Ramblings from the Desert

The man who trades freedom for security does not deserve nor will he ever receive either. ~Benjamin Franklin

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Author of the urban fantasy novel, The Music of Chaos, and the paranormal romance, The Canvas Thief.

Friday, February 03, 2006

It's Not On The Menu



Nikster the Wonder Horse says, "I have a home for life, but many of my buddies aren't so lucky. And my wild (feral) compadres are even less fortunate. Please help."

Nik's friends are again in danger, thanks to sneaky Republican tactics.

Defying both a popular mandate and a legislative ban, US Department of Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns is taking a cue from "the man who wears the spurs" as Conrad Burns calls Bush, and seriously considering a stealth petition presented by the three foreign-owned horse slaughterhouses in this country (two in Texas, one in Illinois) to keep the plants open.


Interesting that one of the main consumers of American horsemeat are the French, a nation reviled by the Right. And here we are tossing a bone, as it were, to them.

More information on the Horse Slaughter Issue can be found at the Humane Society of the United States.

Horse slaughter facts.

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