Allow me to vent for a moment…. Have we (collective we) not been saying that horse slaughter is going to give the entire meat industry a black eye? It has become a reality with this scandal and still not a peep out of the meat industry, USDA or Congress. And in total denial, you have OK and NM still trying to open plants. What is wrong with these people?
The words horse slaughter shouldn’t be crossing anyone’s lips except Congress – followed by; it is forever banned. Period. End of discussion. No further evidence needed on the lies, deceit, fraud and total lack of food safety. Food safety can NEVER be guaranteed in equines. How much more proof do they need? If food safety laws were being followed, why is the EU just now ordering equines to be tested for bute and more importantly, what does this say about the integrity of the passport system? This is just infuriating. Everything we have been saying is front and center so where is the ban on horse meat?
Okay, I’m done!
We have been getting a lot of calls from reporters so I don’t think this is going to die down anytime soon. There are way too many articles to send you but here’s what we know, thus far, of where this has spread. Three were arrested from the raid of the two horse slaughter plants in the UK. Jo-Claire saw a new article today about 3 people being arrested but we don’t know if it’s the same 3 or 3 more because they don’t list the names.
Walmart (released to today they found horse meat in Walmart in the UK)
Horse meat found in school meals in UK
Dangerous drug found in European horse meat
Now, the questions are:
Since Aldi and Walmart source globally, what is in OUR meat in retail stores? The Boston Globe article has a statement that it unlikely to happen in the US because we don’t import horse meat but what about the beef that is sold that comes from elsewhere? Walmart labels have 3 countries of origin (Canada, US and Mexico) so how can they say it’s not possible?
Was any of the horse meat shipped from Romania, Poland or Luxembourg imported from Canada or Mexico?
- Suffering, disease lurk behind horse-meat trade, says charity (horsetalk.co.nz)
- More tainted burgers, first arrests, in horse-meat scandal (horsetalk.co.nz)
- Horse slaughtering legal in US, but public won’t bite (usnews.nbcnews.com)
- New bill to allow Okla. horses slaughtered for meat (kfor.com)
- Horse Meat Found in UK School Lunches (newser.com)