Archive for March, 2013

Yup, Slaughterhouse Sue, the spokes model for healthy eating has been at it again.  Not one to let a scandal derail her quest of torturing and abusing countless equines, Suey has redoubled her efforts in offending as many people as possible.  Among other things, today she is informing us that horse meat is like Viagra.  I’m not even taking poetic license with that statement, although I wish I was.

“”Horse meat — the Tatars’ Viagra.”

There is a marketing line if I’ve ever heard one! 😉

(Now, if we can just get it introduced on college “Sex Week” menus I’m guessing we would have trouble keeping up with demand, eh?) Ha!

And why not? High in protein, low fat, super high in Omega-3 fatty acids…ought to do the trick!”

Aside from the obvious disgust I have with consuming horse meat, there is so much wrong with what she just said, I’m not even sure where to start.  To even continue, I have had to take medication, phone a therapist and bleach my mind’s eye.  There should be a law against this creature ever discussing anything sexual, in any context, as it places so many unwanted pictures of her in my mind, mostly featuring back fat, hirsuteness and bacon grease.  My other half is contemplating legal action against her because, as a result of all of this, I have declared myself asexual and moved him into the guest room.  There may be a little `Crying Game’ action from me later if I can’t stop the mental images from haunting me.


So what prompted this particular gross-out fest?  This recent article from the NY Times : (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/21/world/europe/horse-meat-has-a-following-in-moscow.html?_r=1&) Mostly, the article is about restaurants in Russia that serve horse meat and how yummy it is.  Suey chooses not to comment on any of that and go straight for the gross out factor even though the article clearly states they do not source their horse meat from North America.  None of that matters to this pig of a woman though.  I guess I shouldn’t be surprised at what she focussed on as she has always seemed on the verge of orgasm when discussing the prospect of filling her gullet with cheval.  I think calling it cheval is supposed to make it classy or something as she never fails to inform us that cheval means horse meat.  Actually, cheval is just French for horse, but I’m not sure she’s aware of that.


Suey is also excited that The United Farmers Union has gotten behind the mass execution of all things equine in the worst way imaginable.  (http://naturalresourcereport.com/2013/03/opposition-to-horse-slaughter-ban/) Basically, the article is the same old spin and is a statement in opposition of the SAFE Act.  NFU President, Roger Johnson stated:

“NFU has strongly opposed any ban on horse slaughter in the past and is also opposed to the legislation currently being proposed. The subject of horse slaughter has gained increasing momentum in the media recently and, unfortunately, the narrative being played is plagued with misinformation. Proponents of the ban frequently argue that slaughtering horses is not humane, but it’s certainly more humane than leaving horses no longer fit for riding or other purposes to die from neglect, which is what is certain to happen in too many cases if this ban is enacted”‘

I’m beginning to realize that these people operate under the ego-bloated assumption that wearing a cowboy hat makes them an expert on anything with four legs.  Not a single one of them, Suey included, have ever acknowledged that we are talking about less than 2% of the domesticated horse population.  That means the overwhelming majority of horses are dealt with perfectly humanely when they are no longer fit for riding or useful in the traditional sense.  What all of these asstards forget is that if they don’t like it, they don’t have to own horses.  Period.


You’ve been living under a rock if you are unaware of the recent shitstorm surrounding the Sappington Snuff Flick and the Valley Meats connection.  You’re also daft if you are surprised that the official stance by Suey is basically `no big deal’ and she even commends Sappington for showing `care and concern’ for the horse because he petted him before he executed it.  Our good friend R.T. Fitch sums it all up, complete with Suey’s email response here: (http://rtfitchauthor.com/2013/03/22/slaughterhouse-sue-wallis-the-equine-advocates-gift-that-keeps-on-giving/).  She further thumbs her nose at all horse lovers by linking an article that features none other than Tim Sappington extolling the virtues of eating horse meat.  Strangely, he is identified as the kill buyer for Valley Meats and not as a contracted maintenance man as Valley Meats is now claiming.  Sappington seems to know an awful lot about Valley Meats and potential customers for somebody that is just a maintenance man.  Just sayin.  The funny part about Suey linking this article up for one and all is that it has since been edited to state: As of March 21, Sappington is being investigated for animal cruelty charges in connection with a video in which he taunts animal welfare advocates while killing a horse. Activists outraged over Valley Meat’s plans to open the horse slaughterhouse circulated the video this week.  


