Obama Flip-Flops, Legalizes Horse Slaughter for Human Consumption

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Consider this my epiphany regarding President Obama. I will not vote to reelect him on November 6, 2012.

Not a loaded gun pointed directly to my head could not compel me to vote to reelect this son-of-a-bitch.

Technorati reports:

Horse slaughter plants are legal again in the United States. Restrictions on horse meat processing for human consumption have been lifted. 

In a bipartisan effort, the House of Representatives and the US Senate approved a Conference Committee report on spending bill H2112, which among other things, funds the US Department of Agriculture.  On November 18th, as the country was celebrating Thanksgiving, President Obama signed a law, allowing Americans to kill and eat horses. Essentially, one turkey was pardoned in the presence of worldwide media while in the shadows, buried under pages of fiscal regulation, millions of horses were sentenced to death.

Horse slaughter has been prohibited in the United States as funding for inspections of horses in transit and at slaughter houses was non-existent. This worked because the horse meat cannot be sold for human consumption without such inspections. The House version of the bill retained the de-funding language and the Senate version did not. The conference committee charged with reconciling the two opted to not include it. The result is that it is now legal to slaughter horses for humans to eat.

Notwithstanding that 70% of Americans oppose horse slaughter, that President Obama made a campaign promise to permanently ban horse slaughter and exports of horses for human consumption (horses can be sent to Mexico and Canada), that documentation of animal cruelty, slaughterhouse stench, fluid runoff and negative community impact exists, it is taxpayers that will bear the costs!

Wyoming state representative Sue Wallis and her pro-slaughter group estimate that between 120,000 and 200,000 horses will be killed for human consumption per year and that Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Georgia and Missouri, are considering opening slaughter plants.

During these trying times, is the only thing that Democrats and Republicans can agree on is that Americans need to eat horses?

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22 Responses to Obama Flip-Flops, Legalizes Horse Slaughter for Human Consumption

  1. Randy Arroyo says:

    I am so offended by this that I am speechless. Obama pardons two stupid turkeys and authorizes the slaughter of these magnificent, epic horses against the wishes of 70% of the American people. I can only imagine how much money this punk received from the horse slaughter industry. I’ve been done with Obama for sometime. This just confirms what I’ve felt for well over a year.

  2. Marburg says:

    European Americans find horse meat consumption to be profoundly offensive. It’s antithetical to our very nature. Much like eating dogs.

    Obama isn’t European. He’s African and his perception of what constitutes food is entirely different from the rest of us.

  3. Adirondacky says:

    Nauseating. Utterly nauseating. Obama should be shamed of himself for signing this piece of shit bill.

  4. Fran says:

    Let them eat… horse meat?

  5. Joe in Colorado says:

    Obama is a worthless bunch of crap. He campaigned pledging to never approve legislation allowing for the slaughter of horse meat, a delicacy in Japan and once elected, he sides with horse meat lobbyists and their special interest groups sneaked this through. What’s next for this flip-flopper? Approving a bill that allows dogs to be slaughtered? I do not trust Obama and I want him gone.

  6. Ginette says:

    I could not agree more he is indeed a son-of-a-bitch and so is everyone that supported and smuggled this law past the American people. may they all rott in hell!

  7. Mets Fan says:

    Where is the mainstream media? Why haven’t they reported this?

    Instead, it’s all giggle-ha-ha about the latest dumb thing Rick Perry said while Obama gets a pass. He is truly protected by the media in this country. Disgusting.

  8. Jim says:

    Now I’ve heard everything. What has happened to the United States? Vile. Disgusting.

  9. Marcus Ybanez says:

    The thing to always keep in mind about Barack Obama is this: he’s a coward.

    If Boehner or McConnell say ‘boo,’ Barry will jump into Michelle’s well-toned arms and say, “protect me Michelle, the GOP thugs are being big meanies.” He’s a wimp. We thought we were electing JFK but instead, we got Pee Wee Herman.

  10. Adirondacky says:

    I dislike Obama a little more every day.

