The Truth About Horse Slaughter on US Soil by Paula Bacon, former mayor of Kaufman, TX
July 17, 2017
On Wednesday July 12, 2017 the House Agriculture Appropriations Committee voted to remove the defunding of federal dollars on USDA horse slaughter inspections in the US. There are still several steps before the federal budget is signed into law, hence we still have an opportunity to convince the Senate that we do not want horse slaughter to return to the United States.
Kaufman Texas was home to one of the last horse slaughter facilities on US soil prior to the defunding of federal inspections in 2007. Paula Bacon, former Mayor of Kaufman, Texas eloquently describes the unappealing and disastrous effects of life in a horse slaughter town. We thought it would be appropriate to
share this letter from the very informative Mary Nash's Horse Slaughter Website due to the real risk of horse slaughter returning to the US after over a decade. You can read the full letter here. We think it's important that every US taxpayer understand how their tax dollars may be spent if horse slaughter returns to the US. It is a tremendous burden on the community, a horrific and violent end of life, and would produce a toxic meat product for horse meat eaters in foreign countries.
Please watch for action alerts on the budget vote in the House, and then again in the Senate.