Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Who's Going to Kill Your Wild Horses?
"Some of the finest meat you will ever eat is a fat yearling
colt," said Tom Davis, purchaser of 1700 BLM-processed mustangs.
"A livestock auction sale yard does not differentiate
whether a person is a horse lover or a kill buyer that's the unfortunate part
of this," stated Ed Foster, Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA)
spokesman, on a News 4 broadcast in Reno, Nevada.
YES, America's wild horses are going to slaughter. Tomorrow I will attend a slaughter auction and hope to see 41 Nevada mustangs rescued.
But when mustangs lose their lives along with their freedom, who kills your wild horses?
> people of color living in low-income
> “at-will” employees
who must under-report accidents, endure unpaid overtime, chronic physical
pain and prolonged psychological detachment to keep their jobs.
> “Employees are very aware of the dangerous nature of their
work. When you combine sharp tools and automated machinery in a high-paced,
crowded environment, injuries are inevitable.”
Food Empowerment Project
> California Livestock Identification Bureau, reported horse thefts down
30% after passage of a ballot-initiative banning horse slaughter
> When the Belgian-owned Dallas Crown horse slaughter corporation was forced
to close in Kauffman, Texas, crime dropped dramatically: Robberies down 65%
Assaults down 61.7%
Car thefts down
Murders and rapes dropped to 0
Labels: Food Empowerment Project, horse slaughter, Kauffman, mustang, Nevada, Nevada Department of Agriculture, Reno, slaughter works, Texas, wild horses
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Terri Farley @ 11:41 PM
terri, would love to hear how the auction went down (and/or if the auction house tried to pull any shenanigans so that the advocates had to pay more for these horses)