Welcome to Habitat For Horses!|Friday, February 5, 2016

New Budget BANS Horse Slaughter Inspectors! 

Breaking News from Equine Welfare Alliance, comments from Jerry Finch

images-20Department of Agriculture Secretary Vilsack has entered this statement into the new budget:

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.