Both New Jersey Senators — one a walking corpse Democrat (Lautenberg) and the other, a complete idiot Democrat (Menendez) — voted to restore funding to slaughter horses for meat in the USA — of course the people in the racing industry didn’t even know this was happening but now they stomp their feet in anger because they love horses. They don’t love ’em enough to pay attention to what’s going on in Washington DC that’s for sure.
Both Democrats in New York — dimwit Gillibrand and one-row-hair-transplant – smug son-of-a-bitch Chuck Schumer voted YES to horse slaughter too. Democrats like to kill babies and horses — pretty soon they’ll be legalizing consumption of aborted babies.
Harness racing (trotters) is the rapidly fading mainstay of horse racing in the Garden State, but the folks who represent the horse in New Jersey were too stupid to see this bill getting quietly pushed through both houses and onto Obama’s desk. Yonkers Raceway in New York is making a fortune since they got slot machines in their racetrack, but they don’t care what happens to the horses after they are done racing. Maybe Yonkers will have a horse prime rib buffet for $7.99. Don’t be surprised if that happens.
The United States Trotting Association (USTA), the governing body for harness racing in the USA did nothing to lobby against this horrible bill because they are an inept bunch of morons — they never DO anything — they’re even too stupid to know that this bill even existed. They were probably at some luncheon — that’s all they’re good for.
The USTA registers and keeps records of thousands of trotting horses every day, but when a horse goes to a kill pen, they close their eyes. It’s all about making money off the sweat and pain of horses.
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The Jockey Club did lobby a bit against this but in reality they more or less want the horses to just go away when they are done racing. They don’t want to fund any programmes or anything like that. The United States Trotting Association on the other hand, an organization which has more horses racing in the USA completely let this fly over their heads. But what would you expect from a governing body that allows convicted horse abusers and horse druggers to continue racing? They are a the industry standard for ineptitude and laziness. In horse racing and equestrian circles, the USTA is looked upon as a model of what NOT to do if you are looking out for the animal’s best interest. Sadly, the answer to this slaughter issue is that all horses who are headed in that miserable direction should be euthanized by lethal injection and thusly unable to be put into the food chain. Once a society acquires a taste for horse meat it tends to stick around and we can’t let that happen in the USA.
To the people who votwed yes to this… you are going to rot in HELL… i hope someone kills you and sells your meat to people you sick sons a bitches
im glad they opened it up their are two many people struggling to feed or take care of them i would rather see them sent to slaughter house than to be sitting out in a field with no food or water for days or months hoping the weather would change to have food so slaughter house or starving whats the difference which one is worse really think about it
I agree with this back 10 to 15 years ago we had a killer market for horses it was a way for the producers of horses to take their old horses that could not produce anymore and would get a fair price out of them .True horses are more for pets then food but what do you do with a 25 to 30 yr old horse when you cant ride ,bred,or sell it alot of people dont like the thought of killing horses but on the other hand is it fair to the farmers that raise them to feed and watch them slowy die this way help keep people from turning horses loose in the wild because they cant afford to take care of them .Ive raised horses for years and when you try to sell a good horse for the money it takes you to grow , train that horse people will not give that much when they can go to the local sell and buy one less then a $100 with a killer market the produces can sell good horses for a good price not a cheap on
But they can be euthanized — do you show the same compassion for people sitting out in the street with no food or water or shelter or medical care? You can’t euthanize people just because they’re poor. Poor horses (old sick lame) should be either adopted or euthanized — there is no reason to slaughter them. Slaughter is quick but the road to slaughter — that 30 day line-up — is long and cruel and horrific.
Responsible horse owners humanely euthanize their horses when the time comes. Then either bury it, cremate it, or have the renderer pick it up. People that want a payoff when they get rid of a horse are the problem. Overbreeding is the problem, if slaughter reopens, the market will still be flooded. The reason? People are breeding based on the old horse market, not the new one. Fewer people are deciding to own horses. Slaughterhouses & breed registries (AQHA) encourage overbreeding for their own financial gain. If you can no longer take care of your horse, call a rescue, call In Defense of Animals, HSUS, ASPCA, etc.
There is no evidence that more horses are being abandoned since US slaughter plants closed. In fact, more US horses are going to slaughter in the last few years than in prior years. Yet in April this year, less than 200 miles from a Canadian slaughter plant, Bouvry, 140 horses and 200 cattle had to be removed because they were being starved to death (at least 12 had already died). http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20110421/alta-horses-starved-110421/
Also, blame the right people for this change to allowing USDA inspection funding. It was 3 congressmen, Kohl, Blunt, & Kingston who made the evil backroom change to allow funding for USDA inspection of slaughter plants. They knew that the Ag bill would not go back for debate on the floor and that it was not allowed to be amended once their conference committee approved it. And they knew that Obama had to sign to avoid a partial govt shutdown the following week.
One hope we have is that although this bill removed the defunding amendment, Congress has not submitted a bill that would actually fund those inspections. So there is time to call & fax your reps to demand that congress pass H.R. 2966 – the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act. Obama cannot sign a bill that Congress does not give to him!
I wonder how many aborted fetuses I can cram in my George Foreman Rotisserie Jr?
You fucking horse lovers are a riot. You’ll drop a cow to eat it (furry four legged herbivore) but cry foul for a horse (furry four legged herbivore) to be used as meat. Fuck you.
Once something is dead, it’s DEAD. If it’s just buried it’s a waste. Now where did I put that grill? I think grandpa is still fresh,,
I don’t get what the problem is. Horsemeat used to be available at any butcher back in the 50’s and was used (mostly) for dog food and poor folks. It can be rather tasty IF prepared properly and a nice dinner of horse with a variety of veggies was enjoyed by me and my buddies while we were on vacation from Germany in Paris in December, 1957. The next day (the 11th), East German citizen’s travel was restricted, the first step toward the Berlin Wall.
Good for you — thanks for the trip down horsemeat memory lane — reads like a maudlin history lesson.
@HellBille You’re not funny or amusing — you’re a fucking asshole with no manners. Boorish would be a good word — and you live in Fuktard, USA. Fuck you and fuck your dead grandpa. You probably would eat a relative and “warsh” them down with moonshine — douche bag!