July 17, 2013
On the other side of the pond, consumers in the EU are starting to question why no one has been held criminally negligent for the horsemeat scandal. I guess they aren’t used to the way our officials handle bad guys like Tom Davis.
Parliament’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee said British and Irish authorities had failed to recognise the scale of the scandal, which led to thousands of beef products being pulled from supermarkets across Europe after they were found to contain horsemeat.
“We are concerned at the failure of authorities in both the UK and Ireland to acknowledge the extent of this and to bring prosecutions,” the committee said in a report.
It added that the scandal had revealed that a “complex, highly organised network” of companies were involved in the “fraudulent and illegal” mislabelling of meat.
“We are dismayed at the slow pace of investigations and would like assurance that prosecutions will be mounted where there is evidence of fraud or other illegal activity,” the report added. CONTINUED….
Ah, but here in the good ol’ USA things are different. When we’re told something, we believe it, right? In Utah, lawmakers are meeting to discuss the horrible situation with horses and doing their best to understand what they can do to help. Bless ’em and their selfless little hearts.
“If you have to make a choice to feed your family or your horse, should government stand in the way?”
Anderegg, a Republican, said the options of what to do with unwanted horses are slim across the country and he wants his colleagues on the Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Committee to be briefed in their Wednesday afternoon meeting about what is legal, and what isn’t, in Utah.
“The main purpose is to have a discussion and bring it before the committee to have an open dialogue and a discussion of the salient points,” he said.
Horses can be legally slaughtered in Utah for pet food, for example, but the Utah Department of Agriculture said it knows of no rendering plant that would take a horse for pet food because there simply isn’t a market.
I’ll let you read the rest of the garbage, uh… discussion by clicking HERE.
Meanwhile, a few miles down the road, the good folks in Missouri are expressing their thankfulness for having Rains Natural Meat and horse slaughter facility opening in Gallatin, Home of the horse-loving Amish. I’ll gladly give you the link to the article, “WHAT OTHERS SAY: Humane horse slaughter may serve sound purpose,” but I don’t want to put any of their words on this page. I seriously fear my readers might have a foaming-at-the-mouth fit. Read it if you must, but check in with your therapist before leaving home.
Facts to ponder: Propaganda is a powerful tool used to manipulate the unthinking, reactive masses. We are all subjected to its influence. Those last two articles are prime examples of professionally produced “news” articles designed solely to bring profit to the pockets of a few at the expense of the horses. No horse was ever slaughtered in any slaughterhouse to aid the American public or to assist in controlling the population of horses. The overpopulation of horses, if it is a problem, was created by the same people that want horse slaughter – the mass breeders, namely the AQHA and all its sister organizations.
Think what would happen if cloning became a way to produce winning foals. Instead of churning out hundreds of babies (and registering all of them at birth), a cloning breeder would only produce and register a handful each year. Alas, a giant drop in registrations. Now you know why the AQHA is in court today fighting the registration of clones.
In the past, I’ve challenged pro-slaughter organizations and individuals to come up with just one logical, true reason for horse slaughter other than money. That challenge is still valid today. Put aside all the propaganda crap, throw away the “hundreds of starving horses wandering through the National Parks” stories, don’t come here whining about trying to help the poor horse owner who can’t afford a bullet. One reason, that’s all I want, other than money. If you can, then I will support the cause. Amaze me with the one fact that will cause me to say, “Damn, I never thought about that.”
Because you can’t. The horse slaughter supporters don’t want to admit to the public that they are in it only for the money. Like a secret cult, they protect their own. The “Friends of Salazar” and flag wavers of Sloppy Sue, the horse-haters of the BLM and the “Protect from Prosecution” supporters in the EU stand side-by-side not because they care about one another, but because they lust after the blood money the cult brings them.
And the noble, majestic horse means more to them dead than alive.
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