Aside from wetting her panties over the prospect of getting some horse Viagra, Suey has been busy trying to resurrect the all but dead United Horseturd Organization.

“Please support United Horsemen. It is a separate non-profit organization that is working to make things better for horses and horse people through education and advocacy. They are a way for the broader horse world to support those who are specifically working on restoring humane and regulated processing of horses, and the restoration of a normal market.

And really, they have become the most effective entity the horse industry has in Washington, D.C. providing leadership and a strong voice for and of the ordinary, everyday, hard-working horsemen and horsewomen that is so sadly lacking in that arena!”

Spin, spin, spin!  She also issued a release to the UH members explaining their disorganization:

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Where Have We Been?

If the United Horsemen presence has seemed less prominent lately, it is because we have been working on public policy issues facing horses, owners, and industry professionals. Most of this activity has taken place out of the spotlight.

In addition to working toward the opening of our horse training and rehabilitation center and humane processing facilities, our current focus is opposing two damaging pieces of proposed federal legislation in Washington, D.C.

The first bill, HR 6388, is the so-called “Horse Protection Act.” This is an animal-rights backed policy cloaking itself as a safeguard against the cruel practice of soring Tennessee Walking Horses for show and competition. What it would really do is strip the entire horse industry of its ability to police itself. If this bill should pass, the federal government would be allowed to inspect any horse at any show organized by any breed association or discipline, and issue humane citations based on animal-rights groups’ standards! This is a truly alarming piece of legislation which would rob horse owners of their rights and clear the way for government agents to shut down the entire competitive segment of our industry. We need your help to stop it!

The other threatening measure concocted by the animal-rights lobby is HR 1094/S 541, the “Safeguard American Food Exports Act.” This is another ploy by the animal-rights camp to shut down humane horse processing facilities which are on the verge of re-opening in the U.S. The animal-rights groups are trying to use the recent headlines about horse meat in European products labeled as beef and pork to uphold their claim that horse meat is “toxic.” The truth is, although horse meat was found in those products, extensive laboratory testing detected no human health hazards.

We’re here, more active than ever, and we need you! When speaking out against measures like these on Capitol Hill, numbers count. Please join us, or re-join us, and lend your voice in support of United Horsemen and its pro-horse, pro-owner and pro-industry agenda!

Good to know they are going to fight for the right to continue to abuse and mutilate Tennessee Walking Horses despite the fact that Big Lick serves absolutely no practical purpose whatsoever.  As we have all heard a million times from these asswads, they feel they should be allowed to abuse and torture every single living creature based on property rights.  They garner support by spreading their paranoia like gasoline on a bonfire and talking about the dreaded `slippery slope’.  I wish they would all slide on out of the public arena sooner rather than later.  Stay tuned everybody.  Things are reaching fever pitch!

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Well folks, the past few days have been very interesting indeed.  We’ve had pro-slaughter asstard, Tim Sappington showing us how classy and upstanding slaughterphiles are and we appear to be in the midst of a meltdown courtesy of Slaughterhouse Sue.  We also have the usual messed up logic and statements from some of our favorite PSAs.  I’m kinda hoping this all comes to a head within the next few days, because once again I am on the road briefly next week.  So, even though it’s a day early, let’s get out our fingers and do some pointing and laughing.  This week’s edition is brought to you by the letter `H’ for hissy fit.


