Secretive New Wallis Business Association Issues Invitation to Closed December Meeting

Wallis Will Also Speak This Weekend to the Pro-Slaughter Association of State Horse Councils Group in Denver

HOUSTON, (Horseback) – A trade association spearheaded by Wyoming Rep. Sue Wallis (R), has issued an invitation to an organizational meeting in the “Kansas City area” that will be top secret according to a document sent to Horseback Online late Thursday.

The invitation reads as if the group has an agenda it wants to prevent leaking to the press and public.

Nowhere in the invitation is the expected ban on phenalbutazone and scores of other dangerous chemicals by the European Union for imported food animals mentioned. Almost all U.S. Horses ingest bute at some point in their lives. The drug, a carcinogen, remains in the body of the host for life. The invitation reads:

Greetings!,

The International Equine Business Association will have a private, members only, one day meeting in the Kansas City area on Monday December 3rd.

Anyone who is currently, or who plans to be directly involved in the horse processing business, in supplying processing facilities, or providing services such as feeding, veterinary care, or trucking will want to put this important meeting on their calendars, and plan to attend.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has committed to being ready to provide grants of inspection to equine processing plants in the U.S. by the end of the year. Several companies anticipate beginning operations at that time, and others are expected to come online over the course of the next year or two. In order to be ready, the International Equine Business Association, which has been formed to serve as a production agriculture association for the entire industry, has systems in place or in development to help companies be successful and sustainable.

The Agenda Includes:

Humane Handling

Jennifer Woods from Canada who has designed the humane handling and assessment tool which is now being used to audit Canadian plants, and who will be providing third party humane handling audits for IEBA in the U.S., and Joey Astling from the USDA-APHIS Slaughter Horse Transport program will be leading this segment.  It will cover what you need to know to comply with humane audits, and regulatory issues around trucking and how that will be handled that might be different than what is currently happening at the borders.

Equine Traceability and Testing

Hands-on training and information will be provided by Animal ID Solutions which is the company that has worked with IEBA to develop this system for the industry. Buyers will be able to acquire and use the tools necessary to enroll a horse in the IEBA database so that it can be absolutely established what the source of the horse was, how long the horse has been in the food system for drug withdrawal purposes, and other information. Information and training on optional live animal drug testing protocols will also be presented. The system includes an option for independent third party laboratory testing scientifically verifying each animal’s eligibility for processing.

Only IEBA members with contracts to sell directly to plants will have the training and authority to enroll horses in the database. One positive aspect of going this route is that our private business association owns and controls the database, we can lock down security and privacy to protect ourselves, and it is NOT a government run deal. On the other hand it will provide the assurance that is being demanded by the international marketplace and regulators to guarantee horses are free of contamination when they are slaughtered.

Security and Protection

This segment will be led by the Animal Agriculture Alliance and will cover the protection that you can build around an operation to protect against activist threats. This will include vetting employees, background checks, management and training of employees to ensure loyalty and vigilance, community relations to build a layer of support around your facility, and some very innovative (and inexpensive) ways to physically protect your grounds from top security experts who are also very savvy about agricultural operations. This portion of the meeting will also include legal defense against litigation presented by the Cavalry Group.

IEBA Member Services and Options

Through partnerships and arrangements with providers, IEBA offers their members options that are efficient and cost effective solutions for insurance, payroll, employee benefits administration, pre-employment background checks, employee training for humane handling, food safety and quality, protecting yourself and your company from activist threats, and media training. This will be an overview of what is available, and the various options that businesses could choose from to outsource some or all of their administrative functions.

This is a private, members only meeting for people who are going to own or run plants, anyone who will be managing or training employees at them, those who will be selling horses to them, those who will be providing services to them, and those who will be trucking horses. Apply for membership and register below.

As you know, what is left of the horse processing industry in the U.S. is a pretty small group who are generally known to each other. IEBA staff will review all applications, and memberships will be ratified by the board. If your membership is not accepted, this will be discussed with you, and your entire membership fee and registration will be refunded to you.

Please contact me if you have questions, or to make sure you are included in our IEBA updates and alerts at sue.wallis52@gmail.com, 307-680-8515, or message me privately on Facebook at http://facebook.com/sue.wallis52.

16 comments for “Secretive New Wallis Business Association Issues Invitation to Closed December Meeting

  1. Denise
    November 2, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Pathetic.

    As to the initiatives (and I use the term loosely), Ms Wallis please take the time to see how the final 3 Human Consumption Horse Slaughter (HCHS) plants (all foreign owned that didn’t pay taxes) geographically located in the US did with “we’ll pay for the USDA inspectors”. And Ms Wallis, you have verbal or potential approval of your preliminary Equine ID plan with all 50 states and the Feds???? Please post preliminary correspondence verifying same from an official authority in any state or federal government agencies.

    As to refunds…well the individuals involved publicly have a poor history (rumor has it…Scummit, etc) of refunds and more importantly, participation with the majority of private equine owners is next to nothing. Now, if it comes down to the likes of corporate Ag, the Berman group or breed associations…they are apparently there for Ms Wallis’ private org (or is it a nonprofit???? Who knows as the effort categorization is a constant moving target).

    p.s. please note that you have to “privately” email Ms Wallis on facebook….funny how someone wants to privatize the distribution of a nonproduction food animal(equines) for humans consumption and limits comments and participation of same all the time requiring public assets and funds to achieve same.

    p.s.s. I hope someone can translate this post for Joe, skip (aka DDuquette), Anotherhorseman (best wishes) and Miss Sue.