  11. Randy Arroyo says:

    Did Obama even bother to read this bill before signing it? Or may he just doesn’t care. Either way, it’s unconscionable to sign legislation approving the slaughter of horses. He makes me every bit as sick to my stomach as did Bush.

  12. tinas says:

    Ewww, why…jobs?

  13. Abbey Peripatetic says:

    Reagan: ketchup is a vegetable.
    Obama: Sea Biscuit is a burger.

    Time for PETA to mount a massive campaign against the current occupant of the White House if they want any more financial contributions.

  14. DMason says:

    Is there any issue O-Bummer won’t buckle on or reverse if he thinks it will earn him a crumb of approval from the far right? Sue Wallis is a radical, right wingnut who voted Bush/Cheney twice. Obama, in my view, just doesn’t warrant a second term. I truly hope we see a viable Third party challenger to the current mess vying for the White House.

  15. Seabec says:

    Horse meat won’t be sold to U.S. consumers because the vast majority of Americans believe it is taboo to eat these animals. So slaughtering innocent horses is really a business decision on the part of President Obama to feed the Chinese who just happen to hold 80% of our debt. Funny how easy it is to connect the dots if you just take the time to think about the issue.

  16. KIM LANNI says:

    I am so upset!!!!!!!!!! Anybody know of a petition out there? Or is anybody interested in starting one? I will certainly jump on the bandwagon!

  17. I hope this is the end of Obama’s reign. I voted for him, simply for the optimism he embodied. What a fool I was. I despise the man now, for this single action above all else. Man’s self proclaimed dominion over other species has never boded well for them. This sickens me, as I volunteer for a rescue that cares for 10 horses, and see this as a carnage in the making. Remember western expansion, the slaughter of 35 million bison? The disregard for a species deemed a food source is beyond compare. Horse meat? Really? We have to fight this battle now? In these pathetic economic times, I can see the $ signs light up for those that would profit, large or small. Jacking deer, jacking horses. Jack this, Obama.

  18. eric says:

    The reality is that American horses are already slaughtered for meat. Do your research before you criticize. Even PETA has acknowledged that the ban on horse slaughterhouses did more harm than good. What is better, allowing an animal to suffer and waste away or have the end of its life serve a purpose? Also keep in mind we already slaughter wild horses thanks to George W. Bush reversing the Nixon era ban on it. Unless you are a vegan, you have no right to question what type of meat others choose to eat…..or do you really think the pig your bacon came from was less deserving of life than a horse just because it wasn’t as pretty?

  19. Dan Gaudet says:

    I am a hunter and outdoorsman….but…..this is BS……..whats next the slaughter of cats
    and dogs for consumption!!!!!!!!

  20. wei says:

    Thanks Eric, at least someone understands. We own two horses and can support those horses. But people buy horses because they want pets, and some soon realize that they can’t afford the horse(s) and so stop feeding and providing veterinary care. When someone “rescues” the horse it might be lucky to get a good home, otherwise it is trucked to Mexico where slaughter is legal. The horses final days are spent in a trailer: sick, hungry, and probably thirsty. They certainly deserve better than either the slaughter house in Mexico, or the US. But the US option is the lesser evil.

  21. Ginette says:

    Those that justify slaughter show themselves to be nothing more then specicists! Instead of justifying the murder of the innocent, we should stand united in abolishing it. If we were talking about the Human animal, we condemn murder absolutely, but with other sentient beings people make excuses and pat themselves on the back for supporting so called humane slaughter. There is nothing better about slaughter in the US. Maybe a visit to some slaughterhouses and factory farms is in order to those that think US Slaughterhouses are exceptionable establishments. See if the even let you in!
    Killing is never humane! Most humans are weak and and few people stand on principle anymore! Murder is wrong regardless what living being is being murdered! The only difference between them and us is we look different and we don’t understand their languages. They feel pain, they know hunger and thirst, they like to be with their own kind, they like to procreate, they like to be warm and they like to sleep and play. They can suffer just like us. That alone is all I need to know to know that murdering these animals is wrong! Lets fix the problem from the root up instead of killing the victims of human irresponsibility!

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