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<a href="http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/horse-slaughter-for-human-consumption-now-legal-in-the-u-s/" target="_blank">http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/h...al-in-the-u-s/</a><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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Sigh...and now we're back at square one.
 

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If everyone thinks it's wrong, why was it only a 5 year ban in the first place? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":huh:">
 

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The horse slaughter industry is a lot more powerful than we might believe. You have Big Ag along with unethical race- and pleasure- horse breeders who want an easy method to dispose their "surplus." They have numerous powerful politicians on their sides, especially in the Western states.
 

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So incredibly wrong for so many reasons. Please come and sign this petition: <a href="http://signon.org/sign/ban-horse-slaughter-now" target="_blank">http://signon.org/sign/ban-horse-slaughter-now</a>. Let's hold Obama to his campaign promise to end horse slaughter!
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>samtregar</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3048512"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
So incredibly wrong for so many reasons. Please come and sign this petition: <a href="http://signon.org/sign/ban-horse-slaughter-now" target="_blank">http://signon.org/sign/ban-horse-slaughter-now</a>. Let's hold Obama to his campaign promise to end horse slaughter!</div>
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Signed.
 

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ugh, even omnis can't want this! The threat of contaminants is so real w/ horse meat!
 

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ugh, even omnis can't want this! The threat of contaminants is so real w/ horse meat!</div>
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Definitely. Horses are routinely given all manner of drugs - antibiotics, steroids, etc. I don't understand how Europeans would be ok with that when they're usually so careful.<br><br>
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Horses could soon be slaughtered for meat in US. TULSA, Okla. (AP) Horses could soon be butchered in the U.S. for human consumption after Congress quietly lifted a 5-year-old ban on funding horse meat inspections, and activists say slaughterhouses could be up and running in as little as a month.<br><br>
Slaughter opponents pushed a measure cutting off funding for horse meat inspections through Congress in 2006 after other efforts to pass outright bans on horse slaughter failed in previous years. Congress lifted the ban in a spending bill President Barack Obama signed into law Nov. 18 to keep the government afloat until mid-December.<br><br>
It did not, however, allocate any new money to pay for horse meat inspections, which opponents claim could cost taxpayers $3 million to $5 million a year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture would have to find the money in its existing budget, which is expected to see more cuts this year as Congress and the White House aim to trim federal spending.<br><a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jSSV9uLh8bwdfBor-DIyMQJspj3g?docId=16c3cac6b83148d09e55be27dbfc36cb" target="_blank"><br>
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I love how we heard all about Obama doing the "pardoning the turkeys" thing in the media yet he signed off on lifting the horse slaughter ban on November 18th without a peep until now.
 

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Why is that any worse than cattle being slaughtered? or fowl or anything else?
 

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Why is that any worse than cattle being slaughtered? or fowl or anything else?</div>
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It's not, but it's ground lost nonetheless.
 

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It's not, but it's ground lost nonetheless.</div>
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well, sure. but i don't recall Obama taking the title of animal saviour or anything else realistically. I guess it doesn't suprise me in the least.
 

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What a great reminder that some humans will do anything to make a buck. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br>
Yeah, it's no different from cows, pigs, chickens, etc. Funny how people seem to think some animals are somehow "above" slaughter.
 

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What a great reminder that some humans will do anything to make a buck. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br>
Yeah, it's no different from cows, pigs, chickens, etc. Funny how people seem to think some animals are somehow "above" slaughter.</div>
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it also shows the value of animals.<br><br>
that's mostly my point. no difference at all. that's why i'm not surprised or anything else at all.
 

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No one likes Obama on VB anymore.
 

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What a great reminder that some humans will do anything to make a buck. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br>
Yeah, it's no different from cows, pigs, chickens, etc. Funny how people seem to think some animals are somehow "above" slaughter.</div>
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None of us here believe it's any worse, obviously, but it's ground lost for those particular animals, and it's one less argument we can use in discussions with omnis. I won't be able to ask "Why is horse slaughter illegal but cow slaughter legal?" anymore. And believe me, a simple question like that could have made several vegetarians.
 

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No one likes Obama on VB anymore.</div>
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why? nothing's changed with me pertaining to him. he's a politician of very high stature. what did we expect?
 

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Notwithstanding that 70% of Americans oppose horse slaughter, that President Obama made a campaign promise (<a href="http://www.animallawcoalition.com/horse-slaughter/article/1887" target="_blank">http://www.animallawcoalition.com/ho...r/article/1887</a>) to permanently ban slaughter and exports of horses for human consumption (horses can be sent to Mexico and Canada), that documentation (<a href="http://spcaiapresident.blogspot.com/2011/08/they-do-shoot-horses.html" target="_blank">http://spcaiapresident.blogspot.com/...ot-horses.html</a>) of animal cruelty, slauterhouse stench, fluid run-off and negative community impact exists, it is taxpayers(<a href="http://www.kjonline.com/opinion/taxpayers-to-pay-for-unpopular-revival-of-horse-slaughter2011-11-26.html" target="_blank">http://www.kjonline.com/opinion/taxp...011-11-26.html</a>) that will bear the costs!<br><br>
Wyoming state representative Sue Wallis and her pro-slaughter group (<a href="http://wwwtulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=11&articleid20111128" target="_blank">http://wwwtulsaworld.com/news/articl...icleid20111128</a> 16 A15 Horses785115) 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 slaughtering plants.<br><br>
During these trying times, is the only thing the Democrats and Republicans can agree on is that Americans need to eat horses?
 
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