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Horse-Slaughter Plant’s Lawyer
Says Opening Three Weeks Away

Bloomberg News, by Alan Bjerga

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Posted By:MDMuskrat, 3/19/2013 2:01:07 PM

The lawyer for a New Mexico meat plant that wants to be the first to slaughter horses in the U.S. since 2007 says the facility may be operational in three weeks. (snip) The plant may eventually have about 100 employees processing as many as 100 horses a day for export, he said. The company is one of several that have applied to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to slaughter horses, a practice that ended in 2007 after Congress defunded government inspections at the facilities. That measure lapsed in 2011

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Reply 1 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 3/19/2013 2:05:48 PM     (No. 9233348)

As they say in Brooklyn, "Leave me begin,"

Get a grip, folks. When Bo Derek and other bleeding hearts convinced enough fools in Congress to pass the ban on killing horses in the U.S., the processing -- and the jobs -- simply moved to Mexico.

Reality: There is a world-wide demand for horse meat, which is good eating. Now, ask how much of our taxes goes to the BLM for keeping unwanted wild horses alive.

Take a deep breath; no one is going to kill your riding horse (unless you want to sell him).

Horses, like deer, cattle and chickens, are a renewable natural resource. Let´s stop being emotional and convert this equine protein for our use. Bon apetit!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Justavoter, 3/19/2013 2:09:31 PM     (No. 9233353)

I own and love the sport of training and riding horses. As repulsive the thought of slaughtering horses is, this is not a bad thing. There´re are thousands of horses that are starved and abused. Many of the herds need to be thinned.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: StormCnter, 3/19/2013 2:17:43 PM     (No. 9233364)

BLM employees and hangers-on made good sideline money for years steering the wild horse adoptions into slaughter houses. Even in the early days, a horse was worth sixty cents a pound at slaughter.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: reilly, 3/19/2013 2:18:43 PM     (No. 9233367)


Why the long face? (We´ll be eating this soon.)


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Reply 5 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 3/19/2013 2:24:05 PM     (No. 9233382)

Easy for all of you to say. You aren´t the horse.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 3/19/2013 2:36:53 PM     (No. 9233396)

This is repulsive, disgusting and horrible. Neuter the stallions and problem is solved. Lots of care is needed to take care of them, but they are worth it. Riding used to be one of my favorite things to so and rubbing them down ater a good run.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: gobushcheneygo, 3/19/2013 2:42:00 PM     (No. 9233404)

What´s next? Dog-slaughter plants? After all, by the same logic, there´s demand in certain parts of the world for dog meat. The dog packs need thinning. Great way to empty the animal shelters of thousands of unwanted dogs. Right? S/o.

I´m no PETA supporter but the thought of leading horses to slaughter is, in my heart and mind, repulsive.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: thethirdruffian, 3/19/2013 2:44:45 PM     (No. 9233409)

They are animals. People eat them.

If you don´t want to eat it, fine, but leave people who do alone.

I´m Jewish, don´t eat horses or pigs(or shellfish or a host of other things), but don´t care what non-Jewish people do. I suggest the same attitude.

I thought this was supposed to be a conservative site, where people don´t let their emotions get in the way of logic and small government.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 3/19/2013 2:51:19 PM     (No. 9233422)

I cannot, in good conscience, approve of the killing and cooking of this most brave and courageous species without first recommending
an excellent dry rub and a cream sauce to die for.

......call me.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rafter, 3/19/2013 2:58:33 PM     (No. 9233428)

Where are all the neigh-sayers?

Like Mister Ed? He and Fury were rumored to be gay, btw.

Horses are good for you.
Higher in iron.
Yum.
Goat meat is good, too.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mitzi, 3/19/2013 3:22:27 PM     (No. 9233471)

Just curious - do they use horse hide for stuff? Horse leather?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: LanieLou, 3/19/2013 3:34:12 PM     (No. 9233495)

Remember Salazar rounding up the western wild horse herds with helicopters... driving them eastward where they were slaughtered? I guess the see a Cash Pony in this... I also wonder if the NWO/UN idiots are the ones who introduced horsemeat blended with beef in the EU market.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: rubberneck, 3/19/2013 3:40:42 PM     (No. 9233506)

Long face?

