Sunday, January 2, 2011

Horse slaughter plant coming to Wyo just not Cheyenne

Tuesday's Horse

I just read an odd article about Horse Slaughter Sue Wallis’ plan for a plant in Cheyenne that according to her wasn’t ever really a plan at all. Well, that is not what she has been crowing for the past year or so.
Josh Mitchell for the Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports:
A horse slaughter plant will not open here, according to the woman proposing the facility.
In fact, Sue Wallis of Campbell County said she never planned on opening such a facility here.
Oh, really? Remember the property near the railroad in Cheyenne where her group was going to rehab homeless horses and slaughter the ones they couldn’t save? Read on.
She said a horse training facility was proposed for Cheyenne. But since she was unable to reach an agreement for use of a piece of property, it won’t open here now.
A former Union Pacific building located next to the railroad tracks off West Lincolnway was proposed for the facility, she said.
Not only is Wallis clueless about her own plans, so is the Mayor of Cheyenne.
Cheyenne Mayor Rick Kaysen said it was never clear in terms of what operations would have taken place at the facility. But he added that it sounded more like a rural and agricultural operation.
Wallis has found another location for her proposed horse butchery the article explains:
She added that the horse processing facility is expected to open in Platte County, possibly in 2012. The meat from the processed horses could be sold to zoos for food, Wallis said.
There is not enough demand from zoos for horsemeat. Cavel International in DeKalb, Illinois tried that to stay open while working to get around the suspension of funding by the federal government to pay USDA inspectors so horsemeat could be exported for human consumption. Cavel failed and closed not long after, bringing an end to horse slaughter on U.S. soil.
Wallis also stated that “the processing facility would humanely kill horses with a penetrating captive bolt system.”
The captive bolt was designed to render slaughter victims unconscious to protect the workers from the trashing of terrified animals fighting for their lives, and to help speed up production. It has never been about making the slaughter “process” humane. This is a common myth spewed by horse slaughter proponents trying to fool the public into thinking it is not a horrifying and brutal end to a horse’s life.
Get a clue, Sue.
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