New Budget BANS Horse Slaughter Inspectors!
Breaking News from Equine Welfare Alliance, comments from Jerry Finch
Page 197 of Dept. of Agriculture Appendix
SEC. 725. None of the funds made available in this Act may be used to
pay the salaries or expenses of personnel to-(1) inspect horses under section
3 of the Federal Meat Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 603); (2) inspect horses
under section 903 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform
Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 1901 note; Public Law 104127); or (3) implement or
enforce section 352.19 of title 9, Code of Federal Regulations.
This will renew the ban on horse meat inspectors that was removed by the back room acts of the pro-slaughter advocates that roam the Halls of Congress and make any thought of opening another US equine slaughterhouse nothing more than a complete waste of time. The budget hasn’t passed yet, not until the suits in DC scream and yell at one another and all the lobbyist have a chance to make private donations to the retirement funds of their favorite Senators and Representatives, but know that there are a few people in DC on our side that actually want to see horse slaughter end.
Habitat for Horses is always on the lookout for a few great people at our ranches. The work is unique, the animals are special and we want folks who both know and understand the special connection our animals need.