Wallis Vents on Facebook

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HOUSTON, (Horseback) – Horseback has repeatedly requested interviews with slaughter diva Rep. Sue Wallis, (R) Wyoming, but she has refused. As a result we are forced to rely on what our readers glean from public postings to determine what her thoughts are on the events of the day. The following was posted last night on Facebook in the wake of the EU ban on United States’ chemically toxic horse meat. Wallis wrote:

“The horse world was already in bad shape, and the events of last Friday are manifesting themselves in an even more awful loss of value everywhere in the country. At this rate there will be no horses left standing in a couple of years. Certainly no one can afford to breed in this environment, which means when the old pets die, there is nothing to replace them. Probably the most telling sentence of all in this post is “the other interesting fact is that no rescues were buying” – of course not, they are all off rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of raising millions on the strength of only they will be able to help the horses that now have nowhere to go. They have no intention of taking even the amount they were before to keep up their scam even if someone does give up and hand them over. They are too expensive and feed is too high and the liability of starving them or shooting them to waste isn’t good press. Nobody seems to understand the…

scale of this wreck, except a handful of people directly involved. We are talking 4,000 head PER WEEK that were going to both countries now choked off to a tiny trickle of horses they get for less than the cost of hauling them to the sale. No, the majority of those horses are not going to be dumped on charity or anywhere else. They are going to stand right where they are, and people are going to do their best to keep them in good shape, and hope that they can get some value out of them soon. In three months time that is 48,000 head or horses–which is, by the way, more horses than BLM is now spending some $75 Million dollars a year to house on long term holding and feedlots.

Do you think the American taxpayer is in the mood to quadruple that $75 Million tax bill this next year to take care of all of these horses? I don’t think so… Better get the international bureaucrats and activists backed off fast, is all I have to say…”

We agree with Rep. Wallis. The American taxpayer is in no mood to care for horses dumped by irresponsible owners, including the killer buyers who purchased them. We urge strict prosecution of all who dump their unwanted horses on our highways, park, farms, and fields. The first rule of responsible horse ownership is disposal of unwanted horses in a responsible and humane manner. And despite Wallis’ rants, that does not include killing them with a captive bolt gun.

The Editor

29 comments for “Wallis Vents on Facebook

  1. Denise
    October 17, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Gee…did Joe and Anotherhorseman really blow?????

    • October 18, 2012 at 9:16 pm

      Gosh, I hope not, although Joe was beginning to REALLY get on my last nerve.

  2. Elizabeth Dana
    October 16, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Sue Wallis prove Bute is ok by eating it in front of us with wormer…then drawing her blood in 6 months….put your money where your mouth is,,,,she can do it to a dog or cat or rat…..then we will have something to discuss

  3. Gayle-Suzanne Barron
    October 16, 2012 at 12:06 am

    The foreign owned companies who still Murder OUR American Equines not only violated most all of the city, county, state and federal laws while operating in the U S, they also blatantly thumbed their Heartless, Greedy, Self-Centered, Self-Ambitious, EVIL noses at every turn while reaping millions upon million of dollars in their rampage of death and destruction on these innocent Precious Creations of God and His Gifts and Blessings to us. They are currently illegally sneaking across the border that tainted equine meat from the Mexican Slaughterhouses to the Houston Ports for shipping all without USDA inspections which is clearly perpetuating their blatant disregard for U S Law. This was discovered and presented to the Texas Agricultural Extension Hearing for the reintroduction of equine slaughter to Texas by Texas Human Legislative Network investigators, but has yet to be acknowledged by authorities and litigated. Another violation against the slaughter pipeline pro slaughter proponents continue to ignore as Illegal and Morally Wrong.

