We are upping the ante. RT Fitch has thrown in another $1,000.00 on top of mine, for a total of $2,000.00 to be given to any person that can give us one logical, ethical and scientifically provable reason why it is necessary to slaughter horses for human consumption. In addition, I will publicly apologize for my years of battling horse slaughter.
Show us, beyond any doubt, that you are right and we are wrong. Here is your chance to spread the word of your gospel, to demonstrate why horse slaughter is necessary for the good of the country, for the good of the industry or even for the good of the starving masses in Paris.
That’s all you have to do, and this offer is open to any organization, any pseudo-wizard equine veterinarian, any university, breed organization spokesperson, or Senator. We await your knowledge, your wisdom, your proven facts.
You spread the propaganda in the media, you get the cattle and horse associations to push the lies, you give money to universities to come up with pseudo-facts, yet 80% of the population of the US still doubts you. Haven’t you figured it out yet? I think we’re on to some of your tricks and we’re not buying your lies any more.
The answers I’ve received so far are in the “Comments” section. Those few who have responded have come up with some of the most insane dribble imaginable. If you seriously want to read the attempts to make a claim, wade through the comments. I’ve found the majority of the pro-slaughter statements both disgusting and frightening; not only because of the lack of reasoning, but also because they represent the disturbing regurgitation of propaganda pushed on the American people by those who profit from the sale of horse flesh.
I seriously wish you supposed supporters of horse slaughter would open your eyes and see how you are being manipulated. What is so sad is that people are making millions of dollars because they have convinced you that horse slaughter is necessary. They are lying to you and you are soaking up their propaganda like a paper towel.
Let me give you an example of propaganda, one that cost millions of lives, a “fact” dribbled out by the power mad that almost destroyed the world:
“The goal of the Jew is to make himself the ruler of humanity. Wherever he comes, he destroys works of culture. He is not a creative spirit, rather a destructive spirit.” – Verlag von Heinrich Handel, 1934
People came to believe that garbage and the tons of future garbage promoted through pure propaganda. No facts, no truth, yet the masses heard and believed because those in “authority” said so, thus it must be true.
One more sample?
“The number of unwanted horses in the United States is growing by nearly 150,000 a year since the closing of the last U.S. slaughter plants, and no single, easy solution is in sight. Those were some conclusions of a study conducted by students in South Dakota State University’s animal and range sciences department.” - Rapid City SD Journal
I could sit here all day and list example after example of propaganda that the horse slaughter industry has been pushing off on the American people – from the simple act of calling those who are against horse slaughter, “animal rights activist, animal rights terrorist, veggie-headed liberals, etc.” while bestowing upon themselves the virtues of knowledge, like “The United Horseman’s Front.”
They also tap into the voice of authority, thinking no one would dare question the “facts” from such great organizations as the AAEP, the AVMA, or the AQHA. Even the GAO report turned out to be a complete and total scientific failure that lost all credibility when those who promoted horse slaughter were already aware of the results BEFORE the GAO release.
They play on your fears that the horse market will never recover, ignoring the fact that it will recover when the housing market, the job market and the stock market recover. They’ve tried to blame the failed economy solely and completely on the closing of the horse slaughterhouses!
And too many of you folks actually BELIEVE THEM!
If those who directly profit off the slaughter of American horses for human consumption can keep up the propaganda, they will always have a supply of horses to feed their money machine. All they have to do is convince you that horse slaughter is there for the good of all, that unless we have horse slaughter we will have hundreds of thousands of starving horses, that horse slaughter is a necessary evil, that only they offer the true answer.
Not only that – they want to convince you that it MUST be done in the USA. Perhaps they didn’t mention that sending horses across the border lessens the profit they make, that fooling around with all the fake paperwork takes too much time. And of course they want slaughterhouses closer to the mass collection sites – because trucking all the way to Mexico or Canada costs money! You really didn’t think they cared about the stress on the horses, did you?
Unless you are in the horse slaughter business to make money, if you truly think that horse slaughter is necessary, you are being manipulated. I wish you would spend some time seriously thinking about the things you were told to believe.
That’s exactly why I am throwing down this challenge – make those who profit off the flesh of horse face up to the only real reason they want horse slaughter – for the money. That’s it. Nothing else.
Those who support horse slaughter should be ashamed to know that you have been manipulated with a bombardment of lies. Just like the Mafia, they will do whatever it takes to keep their blood money rolling in, and you have unwillingly played a big part in placing deposits into their bank account.
With the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act still stuck in Congress, it will take more than phone calls from the White House to get it into law. The blood from horse slaughter flows far into the Halls of Congress. The tentacles of corruption have wrapped themselves around just the right number of Senators and Representatives to repel the requests of the majority of those whom they were elected to represent, those who, even now, still cry out, “Please stop killing our horses.”
There is no reason. No reason at all.