You’re probably not one of the less than 5,000 people in the entire U.S. that visit the facebook page of the pro-horse slaughter United Horsemen.
In 2012, The Oregonian reported that Dave Duquette (the President of United Horsemen) was trying to start a horse slaughter plant in Hermiston, Oregon. United Horsemen now seems to be defunct and relegated to the remnants on their facebook page.
Since then, Dave Duquette moved on to greener pastures working for oil millionaire Forrest Lucas as an “equine expert” for Lucas’ Protect the Harvest, a non-profit corporation that’s trying to bring horse slaughter plants back into operation in the United States.
And, in what can only be the ultimate in irony, Duquette is trying to convince the American people that the return to horse slaughter in the U.S. would mean “much higher welfare for horses.”
Below are some of the photos posted on United Horsemen’s facebook page.