As we always like to do, I thought we’d open up by checking in with Slaughterhouse Sue.  As y’all know, she’s been busy this week laying down the links and losing her shit for all to see.  I’m just going to go ahead and call it a full-scale meltdown at this point.  Yesterday we took a look at her little fit on Tom Vilsack, complete with urging her minions to ” get those flaming pens out, type those smoking letters…WE NEED A DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE THAT WORKS FOR AGRICULTURE–AND THAT INCLUDES THE HORSE BUSINESS–NOT AGAINST US, for Christ’s Sake, People!”  Yup, she just busted out the caplock, so we know how serious she is.  As some of you have pointed out, the angrier Suey gets the more she mistakenly burps out tiny shreds of truth and this week has been no different.  So far she has admitted they can’t match anti slaughter people one for one and that they aren’t after old horses to slaughter, despite the fact she constantly talks about old horses needing a dignified end.  Remember, she thinks slaughter helps horses feel dignified and useful.  She has also called Skye McNeil and `American Hero’ and accused all antis of making false claims.  She had another shit fit today and I’m going to break it down for you here.

“And here you have yet another perfect example of activist spewing baldfaced, undocumented, LIES, and not even being challenged. This has got to be stopped…”

I’m going to state right here and now, that I welcome Suey to come over on this blog or arrange to debate any of us that advocate against slaughter.  We’ve asked for her documentation and facts time and again and other than what she pulls out of her ever-growing ass, she has yet to provide a single thing.

No animal, of any species, processed for food in the U.S. since the days when they had a big, strong, guy with a sledgehammer standing above the knock box in beef plants–and that was a long, long time ago–has been abused the way these activists are alleging horses would be. Ridiculous! Come on media! Do your job! Ask them to document, ask for proof, these people are lying through their teeth and getting away with it. Worse they are swaying public opinion because no one is challenging them!
Yes, come on media!  Do your job!  We’ll be very happy to provide the facts surrounding abuse in the slaughter pipeline.  We are quite happy to provide footage and documentation to any media outlet that requests it.  We’re very happy to share what we’ve learned to get the word out.  Challenge accepted!
Every one of these plants that are seeking to go into business have gone above and beyond the minimum required to ensure that their operations have the right facilities designed with the unique characteristics of horses, they have trained and professional employees who will performing these critical functions, and they have deliberately and conscientiously gone through all of their food safety plans and humane handling plans to make sure that their management will result in the consistent, and humane handling of horses at every step. They are doing this, not just because it is the ethical and moral way to handle animals, which it is, but also because that is how they ensure the highest quality finished product that their customers want.

We just saw the CNN footage of Valley Meats and there has been no modifications for horses that were shown.  This would be the same plant that currently employs Tim Sappington of the horsey snuff flick that has been widely posted the past few days.  He is a fine example of exactly the type of `humane’ workers that will be handling these frightened animals.  Very telling that Suey tells us that they have no ethics or morals, but just want to have better quality meat.  Pretty much says it all, no?

This ain’t rocket science, folks, but it is common sense…something that is sadly lacking in our world today, I am afraid…


This creature is clearly delusional and I’m afraid there is no cure.  She further went on to rant about how horses are killed:

What does that tell you? It tells you that the bullshit line we keep seeing being spewed by HSUS et al – “horses are difficult to stun and are rarely successful on the first shot, and they are sometimes strung up and dismembered whiles still conscious” – is exactly that…BULLSHIT! And nobody is challenging them or asking them to document and prove their fallacious misinformation. Makes me furious!!!!

She’s so professional!  Actually, yes there is more than enough video footage of horses being shot in the face several times, strung up while conscious and bled out.  Challenge away, we’ll provide you the links.  She also busted the bible out on us all for good measure:

That is, in fact, NOT the case. There was no prohibition on Christians eating horsemeat until Pope Gregory in the Year 1000, in which case the reason was he wanted to keep horses for war, and not have people eating them. The Icelandic people refused to become a Christian nation until they won a special dispensation from the Pope in that year to continue to eat horses, and they do so today. Note–there are NO unwanted starving horses in Iceland, because there is a good use for all of them. Then, please refer to the New Testament and the words of Jesus himself declaring all words clean – Mark 7:19 – for instance. http://www.gotquestions.org/foods.html

You know what else there isn’t a lot of in Iceland?  Horses or people.  (http://www.pferd-und-fleisch.de/Horsemeat/iceland.htm) While we’re talking about the bible, perhaps Suey should take a closer look what they have to say about gluttony…Since Suey is so convinced we all lie and have no documentation of fact to back up our position, I will state officially that any time, any where there are many of us quite happy to have a moderated debate with Suey and we’ll bring the documentation.  I would love to see her documentation to back up her lies.  Let’s make this happen people!  Phone in radio show?  Give me a time and place.  Pick your Anti, Sue…we’ll make it happen.  I’m just not going to do it Jerry Springer style and be in the same room as her because she’ll probably slap me and I bruise easy.