  4. October 15, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Wallis would sell her mother’s soul to get her business off the ground. It has nothing to do with horse welfare, but simply her lining her wallet. A dead horse brings no ongoing jobs. Common sense tells you a horse that lives 20 plus years helps to keep a vet, a farrier, a feed store, a hay man and tack folks in business, to name a few. Nor is she EVER going to admit what the EU knows about American horses containing toxins. There’s no moral character in this woman to ensure a safe meat industry. There’s one desire, to make money. The woman doesn’t even own a horse, yet has the brass balls to claim non of us know a thing and we’re just a bunch of tree hugging nut cases. To the contrary, I personally know literally thousands of horse owners across this Nation who find slaughter to be an inhumane and dangerous process. Personally I’d like to see a fair investigation done on Wallis for using her position in government for personal gain.

    • Margaret
      October 15, 2012 at 4:22 pm

      Thanks your comment reminded me of my former mentor when I was a kid. This man played polo and was actually VERY good. The last time I saw him he had retired a mare who was given Bute by the lady who rode her once or twice a week. I was told then that Bute was “horse aspirin”. I had no idea until the few years of how toxic it is too humans.

      I believe in my heart that this man put plans for his horses in case they outlived him. He was that kind of person. He was the one who taught me that racehorses–too slow, or geldings usually went slaughter. This was in the early 70’s. I don’t believe he agreed with it. He took that kind of care of his animals and was a fabulous mentor to me.

      The point here is even I saw Bute being given and I don’t have day to day contact with horses. So I can rest assured that a lot more horses are receiving this drug which should disqualify them from slaughter. She says “certainly no one can afford to breed In this environment”–that’s EXACTLY the point Suzy! Quit breeding! If you breed for quality and not endless foals who you easily dump–you might get somewhere.

      Perhaps along with other AG bills–we should push for horse breeders to NOT breed until the horse population stabilizes. There will be an overrun of horses for awhile–because of this year’s crop and next year’s crop. I say those people who get subsidies for breeding–give them the same subsidies for NOT breeding for several years.

      China sends us poisoness dog treats and we KNOWINGLY send horses for slaughter for human consumption. It is very frustrating.

      Oh and read Suzy’s statement above. It is VERY telling about her mindset.

  5. Margaret
    October 15, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Well one or two good things happened. They closed down for the weekend and owners found out what it will cost them starting next year. We got to see what we will be up against when all of this is fully regulated–we can only hope they fully enforce the new regs. I don’t think the weekend was a bust from that standpoint.

    I actually saw people posting over at fb that the “anti’s” we’re responsible for the EU closing the plants to our horses on Fri. I wish! Gee, if I had that kind of power I sure wouldn’t be wasting my time calling the EU! I closed the borders!

    I’d say consider this past weekend a “trial” run. People scrambled to help. I say from that aspect it was a win.

    And I believe the EU is going to start harder look at our horses, the transportation violations, the drug violations, the falsified paperwork. This weekend was a big step for the EU and for the pro people who raised such a fuss. We saw hissy fits, the fact that breeders won’t be able to breed willy nilly and dump the ones who they don’t like.

    If Suzy weren’t such a pain in the arse I’d laugh at her rants. I mean some of it is pretty funny. But she’s so deadly serious it isn’t funny.

    Bummer that they opened again. But we saw many really good hearted people and that brought some sun into many lives even for a few days.

  6. mary papini
    October 15, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    •European Union


    This morning doors to Canadian killing floors reopened to take American horses for export.

    On Friday an “incorrectly labelled” shipment arrived n France causing the temporary shutdown of US horses accepted for import into the European Union (EU).

    The lack of complete information given to US kill buyers and auction houses led to them to believe that the shutdown was due to the new regulations pending on US horse meat. The regulations will require a “passport” system that certifies animals as drug free and in the care of the seller for at least six months. Those regulations will become enforced sometime between now and July of 2013.

    • Denise
      October 15, 2012 at 7:25 pm

      Thanks for the info, mary papini.

      I don’t believe for one minute that is the entire “story” behind the stoppage. It may be the official story, but it is NOT the total story. One shipment? Turning entire truckloads back and shutting down auctions in the US…..NOPE!

