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Obama Legalizes Horse Slaughter for Human Consumption

Lets have Mr. Ed for lunch



Author: madeline bernstein
Published: November 28, 2011 at 2:52 pm



Mr. Ed, do you want fries with that horse?



Horse slaughter plants are legal again in the United States. Restrictions on horse meat processing for human consumption have been lifted.

In a bipartisan effort, the House of Representatives and the United States Senate approved the Conference Committee report on spending bill H2112, which among other things, funds the United States Department of Agriculture. On November 18th, as the country was celebrating Thanksgiving, President Obama signed a law, allowing Americans to kill and eat horses. Essentially, one turkey was pardoned in the presence of worldwide media while in the shadows, buried under pages of fiscal regulation, millions of horses were sentenced to death.

Horse slaughter has been prohibited in the United States as funding for inspections of horses in transit and at slaughter houses was non-existent. This worked because the horse meat cannot be sold for human consumption without such inspections. The House version of the bill retained the de-funding language and the Senate version did not. The conference committee charged with reconciling the two opted to not include it. The result is that it is now legal to slaughter horses for humans to eat.

Notwithstanding that 70% of Americans oppose horse slaughter, that President Obama made a campaign promise to permanently ban horse slaughter and exports of horses for human consumption (horses can be sent to Mexico and Canada), that documentation of animal cruelty, slaughterhouse stench, fluid runoff and negative community impact exists, it is taxpayers that will bear the costs!

Wyoming state representative Sue Wallis and her pro-slaughter group estimate that between 120,000 and 200,000 horses will be killed for human consumption per year and that Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Georgia and Missouri, are considering opening slaughter plants.

During these trying times, is the only thing that Democrats and Republicans can agree on is that Americans need to eat horses?



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  • As much as I consider eating horse flesh to be totally repugnant, I fully support everybody's natural right for anybody to eat, consume or smoke the meat of their choice, just the same as I support everybody's natural right to eat, consume or smoke whatever vegetable or weed of their choice.

    What is absolutely disgraceful about this state of affairs, it that farmer's are not permitted to kill their own livestock. The government exercises un-constitutional controls upon PRIVATE PROPERTY.

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  • I'll have a Mac quarter horse to go.

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  • Obunga must have loved horse meat when he was growing up in Kenya.

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  • Well 2012 is right around the corner so don't get all butt hurt this Assclown will be job hunting soon enough.

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  • So it's animal cruelty to kill a horse, but not a cow, chicken, turkey, pig, fish, bison, ect?? You cant just pick and choose with animals are moral to kill and which are immoral to kill. It doesn't work like that. What the problem here is, is that many people (mostly women) have an affinity for horses and many others see them as relational animals much like dogs and cats. But what people don't often realize is that pigs, chickens/turkeys, and cows have personalities as well and are very capable More..

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    • @Jgizzy You are absolutely correct. Pigs are highly intelligent animals. Amongst the most intelligent of them all. And indeed it is pitiful the way they are slaughtered by mass, as opposed to a more humane option of being on the farm with a caring farmer. Yes, there is ZERO MORALITY in REGULATION, which goes against the constitution because private property has been usurped by the government.

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    • @Rebel_Radius Sympathy for animals seems to be in proportion to either their eye size or general fluffiness.
      Nobody ever complains about rat deaths.

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    • @shashi2005 Pet rats are adorable. They are bright, cheeky and fun.

      Ginuea Pigs and Gerbils also have small eyes but they do not amuse me in the slightest.

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    • @Jgizzy You're right about most of what you said. However, the last statement is incorrect. All "moral dilemmas" are cultural curiosities, and their being "real" is determined by whether they exist or not. Clearly, the horse meat thing is a dilemma for some.

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  • So what if people eat horses? Next they'll be trying to ban dog meat.

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  • Eat Horses due to trying times! Really.
    You are trying to tell me that the US is in such a diabolical condition that we have to revert to eating horses?
    More like another election thumb for O-fuckhead.

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  • horse is good, i love it

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  • Big mama Michelle is slobbering

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  • i don't get you guys. In europe ppl in many countries consume horse meat. I love horse sausage. Whats wrong with it? btw PETA should go and fuck itself.

    and i was modest for a minute.

    on the other hand most of the american ppl don't know nothing about evil. they never seen a living nazi, never seen a living communist, they believe the most evil thing that could happen in this world is to kill an animal to eat. Fucken unbelievable how the average stupidity level can go lower and lower.

    me More..

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  • Food is culture. All meat is edible, everything from Whales to Guinna Pigs and somewhere, someone is roasting one up...deal with it.

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  • Well, why should cows have all the fun?

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  • Oh So WHAT.....
    The asians eat horse meat all he time, it is just another animal, we kill and eat cows so whats the difference?

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  • So, when can we expect horse meat hotpockets?

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  • Obama is a true Nobel winner. DO NOT GET SUCKED IN AGAIN AMERICA/WORLD.
    NOBAMA

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  • OMG!! That obama is such a...

    Wait, you are the tool! Like the President of the United States sat down at his desk with all of his advisors to wring his hands and cackle. "Mwaaahahaaa! Let's kill and eat horses!"

    Seriously, get a life.

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  • I've always seen the Bald Eagle, Lions, Tigers, and Horses as rather noble animals, to be respected and revered.

    To eat one for the sake sole sake of culinary exotica runs counter to my values.

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  • Nothing wrong with Horse meat ;-)

    Best in stews though... doesn't really fry/BBQ so well .

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  • i eat horse steak all the time. you have to marinate it for at least 24 hours in garlic, parsley, LOTS of salt and some pepper. serve VERY rare (30 seconds each side, high flame)or it will be dry and tough. theres lots of vitamins in it, and its no worse than eating cow, pig, etc...

    also if you're ever in the middle east, try a camel burger. its quite tasty.

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  • Next step, the camel meat

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  • Nothing like a thick horse steak braised in onions, mushrooms and red wine.

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  • The French have been eating horses for century's big deal...

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  • does this mean that we are actually allowed to eat elmers glue now?

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  • just makes them burgers better at mc nastys

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