USDA Approval for Horse Slaughter Pending in New Mexico ~ Call Governor Please.

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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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Photo Courtesy of Jeanne Bencich Nations

Photo Courtesy of Jeanne Bencich Nations

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persianhorsesushi2Is 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.

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8 thoughts on “USDA Approval for Horse Slaughter Pending in New Mexico ~ Call Governor Please.

  1. I READ THIS AND HOPE THERE WILL BE MORE LIKE MINDED REPRESENTATIVES WHO WILL STOP HORSE SLAUGHTER ONCE AND FOR ALL. THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE FOUGHT FOR THEIR LIVES FOR YEARS ON THIS MATTER WHILE THE BLM KEPT MAKING MONEY SELLING OUR WILD AMERICAN MUSTANGS. THERE ARE STILL 40,000 KEPT IN PENS ALL YEAR ROUND DURING EXTREME HEAT AND COLD WITHOUT SHELTER. TELL THE BLM TO SET THEM FREE.

    • I have sent email commending her for her stance against horse slaughter. I think that any legislator that stands up to Ag and their buddies needs to hear from those of us that support them. While their stance is with the American public it is against a strong segment of Congress. They need to know we recognize what they are doing and they do not stand alone.

  2. Sent my third email to her just now, reiterating on how much I appreciate her, and just to let me know in ANY WAY I can help her. Also shared again

  3. I agree with everything you say about being against horse slaughter. But her is a good question that other people ask. There is a horse over population, we need to educate people not to over breed. People also drop horse off in the middle of no where to fend for themselves, resulting in a miserabley slow death. We need to come up with ways to lower the cost of hay because I see lots of people selling horses because hay is so expensive. I find hay is expensive, I am a horse owner and lover. Here are some good questions that we need to answer to get away from the horse slaughter and a more creative way to save our American horses.

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  6. i agree with amy people need to stop over breeding dogs horse and cats. horse slaughter is not the answer. horses have served us for years, they are friends companions and they are not meat, nor should they be look at as meat. the most wonderous animal in the world is the HORSE, so let’s get real people and do the right thing. the USDA is not serving our country well, they can’t even do the job they; are soposed to be doing, they practical ruined florida’s ruskin tomato crop a few years back, when all the time it was, green peppers from Mexico causing the problem.

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