Yesterday we talked about Mindy `Puppymill’ Patterson’s linking frenzy over at the UH Facebook page. I felt this one article needed its own treatment because it actually does have something to do with horse slaughter and Douchebag Duquette has been talking again. I’m not sure this was authorized by Slaughterhouse Sue, but D-bag has been a good little lap dog and perpetuated her lies so perhaps he won’t get a bare butt spanking over this one. Prepare to be pissed, amused and everything in between as we pick the sweet corn out of this latest bit of news from our intrepid horse eaters.
The article we’re going to look at comes from the Ag Week blog. Of course we all know by now that Big Ag = Big Trouble if you happen to be any sort of animal these people figure is a food source and this blog is no different. (http://www.agweek.com/event/article/id/20055/). Written by Mikkel Pates, it uses D-bag Duquette as the authority on the slaughter situation and updates us on where we are as far as getting plants open. I’m not sure if Pates had a problem interpreting D-bag’s usual profanity laced gibberish or that he, himself, has a problem making sense too. Seeing as he is writing for Ag Week it could be either or both. I find this statement, attributed to D-bag to be somewhat confusing “70 percent of the world’s countries have too many variables to accurately predict when the industry will be able to start again.” I realize I’ve been busy and running on little sleep lately, but can somebody explain to me WTF this statement is about and whose ass they are pulling their stats out of this week? I’m getting brain cramps….Before I concuss myself, let’s look at the updates on three known `targets’ for the UH.
The first proposed facility discussed is Hermiston, Oregon. This also happens to be D-bag’s homeland and where UH hopes to open up its flagship, super-duper, horse rescue, rehab, college, slaughter, restaurant and hardware store. D-bag says it will have a $4million slaughter facility that can process 100 horses a day and also a $3.5 million rescue facility all housed on the same 300 acres. We have already talked about the UH’s proposed rescue a horse for slaughter program here : (https://shedrowconfessions.wordpress.com/2012/08/02/uh-unveils-its-rescue-and-rejuventation-program-god-help-us/). D-bag assures us “The majority we get in are going to be retrained and go back out” but states he’s reluctant to release details due to interference and threats. He does allude to`private investors’ and NW tribes being involved. Somebody really needs to let the tribal elders know what a complete shit show Loos and his swine operation brought to the Rosebud Sioux and who will be making all the money should they let this band of idiots open a slaughter facility on their lands. I’d also like to know why there are investors out there willing to build a $3.5 million dollar `rescue’ yet these same people are the ones complaining that current rescues are overwhelmed and under funded. If you care so much about the welfare of horses, how about shooting some of that cash to hay banks, gelding clinics, subsidizing euthanasia and making a real difference to the welfare of horses that doesn’t involve torturing and eating them? The article neglects to mention that the Hermiston City Manager is strongly opposed to this plant opening and feels it would be detrimental for the town. (http://www.hermistonherald.com/news/local_news/hermiston-council-talks-horse-slaughter-plant/article_84c4cdac-f194-11e1-a1ed-0019bb2963f4.html?success=1%3Fsuccess%3D2)
Next up, they discuss the Roswell, New Mexico facility. As we know that is dead in the water but I guess D-bag neglected to mention that fact when being interviewed for this piece. The article does acknowledge that there was strong political opposition to slaughtering horses, so they get an `E’ for effort on that one although they talk of it as if it’s still in play stating that the horse meat would be exported to Mexico. Not sure why Mexico would be a big buyer of imported horse meat considering they have their own slaughter facilities, but if you’re lying anyhow, you may as well just go all out. It further lies saying the plant had been slaughtering cattle for the past 20 years but closed earlier this year due to the `cost of cattle’. It neglects to mention it was actually shut down for numerous environmental and animal cruelty violations.
Perhaps the funniest slaughter plant update was the Rockville, Missouri one. It lists Slaughterhouse Sue as the proposed facility’s CEO and states they are in partnership with Chevideco. Of course we know that Chevideco is not prepared to front the start-up money and this facility is bogged down in lawsuits and title issues. Apparently, Ole Suey “didn’t immediately return calls for comment” and that the plant will start slaughtering cows if they can’t open up for horses soon. No mention of the retro-fitting the promised was made.
So there are the updates on the slaughter plants according to D-bag Duquette. No mention was made of Bouvray Exports being ready to roll in Washington state and I’m not sure if that’s because Slaughterhouse Sue and her henchmen don’t have a financial interest there or D-bag is smart enough to keep that one close to his vest. I suspect it is the former. The article says there is talk of facilities in 18 different states and tribal lands, but D-bag doesn’t want to reveal too much because the anti-slaughter people would try to obstruct them. I suppose he figures they can just sneak them open or something. He’s never been very good with details. In fact, I’m willing to bet D-bag has velcro shoes because of the whole complexity of tying laces. As stupid as D-bag is, we need to pay attention because we know that they are all in on slaughtering horses and will not be giving up anytime soon. Until the budget is passed with the Moran Amendment attached, we need to pay attention to what is going on. Thank you to the readers that email me links and info and the ones that take the time to comment and educate people here. While I don’t pretend to be a `team’ like Mendy Tobiano, this is a collaborative effort through all of your efforts and I appreciate it. Stay tuned for Point and Laugh Friday….it’s going to be a good one!