Friday, January 21, 2011

Pro Horse Slaughter Politician Suffers Another Stinging Setback

Straight from the Horse's Heart

(The News as We See It) by R.T. Fitch ~ Author and Director of HfH Advisory Council

Legally Troubled Wallis Just Can’t Get It Right

Wallis and Duquette speaking to empty chairs at Summit Grand Opening ~ photo courtesy of Summit of the Horse
HOUSTON  (SFTHH)-This past Tuesday the Wyoming House agriculture committee shot down Rep. Sue Wallis’ “Wyoming Food Freedom Act”.
Wallis, currently under investigation for fraud and ethics charges, has publicly claimed that she supported the act to encourage the sale and consumption of homemade foods outside of the scope of standard government inspection.  In reality the act is alleged to be a thinly veiled attempt to circumvent federal law regarding the inspection of meat so that Wallis can profit from her planned horse slaughter plant.  This would also allow Wallis to slip around the issue of carcinogenic drugs which are used upon American Equines as horses are not considered a food animal in the United States.  The European Union has banned U.S. horse meat unless it can be verified that it is drug free.
Adding to the worries of the pro-slaughter politician is the failure of her much touted “Summit of the Horse” slaughter convention which she and horse trainer Dave Duquette sponsored in Las Vegas at the beginning of this month.  Advertised to be a revolutionary gathering of horsemen from across the country who care about horses the gathering garnered barely 200 attendees, 45 of which were speakers.  Likewise, Wallis’ two most heralded guest speakers, BLM Director Bob Abbey and Dr. Temple Grandin, did not agree with the horse slaughter premise of the gathering further weakening the stance and credibility of both Wallis and Duquette.
Further adding to the demise of the slaughter meeting was the alleged unprovoked battery perpetrated by Wallis upon equine advocate Simone Netherlands.  With press credentials registered and accepted by Wallis and company Netherlands was physically ejected from Dr. Grandin’s speech by Wallis resulting in injury to a Netherland’s healing broken arm.  The incident is currently under investigation by Las Vegas Police.

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