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Meat and meat food products are an important source of the Nations total supply of food. They are consumed throughout the Nation and the major portion thereof moves in interstate or foreign commerce. It is essential in the public interest that the health and welfare of consumers be protected by assuring that meat and meat food products distributed to them are wholesome, not adulterated, and properly marked, labeled, and packaged. Unwholesome, adulterated, or misbranded meat or meat food products impair the effective regulation of meat and meat food products in interstate or foreign commerce, are injurious to the public welfare, destroy markets for wholesome, not adulterated, and properly labeled and packaged meat and meat food products, and result in sundry losses to livestock producers and processors of meat and meat food products, as well as injury to consumers. The unwholesome, adulterated, mislabeled, or deceptively packaged articles can be sold at lower prices and compete unfairly with the wholesome, not adulterated, and properly labeled and packaged articles, to the detriment of consumers and the public generally. It is hereby found that all articles and animals which are regulated under this chapter are either in interstate or foreign commerce or substantially affect such commerce, and that regulation by the Secretary and cooperation by the States and other jurisdictions as contemplated by this chapter are appropriate to prevent and eliminate burdens upon such commerce, to effectively regulate such commerce, and to protect the health and welfare of consumers.
USDA Regs Sec. 601: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Regulations_&_Policies/FMIA/index.asp
Below are links to our "Targeted Ones,"..we encourage all to bombard them with calls and emails and faxes to let them know your concerns regarding this issue, and that you would like to see American Horses and their flesh offically declared "denatured." You can BET the Pro-Slaughters will be contacting them too, on this, opposing us with their twisted and self-centered, greed-driven points of view. We against equine slaughter vastly out-number them, there is NO doubt about that. They know it very well and you can believe, ... it does scares the hell out of them! So we must make a BIG noise. But numbers are not the only advantage we have over the pro-slaughter folk,.......we also have all the FACTS and the TRUTHS on our side; and one such truth is this: Real red-blooded "normal thinking" adverage Americans DO NOT eat horses, and think it reprehensible, down right barbaric, and even unpatriotic! Real Americans dont eat horses, period. Its a matter of fact and we aim to keep it that way.
Horse-slaughter is a horrible, repulsive, brutal, inhumane, agonizing way to end a horses life. The reality is that horse slaughter is a completely un-necessary evil, motovated and perpetuated only by the greed of those who are "in it" for the money. There is simply put, no reason for it. There are other, much more humane ways to end a horses life. For example, real humane euthansia, done on the farm in familiar territory surrounded by familiar people, performed by a vet thru a painless injection. Cant afford euthansia? Even a well placed bullet to a horses brain is better than slaughter. So what is the real problem here? The real problem is that slaughter pays while real humane euthansia costs. Its no secret anymore, ...as much and as hard as the pro-slaughter folk will deny,...its all about the almighty dollar, an easy way to make a buck, and NOT about "needing" a way to dispose of "so-many unwanted" horses. Wise up people, and dont believe the pro-slaughter hype.
Although the video in the link below was filmed before the closing of the last equine slaughterhouse in the USA, it is still a powerful commentary on the what our American horses are still going through today, and the heartlessness of the people in the industry involved in it. Watch and listen as workers in a Mexican slaughterhouse cheer a co-worker on as he brutally and repeatedly stabs a terrified horse to death;
Then be sure and come back and bombard these people & orgs in the links below with your comments; We must be relentless in this task. We must demand action NOW.
The United States Department Of Agriculture; (USDA)
The United States Food & Drug Administration; (FDA)
The Codex Alimentarius Commission; (CAC)
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