By Alex Flippin FOX 26 KNPN
“…they can’t sell animals for whom they have no medical records…”
In December, the organization Front Range Equine Rescue began its challenge to stop Gallatin, Mo.-based Rains Natural Meats from slaughtering horses for human consumption.
Now this week, the group says it has uncovered information that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s own policies prohibit meat from animals of unknown origins or incomplete health records, like that of horses, according to the organization’s attorney, Bruce Wagman.
He said all arguments aside, horsemeat simply isn’t safe for human consumption
“That’s based on all the drugs that American horses are given before they are turned out to be meat. Those drugs are dangerous,” he explained. “They’re prohibited for use of animals that are going to be food in America, and therefore would be adulterated on that basis.”
Mr. Wagman said Front Range Equine Rescue will continue its efforts to eradicate all horse slaughter for meat, and is now one step closer to that goal.