In light of their resounding defeat in Texas and the revelations about Rockville, you would think the PSAs would be getting very discouraged right about now. Slaughterhouse Sue poked her head out of her pit of embarrassment long enough to tell her minions that the Rockville story was all lies and that they were still `full steam’ ahead. She said she couldn’t type anymore because she was posting from her phone from the airport in Denver. That must be one hell of a flight delay because she hasn’t been heard from since. Perhaps they were having trouble fitting her delusions in the overhead racks and she is having to thumb it back to Wyoming or something. However, this was more than enough to lift the spirits of the horse eater faction and give them hope to cling to. Their newest idea is that they are going to harass the USDA into providing the inspections they are entitled to.
Today one of the PSAs posted this on the UH page:” I realize that the government thinks they have the American people fooled,but It is still We The People and if we decide we want usda to inspect horse meat.they have no choice ,but to do it!” I’m sure if Ole Suey wasn’t in hiding she would be so proud and turned on by this passion. Instead, we had to settle for Holy Theresa Manzella waving her pom-poms around and playing cheerleader. “Right, XXXXX! I heard yesterday that a decision was forthcoming by Mon. I hope myt intel is correct! If not, we’re gonna have to open up a can of….well…you know…” Now, given the fact that as recently as last week, Holy Theresa hadn’t actually figured out how to call the USDA, I’m going to go ahead and guess her `intel’ comes courtesy of Douchebag Duquette or Ole Suey herself. We all know that neither of those two people live in the same version of reality that the rest of us do. They also wouldn’t know the truth if it ran up to them and tweaked their nipples. It seems that they are operating under the misguided notion that they can just snap their fingers and there will be USDA inspectors in place and the plant can open right away. So before the big news on Monday, let’s look at why the PSAs probably shouldn’t get their hopes up
As we all know, the Moran Amendment to defund USDA inspections for horse slaughter is about to go before the full house as part of the Agriculture Appropriations Bill for fiscal year 2013 . Wording prohibiting federal funding for USDA inspections of horse slaughter had been part of the Ag Bill since 2007 until three Senators from MO, GA, and WI had a secret back room meeting and put the language back in the bill to fund the inspections in November of last year. What Slaughterhouse Sue doesn’t want you to know and her followers don’t realize, is the rationale that was given to defund the inspections. It wasn’t presented emotionally or to save all the pretty horses. Moran argued that this year has seen a $9million cutback to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service that has already put a strain on the budget. Adding the inspection of horse meat, which is largely for export, could compromise the inspections for chicken, pork and beef which are all consumed domestically in mass quanatity. To any rational person, it makes perfect sense to not fund an industry that is a) foreign owned b)largely for export; at the expense of the current meat industry. Slaughterhouse Sue howls a lot about agriculture but she sure doesn’t seem to mind letting our beef, pork and poultry producers taking a big hit in order for her to eat a little horse meat.
Since it’s already more than half way through July and the Moran Amendment is on the table, the likelihood that the USDA is going to hire, train and place the needed inspectors for horse slaughter on the tax payer’s dollar is almost nil. What would be the point when within a couple of months, it will be defunded again? It seems that Slaughterhouse Sue and her posse are operating under the misguided notion that the inspectors that were around 5 years ago are all still sitting around ready to go. They are not and hiring and training takes time. Remember that Suey, herself, spoke of the rigorous background checks she would insist on to make sure no Animal Rights people snuck in under the radar to film and sabotage operations. At this point, Unified Equine or whatever name Suey is operating under, doesn’t actually own a facility. Temple Grandin has not been retained to design or retro-fit a facility and no permits have even been applied for. All of these things take time. As far as I know, there hasn’t been an actual feasibility study released either. Clearly, there is a problem with not having ducks in a row.
Let’s just say that they could get the facility and USDA inspections up and running by the end of the year. Holy Theresa Manzella claims they have a plant in New Mexico all retooled and ready to roll with legalities worked out and everything. I have yet to see Slaughterhouse Sue even acknowledge, let alone address the upcoming deadline for all horses having an EID (Equine Identification Document) by July of 2013. It would be impossible to implement this system in time which means that no American horse will be suitable for slaughter for the EU market after that date. So again, why would the USDA throw all that money at something that will be shut down in less than a year? Of course one of the geniuses of the UH figured we could get around all this by just selling the horse meat elsewhere. Besides the fact that the EU is the major buyer of imported horse meat, what a great and ethical idea to just offload all our carcinogen loaded horse meat on a country that hasn’t put regulations in place yet. I’m sure all the people who end up with aplastic anemia and cancer will be so grateful! These are the very same people who thought `offal’ was the dung from inside the intestines. They are also the same bunch that get their facts and information from the Petulant Pony blog and we all know she just reads something on a Facebook page and runs with it as fact.
Maybe I’m wrong about all this and Ole Suey has been scurrying around behind the scenes, hiring people and getting ready to open her equine version of Auschwitz, but I don’t think so. It is far more likely that Slaughterhouse Sue is trying to get another 11th hour back room deal to get the Moran Amendment removed from the Ag bill as she promised would happen again. I admit to being 100% biased, but I just can’t see many people taking this mess from Wyoming seriously. Remember when she urged her followers to `reach’ out to the nice girl who slaughtered her horse, stripped naked, climbed inside the carcass and had a little photo session? To leave you with a few giggles, here is what the UH scholars are saying about it still:
“I think that a point could be made that whether or not we agree with the idea of someone crawling around naked in a carcass, we will still defend their right to do so”
These people truly are the gift that keeps on giving………Consider the source, people. Just consider the source….