ACTION ALERT FROM HSUS--USDA Decides to Buck the Congressional Horse Slaughter Ban
(excerpt from HSUS.org)
..."It is beyond our imagination in the U.S. Congress that the USDA would flout its mandate and spend tax dollars…to circumvent this law," said Representative John Sweeney (R-NY). "Even our most hardened opponents knew that the purpose of the amendment was to stop horse slaughter—there was never any question about that. It's disturbing that an agency like USDA feels it is appropriate to obstruct a law passed by an overwhelming, bipartisan majority in Congress when their sole mission is to implement the law."
“The USDA is playing games and ignoring the directives of Congress while the lives of America’s horses, who have served us faithfully and provided us with companionship, are at stake,” said Michael Markarian, executive vice president of The HSUS. “By granting this 11th-hour bid by the slaughterhouses to re-write the law, the USDA is thumbing its nose at Congress and trying to substitute the judgment of foreign gourmands for the judgment of our elected lawmakers...”
TAKE ACTION NOW BY LETTING THE USDA KNOW YOU ARE OUTRAGED