Rains Natural Meats still pursuing state permit for horse slaughter

David Rains, Owner of Rains Natural Meat

“No he won’t”  “Yes he will.” The incoming news on Missouri horse slaughter has changed. Rains is still trying to get the permits to open to horse slaughter. Missourians contact your governor and let him know why horse slaughter should not be allowed in your state. ~ HfH

From: News-Press Now
By: Ray Scherer

Horse meat processor still pursuing state permit

Rains Natural Meats
Rains Natural Meat of Gallatin, MO still trying to obtain permits to open for horse slaughter

A Daviess County businessman pledges to seek the necessary state government permission that would allow him to process horse meat for human and pet consumption.

David Rains, who owns Rains Natural Meats east of Gallatin, Mo., told the News-Press on Monday that he plans to participate in an administrative hearing in two weeks with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. A permit is required from the agency in order for Rains Natural Meats to operate a wastewater lagoon involved in equine processing. It represents a reapplication to the state for a general wastewater permit.

Mr. Rains also responded to a press release by Front Range Equine Rescue, a Colorado organization that has been leading recent attempts to thwart the resumption of domestic horse slaughtering. Front Range said Rains Natural Meats had given up in its efforts to obtain approval for the lagoon and its processing plans.

He denied that he has relinquished any means to begin the operations.

“It’s all wrong,” he said of the Front Range report. “They didn’t bother to to talk to us.”
He said he’s ultimately pinning hopes on convincing Gov. Jay Nixon that horse processing is a viable venture.

“It’s all in his lap,” Mr. Rains said.

Bruce Wagman, an attorney representing Front Range, dismissed the comments and said the organization has no plans to relent on its argument that horse slaughter is inhumane and detrimental to the environment.

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  • Peter Fabricius

    Why allow people killing the animal who help
    You to get in this beatyfull country , why don’t you pay it more respect ??? First the nativ Americans now the horses ??
    You people are strange !!

    January 7, 2014
  • morgansinkc

    If this plant opens people will be standing in line to sue them. Everyday people whose lives will be ruined by this plant. Possibly even a class action law suit.

    Horses would have to be held for four years to be sure they are drug-free, since birth control in horses lasts for four years now. Additionally, there is no withdrawal period for some drugs.

    January 8, 2014
  • jean robertson

    Dog food companies will not use horse meat in their products so why should our governments (Canadian and U.S.)allow for profit businesses to sell the same product to unsuspecting Europeans for human consumption. Talk about a double standard!!

    January 8, 2014
    • sherriey

      would this be classified as “murder”?
      poisoning people intentionally is….so…?

      January 9, 2014