I’m sure you have all heard by now that US horses are being accepted for slaughter once again. (http://www.examiner.com/article/business-as-usual-for-slaughtering-american-horses-canada-begins-again) There is still much confusion surrounding the reasons for the temporary shutdown and why it was handled the way it was. Of course, Slaughterhouse Sue is minimizing the entire deal, even after throwing her skirt over her head and running around screeching about a global economic crisis over the weekend. Make no mistake, it was a bold and swift move by the EU and a sign of things to come. It also showed the true colors of the would-be horse eaters in a way I never could. The blood lust was astonishing. The good news is that it also showed us how swiftly equine welfare advocates are prepared to mobilize in the future. If there is still anybody out there that doesn’t think the EU is serious about enforcing their deadline for documentation and identification on ALL horses presented for slaughter, they may be more stupid than we gave them credit for. As sad as we are that horses are still suffering in slaughter houses, don’t lose heart; the end is in sight and nobody is ready to give up yet. If anything, it steels our resolve to see this through. Much more to cover and recap on Friday on all fronts….keep the faith people!