Pro-slaughter Mouth Speaks of the Wonders of “Cheval”

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(I apologize if you’ve just had a meal because you will probably lose it after reading the latest from Sue Wallis. On the other hand, consider it entertainment, which it would be if it weren’t so disgusting. – Jerry)

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Real nightmares of slaughter advocates

RECLUSE, WY, (Wallis) – In spite of last minute attempts by animal rights extremists to slander an entire segment of animal agriculture by introducing Congressional action (S. 541 – a bill to prevent human health threats posed by the consumption of equines with others to follow…) that offers zero solution whatsoever to the dire circumstances facing the horse industry–the truth is that horse people are moving forward to provide a better future for horses and horse people. Radical groups, led by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and their supporters on Capitol Hill and inside the White House seek to destroy what vestige is left of the U.S. horse industry. Nonetheless, the Law is the Law, and right now the Law is behind the horse industry allowing us to move forward with positive, humane systems, that ensure the highest standards of verified food safety, preserving the value,  and incentivizing the proper care of all horses in the United States.

Several horse processing plants in the United States are set to begin operations very soon. These plants have accomplished most or all of their required modifications to their facilities and will be requesting final walk through inspections, approval to begin operations, and the assignment of inspectors. USDA has indicated that under current law they will be providing the necessary regulation and inspection. These plants, and others that will be follow, have modified not only their physical plants to accommodate the unique characteristics of the equine species, but their Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plans and their Standard Operating Procedures to include extremely rigorous, thorough, and scientifically validated testing of every carcass that will ensure that no drug residue can ever enter the human food chain, and that every plant has installed humane handling systems and procedures that go above and beyond the U.S. Humane Methods of Slaughter law.

There are eager markets awaiting the opening of these facilities both here in the United States and internationally. Cheval, which is the common term for meat from the equine species in the same way that beef is the term for meat from cattle, and pork is the term from hogs, is highly sought after by ethnic, gourmet, health and nutritionally interested, and value conscious consumers.

Strong support nationwide for the horse industry is perhaps most evident right now in Oklahoma where a pair of pro-horse industry bills that will allow processing to begin in that state are sailing through the State Legislature. Just this past Wednesday more than 400 articulate supporters of the legislation led by the Oklahoma Farm Bureau and a host of other Ag organizations showed up for a rally at the Capitol, and not a single anti-slaughter activist! The week before a pathetic showing of anti-horse advocates at what was billed to be a “massive” rally against the bills achieved numbers barely above single digits, outnumbered by the media covering the event, illustrated the out of touch mentality of these extremist groups.

Attached to this press release is a report originally produced by IEBA last Fall, the  Promise of Cheval, and updated regularly as new science and information becomes available, as well as a Facts and FAQs document that answers common questions about the ethical and responsible production of cheval.

Below are documents testifying to the position of the States and the Tribes in regards to this issue–powerful entities that stand solidly behind the broader horse industry in this struggle to ensure that horses and horse owners have humane options that provide value, and therefor ensures the welfare of horses in the U.S.

Contact:              Sue Wallis, U.S. Chair

307 680 8515 – sue.wallis52@gmail.com

AUTHOR: Jerry Finch
13 Comments
  • Marcia

    I’ve been fighting animal abuse for decades now, and I think things are actually getting worse in a lot of ways instead of better. It seems as if every kind of group from factory farmers to slaughter house owners to hunters are going together to fight against us and make sure they don’t relent and give in. Democracy seems to stop with the anti-animal interest groups, their big money and their access to the powerful.

    March 17, 2013
  • Amaryllis Farm Equine Rescue

    We definitely appear to be devolving.

    March 17, 2013
  • Margaret

    I gues if you consider all the politicians and there aides it might come close to 400. But Skye McNiel said the number was more like 100.

    Well whatever.

    The problem as I see it is where is the profit in slaughtering horses? This is a profit driven business and when you use up all your capital on testing carcasses what’s left?

    And this doesn’t even begin to answer the questions about contaminated meat. The reason these “sailed” through Oklahoma is there wasn’t a debate. These bills were rammed down the throats of everyone.

    The other serious question I have is USDA inspection. Do they even a have test for Frog Juice a newer drug given to race horses by unscrupulous trainers. This drug is 40 TIMES as powerful as morphine. What is that going to do the consumer who unwittingly eats this stuff?

    Speaking of which. USDA at this point supposedly is following the law. But with sequestration who and how are these inspectors going to get needed training? And inspectors are having to take up to 11 furlough days.

    This isn’t selfish. I pay taxes and a whole lot of them the same as the next person. Why should I be paying for inspections on a food that isn’t even remaining in this country? Inspectors are needed to inspect OUR food not the WORLD’s.