Has Secretary of State Jon Carry issued a press release? (Throw a little Heinz ketchup on that brisket, and you can´t tell it from beef!)

No word on a Soylent Green plant yet, is there? (I figure it´s bound to kick in any time, what with Obamacare and all.)

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Reply 14 - Posted by: jacksin5, 3/19/2013 3:42:40 PM     (No. 9233509)

Exactly what criteria is being used when we decide what animals should be used for food and which should not? At this point I would say that if they have stage presence and can be trained for film/TV then people are having a visceral reaction against using them for food.
So, I guess we only get to eat ugly animals that have never starred in a Disney movie.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: panther361, 3/19/2013 3:44:30 PM     (No. 9233515)

No bleeding heart here, but I do have a sore conscience about this,albeit short termed. What will be interesting is what the horses will look like when they are pumped full of hormones the way they do cattle. A clydesdale could turn into a TRex for cryin out loud!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: msjena, 3/19/2013 3:53:14 PM     (No. 9233532)

Who would want to make money doing this? I think it´s disgusting, personally. Does this mean that our beef will now be mixed with horsemeat, like they are finding in Europe? How many of those who favor it plan to eat horsemeat?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 3/19/2013 3:57:29 PM     (No. 9233537)

So much better to just bury or cremate the bodies.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: rtwngprof, 3/19/2013 4:03:31 PM     (No. 9233546)

I don´t plan to eat octopus or oysters either, but I don´t object to others doing so. Accepting others eating cows and deer but objecting to them eating horses is strictly emotional. There´s no rational reason to be okay with one but not the other. No one is forcing you to eat it.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: lil dotty, 3/19/2013 5:18:28 PM     (No. 9233672)

Request here. In future, please refer to them as asses and not horses. If known as asses killing them would not matter so much as we could picture them with rats names across their forehead or branded on their rears. Of course, I am only saying this in jest as I like animals as much as Snow White liked dwarfs. Thankful they are not doing the same to dogs; or to cats


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Reply 20 - Posted by: thelmalou, 3/19/2013 5:23:42 PM     (No. 9233684)

Oh, so not cool on several levels. :sigh:


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Reply 21 - Posted by: Bumblebee, 3/19/2013 5:47:17 PM     (No. 9233709)

So now those of us who raise horses are going to have to keep them locked up to prevent the horse theives from stealing them, now that they have a place to sell them, or dealers to sell them to. I´m oiling up my shotgun and putting up a day or night vision video camera. And by having an ID chip planted in my horses they cannot be slaughtered easily. We need a law that requires any slaughter plant to check for ID´s.
Cattle rustlers have a harder time to steal because cattle are not trained to be tied and led like horses.
I don´t like Lucianne posters anymore, and that is probably the same feeling the public had about Romney. He didn´t care about them.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 3/19/2013 5:51:27 PM     (No. 9233713)

This is one item of French cuisine I will not touch.

However, don´t they make pet food from horsemeat?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: msjena, 3/19/2013 5:52:14 PM     (No. 9233718)

I disagree that it´s only emotion. In Western culture, horses are considered in the same category as cats and dogs--if not quite pets, then companion animals that are not for domesticated tasks, not consumption. And, since Western culture is the most civilized, I´ll stick with Western cultural norms.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 3/19/2013 5:53:23 PM     (No. 9233719)

#21,

Excellent idea. We microchip our dogs and cats, so a law should be in place to microchip our horses to prevent theft. Slaughterhouses should face penalties for accepting stolen animals as well.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Starfire, 3/19/2013 6:09:59 PM     (No. 9233744)

My grandfather used to tell me about what they ate when his parents died and he went to live with his mother´s people (Choctaws). They ate a lot of stuff that would make most of us queasy... or worse.

