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Re: Slaughter news

Postby tres borrachos » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:07 pm

I've already sent emails to my Congressman and the 2 Sens from my state. I agree, we must block slaughter at all costs.
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Re: Slaughter news

Postby Ziggypop » Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:10 pm

BlindLucky wrote:
Ziggypop wrote:The owner of Mine That Bird, testified for the pro horse slaughter group in NM. I imagine he has no qualms about sending Mine That Bird to the killer line, when the horse is forgotten.

Here is an article about his lack of ethics.

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/more- ... e-1.408929

Can you provide some details? I know that Mark Allen testified for the pro horse slaughter group--Mark Allen the Republican senator from OK. However, the Mark Allen who owns Mine That Bird has publicly stated he is against slaughter--not the same person as Senator Mark Allen. Has he changed his stance?

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s3083201.shtml

Mark Allen, owner of the Kentucky Derby winning horse ‘Mine that Bird’ weighed in.

"I'm not for slaughtering horses," said Allen.

He won’t be taking his horses to slaughter.

"None of my horses will be put down. If they’re just running them in there for good meat, I'm not for it," said Allen.


Yes, but his partner in Mine That Bird is a vet named Leonard Bloch, I believe, and he recently testified, for horse slaughter at the environmental hearing in NM.
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Re: Slaughter news

Postby BlindLucky » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:09 pm

Ziggypop wrote:Yes, but his partner in Mine That Bird is a vet named Leonard Bloch, I believe, and he recently testified, for horse slaughter at the environmental hearing in NM.

Ok, all I knew about that guy is that he's a well-known equine vet. But Mark Allen is not pro-slaughter, and that's who the original link you posted was about. Just wanted to clarify!
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Re: Slaughter news

Postby Ballerina » Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:56 am

Ballerina wrote:If you agree that horse slaughter should not be a business in the U.S.A. and that U.S.A. horses should not be shipped to other countries to be slaughtered, here is how you can help -

http://www.capwiz.com/aspca/issues/aler ... 06&type=CO

Thank you for any support you can give in the effort to do away with the egregious practice of horse slaughter. It's never been humane, and it never will be.


Since a new conversation came up and this appeared on the previous page, I thought I would repost. It is so important that Washington hear from you on this issue.

Thanks.
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Re: Slaughter news

Postby second_glance » Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:32 pm

BlindLucky wrote:
Ziggypop wrote:Yes, but his partner in Mine That Bird is a vet named Leonard Bloch, I believe, and he recently testified, for horse slaughter at the environmental hearing in NM.

Ok, all I knew about that guy is that he's a well-known equine vet. But Mark Allen is not pro-slaughter, and that's who the original link you posted was about. Just wanted to clarify!


Blach's testimony begins on p. 40; it seems mostly very technical, clinical. He's also completely wrong about how long some drugs remain in a horse's body.

http://equinewelfarealliance.org/upload ... meat_1.PDF
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Re: Slaughter news

Postby interco » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:42 pm

The Obama administration got closer in its mission to restore the U.S. horse slaughter industry when a federal appeals court lifted a ban paving the way for MO and NM plants to resume operations. U.S. plants can now export horsemeat to foreign countries for human consumption.
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Re: Slaughter news

Postby second_glance » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:57 pm

New Mexico plant plans to open Jan. 1, but the state's attorney general will sue to stop it.
http://horsetalk.co.nz/2013/12/20/slaug ... z2nxMW8hhg
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Re: Slaughter news

Postby Catalina » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:05 pm

The suit did get filed today, which is good, especially with the holidays coming up.

http://www.paulickreport.com/news/the-biz/new-mexico-attorney-general-sues-to-halt-horse-slaughter/
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Re: Slaughter news

Postby second_glance » Sat Dec 28, 2013 3:45 pm

"Our main contract is horses going to Belgium, and then we've got contracts from Russia and China. I've got a big solid contract in China. There's no way this plant could slaughter enough horses to supply all those contracts," De Los Santos said.

The first horsemeat will be shipped to Belgium. De Los Santos said under the current contract, he would make $350 per horse.

"Once we get up to full speed, we're going to do 100-120 a day," he said.


http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S325 ... r8pb_RDvvp
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Re: Slaughter news

Postby Catalina » Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:03 pm

On a 5-day work week, that'd be over 30,000 horses. And upwards of $10 million.
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