Ok, let’s move right along to the ass barnacles.  Holy Theresa Manzella has basically been creeping around behind closed doors being Suey’s cheerleader and spreading her messages of hate an intolerance at any given chance.  What she hasn’t been doing much of is updating her rescue’s website or actually rescuing any horses.  I am guessing her exotic kitties have enough to eat right now and she’s waiting until slaughter re-opens so she can turn rescues over faster.  Just a guess though.  D-bag has not been as active as in recent weeks, but he’s still been dropping his pearls of wisdom here and there.  Other than getting his rocks off talking about killing wolves, he took the time to once again discuss his rescue/rehab/slaughter emporium he dreams of opening right in his own backyard.  (http://rtfitchauthor.com/2013/03/21/predatory-horse-slaughter-pimp-plans-kill-plant-and-rehab-on-same-site/) (http://www.eastoregonian.com/news/local_news/slaughter-rehab-for-horses-on-same-site/article_4e842b9a-91e2-11e2-b62d-0019bb2963f4.html?success=2) It’s essentially the same thing he’s discussed before and it will come at an estimated cost of $3million.  Yup, the very same organization that can’t come up with a few hundred dollars to refund their cancelled Scummit fees, is going to somehow find millions to start this facility in a place where nobody wants them.  Ladies and gentlemen, this is a brain cell on Bute…


*sigh*  I guess we should touch on the doings of Mendy Tobiano since we’re pointing and laughing.  As I mentioned yesterday, she did a premature victory dance over the pending legislation in Oklahoma that would lift the an on horse slaughter.  The good news is we may have finally managed to partially drive her and her three followers underground as she opened the NT forum so the slaughterphiles have yet another place to discuss what great horse abusers they all are and how mean us Anti people are.  However, one of my favorite brain farts of hers over the past little while was when she used an anonymous guest poster to discuss rescues and slaughter.  She reposted a research paper originally written by Kristine Kobernic, who is the sometime executive director and founder of SOSER aka Save Our Souls Equine Rescue out of Minnesota.  I say `sometime’ because Kristine has stepped down and back up as director at least once over the past few months due to some sort of personal drama.  While SOSER does not officially take a pro or anti slaughter stance, Kristine, herself has admitted to trying horse meat in the past and is a frequent supporter of NT under a pseudonym.  How do I know she is the author behind the research paper (which was poorly written to begin with)?  Because Mendy Tobiano forgot to change all the names in the paper she posted and SOSER is clearly named at least once.  This would also be the same rescue that thinks Angela Marshall, the woman who sent her three-legged lame horse to Canada to be slaughtered rather than put him down, is an acceptable foster placement.  Kristine has also been seen to post in other places that she believes we need to bring back slaughter for at least 10 yrs and then phase it out.  I only mention these things because NT and all the PSAs constantly demand that rescues have transparency.  A big thank you to Mendy Tobiano for putting this rescue back on our radar! In other news NT has informed us that killing and eating horses is really no different from abortion as far as rights go.  Let’s hope she doesn’t suggest we start eating fetuses, but at this point nothing would surprise me.

426521_3355054124009_584988699_n So many people are appropriately shocked and outraged over the Tim Sappington video I posted yesterday.  It has been removed from Youtube, but several groups have saved it.  There is an edited version floating around with a description and the graphic portions removed.  As one of our readers commented on that post, Valley Meats is attempting to disassociate themselves from him and claim he no longer works for them, although this statement came from them earlier today:

VALLEY MEAT COMPANY, LLC – For further information contact A. Blair Dunn, Esq. at


