations of the facts in the horse slaughter debate, but I never thought I would live to read something as outrageous as what you will see below. Of course, it has come from the mind of Sue Wallis, also referred to as “Slaughterhouse Sue” among horse lovers.
In an Op Ed piece entitled “Killer Horse Buyer are Heroes and Saviours”, this is Wallis’ response to the statement that “horse slaughter is a predatory business where killer buyers outbid people who just want to save horses.”
The typical horse buyer on the other hand has “rescued,” “re-homed,” and “re-purposed” thousands of horses, done it all on their own dime without a single handout from anybody, and don’t get any credit. Horse buyers are in the business of finding a purpose for horses that are unwanted, unneeded, or no longer useful.
Of course they profit from it, that is how one makes a living in this country. Last I heard paying someone a fair price for anything (including horses) that they don’t want, don’t need, or can’t keep, and selling it to someone else who has a use for it for a profit is still the time-honored American way.
I was not aware that the typical horse buyer in the U.S. is a killer buyer employed to supply horse slaughter plants. Is that what this country has come to?