Sue Wallis Motto: “Open Mouth, Insert Foot”
Wallis Statement |” Perception is reality, they say, and those who are offering no solutions while continuing to campaign – loudly, vociferously, and redundantly – with misinformation, outright falsehoods, and misrepresentations need to be called to task for the suffering that they are causing.”
We now know why Wallis continues to circulate disinformation. She is hoping it is perceived as reality.
If you dissect her statement, it is a blanket statement meant to mislead readers into believing that the equine welfare advocates are loud and keep repeating faulty information.
As an example, the number one issue that will prevent US horses from being slaughtered for human consumption is the drug issue. It is FACT that the EU has recognized this most important food safety issue that we have been warning of for years. The EU is certainly not going to issue regulatory orders on food safety if there wasn’t a definite concern. The US has no passport system for horses and no mechanism to remove horses from the food chain that have received substances prohibited by the FDA and USDA.
There are at least three, more recent sources – a study in CA of race horses (99%), a bute paper published in the peer reviewed journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology (100%) and a survey by the Horse (96%) that all indicate the presence of prohibited substances in alarming percentages. While The Horse survey is not scientific, it is a sampling of average horse owners.
Ms. Wallis calls the drug issue a “red herring”.
To make such a blanket allegation, a number of false statements should have been called out with sources to dispute the information. The absence of any faulty statements, would leave an intelligent reader with the perception that the statement made by Wallis is nothing more than the misinformation she accuses her opponents of circulating.