  7. mary papini
    October 15, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Pro slaughter ignorant people have been looking for an easy way out of their irresponsible over breeding of horses for many years now!!! July 31st. 2013 the EU will not be takeing any more American horses!!!! Do you have any idea why??? because horses are filled with deadly toxins in their meat!!! and the EU knows it!!! many kill buyers have been caught selling horses to slaughter exceeding levels of toxins in their meat!!! they lie on the paper work for horses!!! did you think they wouldnt???? that blood money is too tempting for them!!!

  8. M Fox
    October 15, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Joe “blow”…. why are you spouting lies when you are asking others “…not [to] create stories that are not true”??

  9. LNorman
    October 15, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    No one benefits from dead horses “except a handful of people directly involved” in the predatory equine slaughter pipeline.
    Is Wallis saying American horses were only bred for slaughter and nothing else? (One could hope lack of slaughter disposal system would discourage OVERBREEDING) Is she saying there ARE NO responsible horse owners that take care of their horses for their entire natural life? Is she saying LIVE horses don’t contribute $ to the economy? All Rescues are a scam? Every word she utters is a scam to the gullable.

  10. mary papini
    October 15, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Sue wallis…… never addresses the facts about toxins in horse meat!! I wonder why??? that blood money over rides any logical thinking she may have!$$$$$$$!! horse slaughter will never be the answer your looking for!!!!

  11. October 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Ms Wallis when you proposed to create a Do Not Slaughter registry, so that responsible, loving owners could pay for to ensure that slaughter folk would work diligently to insure that not one wanted companion was killed, I called Bullshit on it. I am calling Bullshit again…

    To blame advocates who have fought for years to make it better, and been dismissed and called crazy activists, or a terrorist is wrong. The greater numbers are just people who wanted change for the better… and better never happened.

    One can do simple only to do a web search and find that the company who operated slaughter plants here had a plethora of violations that continued after they moved operations outside our borders. That many of those hoping to open equine slaughter plants here in the US are already in violation from slaughtering other animals. That kill buyers who have lost their license to transport cheat the system to continue hauling, continue having accident after accident. You will find articles about stolen pets killed, horses fresh off the track in the slaughter line, mares giving birth on the kill floor, rejects dumped at the border to die, and recently a driver fleeing across the border with a horse down in the trailer because they didn’t want to have to unload/reload. We find articles about slaughter sellers who steal horses from college students, and starve them. Who killed and quartered a family’s beloved Championship horse. The slaughter folk brought this on themselves, the only harm advocates have done is perhaps finally getting word out in Europe about how different horses are raised here, and the danger in eating animals that come from this very broken system.

    They discovered that people selling horses for their citizens to eat are sadly not above falsifying documents, or failing to obtain proper health paperwork or follow shipping regulations, I’m sure there are some fine people who think they are doing a horse a favor to “put it out of its misery” or saving the world from dangerous horses, and I am not against doing the right thing. What I am against is turning a blind eye and defending the abuses, when evidence shows that horses suffer while in the pipeline, and that many of the horses are not fit to eat.

    Stop blaming people who have been telling you things need to change, when you changed nothing. The horses destined for slaughter are the horses that need to be tracked, and documented. A Do Not Slaughter microchip in companion animals is worthless to the people who are eating horses with no history, no traceability.

    I understand horse people don’t want to register every trail ride they go on, and every show they attend because there isn’t really a benefit in it for them. I personally liked it because the fact that horses would be scanned at multiple points made it harder to traffic stolen horses, because there was no protection, no safety check even for horses already micro chipped because no one looks for them until after a horse is dead. They are not scanned before they cross a state line, or a national border.

    NAIS was originally created to track food animals, and that part of it was a good idea. It protected those who might eat them. The reality is horses are not a food animal in the US. Less then 1% of our horses are used for food. So why punish the other 99%? The people who desire marketing their horses for meat need to be responsible for showing that those horses are safe for human consumption. They need to bear the burden of documenting and tracking of those animals, and leave the rest of us out of it.

