Congress has removed the defunding of inspections of horse slaughter facilities through the Appropriations Committee this morning.
West Virginia Congressman Jenkins was on the Committee and voted to support RE-FUNDING Horse slaughter facility inspections. We lost by 2 votes.
HORSE slaughter inspections cost TAX PAYERS Millions and millions of dollars. All the while, we would be funding the slaughter of animals that typically receive one, if not MANY, dangerous medications, most which are illegal in America for ANY food production animal.
Apparently, since the resulting tainted meat is sold outside the USA, it is acceptable to some to expect safe food here but not for others overseas.
Poisoning people doesn’t matter if a handful of dealers stand to make a buck. It seems the slaughter of animals in an unethical way in America when they have served as partners, military and law enforcement personnel and athletes for America is acceptable to some of those that represent America.
If you support reopening slaughter houses in America, things you need to know are:
Slaughter was not done more humanely in America than over the borders. It was inhumame here, too.
A TINY bit of research will prove this out if you care to spend that time looking into the issue.
Slaughter rides were grisly and long even when plants operated here because few communities support a horse slaughter plant opening up, so most horses rode for very long hauls to make it to a plant.
The EU has made it clear American horse meat is toxic and dangerous to humans, so if we slaughter horses here, we are SAYING poisoning humans in other countries from the USA is entirely acceptable, yet we all know we wouldn’t want our children eating meat proven to contain drugs that cause cancer and more. Not ethical. No way.
This is a good time to bombard your senators to request they reject this budget
Peter Aguilar, D-Calif.-31, Sanford Bishop, D-Ga.-2, Matt Cartwright, D-Pa.-17, Katherine Clark, D-Mass.-5, Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn.-3, Charlie Dent, R- Pa.-15, David Joyce, R-Ohio-14, Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio-9, Derek Kilmer, D-Wash.-6, Barbara Lee, D-Calif.-13, Nita Lowey, D-N.Y.-17, Betty McCollum, D-Minn.-4, Grace Meng, D-N.Y.-6, Chellie Pingree, D-Maine-1, Mark Pocan, D-Wis.-2, David Price, D-N.C.-4, Mike Quigley, D-Ill.-5, Tom Rooney, R-Fla.-17, Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif.-40, Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md.-2, Tim Ryan, D-Ohio-13, José Serrano, D-N.Y.-15, Peter Visclosky, D-Ind.-1, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.-23, and Kevin Yoder, R-Kan.-3
Robert Aderhold, R-Ala.-4, Mark Amodie, R-Nev.-2, Ken Calvert, R-Calif.-42, John Carter, R-Texas-31, Tom Cole, R-Okla.-4, Henry Cuellar, D-Texas-28, John Abney Culberson, R-Texas-7, Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla.-25, Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn.-3, Jeff Fortenberry, R-Nev.-1, Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J.-11, Kay Granger, R-Texas-12, Tom Graves, R-Ga.-14, Andy Harris, R-Md.-1, Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash.-3, Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va.-3, John Moolenaar, R-Mich.-4, Dan Newhouse, R-Wash.-4, Steven Palazzo, R-Miss.-4, Martha Roby, R-Ala.-2, Harold Rogers, R-Ky.-5, Michael Simpson, R-Idaho-2, Chris Stewart, R-Utah-2, Scott Taylor, R-Va.-2, David Valadao, R-Calif.-21, Steve Womack, R-Ark.-3, and David Young, R-Iowa-3