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USA: Last Hope for HorsesThe Agriculture Appropriations bill, signed into law last year, stripped the House-approved language prohibiting the use of U.S. Department of Agriculture funds for horse slaughter inspections, a defunding provision which had been in every agriculture spending bill since 2005. It reverses six years of U.S. policy against subsidizing foreign-owned horse slaughter plants, and it could pave the way for the resumption of equine slaughter here on American soil.
Allowing federal funds to be used to inspect horse-slaughter plants is a step backward for America's iconic horses and a waste of tax dollars. Americans don't eat horses, and they don't want them inhumanely killed for a high-priced appetizer in Europe or Asia....
Link: Horse: Coming soon to a meat case near you?
Link: Mary Nash's Horse Meat Website
Link: Tiny Mo. community welcomes horse slaughterhouse
Link: Why don’t Americans eat horse meat?
Other EVANA-articles about this topic:
USA: Unwanted Horse Coalition’s Operation Gelding Program Closes out the Summer with Four Clinics ()
Editorial: Keep horses off the dinner plate in New Jersey (en)