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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.