    This is going to come back and bite cattle ranchers in the backside. No one will buy beef because we can’t trust the food chain. Where in bleepers are they going to dispose of this tainted meat?

    Are we really going to send this to the poor and hungry who may well have theological reasons for not eating horse? Are we really going to do to the world what the meat packer plants are doing in Europe? I hope common sense prevail in Washington BEFORE all hell breaks loose.

    March 17, 2013
  • Sue Wallis Lies

    Ewwww….I think I puked a little bit in my mouth there after reading this crap.

    March 17, 2013
  • Jade

    Wow, this is the first we’ve heard from her in months – guess she missed those national numbers of 80% of the people in the US are AGAINST this and just the politicians are for it! It’s time we horse women start to be more vocal and clarify this to Sue and all the others that missed the bulletin that says NO to slaughter in the US!

    March 17, 2013
  • Geri Vincent

    I disagree, Marcia. I have been involved with animals and their welfare for many years. I absolutely believe that things have improved! When I was a kid, spaying and neutering was an option not a responsibility. Thanks to the internet more people than ever are aware of the issues around animals. I find it somewhat overwhelming at times due to the sheer amount of information, good and bad, that we see daily. But this awareness has brought increased concern among typical animal lovers and moved them to speak up. The horrid practices involved in factory farming are being addressed. When I was a kid that never happened. We are making progress. Slow but sure progress. Between awareness and the creation of alternative protein sources, cruelty will not win. What Sue Wallis has to say about eating horses is bs. Slaughter is not a solution to the ills of the equine industry: it wasn’t when we had US horse slaughter before and we still send 100,000+ horses to slaughter annually. Our economy is recovering which will help all industries. The unwanted horses are thanks to breeders big and small, encouraged by the breed registries, to over produce and then send their ‘culls’ to slaughter. 80% of US voters are against horse slaughter for a multitude of reasons. We need our representatives to listen to what we want and not just sell their support!

    Horse FLESH is polluted with drugs that no person should eat.

    March 17, 2013
  • Luka

    Marcia, I agree with you…I think democracy in the USA is dying out and this country is now run by and for the special interests, and one of those special interests are those that want to exploit the suffering and oppression of many animal species. And THOSE special interests ARE banding together, whether it be cattle ranchers (welfare ranchers) and mining interests out west that want to strip wild horses and burros of their land and lives, factory farms, hunters, etc., I have seen where this exploitation is encouraged by these groups, and Sue Wallis is one of the main cheerleaders for this inhumane treatment.

    I’m in no way a religious person (actually atheist), but I AM a moral and ethical person, and this and especially the absolute enthusiastic approval for adding horses to the millions of animals that are slaughtered every year, is just further evidence of the moral decay and decline of this once-great country!

    March 18, 2013
  • Debra Gordon

    I am horrified, and almost want to give up. This woman, this mouthpiece for pain and suffering, should be made to feel the horror the animals go through. I want to march on DC to ban horse slaughter. Ask me. I’ll join you. I’ll carry signs, I’ll shout, I’ll be arrested if necessary. Let’s do something, but make it loud, and incontrobertable. Let’s get the pro-slaughter people out of our government, or make it very uncomfortable for them. I’m so disgusted with Wallis. Yes, I too threw up a little in my mouth.

    March 18, 2013
  • Robynne Catheron

    SS is a very sick woman. Just ewww.

    March 18, 2013
  • Barbara Wood

    Advice from a town who has experienced its horrors.
    http://www.kaufmanzoning.net

    March 18, 2013
  • Linda Jackson

    Telephone the capitol switchboard at 1-855-686-6927 to advise your senator that your vote depends on their actions. Ask your friends and relatives to call their opinions as well and (even if we don’t prevail); one voice is one vote .

    March 18, 2013
  • Sue Wallis Lies

    You hadn’t heard from Wallis cuz she was at home trying to get a whistle blower bill passed here in Wyoming. It’s in committee which is dangerous as you don’t know what those committees do behind closed doors.

    March 18, 2013
  • Daryl

    these pictures are enough to put tears in the eyes, ache in the heart, bad words for these who are abuseing horses to the fullest & they think htye have the right to do so ,a nd for the good of the animals, well these not so old horses, in good shape & health are being rounded up, bought under false pre tenses, taken from the track, back yards, stolen from pastures, sold for meat, & this meat is not good for eating by humans, but who cares it seems not even our government. We who are against slaughter of horses are the only ones who care. The big people in government are looking the other way , passing the buck, or just don’t give a crap, it is not them who is going to be eating the tanted meat. These plants are wrong, in many ways, there should not be one open any where in or out of the states or the USA.

    March 18, 2013