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Congress considers ending horse slaughter for human consumption: please contact your congresspeople

January 20, 2012
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From The Persian Horse's Blog




From Philly.com
By Amy Worden

Charges filed against a Chester County woman for posing as a rescuer of horses while sending them to slaughter have prompted a new round of calls in Congress to end the killing of horses for meat in the United States.

U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan (R., Pa.) on Thursday urged his colleagues in the House and Senate to pass legislation to halt horse slaughter after reading a report in The Inquirer that Kelsey Lefever of Honeybrook was allegedly selling animals for slaughter in Canada under false pretenses.

“This is a tragic example of why we need federal law to prohibit the transportation and sale of horses for slaughter in the first place,” said Meehan, one of 150 cosponsors of anti-slaughter legislation in the House. “Horses are not raised for human consumption, and their slaughter for sale overseas is a cruel and inhumane practice that is not consistent with our values here in Pennsylvania.

In November, state police charged Lefever, a 24-year-old horse trainer, with multiple counts of fraud connected to an alleged scheme involving ex-race horses.

Lefever duped thoroughbred owners at a central Pennsylvania racetrack into believing she would find homes for their retired racehorses and instead sold them to kill-buyers at a Lancaster auction, according to charging documents.

Horse slaughter effectively ended in the United States in 2008, when the last plant closed after federal funding for U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors was withdrawn. Since then, an estimated 140,000 U.S. horses have been transported to abattoirs in Canada and Mexico.

With funding for USDA inspectors restored in a budget bill President Obama signed late last year, slaughter plants could again legally operate in the United States


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I, and the 70% of Americans who do not support horse slaughter,  will not consider voting for any congressperson, or Presidential Candidate,  who supports horse slaughter, or transport to horse slaughter,  in any manner; I will only vote for candidates who support the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, S. 1176.


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too many animals already
used to feed man
mistreated and thrown
in the garbage can
adding horses to this
bloody mix
it is not too late
this can be fixed
so before you consider
chowing down on
“mr ed”
outlaw horsemeat consumption
go vegan/vegetarian instead
and a little further, note
if you approve of horse slaughter
you will not get our votes!!!!!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson



5 Comments leave one →
  1. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    January 21, 2012 4:03 am

    too many animals already
    used to feed man
    mistreated and thrown
    in the garbage can
    adding horses to this
    bloody mix
    it is not too late
    this can be fixed
    so before you consider
    chowing down on
    “mr ed”
    outlaw horsemeat consumption
    go vegan/vegetarian instead
    and a little further, note
    if you approve of horse slaughter
    you will not get our votes!!!!!

    Like

  2. SHIREEN permalink
    January 21, 2012 7:54 am

    IT IS TOTALLY WRONG TO KILL HORSES FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.. NOONE NEEDS TO EAT HORSE MEAT OR ANY OTHER SORT OF MEAT.. THE BARBARIC CRUELTY WHICH PEOPLE SHOULD SEE & BE MADE AWARE OF SHOULD RECEIVE MUCH MORE PUBLICITY.. BUT THEN SO MANY WILL NOT LOOK BECAUSE THEY JUST DO NOT WANT TO KNOW OR EVEN THINK ABOUT IT…
    THIS MUST BE STOPPED & NOW !!!

    Like

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