Another example of kissing foreign ass.
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There are only three slaughterhouses left in the U.S. - two in Texas, and one in Illinois.
All three slaughterhouses are owned by a Belgian company.
These three slaughterhouses kill more than 100,000 horses per year - 100% of the horsemeatis sent to Europe and Japan for fine dining.
Horsemeat is not sold in the U.S. In fact, in some states it is illegal to sell horsemeat for human consumption.
These three slaughterhouses are a net loss for the U.S.
The Belgian owners operate these slaughterhouses at a loss to avoid paying taxes in the U.S. They ship all the horsemeat to Europe and Japan, and make their profits abroad.
These three slaughterhouses require more that $5 million per year in oversight from the USDA - even though 100% of the horsemeat is sent to Europe and Japan.
Bragging, "from the stable to the table in four days," healthy horses are stolen and butchered within hours. Horse theft in California dropped 34% when that state banned horse slaughter.
Nearly all of the horses arriving at these kill plants are in good to excellent condition.
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Sorry, folks this is BULLSHIT. Some A-hole from Belgium is making(or losing--I don't care which) money by slaughtering horses so that some French A-hole can have some different meat? Or some Jap can have horse Sushi?
We don't kill our pets and eat them. We don't kill dogs or cats.
I wish I could get it, but Huell Howser has a series on PBS called California Gold. He has an episode illustrating that when WWII started, there was Cavalry at Camp Lockett, near what is now Campo, CA. Howser interviewed some of the Horse Soldiers , who trained for WWII, but were never used with their horses in battle.
Older men, now in their 70's would get misty eyed or cry openly when recalling their mounts.
If you have a horse, and get to know them, they are like your children. You wouldn't sell your son or daughter for slaughter, and once you have your horse for a month or more, you wouldn't let your horse be miostreated or killed for some Frenchie's appetite.
There is a specially hot place in Hell for those who kill or mistreat horses.