    Meat animals are bred and raised to be meat animals. From birth to processing they are looked at as a food animal, and treated like one. If you want to raise meat animals, raise meat animals, but leave my beloved companions out of it.

  12. F Belardino
    October 15, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    No the American taxpayer is not in the mood. Nor are they in the mood to foot the bill for USDA inspections of which she will never obtain: Sum 5 million per year. Her words are a living testament to greed and lack of true concern for Equine welfare. Does this woman not have a full time job representing the good people of Wyoming or was she elected to be “horse killer-in-chief” by her constituents?

  13. Joe
    October 15, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Breaking News

    The Eu is accepting our American horses again because they are not full of BUTE
    and residues like Dr. Marini, EWA, RT Fitch, Jerry Finch, Animals’ Angels
    want to make everyone believe. Nice try everyone.. Thanks for the space

    • mary papini
      October 15, 2012 at 12:48 pm

      you just cant fix STUPID!!!! live in your bubble, horses are highly toxic, they were never intended for food!!!! you are just plain ignorant!!

    • October 15, 2012 at 7:00 pm

      Joe ~ here’s a copy of what I posted just for you on another page:

      Joe ~ just because this shutdown was caused by a SNAFU, doesn’t mean it isn’t coming. That’s the very reason the killers jumped to the conclusion that this was “it.” We got that from THEM after all.

      But, they ARE right. Sometime between now and July 31, 2013, the EU will stop accepting our horses if we do not have a full birth-to-slaughter passport system in place. What Wallis is ranting about will NOT fulfill the requirements. Under EU regs, a horse must have a permanent ID and tracking begun by the age of 6 months. You can ID every living horse if you so desire, but they will still be rejected. The EU has been planning this for over two years, and it will happen.

      Did you even read the EU regs I gave you the link for? Nah. Did you read the special section on horses? Nah. Here it is again – if you don’t want to be a dumb ass and out of touch better read it. Especially this part on page 15, col. 2 about bute:

      Substances without an EU MRL for
      equidae which are not nor deemed essential
      Some medicines commonly used for horses
      world-wide e.g. phenylbutazone, are not listed
      in Reg. 1950/2006 or in Table 1 of the Annex to
      Regulation 37/2010. Any horse in the EU treated
      with phenylbutazone must be excluded from the
      food chain and signed out of the food chain in the
      EU regs: http://ec.europa.eu/food/food/chemicalsafety/residues/docs/requirements_non_eu.pdf

      Get all that, Joe? NO MRL – Minimum Residue Level. Must be excluded from the human food chain and signed out of the human food chain on the passport.

      Not EXACTLY what you’ve been trying to sell, is it?

      All it takes is ONE dose during a horse’s lifetime and they are permanently banned, just like it says in the EU regs above. They don’t have to be “full” of bute and no one ever claimed that but YOU – and YOU are WRONG.

      • Janet Schultz
        October 17, 2012 at 6:02 pm

        Very nice reference here Suzanne. We have confused advocates on both sides. The information you have presented is priceless in understanding what is coming and we can rejoice.

        And get ready! Push for the ban of slaughter on American soil! Thank you again Suzanne – I am sharing your post.

        • October 18, 2012 at 9:14 pm

          Please feel free to share anything of mine – posts, blogs, anything to spread the word! Glad you were able to make use of my information.

    • Denise
      October 15, 2012 at 7:21 pm

      Sorry, Joe…resumption of EU bound US horseflesh DOES NOT MEAN there is NO bute.

      “Can’t fix stupid”…..Ron White

  14. Denise
    October 15, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Wallis is a symptom of the disease called Human Consumption Horse Slaughter.

    The real perpetrators are the state and local governments that don’t have the “cojones” to do the right thing in the first place….USDA, FDA, state ag and all the agencies responsible for transport, enforcement and adjudication in the first freaking place are more guilty than the dumpers of equines and the breed orgs.

