Horse Eating Lobbyist Fails in “Repudiating” ASPCA Slaughter Poll
On February 1st of this year the American Society for the Prevention for (ASPCA) released the results of a poll compiled by one of the country’s most respected pollsters, Lake Research Partners, which clearly identified that 80% of the U.S. public is resolute in the fact that horse slaughter should not be reintroduced into the United States. Within 48 hours of the ASPCA’s news release the latest in a long list of dubious horse slaughter “front” organizations headed up by infamous Wyoming State Rep. “Slaughterhouse” Sue Wallis, the International Equine Business Association, issued a hollow and fact-free press release attempting to “Repudiate” the qualified and quantified ASPCA report only to fall flat on it’s face as it repudiated nothing and supplied no evidence to counter the ASPCA’s poll results.
Pro-horse groups have long stood firm with the number that over 70% of Americans were opposed to not only horse slaughter on U.S. soil but also the transport of American horses across our borders for the purpose of slaughter in foreign countries for human consumption abroad. The ASPCA sponsored poll not only reinforces those figures but, likewise, adds significant detail to a higher number.
Click (HERE) to read ASPCA Press Release.
Lake Research Partner expertly polled 1,008 registered American voters, across a wide variety of demographic and sociology-economic boundaries, by asking if they approved or disapproved of allowing American horses to be slaughtered for human consumption. The results clearly indicated that a stunning 80% disapproved while only 13% gave the question a positive response.
Refined poll results further indicated:
- 71% of Horse Owners said no to butchering horses
- 21% of Horse Owners were in favor of killing and eating horses
- 81% of Non-Horse Owners were against slaughter
- 13% of Non-Horse Owners indicated that they were in favor of the killings
The above statistics fly in the face of trumped up statements from both Wallis and the President of the pro-horsemeat organization United Horsemen’s Dave Duquette who have continually been quoted as saying that “horsemen” want and need the re-introduction of predatory horse slaughter so as to keep the price of horses high while ignoring the current global economic trends and the simple business concept of supply and demand. Wallis recently resigned from her position as VP of UH leaving it, allegedly, in the hands of Duquette, an advertised horse trainer, who promptly sent the organization into a tail-spin by promoting an equine “conference” who’s agenda is loaded with comedians, unknown singers, jokesters and then rejecting the attendance application of a noted equine magazine, “Horseback”, in a poorly articulated public posting that could be fodder for a First Amendment violation law suit.
In referencing the editor of said magazine Duquette posted;
“Your lack of integrity and inability to just report (Like your (sic.) supposed to do) and all the assertions you make leave us at the United Horsemen believing you are NO better than (name omitted) and You or your staff will not have access. You can hang out with your friends across the street.”
In the same unprofessional manner Wallis’ group impotently attempted to rail against the American public in their release, likely penned by professional meat lobbyist Steve Kopperud, saying:
“On February 1, the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty of Animals (ASPCA) issued a press release claiming “80% of Americans oppose the slaughter of horses.” It did not release the text of the actual survey questions, but based on the group’s press release, it is obvious those questions were chock full of misleading, misrepresentations designed for solely one purpose — to tug on the heart strings of animal loving Americans and to convince them horses are being horribly mistreated, and most importantly , that Americans with any heart need to send lots and lots of dollars to refill ASPCA’s ever-empty coffers so it can continue to pay six-figure salaries and finance all of those heart-rending TV advertisements.”
It has been a common practice for Wallis and Duquette to hurl unsubstantiated comments and threats at animal welfare organizations and individuals who care for the well-being of not only companion animals but neighboring wild creatures as well. Their past targets have included the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the majority of American celebrities and horsemen, both living and dead, who have ever shown even the tiniest morsel of compassion to members of the animal kingdom. Such individuals are called Animal Rights (AR) radicals versus advocates and are painted as anti-American/agriculture Eco-terrorists to their meager following while ignoring, as the ASPCA survey verifies, that the bulk of the Pro-Horse movement is made up of horse owners who are engaged in agricultural business’ themselves. The ASPCA has now been added to the Anti-Horse movement’s hate list, as well.
Wallis’ anti-horse organization continued to flail uselessly throughout their ill-conceived release (Click <HERE> to read) only to close with a question that makes no sense nor do the numbers correspond to any slaughter or excess horse issue ever raised:
“Who do you think should pay for the care and upkeep of the roughly 200,000 horses that will cost a minimum of several thousand dollars each, every year, for their entire 30-plus-year life span?”
It is obvious that the Anti-Horse movement has not only lost momentum but clearly is faltering in it’s ability to cajole the public into believing in something that is not founded in either fact or science. In reality, their bumbling and bombastic public dissertations only furthers the cause and viability of the Pro-Horse stance as the Horse-Eaters slowly sink beneath the waves in their leaking vessel built upon lies, conjecture and fantasy.
With the likes of Sue Wallis and Dave Duquette at the helm of their sinking ship; there lies great hope and promise for the future well-being and safety of the horses of the United States of America.
In God we trust.
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