Ok, here I am seething mad, at the possibility that a horse slaughter plant might be built-in Oklahoma. I should say that I am shocked and surprised but I am not, really. Pro-slaughter people have been trying for years now to get something like this through in a state, where the politicians are willing to be the fools at hand, who just don’t give a crap about humans, much less animals.
Oklahomans!! You do not want this in your state! You don’t want this stigma attached to you. Horse slaughter is a brutal industry. Not just to the animals either. You will foot the bill for this as a tax payer, first off. If you don’t care about horses, then I hope you will consider the fiscal aspect of this. Tax payers will have to pay for this in many ways.
First, this will NOT create good jobs for your economy. Slaughter house jobs rarely do. They are low paying jobs for desperate people. Secondly, most of these plants are foreign-owned. There generally is not a market for horse meat in America. The meat is sold over seas. You and I, will be paying for inspections of facilities that slaughter horses for consumption in other countries if any new facilities are built here. The stigma will run off your small businesses in what ever town it is built in. Other towns that lived near facilities in the past have tons of horrors stories to tell.
Former Mayor of Kaufman TX, Paula Bacon, could tell you a boat load of agonizing gruesomeness that came from the plant in her town. It drained her town of monetary resources. Not to mention the horrible cruelty, from horses on trucks dropping foals during transport, to horses missing eyes from being gouged out (sometimes on purpose) and horses missing limbs right on the trucks. Not anomalies! This is the norm!
This will not stop if new plants are built. Then there are the environmental issues of blood waste polluting your water supplies and foul smells of rotten flesh. Total night mare. There is NO justification for this cruelty. None! Not money, not jobs, it’s not away to dispose of unwanted horses. The slaughter industry breeds unwanted horses!!!
Come on Oklahoma! Stand up and get it stopped. You don’t want this in your backyards!
I believe your state has 18,000 wild horses in holding pens. They very well could be in danger of being dumped at a slaughter plant that opens there. These animals suppose to be federally protected pieces of our history and heritage. Like the Bald eagle that represents freedom,the mustang does too and should not be killed. Wild horses should not meet such an awful fate either.
I am still getting used to this blogging stuff. So I am going to include some good links here, to information, so you can read further if you are interested.
There is going to be a meeting at Oklahoma City Press Conference and Rally March 4th, 2013, During the BLM advisory Board meeting.
WHERE: SHERATON OKLAHOMA CITY, ONE NORTH BROADWAY, OKLAHOMA CITY.
WHEN: MARCH 4TH PRESS CONFERENCE FROM 12 TO 1 PM
SPEAKERS: SIMONE NETHERLANDS (RESPECT4HORSES)
R.T. FITCH (WILD HORSE FREEDOM FEDERATION)
LISA FRIDAY (THE CLOUD FOUNDATION)
THE BLM ADVISORY BOARD MEETING COMMENT PERIOD IS ALSO VERY IMPORTANT FOR ALL HORSE ADVOCATES TO DELIVER THEIR COMMENTS, IT STARTS AT 3.30 PM ON MONDAY.
COMMENTS CAN ALSO BE MAILED BEFORE THAT TIME TO:
National wild horse and burro program,
attention Ramona DeLorme,
1340 financial boulevard, Reno,
This is the facebook event page, if you are planning on being there, please click the going button so that we can estimate for muffins and coffee and chairs!
Don’t worry, I’ll post some more Art later on, 😉 Had to get this off my chest first!