The SAFE Act stalled in a Congressional committee earlier last week, which means horses are still not safe from entering the slaughter pipeline. Slaughter for human consumption.
Why do we continue supplying people with meat from our horses when a reportedly eight out of 10 Americans oppose it?
“The reality of horse slaughter is horrific enough to make that closer to 10 out of 10.“
Bloodhorse magazine writes: “Magazine readers who have been following the issue for, like, the past 20 years will respond with, ‘Uh-huh, and so what else is new?’ They are justifiably cynical. Over that period of time, various versions of federal legislation to outlaw anything to do with horse slaughter have come and gone with regularity, buried in committee undergrowth, strangled in infancy by special interests with no claim to public support.”
The Bloodhorse adds: “For those who believe in polls, it has been found that better than eight out of every 10 Americans are opposed to horse slaughter. Chances are the concept is abstract to most of the people being polled, because the reality of horse slaughter is horrific enough to make that closer to 10 out of 10. But eight out of 10 is a pretty strong statement of philosophical and practical intent.”
We at Tuesday’s Horse wonder how many millions of dollars it would take to bribe the US Congress into doing what it is supposed to do, such as pass laws, good laws, including the ones that are important to the American people. Lobbying our federal lawmakers both individually and collectively has gotten us absolutely nowhere, so the brutal carnage of our horses continues at a sickening pace.
The only thing that seems to motivate the US Congress and get results is cold hard cash, an enormous amount of it, such as corporate America has. Get the picture?
America does not look so beautiful when viewing it through the lens of its greedy and corrupt elected officials.
Featured Image: Horse being bled out in Mexican slaughterhouse.
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