Valley Meat Co. does confirm that Mr. Sappington does work doing maintenance for Valley. We have seen the video showing Mr. Sappington euthanizing a horse for slaughter which we understood he did as was his legal right for his own consumption and in which he did complete the processing for consumption. We agree that his comments were regrettably crass, not
contributing anything to this dialogue so we do not condone his statements, but he was within his lawful rights to slaughter and butcher a horse and he was not acting as an employee of the company in that action. The emotion of the situation is what is most troubling especially since the opposition is now resorting to terrorist tactics by calling in bomb threats and death threats
against our families. And while Mr. Sappington’s personal comments are inappropriate they pale in comparison to threatening to bomb people and kill their families. We respectfully request that the media and the public remember that we are discussing the processing of horses as livestock
and no animal is worth threatening or ending a person’s life.

So there you have it.  Don’t make threats people.  You just play into their hands.  There are legal and effective ways to deal with these poor excuses for human beings.  Make calls and make this go viral.   There have been contacts from media outlets regarding this video and I’m reasonably sure it will get the attention it deserves, if not the sort of attention he was seeking.  Hopefully, that horse’s execution will not have been in vain, but let’s do this properly.  For the record, the horse as not killed cleanly, nor was he bled out. This was not an old or sick horse like they claim they will use and the horse appeared to be quite friendly and quiet.  Certainly not an outlaw.  It was hardly just a good ole boy butchering up some meat.  The manner and place in which this animal was executed would have rendered him useless for consumption for most, but I”m guessing people like Sappington probably eat roadkill as well so no big deal for him.


This brings us to the end of Point and Laugh for this week.  I’m sorry it’s not all that amusing, but right now things just aren’t all that amusing.  We have yet to see Suey address the EU ban on horse meat slaughtered in the US, I’m not holding my breath that we ever will.  As evidenced by the Valley Meat statement above, the PSAs just can’t seem to own their evil or address inconvenient truths.  My offer still stands, I will be most happy to go toe to toe with Slaughterhouse Sue and we’ll bring out the facts and documentation.  I also know of several advocates far more articulate and qualified than I am that would be happy to do the same.  What say you, Suey?

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Since everybody is damn good and mad about the last post, I thought a little good news might pick your heads up.  This is literally hot off the press thanks to The Equine Welfare Alliance.  (http://myemail.constantcontact.com/2013-03-20-Press-Release–US-Horsemeat-Banned-in-EU.html?soid=1103281455502&aid=tF6tf1xapts).  Yes, folks our toxic horse meat is actually banned in the European Union.  This isn’t exactly a new development, but one that has come to light given the recent push to get slaughter houses in the US reopened.


Basically, the decision was made in 2011 when the USDA failed to comply with submitting a drug residue control program.  The application for approval requires extensive reviews and audits and can take several years to complete.  In a statement during an interview with Reuters, Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack was quoted as saying he hoped that Congress would come up with an alternative to horse slaughter (http://myemail.constantcontact.com/2013-03-20-Catching-up-on-News-and-some-LOL-.html?soid=1103281455502&aid=jjvOdGjSnZI).  With the sequestration, our food supply is already facing a shortage of inspectors and adding horse meat to that mix will surely make matters even worse for our own food supply.  Predictably, this little tidbit sent Suey into a rage…

“Unbelievable! Here it is National Ag Day and our so-called Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack comes out with most idiotic, uneducated, and anti-agriculture statement on horse processing imaginable. That is “Secretary of AGRICULTURE”, Mr. Vilsack, not “Secretary of the Humane Society of the United States/animal rights wacko nutjobs/Anti-Horse Industry Secretary”


News Flash, Mr. Vilsack – The needed market for meat horses entails a hell of a lot more than just old horses!


Okay, all of you farmers and ranchers and all of you horse people and organizations…get those flaming pens out, type those smoking letters…WE NEED A DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE THAT WORKS FOR AGRICULTURE- – AND, THAT INCLUDED THE HORSE BUSINESS- – NOT AGAINST US, for Christ’s Sake, People!


I’m PISSED, and you should be, too!”

