Sneaky, sneaky, Congressmen…
In 2006, Congress banned horse meat inspections, effectively ending horse slaughter. Recession hits, and there is a spike in horse abandonment and neglect.
Cut to November 18, 2011, when Congress tucks into an emergency law that President Obama signed to keep the government afloat a measure that lifts the horse meat inspection ban.
“Sen. Max Baucus said the poor economy has resulted in ‘sad cases’ of horse abandonment and neglect and lifting the ban will give Americans a shot at regaining lost jobs and making sure sick horses aren’t abandoned or mistreated.”
Because eating horses is the only way to save them.
I wouldn’t be so annoyed and disturbed by this if the pro-horse slaughter folks didn’t make it seem like they were doing the horses a favor, as if there really isn’t any other way to address animal abuse except through meat inspections. Come on.
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