He also complained that he never found an overcoat that held up as well as the muleskin coat he had ´back then´. Mule and horse hides are (according to Papa) a more durable hide than cowhide.

As for the meat, my SIL recently ordered a burger in Belgium. Halfway through someone told him it was horse meat. He thought it was pretty tasty.

Years ago we bought tamales every Sunday after church from a street vendor in Houston. That is until we heard he was arrested for using cat meat. They were sure good, but I´m too fond of cats to knowingly eat them.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 3/19/2013 6:52:17 PM     (No. 9233796)

This is horrendous. Considering the nobility ad intelligence of horses, and the documented coarse brutality and inhumane behavior of slaughterhouse worker, it´s safe to conclude that these horses are put to death in a terrifying and obscene manner. The terror to which these noble animals are being subjected is indefensible. This new state of affairs is wrong. Very wrong. Shame!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: thethirdruffian, 3/19/2013 7:12:25 PM     (No. 9233812)

All the knee-jerk liberals here decrying the operation should read the article.

Right now, all that happens is the horses are exported to Mexico where they are killed.

All this does is keep the jobs here in the USA.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Bumblebee, 3/19/2013 8:51:09 PM     (No. 9233918)

Trucking horses accross the border to Mexico is fraught with paperwork and costs and not so easily done so to say that this is not a big change shows little understanding or knowlege. We don´t have to be knee jerk liberals to oppose this and I believe it is typical of the dumb, uncaring attitude of many Republicans , and is probably why they will not be winning elections any time soon and deservedly so.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: msjena, 3/20/2013 12:31:56 AM     (No. 9234215)

Why not let the jobs go to Mexico? There would be less reason for people to come here illegally if they could work there. For the record, I am opposed to horse slaughter wherever it occurs, but if it has to happen, I´d rather it happen somewhere else.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: jack44, 3/20/2013 3:31:33 PM     (No. 9235421)

Appaloosa: The Other White Meat.

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Obamacare supporters are taking a bit of a victory lap today after yesterday’s administration announcement that six million people have signed up for private plans under the law, equaling the revised projection put out by the Congressional Budget Office after the botched launch of the exchanges last October. It’s a weak cause for celebration, given that success, according to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, was originally "at least" seven million people getting covered under the law by the end of March. And as an Obamacare factoid, the six million sign-ups figure just doesn’t tell us all that much

Did Justice Kagan embarrass herself
during the Hobby Lobby oral arguments?

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American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 3/30/2014 9:41:50 AM     Post Reply
If Betsey McCaughey is correct (and I bet she is, because she has not only read the entire ObamaCare bill, she has written a book about it), Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan publicly humiliated herself during the oral arguments on the Hobby Lobby case, revealing that she either did not read the law, or failed to comprehend it if she did so. Writing in the New York Sun, McCaughey lays out what is wrong with the Justice’s declaration about Obamacare: she asserted that the statute itself mandates provision of birth control. Not one word in the Affordable Care Act guarantees health plans will cover birth control products.

Obama ´sucked less than Romney´: Former
Sen. Bob Kerrey, a DEMOCRAT, uncorks a
Nebraska-sized tornado on the president,
slamming him for health care lies and*

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/30/2014 11:50:49 AM     Post Reply
Former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey thinks President Barack Obama, a fellow Democrat, was re-elected in 2012 because he ´sucked less´ than former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. The Nebraskan straight-talker told MailOnline in an exclusive interview that Obama isn´t up to the job of bringing liberals and conservatives to the table to rescue America´s slowly choking entitlement programs. And Obama, he said Wednesday in his Manhattan office, knew full well he was lying when he promised that the Affordable Care Act would allow Americans to keep insurance plans they liked. ´He had to know he was misleading the audience,´ Kerrey said


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