comic relief and opinion supplied by R.T. Fitch
A twisted fairytale suitable only for the sick and depraved (grown-ups only)
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away there lived an evil Princess whose name was Sue. The evil Princess had it in her mind that all Unicorns were bad and that she and her followers should kill all of them. No one knew where this idea had come from, but Princess Sue was very persistent when it came to her hatred of the magical Unicorns. She also thought that they tasted good, not for her of course, but for the poor, needy and rather dopey people that kept her in her esteemed office. So she came up with the plan that if she could get all the poor and needy people to kill all of the Unicorns then she would clear the way for a great big BBQ where all of the ignorant people, in her opinion, could eat the meat that was once the Unicorns.
To ensure that her plan would work, she went to the King of Wyoming and asked his approval. Just recently the King and his court laughed at her and said “No” when she wanted to sell road kill on the side of the road as a delicacy. They saw how it hurt the little rolly-polly Princess’ feelings, so in an effort to keep peace in the kingdom the King said OK. Now the King and his court knew that it was against the Emperor’s law to eat Unicorn meat and that the killing of Unicorns was not socially acceptable in not only their kingdom but in the Empire as well, but they thought this would keep little rotund Princess Sue busy and out of their hair. And it did.
She started a club with only about three members and formed an alliance with a Duke from the neighboring Kingdom of Doink. Princess Sue and her new buddy the Duke of Doink soon set out to kill all of the Unicorns in the Kingdom of Wyoming.
First the Princess held a contest where people, who had little money to begin with, could purchase tickets to win a carriage. She ran into a few problems with the King’s Court on this one as it was unbecoming of a member of the Royal Family to be hustling tickets to the poor so she transferred all the transactions over to the Duke in the Kingdom of Doink. When that didn’t pan out she threw in the option of winning a hat, oh boy, and again there were no takers.
Then she began to make plans for the big BBQ. She would have bands and magicians and all sorts of entertainment while the common, ignorant voters dined on the flesh of the Unicorns. What Princess Sue did not tell her 3 followers was that the Unicorns were protected by an ancient curse. A curse that made the killing of these beloved, sentient beings a mortal sin and all that killed them would lose their minds and ultimately their lives. Such a horrendous crime as killing a Unicorn was further underscored by that fact that to allow even the smallest piece of Unicorn flesh to cross one’s lips would result in immediate and painful political death. These secrets the Princess and the Duke rationalized amongst themselves until one day, they came upon their very first wild Unicorn.
Now Princess Sue and the Duke of Doink had puffed out their chests and told everyone how they had slayed many a Unicorn, but in reality when they met one in the wild for the very first time, both of them peed their pants.
Princess Sue immediately reached to draw her “pen of legislation” in an effort to slay this grand being and the Duke of Doink stuttered and grasped at a misspelled pronoun to explain the situation as the wild Unicorn simply bowed, touched both of them on their shoulders with it’s horn and said, “We forgive you.”
In an instant the Unicorn was off to the heavens in a flurry of powerful wings and a rush of air as the Princess and Duke loaded up their shorts with their previous meal. They couldn’t speak, they couldn’t move and surely they couldn’t stand the smell of each other. So legend has it that they froze in that spot, the spot where they were shown compassion and love by the very entity that they sought to destroy. Somewhere, in the wilds of the Kingdom of Wyoming stand the petrified remains of a chubby misguided Princess and her forever clueless Duke of Doink with mouths wide open, eyes staring in abject wonder and underpants forever stained with their spineless fear. They stand as a testament to ignorance, stupidity and rampant heartlessness forever frozen in time by the love of life and all the goodness that the wild Unicorns have to share with us.
The Empire lived in peace forever and ever.
What prompted the telling of this fable, see below and check the history of Wyoming Rep. Sue Wallis. The horse eaters just can’t keep their forks out of your horse or ass (thought I was going to say horse’s ass, didn’t you?).
Barf bags are available in the pocket of the seat in front of you. Once again, buckle up as this news does not sit well with the sane, intelligent and enlighten. It’s a bit of a bumpy ride.
Wyoming Governor Signs Legislation For Option Of Processing To Deal With Abandoned Horses
CHEYENNE – Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal has signed HB 122-Disposal of livestock into law which provides the Wyoming Board of Livestock three options to deal with abandoned, estray (animals whose ownership cannot be determined), feral, or abused animals which come under their control. The first option is taking the animal to a public sale, which was the only alternative before passage of this legislation. Additional options provided are sending the animal to slaughter, or destroying the animal.
While the legislation applies to all classes of livestock, the need arose because of the current lack of a market for low-end horses that are small or are in poor condition. Since the closure of the last US horse slaughter plant in 2007, the only unusable horses that have any value whatsoever are those that are big enough, or healthy enough, to be worth the transportation costs to Canada or Mexico. This has resulted in a huge increase in abandoned and neglected horse cases in Wyoming, and across the nation. Wyoming has seen more than a tripling every year in these numbers, which has required emergency funding through the Governor since they are unable to recoup the cost of care and feeding by selling the horses.
If the Board of Livestock chooses the slaughter option they are required to provide the meat to Wyoming state institutions or nonprofit organizations at their cost. They are authorized to sell the meat to profit entities at market price. Meat intended for human use will be state inspected and used in Wyoming.
The United Organizations of the Horse is coordinating a working group that includes state agencies, private meat processing businesses, nonprofit relief organizations, Dr. Temple Grandin, veterinarians, and other experts to design a system for the processing of horses, and the efficient and practical use of valuable meat and byproducts. The product of this working group will be a pilot Equine Assurance Program which will be a model for other states to utilize to address animal welfare concerns, and ensure the humane handling, transportation, and processing of horses.
Horses for Humanity
The United Organizations will provide horse meat at their cost to Wyoming relief organizations for distribution to those in need. Once the roadblocks to federal inspection of horsemeat in the US can be lifted, the United Organizations of the Horse is planning to implement a partnership with national and international relief organizations to provide wholesome, healthy, humanely harvested horsemeat to the hungry.
Through this program horse owners have the option of donating a horse that would otherwise be disposed of. Owners are assured a quick, humane death for their animal, and the comfort of knowing that the meat is going to a good and useful purpose.
Please excuse me while I go wash my mind out with re-runs of “Leave it to Beaver” and “Judge Judy”, geez! – your roving reporter, R.T.