The US Congress, within the latest budget agreement, voted Thursday to cut funding for inspections at horse-slaughter plants.
Without this funding, horse slaughter plants will not be inspected and therefore will not be able to operate.
An AP story posted on the ABC News site included the following quote, which pretty much says it all:
“The message from Capitol Hill is loud and clear on this issue: Our horses deserve better, and this abhorrent industry will not be tolerated,” said Nancy Perry, senior vice president of ASPCA Government Relations.
So hopefully, the proposed horse-slaughter plant in New Mexico will not be allowed to open, at least during the period where this latest budget applies. I hope the cut will become permanent.PACK MENTALITY BLOG: Compassion - teamed with Science and Logic