On the Record with Rep. Rahall...
(thanks to Society of Animal Protection Legislation for the link)
Rep. Rahall makes good points. Why has slaughter been a sudden hurried option when viable, humane alternatives exist? Rahall was prompted to introduce the bill thanks to PUBLIC OUTCRY.
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..."They were the heart of one of the most famous enterprises of our old wild west. They cost up to five times as much as an average cowpony because they were the best in the west — tough, sure-footed and fast, able to outrun any horse chasing them. Have you had the good fortune of seeing one of America's increasingly rare wild mustangs or burros?
If not, you most likely never will, because President Bush just pulled the trigger on them. In the future, the main places they will appear is in Japan, Belgium, France and Italy, on dinner plates..."