They came from beyond…
As you may be aware, the OK bills passed out of both the senate and house committees. We are seeing posts flying in panic with some saying it’s with the governor for signature. This is far from over. The house and senate bills must go to their respective full membership for debate before the bills go to the floor for a vote so there is still time to stop them. We will keep you posted with additional information as it becomes available.
My apologies for not posting the latest slaughter stats. I updated my spreadsheet and forgot to upload the files. Not that you want to see these but here they are….. 167,690 and that doesn’t include December for Canada and Japan. We should have those shortly. And the darkside keeps saying the slaughter option is gone???
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United Horsemen issued the below yesterday. With so many countries in the largest horse meat scandal in history and the threat looming of the USDA shutting down and all they can do is issue another asinine memo trying to discredit a respected legislator with nonsense while they take another stab at HSUS. Still dead silence on the horse meat scandal. I know I shouldn’t be amazed but it IS amazing at their grasp on the definition of words they use. They are accusing Whitfield & his wife of a conflict of interest with a bill Whitfield is going to introduce amending or replacing the Horse Act.
What about the conflict of interest Sue Wallis had when she introduced legislation that would financially benefit her slaughter plans? How about Skye McNiel‘s conflict of interest with the horse slaughter legislation she introduced in OK? Her family owns the largest horse slaughter auction in the state and stands to benefit financially.
The Whitfield’s do not have a conflict of interest because they don’t stand to benefit financially from animals being treated humanely. The satisfaction of knowing you did the right thing on behalf of those that have no voices is not a conflict of interest. It is a noble act and should be commended.
If you are reading this Dave, here is the definition. So you don’t have to look it up, pecuniary is defined as relating to or consisting of money.
A term used to describe the situation in which a public official or fiduciary who, contrary to the obligation and absolute duty to act for the benefit of the public or a designated individual, exploits the relationship for personal benefit, typically pecuniary.
Congressman Whitfield No Friend of Horse Industry
For Immediate Release
February 11, 2013
Congressman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) is preparing to introduce a bill intended to replace the Horse Protection Act. Written by the Humane Society of the United States, this new Horse Protection Act would serve as the final crushing blow to what remains of the U.S. Horse industry. While it is intended to regulate the Tennessee Walking Horse Industry, Congressman Whitfield’s bill sets precedent for further onerous regulatory action that could harm horse industry professionals in Whitfield’s state of Kentucky and all across the nation.
The Congressman’s wife, Connie Harriman, currently serves as the Senior Advisor for Presidential Initiatives at The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
It is clear that this new devised Horse Protection Act serves to advance the radical animal rights agenda as it follows the goals as written in the HSUS Change Agenda for Animals.
This action is a conflict of interest for Congressman Whitfield to write policy regulating the horse industry while his wife is employed by the very organization which seeks its demise.
- EWA and WHFF Investigators Expose Horse Slaughter Transport Violations (rtfitchauthor.com)
- Criminal gangs implicated in horse-meat scandal (horsetalk.co.nz)
- EWA and WHFF Investigators Expose Horse Slaughter Transport Violations (lilvampgurl.wordpress.com)
- Nevada Board of Agriculture Discusses Horse Slaughter Plant for Virginia Range Wild Horses (rtfitchauthor.com)
- Safety of US horse meat ‘impossible to guarantee’ (horsetalk.co.nz)
- Call for EU to immediately ban horse meat from America (horsetalk.co.nz)
- Message to Oklahoma Lawmakers: No Future in Horse Slaughter Business (hsus.typepad.com)