Horse slaughter plants looming. Not quite. Looming is perhaps too strong a word, but applications to slaughter horses in New Mexico and Missouri have been filed.
WILLIAM PACK writing for My San Antonio reports:
The U.S. Department of Agriculture should be ready to inspect plants that slaughter horses for human consumption by the end of the year, allowing that controversial industry to re-establish a foothold in this country.
Two companies have submitted applications to have equine processing plants inspected, and Al Almanza, administrator of the Food Safety and Inspection Service, said they “want to get started as soon as possible.”
None of the applicants is from Texas, governed by a law that bans the possession, exhibition or sale of horsemeat for human consumption.
“If we can expedite that process, we will,” said Almanza, a San Antonio native who was in town to speak at the Southwest Meat Association’s 56th annual convention. Continue reading >>
Also in the article are statements by Horse Slaughter Sue’s colleague Dave Duquette saying both plants in New Mexico and Missouri are “ready to go”. Oh, really? Fact check please. Duquette also says people are wondering why the application process is so slow. Reality check please.
— Rockville Mo horse slaughter plant another misfire for Sue Wallis; Tuesday’s Horse; Jul. 28, 2012
— From Wyoming to Missouri “Horse Slaughter Sue” continues to fail; Tuesday’s Horse; Jul. 23, 2012
— NM Governor Susana Martinez asks Feds to reject horse slaughter plant; Tuesday’s Horse; Apr. 13, 2012
— Horse Slaughter Sue promotes her mission in New Mexico under new guise; Tuesday’s Horse; Apr. 12, 2012