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U.S. horse slaughter plants in the very early stages of planning, proponent says

... Words fail me. There is so much I want to say about this, but at the same time I don't know what to say...

It's bad enough that the government has paved the way for the three slaughter plants that closed in 2007 to reopen, but now people will be trying to open completely new slaughter plants? What the hell.

The Wyoming state representative said her pro-slaughter group “United Horsemen,” is working closely with entities to open what she says will be humane slaughter plants. Humane slaughter plants? Yeah right.

Wallis also said she is working with some tribes on eventually opening plants to help control multiplying wild horse herds. #%)&*#W$ That just makes me what to hit something. Pisses me off that the slaughter of horses is going to start happening again in this country. Pisses me off that there is someone out there who wants to make plans to start slaughtering the wild horses.

Everyone in the horse world is so excited we may have an opportunity to turn the whole equine market around. Are you fucking kidding me? This bitch is making it sound like "everyone in the horse world" thinks this is the best thing to happen since [insert your own thought].

... I know I will have more to say on this, but I need to get my thoughts sorted out first.
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Stupid, stupid judges. :/

Illinois Horse Slaughter Plant Cleared for Re-Opening
by The Associated Press
Date Posted: July 20, 2007
Last Updated: July 20, 2007

The nation's last horse-slaughtering plant can reopen while it challenges a state law that forced it to close twice in the last two months, an Illinois federal appeals court ruled.

Slaughtering operations at the Cavel International Inc. plant in DeKalb, Ill. had not resumed July 19, but the plant "will be up and running soon," said the company's general manager, James Tucker. He said he had to rehire at least some of the 55 workers laid off during the last closure.

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In the brief ruling, the court said "irreparable harm" would come to Cavel if not allowed to resume operations while the appeal is pending.

So what?

It's not going to matter when the law is upheld (I hope).

Hopefully this year a bill banning horse slaughter will make it through both houses of Congress. Then, of course, you'd have to get the idiot President to sign it. But we can always hope, right?
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Illinois Governor Signs Anti-Slaughter Legislation
by The Associated Press
Date Posted: May 25, 2007
Last Updated: May 25, 2007

The state with the nation’s last operating horse slaughterhouse has made it illegal to kill the animals for human consumption.

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said May 24 he was proud to sign the law, calling it “past time to stop slaughtering horses in Illinois.”

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Illinois Senate Passes Slaughter Bill
by Amanda Duckworth
Date Posted: May 17, 2007
Last Updated: May 17, 2007

The Illinois Senate passed a bill May 16 that would end horse slaughter for human consumption in the state. The bill, which passed by a vote of 39-16, was approved by the Illinois House of Representatives last month and now goes to Gov. Blagojevich for his signature.

Because Blagojevich has been an advocate for banning horse slaughter, he is expected to sign the bill into law.

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Mar. 31st, 2007 10:05 am
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It's been a great week for the against horse slaughter movement. The Illinois slaughterhouse has closed it's doors. Currently no slaughtering is going on! Now Congress just needs to get a permenent ban in place. Yay. I was jumping up and down yesterday.

The horse is saved
TODAY'S EDITORIAL March 30, 2007

It took a court order for Congress' 2005 horse-slaughter ban to finally take
effect. The last slaughtering facility closed its doors Thursday morning in
DeKalb, Ill. after the U.S. District Court struck down a Department of
Agriculture scheme designed from the start to circumvent the year-and-a-half- old
legislation to outlaw the slaughtering of horses for human consumption. The whole
episode shows the lengths to which federal regulators will go to disobey
Congress if an agency stands to lose regulatory powers -- or, in this case, a
regulated constituency.
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March 30, 2007
Judge's Ruling Closes Horse Slaughterhouse

Chicagoist hasn't ever eaten horse meat. We don't really have a moral objection to it, any more than we have a moral objection to eating veal, lamb, chicken, frog legs, fois gras, and on and on; we just haven't eaten it.

But some people do have a moral objection, and those people are feeling pretty happy after the nation's only operational horse slaughterhouse, DeKalb County-based Cavel International Inc., was shut down on Thursday. Read more... )
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Here is the Email address of the person( Can't call him a reporter) that wrote the pro-slaughter article Permission to forward.


I think I will be emailing him.

As for..

Mar. 15th, 2007 10:55 pm
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The story in the news about all the "unwanted horses" in Kentucky? Just a little bit pissed about it.


*shakes her head*

I hope people see the article for what it really is.
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Updated: March 6, 2007, 11:46 AM ET
Is horse slaughter in the U.S. near an end?
By Jason Shandler
Special to

Laura Buel had Shanna for just over six months. During that time she developed a special bond with the black standardbred, adopting Shanna as her favorite among three other horses that she had on her 8-acre farm in rural Millersburg, Pennsylvania.

Buel first saw Shanna at a sale in nearby New Holland. She was a horse that nobody wanted. Abused by her previous owners, Shanna was now prone to biting any person that came too close, especially males.

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Dear Friends,

It is anticipated that the Executive Committee hearing on HB 1711 could come
up very soon so time is of the essence. Please make your calls and send your
faxes and emails today!

