The latest fuckery from Sue Wallis and her merry band of douchebags is the snow job in Rockville, Missouri. They have convinced this small town that opening up a slaughter plant for horses is going to save their economy because it’s going to bring money in and create a whopping 70 jobs. Oh and the local bar is going to thrive again, because I guess after a long day of slaughtering animals, drinking up your disposable income and rent money is a company pass time too. Mayor Jim Brock is on board and singing the praises of this group that is coming in to save his town even though they were run out of Mountain Grove, Mo and other locations around the country. Seems that old Jim and his town folk aren’t firing on all synapses or something. Apparently Rockville has a population of somewhere around 150 people. I would suspect that most of them have to be related to one another in about five different ways to be buying this load of crap being served up by Slaughterhouse Sue.
The real deal is that for the 50 or so jobs this plant MIGHT create, you are going to lose more money in almost every other way. Your real estate prices will plummet. This is a fact. It has happened in other areas slaughter plants have operated. Not only do most normal people find it distasteful to live in close proximity to a death camp for horses, the smell that comes from places like this is ungodly. I know this from experience as I had the misfortune of showing horses in a town that hosted a slaughter plant when I was a youth. People passing through probably won’t want to stop in your town, instead choosing to get further down the road and not support the kill town. More importantly is these `jobs’ Sue is promising to create. Jobs for who? Maybe a few locals will manage to get some key positions, but chances are, it will be staffed with immigrant workers, legal or not. I’m all about equality, but this will bring its own set of issues.
We can already surmise the good people of Rockville are probably a fairly close-knit community. When you grow up in a town that small, everybody knows your business and everything else about you. While this can be annoying at times, it also provides a different kind of safety and security. You know everything about the family your kids are hanging out with and you know who the bad people are. Well, when you add foreign workers to that mix, with a different set of cultural values, you won’t have that same community anymore. These also won’t be people looking to invest in your community. These will be people looking to send money home or save money and move on. These workers won’t feel any tie to your town nor should they. They are there for the jobs and they will do it cheaper than the locals will. Again, no bigotry here, this is a simple fact when you get a large influx of people to a community this small whether they be from New York City or Mexico City. They didn’t grow up with you, they don’t feel the same sense of community that the rest of you grew up with. A large city can absorb this and even blossom with this, a town of 150 people cannot.
Slaughterhouse Sue’s agenda has never been about saving the horses or equine industry. It’s been about making MONEY. She isn’t even a part of the equine industry. She wants to export horse meat to other countries and do it as cheaply as possible to increase her own bottom line. She doesn’t care what happens to Rockville as a community nor does she care of the C-Store across the street from the plant thrives or goes under. She isn’t trying to build this facility in her own back yard even if her state would let her. You’re going to let a state rep from Wyoming dump her little experiment and financial venture in your backyard and YOU are going to suffer the consequences. Well done Rockville, MO! You’re going to eat this and she isn’t even going to lose a vote over it. *golf claps*