  15. jessica fitzgerald
    October 15, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    there is no doubt that unwanted horses is a problem..We, as a society are not real pleased with either the unwanted pedophiles, sex offenders nor all the unwanted politicians either. Unlike the later three, the horses are not unwanted for any fault of their own, merely have fallen at the hands of irresponsible humans. The solution should not be enabling more irresponsible human behavior but rather holding the ones who fail to be accountable. To do other than that would leave little reason not to use a captive bolt gun on the unwanted sex offenders, pedophiles & politicians….. especially since there is endless amount of evidence showing the inability to rehab any of them. Horses are easily rehabilitated readily to become productive members in our society.It is only logical to correct the correctable,stop throwing good money after bad as they say, then perhaps we should think about that if the idea is to clean up society, balance costs of keeping programs open & keep our streets safe…

  16. Joe
    October 15, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Urgent Notice

    The Eu announced this morning 10-15-2012 that our American horses are not full
    of BUTE and other drugs like the anti slaughter are trying to convince the world.

    That is nothing but a bunch of lies. There was a paperwork problem not a BUTE
    problem. And of course we have people on the pro slaughter side that do not have their ducks in a row or know all of the facts either. Horse slaughter is a very touchy subject but lets not create stories that are not true. Thanks for the space

    • mary papini
      October 15, 2012 at 12:53 pm

      joe is stuck on STUPID!!!! you are very mis informed sir!!! many toxic drugs in horse meat!!! before you write about stuff you have no idea, read some good factual information on horse meat first!!! people know better, you just sound plain stupid!!!

    • Michelle Storace
      October 15, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      ANYONE who would believe that there is NO BUTE in OUR AMERICAN HORSES is not to BRIGHT…..or they are just an OUT AN OUT LIAR.

    • Margaret
      October 15, 2012 at 4:37 pm

      That’s funny! Bute isn’t a problem! I was reading on UH sat night (fb) about Bute’s half life and if you give it today how much is left tomorrow, along with that days dosage.

      You guys fail to see it isn’t the “anti’s who made up this law. It isn’t from the USDA. It’s the FDA! It’s FEDERAL law that there is no safe withdrawal for Bute. You can try sidestepping all you want, and come up with all these back door excuses…but it’s still FEDERAL law!

      I’m not sure Suzy even likes a live horse. I think she only likes them bleeding out and eating them.

      Boy if you guys weren’t so interested in killing horses I’d suggest you go outside and make friends with your companion. But then he might choose to ignore you knowing full well what you intend for him once he’s too old to “perform” any longer.

      How quickly does a horse understand human? Well I was up in the Pryors two years ago. I saw Two Boots with his mare and foal. They were following me on the trail to the pond. I stopped and asked them to wait a moment while I got out of the way. They did. And when they saw I couldly stand I was so unbalanced–they walked right by me within ten feet! The mare just ignored me, the foal was on the other side of the mare and Two Boots chose to step a couple of steps to increase the distance between himself and I. I’m certain they saw several things at play. There senses told them I was of no danger (smell). They saw I couldly hardly stand up on my own two feet! I was certainly no danger to them! And then they were use to people coming up the mountain to visit.

      You so miss the boat when all you can do is obsess on killing. I choose to think that Two Boots and I and his mare communicated on some level for those few moments. Those are special times. A wild horse actually trusted me for a moment or two!

      • Darlene
        October 15, 2012 at 6:52 pm

        I love to hear things like that! Margaret! Animals are very understanding and forgiving. We share this world with them all.

      • October 15, 2012 at 6:53 pm

        Actually, Sue Wallis does NOT own a horse and never has. What she and all the others fail to grasp is that this IS coming. Maybe not this time, but ask yourself why the kill buyers were so quick to assume that this was “it.”

        Because sometime between now and July 31, will be IT. If we don’t have a full passport system in place, the EU WILL NOT accept our horses. Period.

        This has been public knowledge for over two years, but some just won’t accept things that do not fit their agenda. And horse welfare is NOT on their agenda.

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