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Dear Friends,

Below is a press release announcing the introduction of legislation to ban
horse slaughter in the state of Illinois. Please take action by calling, faxing,
and emailing Illinois General Assembly Members asking them to vote "YES" on
HB 1711 and also to sign on as a cosponsor.

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Anti-Horse Slaughter Legislation Introduced in Illinois
U.S. one step closer to banning horse slaughter

Springfield, IL (February 22, 2007) - A bill introduced today in the
Illinois State Legislature could soon signal the end to the practice of horse
slaughter in the United States.

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From Tim Wooleey's site:

O.K. folks, here is the letter. I'm basically asking horse feed
companies to help out horse rescues after the slaughter houses close.
PLEASE feel free to use it, or change it, but PLEASE SEND IT!

Following the letter is a list of contact info sites. You can mail
it, or email it. JUST DO IT ! ! !

Here goes:

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Cavel needs to follow the rules or be shut down

Barely known to most DeKalb residents only five years ago, the Cavel
International horse-slaughtering plant on Harvestore Drive was thrust
into the local spotlight in 2002 when it burned to the ground under
were, at the time, suspicious circumstances.

That Easter Sunday fire was the start of a string of bad luck and bad
publicity for the company, which sells horse meat overseas to people
have a taste for that sort of thing.

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Proposed bill would end horse slaughter
By Benji Feldheim - Staff Writer

State Rep. Bob Molaro, D-Chicago, introduced a bill on Thursday to end
horse slaughter in Illinois.

The bill prohibits transportation of horses into the state for the sole
purpose of slaughter for human consumption.

According to state Rep. Bob Pritchard, R-Hinckley, this is the third
bill of this nature proposed by Molaro. The past two bills were

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Cavel only business not up to distict standards
By Benji Feldheim - Staff Writer

The Cavel-owned slaughterhouse is the only business regulated by the
DeKalb Sanitary District to have been fined in the past ten years.

Cavel has incurred $31,500 worth of fines since 2004. Penalties have been
given for exceeding limits on the content of animal products in
wastewater, which drain into the Kishwaukee River.

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Federal Bill to Ban Horse Slaughter Introduced in Both U.S. House and Senate
Lawmakers reintroduce legislation with large original cosponsorship
WASHINGTON (Jan. 17, 2007)

Today, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act was introduced in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to ban the slaughter of American horses for human consumption overseas. The Senate bill was introduced by Mary Landrieu (D-La.), and John Ensign (R-Nev.), and the House bill, H.R. 503, was introduced by Janice Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.), John Spratt (D-S.C.), and Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.).
The bill has 61 House original cosponsors and 11 Senate original cosponsors. Both bills clearly command majority support in both chambers of Congress, and nearly all of the leaders in Congress – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and Minority Whip Trent Lott (R-Miss.) – have favored the ban on horse slaughter.
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New Congress Begins with New Opportunities
to Help Horses

Legislators Must Act Quickly on Reintroduced Bills

January 17, 2007

Dear Humanitarian:

American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act Reintroduced

Following tremendous momentum on the movement to ban horse slaughter
achieved in the House last session, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act
(AHSPA) has been reintroduced in both chambers of the new 110th Congress.

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Write legislators to stop horse slaughter

An American Icon, the horse. Will the 110th Congress do the right
As a constituent, I’m looking for Floridians to stand up for our
We may not have horse slaughterhouses here, but we’re still allowing
horses to be sold at auction to the killer-buyers and transported
through our state. This has got to stop.

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Hi all,

Here is a sample letter you can use to contact Representatives asking
them to cosponsor HR 503 now that it has been reintroduced.

A Word format version of the same letter can be dowloaded from the
files section of the board:

(File name: "H.R. 503 Sample Letter.doc")

You can use it as it is right now but we strongly recommend you to
either draft your own letter or at least edit the sample one with
your own words, since personal letters have greater impact than form


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Letter )


Dec. 11th, 2006 07:46 pm
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No Senate Vote on Horse Slaughter
We Must Resume Our Fight Next Year

December 11, 2006

Dear Humanitarian:

Despite a Herculean effort by those who are vehemently opposed to horse
slaughter, the US Senate did not take action on the American Horse Slaughter
Prevention Act (AHSPA) before the end of this Congressional session. Not all is
lost, since more people have learned about this brutal trade, and the US House
of Representatives has affirmed its strong support through its vote in favor
of the legislation this summer. Please understand that there was much
business left unfinished by Congress – even funding for most of the US Government
was not taken up in the waning days of the session.

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Effort seeks last-minute horsemeat ban

Saying 'lives are at stake,' advocates want Senate vote this week

06:47 AM CST on Wednesday, December 6, 2006

By TODD J. GILLMAN / The Dallas Morning News

WASHINGTON – Horse advocates made a last-ditch case Tuesday for a ban
the controversial horsemeat industry, hoping for a Senate vote in the
next few days that would end the slaughter at plants in Fort Worth and

If the Senate fails to act, it could take months before the bill has
another chance. Lawmakers plan to call it quits for the year after this
week, and that will kill all pending legislation. Bills would have to
start from scratch when the new Congress convenes in January.

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