I love it when she gets her granny panties bunched up because she always inserts a hoof in her gaping maw.  Notice this time she said that meat horses entail `a hell of a lot more than just old horses’.  Yet, isn’t it the poor old and suffering horses they keep talking about to gain support and sympathy?  I have a feeling Vilsack is in for a slapping the next time he runs into Suey…


So what does this all mean?  It means we have some time, but this is far from over.  Only today Mendy Tobiano did a premature victory dance and announced this :

It’s about damn time. No reason to transport out of the country. No more giving our profits to other countries. No more import taxes and tariffs. No more horses abandoned in hard working ranchers and farmers pastures, dumped in trailers, or let loose in our state parks. No more questionable slaughter methods but where we can control it. bout damn time.

Premature in that the ban on slaughter in Oklahoma is not yet lifted and none of the other proposed facilities have been granted inspections.  Now, with this news from the EU come to light, it would appear their major market is not really there at all.  Make no mistake, the majority of horse meat from Canada ships to the EU and that is exactly the market Slaughterhouse Suey and her acolytes want in on.  Suey will stomp her hooves and attempt to get this ban on US horse meat lifted, but given the recent scandal with horse meat over there, it doesn’t look good that she will be able to expedite the process.  Hopefully, by then we will be able to see all horse slaughter and transport for slaughter banned once and for all.  That’s where the rest of you come in.  Make the calls and show your support for H.R. 1094: Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2013 (https://www.popvox.com/bills/us/113/hr1094?utm_campaign=website&utm_source=sendgrid.com&utm_medium=email)and also S. 541: A bill to prevent human health threats posed by the consumption of equines raised in the United States (https://www.popvox.com/bills/us/113/s541).  While you’re at it, make sure you let Governor Fallin in Oklahoma that she needs to listen to the majority Senate Bill 375 and House Bill 1999 which would lift the ban on slaughter in that state.  Spread the word people….miles to go before we sleep….

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I know some of you have already seen this video I’m about to post.  I want to warn you all that it is extremely graphic.  I hate to click on such things, but I feel that in order to speak to the issues effectively and keep the fire in my belly, sometimes I have to look.  It is probably one of the more disturbing things I have seen in a very long time.

For those of you that don’t have strong constitutions, I will describe it.  It features a typical boots and hat with a handlebar moustache cowdouche, that goes by the name of Tim Sappington.  It is a very short clip that features this piece of human excrement getting a horse out of a small pasture, leading it to a gravel road and then promptly shooting in the head.  As the horse is still in its death throes on the ground, he looks at the camera and says `Fuck you, animal activists’ and walks away leaving it there.  Clearly the horse is not bled out or rendered useable for meat as all the PSAs constantly whine about.  It’s simply a spiteful execution and this is very sort of asshole that will be handling and killing horses in what Slaughterhouse Sue and company want the public to believe is a caring and compassionate manner.


For those of you that don’t know, he is employed by Valley Meats in New Mexico.  Yup, the very same slaughter-house that claims to be ready to roll as soon as they are granted inspections.  He claims he is ready to start buying up horse as soon as they get the go ahead.  Sappington is a self-confessed horse eater of many years (http://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/blog/morning-edition/2013/03/roswell-split-on-horse-meat-plan.html).  He claims that he keeps a meat locker at home and currently slaughters horses for himself.  (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-19/horse-slaughter-jobs-embraced-in-state-where-cowboys-roam.html) He also admits to serving it up to people on a regular basis.  I think, since the selling of horse meat for consumption in the US is still illegal, it’s time for the authorities to pay this son of a bitch a little visit.  What an appropriate representation for the industry he is and I’m not even being a little bit sarcastic about this.  As much as I hate things like this, let’s make this video go viral.  Make sure the legislators see exactly what kind of person it takes to want to get involved in horse slaughter.  While you’re at it, say a prayer for any children that he may have in his life because it scares me to think of what they are exposed to on a daily basis.  Lastly, I want somebody to pull Slaughterhouse Sue by her greasy ponytail and make her watch this and justify it.  I’m mad as hell.

