Update from the Equine Welfare Alliance
“It’s better to do something sooner rather than later…”
The Everett Herald has reported that Councilman Dave Somers wants to put an end to the rumors (Wayne Lindahl, the owner of Florence packing also denied the plant opening stating there would never be a horse slaughter plant there and doesn’t understand where the rumors are coming from).
County Councilman Dave Somers wants to prohibit the horse slaughterhouses now, so they don’t become reestablished anywhere in the county. Somers owns horses and said moral qualms, as well as environmental concerns, compelled him to act. “It’s better to do something sooner rather than later and before somebody comes in and invests a lot of time and money,”
A hearing is scheduled in council chambers at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 19. We encourage attendance at the meeting as attendance can have a considerable impact on the outcome. If you cannot attend, please consider submitting a letter in support of a ban on horse slaughter in Snohomish County.
December 19, 2012; 10:30 a.m. Public Hearing of the Snohomish County Council
Ordinance No. 12-106, prohibiting the slaughter of horses and other equine for human consumption and adding a new chapter to SCC Title10.
Location: Council Public Meetings and Public Hearings are generally held in the Henry M. Jackson Board Room, 8th Floor, Robert J. Drewel Building (Admininstration Building East), 3000 Rockefeller, Everett.
Council office: 425-388.3494
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