Some foreign companies look at beloved American horses and see only two things: profit and food. They want to turn these majestic animals into frozen meat products for Europe and Asia, with no concerns about the unconscionable cost on life, health, the environment, or the integrity of our culture.
In recent weeks, consumers in the United States may have been relieved to know the discovery of horse meat in products labeled all-beef was relegated to Europe. But The New York Times is reporting that a horse slaughterhouse in New Mexico could be approved in as little as two months.
What is the USDA doing to stop this terrible problem? Unbelievably, we understand they intend to move forward with processing one of the pending applications before them for a horse slaughter operation here in the U.S.
A Missouri horse slaughterhouse will open by summer's end, its major proponent has declared in dozens of news reports over the last month. Except it won't.