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I’m not sure about the rest of you, but I am beginning to feel nostaligic for a time when Slaughterhouse Sue did not have 24/7 to be online and she kept her ass barnacles muzzled and locked up as they should be.  Does this woman ever discuss or think about anything else than torturing animals?  It’s even worse right now because she has the scent of horse blood in her snout and she can almost taste the Bute  since her dream of mass torturing of all things equine is so close.  Once again, I feel compelled to properly frame her statements and address her lies.  I’ll never get around to addressing all her lies, because unlike most PSAs, I actually have other things I have to do in a day besides play on Facebook.  This crap is getting really old.


First up, we’ll discuss Suey’s latest propaganda release on behalf of the IEBA.  (http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs133/1103685263837/archive/1112755128366.html).  The very fact that this creature assumes to speak for an industry that she is not a part of offends me to the very core of my being.  She does not own horses, she does not like horses.  Her `concern’ for them is the epitome of crocodile tears.  She calls anybody that is not for slaughtering horses an extremist or a radical in an attempt to minimize our position, when in reality, the fact that the horse eaters belong to the minority would probably make them the extremists and radicals on this issue by definition.  Don’t worry, not a single one of them that lurk here will be able to wrap their mind around an abstract concept like that.  The good news is, we have Suey very worried with the introduction of the SAFE Act because she has put Puppymill Patterson on the case too with her Cavalry Group.  You know shit just got serious when Puppymill Patterson writes under her own name rather than just doing D-bag Duquette’s press releases for him.  Any moment now I’m expecting one of them to pound their chests and bust out the caplock on us all.  Some of the many lies Suey tells in her press release that I find most disturbing are in this paragraph:

Several horse processing plants in the United States are set to begin operations very soon. These plants have accomplished most or all of their required modifications to their facilities and will be requesting final walk through inspections, approval to begin operations, and the assignment of inspectors. USDA has indicated that under current law they will be providing the necessary regulation and inspection. These plants, and others that will be follow, have modified not only their physical plants to accommodate the unique characteristics of the equine species, but their Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plans and their Standard Operating Procedures to include extremely rigorous, thorough, and scientifically validated testing of every carcass that will ensure that no drug residue can ever enter the human food chain, and that every plant has installed humane handling systems and procedures that go above and beyond the U.S. Humane Methods of Slaughter law.

Ok, as far as we know the plant that is actually closest to opening and claims to be completely ready to roll is in New Mexico.  Please take the time to watch this brief tour through the facility they claim is ready to start killing horses immediately (http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_t3#/video/us/2013/03/11/erin-pkg-wian-horse-slaughterhouse.cnn).  Don’t worry, there are no horses in the holding pens or being killed…it’s just a tour of where it all will happen should they get their way. From the very chute they have to walk up to the kill box, there is nothing that has been modified for horses.  You will have horses trying to climb over the too low rails, and they’ll have to hot-shot or whip them to get them to move into the kill box since very few frightened horses will willingly walk from an open space into an enclosed one by themselves in a timely manner.  In fact, the only modification that is apparent is a fresh coat of paint and his captive bolt gun he is so proud of.  No mention of Temple Grandin signing off on this or any of their other facilities and she’s the one that Ole Suey claimed was going to design them all.  Let’s not forget this slaughter-house is the very one that was shut down for inhumane handling of cattle just last year even though he doesn’t mention that part in the interview.  Suey’s claim that they are going to evaluate each and every carcass is complete and utter BS too.  If you want to know what really goes on as far as testing for drug residue, you can read this old post (https://shedrowconfessions.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/anybody-want-a-bute-burger/).  It is not economical for them to test each and every carcass that they profess to be able to process in a day.  That would cut into their profits far too much and in a greed driven business, that ain’t ever going to happen.


I wish I could say that was the sum of Suey’s lies in the press release, but I can’t.  Like any other good pathological liar, once she gets rolling with the whoppers, they just get more grandiose as she goes along.  Take a look at this paragraph:

Strong support nationwide for the horse industry is perhaps most evident right now in Oklahoma where a pair of pro-horse industry bills that will allow processing to begin in that state are sailing through the State Legislature. Just this past Wednesday more than 400 articulate supporters of the legislation led by the Oklahoma Farm Bureau and a host of other Ag organizations showed up for a rally at the Capitol, and not a single anti-slaughter activist! The week before a pathetic showing of anti-horse advocates at what was billed to be a “massive” rally against the bills achieved numbers barely above single digits, outnumbered by the media covering the event, illustrated the out of touch mentality of these extremist groups.