  2. Matt
    November 2, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Could someone explain what this Animal ID Solution really is all about. The only thing I could find about thr system is this.

    http://ppjg.me/2012/02/22/horse-meat-snake-oil-salesmen-fool-cattle-ranchers/

    • November 4, 2012 at 6:29 pm

      Try: These are the 2013 EU regs: http://ec.europa.eu/food/food/chemicalsafety/residues/docs/requirements_non_eu.pdf These are the rules we will have to follow to keep the EU from stopping the import of our horses. In effect, we will have to go on a passport type system comparable to the one in the EU. One of the rules is that a horse must receive a permanent ID and record keeping begun by the age of six months. That means – no matter what Wallis says – NO CURRENTLY LIVING horse will be eligible for slaughter for human consumption. Period.

      HSUS Letter To USDA Per Legal Issues: http://www.box.com/s/0r9fhgettgs8voytjkq1

      More problems for Wallis. I’m not sure what entity has to implement the passport system, issue passports, etc. but I’m pretty sure it’s NOT a special interest group! I think it would have to be Federal.

  3. November 2, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    This is just another scam of Wallis’ to get around food safety laws. First, the system she has been touting is one that Mexico is using and has already been called out by the EU as not sufficient to meet EU standards. Second, she is delusional to think a private program that is fed information from the bottom feeders buying the horses (that we already know falsify EID forms) will somehow become outstanding members of society and will be truthful on health records entered into Wallis’ so called database.

    She can’t even keep track of conference fees and she thinks anyone is going to trust her with the safety of food? It is so ridiculous that we are wasting our time even responding to the absurdity of it all.

    The program has to be run by the government, not the foxes guarding the henhouse. It has to be a national program with health records entered by licensed veterinarians. Anything less is the same fraud we are seeing now. Mexico requires chips in all horses. Doesn’t anyone think it strange that the horses going to Mexico mysteriously all have chips?

    If the Europeans only knew the fraud and lies about the food they are consuming.

  4. Barbara Griffith
    November 2, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Another thing this fool don’t seem to know is that the five million in tax payer dollars that it would have cost for horse slaughter plant inspections if they ever start up in the US was not funded this year. So I wonder what Wallis is going to talk about?

    • November 2, 2012 at 11:02 pm

      And the Moran Amendment is in the new Ag bill, and it will have to be addressed after the election. Her window is closing very quickly. What makes her think that people are going to pay her enrollment fees, let alone the huge investment that this operation would require with no guarantee of a future?

  5. KMG
    November 2, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Jennifer Woods and Joey Astling? Yawn. They were “guests” at the Scummit in Las Vegas last year…

  6. November 2, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Cradle to grave is a phrase often used in the chain of custody or responsibility concerning oil or toxic pollution. Seems the same should be applied to horses arriving at slaughter plants. The toxic legacy can be traced back to the original owner and everyone that assumes ownership of the horse can be held liable for any harm caused by the toxic consequences of the in proper disposal of the animal. Just like a oil spill into a body of water can hold all former owners of the product liable to some degree but the finial user or the one that spilled the product is generally most responsible for the fine and cleanup costs. I’m sure every horse owner will act responsibly before giving up ones horse to slaughter but the slaughter plant will be most liable.

  7. November 2, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Everything that has been posted is certainly valid and something that anyone considering becoming involved with this “organization” should consider. I would just like to throw out one more possibility. Mrs. Wallis needs money. We all understand that she talks and writes rather well, and she certainly has a list of players who might be interested in this deranged plot, but it appears to me to be more of a scam to bring in immediate money.. I can’t even count the number of times that I have been enraged about her plans and plots, and practically panicked over letter writing campaigns and calling politicians, and staying glued to email or FB to know what Mrs. Wallis is doing everyday, and she has accomplished nothing. Well, I think that I am getting wise, and I’m not certain that her list of interested participants, though foul in their endeavors, may not be as stupid as they are vile. I will be happy to get the count of those that show up somewhere in Kansas City on December 3 with a check in their hand.

  8. Matt
    November 3, 2012 at 9:21 am

    I wonder if Sue realizes that under the Animal ID Solution that she wants to use, the farmer/ rancher looses his property rights to the government? It is greed or is it ignorance?

    http://www.opednews.com/articles/NAIS–PREMISES-DEFINED–by-Marti-Oakley-090105-634.html

    • Morgan Griffith
      November 3, 2012 at 11:52 am

      Ms. Wallis is definitely ignorant but nothing she does is not fueled by greed.

  9. November 3, 2012 at 11:36 am

    It’s people with the mentallty of Sue and the greed of those wanting to make a quick dollar is whats wrong with the any industry that constantly tries to justify thier approach to MURDER or also called slaughter as a business investment.
    It’s time for all people to put their engery into saving horses with laws that make owners responsible and to control growth of the wild horses on federal land by sterlization to control herd growth and to stop breeding horses( Horse Industry)so they can grow only to be slaughtered.
    There is no humane way to commit murder.

  10. Craig
    November 4, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    This institutionalization of horse consumption must be stopped!

  11. November 7, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    If her actions, attitudes or motivations deserved a responsible response, I would write one.But they do not therefore..I simply say..Vomit! Maybe she should collaborate with The premarin folk and move to China. No problem with the blood bath there! No conscious, no accountability..all greed, blood and murder.May the universe and our God Bless our beloved equines and keep them from “Sue Wallis and her Hell!”

  12. November 9, 2012 at 8:16 am

    This woman is impossible to understand. Either she really believes her “program” will pass muster with the EU – which it certainly will NOT, and she is SO flaming ignorant she does not realize this, OR she knows perfectly well that her program doesn’t even come close – in which case what does she expect to gain from ANY of this? Surely any investors who would potentially sink big bucks into this would do some homework on their own, and then tell this idiot to stuff it.

    Makes NO sense at all.

    • admin
      November 9, 2012 at 8:18 am

      Suzanne, please refrain from using hot button words such as idiot here.

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