New Mexico Governor Martinez is asking for our help in her battle to prevent horse slaughter in New Mexico.
Meanwhile the USDA is considering whether or not to approve a horse slaughter plant in Roswell, New Mexico, and is likely to approve it within 60 days.
There are several actions to take:
Call Governor Martinez @ 505-476-2200 and speak out against Horse Slaughter in New Mexico. Please be civil. The Governor is already on our side.
- Contact the USDA and give them the reasons why Horse Slaughter Inspections should not be funded in the United States. CLICK HERE for the talking points and CONTACT INFORMATION.
Is it really that hard to understand that horse slaughter is not and cannot be humane? No matter where it’s done, saying horse slaughter is less cruel in one country compared to another is missing the point. Simply put, horses flee when they’re frightened, and those who defend U.S. horse slaughter should watch videos of it that are easily available online. The panic, fear and pain are unbearable to watch.
The phrase, “if we build it, they will come,” would have severe unintended consequences as a horse slaughter plant anywhere in New Mexico would encourage uncontrolled over-breeding of horses. The obscene incentives to breed, ship and kill would be substantial.
Eighty percent of Americans are opposed to slaughtering horses for food. Add to that the fact that American horses are routinely injected with drugs such as “bute,” (a horse medication known to be unfit for human consumption) makes me very apprehensive with horse meat being used as a food source.
Furthermore, establishing New Mexico as a horse slaughter haven will do irreparable damage to the unique brand of the state. New Mexico’s brand is remarkably unique with all of the heritage and culture that makes up the beautiful state. Yet, a horse slaughter plant is likely to be an unwanted distraction from what our New Mexico genuinely has to offer. One economic step forward might mean two steps back if New Mexico becomes renowned for such appalling treatment of the noble American horse.