I’m sure most of you are busy watching the debate tonight. Always nice to see master debaters doing their thing, no? I am sure Slaughterhouse Sue et al are shocked and outraged that nobody mentioned horse slaughter. Personally, I love it when people get pissy with each other, so I’m watching anyhow. However, we have some things that need our attention back here in horse world today, so I’m going to let you find somewhere else to discuss the debates and talk about some things you can do as far as the slaughter issue.
You may or may not be aware that the newly opened M. Well’s Dinette, located in MoMA’s PS1 gallery has decided that it is oh so hip and trendy to add horse tartare to their menu. I’m not going to waste everybody’s time by rehashing all the reasons they shouldn’t be serving up horse meat, let alone raw horse meat, because we’ve gone over and over it. Emotions aside, it’s not safe and it’s not humane. As far as I know, they have not said where they are actually getting their horse meat from and it may or may not even be legal for them to be serving it. Hopefully, somebody took a head count of the NY carriage horses before this restaurant opened. ( BTW, that’s sarcasm, just so our PSA trolls are clear on that) Anyhow, Slaughterhouse Sue being the internet junkie that she is, has posted up the links and issued a call to arms for her UH zombies to get behind this establishment:
“I hope each and every one of you will take a few minutes to contact this restaurant and tell them how much you appreciate their consideration of delicious, safely and humanely produced cheval (common term for horse meat) in their restaurant. Do not let the bullying voices of HSUS and their ilk be the only people they hear from! “
Naturally, they are all stampeding over there to leave their witty remarks. This includes everybody’s favorite backyard breeder, Dorothy Robertson, because I guess she hasn’t made herself out to be hateful enough these past few weeks……
“XXXXX, people in this country have historically eaten horse meat for all but the most recent generation…..it was served in school lunch programs, on the menu at Harvard and in any number of other places, was available in stores in Portland, OR in the 70’s (and yes, I bought and ate it)….our military are likely eating it now if they eat with any of the Afghan families in their area of service. The whole point of trying to make horse slaughter available in this country for those that choose to use it would be to be able to regulate it as well as make access much less stressful (read shorter hauling) for the animals. Making slaughter better regulated would be a much better solution than forcing owners to turn horses loose in the desert, to hide them in back fields, etc when vet care/disposal costs are either not available or are more than an owner has available in this economy.”
Does anybody else have problems with Dorothy extolling the virtues of horse slaughter and not having to `hide them in back fields’, considering she, as a PSA chose not to use this outlet for her own horses, but decided to neglect them and starve them instead? I just keep hearing my mother’s voice saying `birds of a feather…..’ with this group. Don’t believe me? Here is what another of our favorite horse and system abusers has to say about it all. From Angela Marshall:
“I say go for it! Glad someone is offering something good. I think it would be awesome to have it offered here. A cheaper, and very abundant source of meat that sounds awesome to start. Especially with the numbers of cattle and pigs being so low. Beef and pork are continuing to soar and no end in sight.”
Yet, she couldn’t bring herself to eat her own horse. Instead she sent him on a 30hr torture ride to Canada when he could barely stand up and falsified his EID papers. What excellent ambassadors Slaughterhouse Sue has! Now, if you want some actual facts about this issue, I suggest you read this article (http://www.forbes.com/sites/vickeryeckhoff/2012/10/03/moma-cafe-chef-to-serve-illegal-tainted-horse-meat/)
Ok, now that we know what the Dunce Club is up to with this issue, let’s talk about making a real difference. They can whip out their mad grammar skillz and dazzle everybody with their hick-speak in the comment sections on those blogs. Let them fill their boots. Keep your comments fact based and make them to the people that can make a difference. Arguing with Slaughterhouse Sue and company should be strictly for entertainment only. Fighting back and forth on the restaurant’s blog probably is just going to encourage them that any publicity is good publicity. You can sign this petition and support the Equine Welfare Alliance in organizing whatever form of protest they decide to go with…(https://www.change.org/petitions/moma-ps1-and-m-wells-dinnette-prevent-the-restaurant-from-adding-adulterated-horse-meat-to-their-menu#). You can educate people with the FACTS of why it is unsafe to serve or eat horse meat. Consider what kind of person thinks it’s trendy to eat and/or serve horse meat and you’re probably going to have to appeal to their own ego and self-preservation above all. I have to wonder if Fido Burgers aren’t next on the menu this establishment?