USDA DEfunds Horse Slaughter Plant Inspections in 2014 Budget




Breaking News From | Equine Welfare Alliance

Secretary Vilsack has added language to the FY14 budget submission to DEFUND HORSE INSPECTIONS. While this does not impact the current budget, it is a clear indication that the USDA recognizes the dangers to our food supply and exports into the foreign food supply if horse slaughter was to resume in the US.

This is the first time the USDA has actually included the defunding language in the budget request.

A huge thank you to Secretary Vilsack for backing up his recent statements by making food safety a top priority in addition to not wanting to spend tax dollars inspecting horse slaughter facilities.

Here is the language:

Page 197 of Dept. of Agriculture Appendix


SEC. 725. None of the funds made available in this Act may be used to pay the salaries or expenses of personnel to-(1) inspect horses under section 3 of the Federal Meat Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 603); (2) inspect horses under section 903 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 1901 note; Public Law 104127); or (3) implement or enforce section 352.19 of title 9, Code of Federal Regulations.

7 thoughts on “USDA DEfunds Horse Slaughter Plant Inspections in 2014 Budget

  1. It looks like all the horse killers won’t get their slaughter plants after all. I hope the voters in Oklahoma vote out every politician that pushed for this plant to be built including the Governor.

  2. WOW !!!!! This is huge good News , people !!!!!!! They can take Horse Slaughter and make only horrible thought !!!!! All Horses should only go to Heaven when they are summoned by their Maker and only go the right way !!!!!!! Thank You !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. I must be misunderstanding or just too tired. Why would defunding inspections in slaughter facilities be a good idea. Aren’t these inspections for quality and protection re animal cruelty??? Thanks!

  4. Great news for so many who have fought for the protection of our equines! I’m happy to see Secretary Vilsack take on this issue with the right decision on protecting both the safety of our horses, as well as the publics health concern from the consumption of toxic horsemeat.
    Thanks to him too, for looking out for the public’s interest in not spending tax dollars for the inspection of horse slaughter facilities, along with the environmental damage it creates.

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