We’ve already covered their horse eating rally last week, but it’s worth repeating that there was no more 400 supporters there than Suey is getting the cover of the next Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition.  Before you all start gagging and whining about that imagery, just be thankful I didn’t discuss her underwear or wonder if she goes commando because I have theories on that too.  Since there actually was some undercover Antis in attendance (at least 20 from what I hear), we know that more than half of those present were reporters, legislators and their assistants and calling those that spoke in support of slaughter `articulate’ is a rather large stretch of the imagination.  Suey want’s to say `my rally was better than yours’, but in fact,  the numbers were probably similar according to those that attended both rallies.  It also doesn’t really matter because neither of those things are going to make or break this legislation.  You need to contact Governor Mary Fallin and tell her why this can’t happen.  Here’s a link for an email form and contact for her: (https://www.ok.gov/triton/modules/formbuilder/form.php?form_id=2ab143b4bba6b0e9da3235121bf3a7ef73719541e049cc5bcddf8ed1564dac13).  If anybody tries to tell you that you don’t get a say because you’re not from Oklahoma, you might remind them that it is FEDERAL money that will be funding the inspection and not only horses from Oklahoma will be killed.  Yes, we all have a say in this.

What passes for 400 in Suey's world

What passes for 400 in Suey’s world

Ok, let’s move onto Mindy Puppymill Patterson’s part in this.  As we all know, even though she is really one of Slaughterhouse Sue’s favorite ass barnacles, she likes to work through her Cavalry Group.  I wonder if most people realize that all these special interest groups and organizations are really about the same 5 people  under different umbrellas.  So tiresome.  Anyhow, Puppymill issued a call to action to attack the SAFE Act by making it all about the evil HSUS trying to wipe out agriculture again.  Seriously, the way she carries on, I swear Wayne Pacelle must have shook her off is leg when she once tried to hump it or something because she seriously acts like a woman scorned when it comes to him.  As we are all aware, Puppymill, maybe more so than all the others with the exception of Mendy Tobiano, is given to hyperbole and paranoia and she certainly doesn’t let us down with her latest efforts (http://the-cavalry-group.rallycongress.com/9628/stop-deceptive-safeguard-american-food-exports-safe-act-hr-1094s/),

At a time when the U.S. is poised to solve this disgraceful dilemma for horses and the U.S. horse industry, please help us STOP this deceptive bill which would further destroy the U.S. economy, the horse industry, and the welfare of horses.

This measure sets a dangerous precedent to potentially halt the transport of other livestock animals used for food such as beef cattle and pork. Ultimately, the Safeguard American Food Exports Act is an unconstitutional violation of private property.

Destroy the US economy?  Chickens and eggs, I think.  The failing economy delivered a big hit to the horse industry along with everybody else, not the other way around.  I wish the horse industry drove the economy. Then she resorts to her usual scare tactics by basically saying it’s a foot in the door to shut down other food production.  No, if anything it is going to protect our food exports by not sending out our toxic meat all over the world.  Of course she thinks this is a violation of `private property’ because all these blood thirsty slaughterphiles think that they should be allowed to treat any other living creature any way they see fit by virtue of owning it.  They really are profoundly ignorant.  However, the link provided is helpful to us Anti Slaughter people as it provides a helpful zip code look-up for your state representatives with an equally helpful automatic form to direct email them.  Just take the time to edit the provided form letter of support to say you do NOT support slaughter and the reasons why.  It’s pretty nice of Puppymill to do that for everybody even if she didn’t mean to.   Awesome!

Nothing says `animal welfare' like straddling  your next meal...

Nothing says `animal welfare’ like straddling your next meal…

The only real blessing lately is that D-bag seems to have exhausted his brain cell and wrapped up his media blitz for the time being.  I’m really sad the Russell Brand thing hasn’t materialized yet, but I hang onto that dream.  I could also spend hours and hours sifting through the lies they keep spewing to scare the public and people that seem to have trouble thinking for themselves.  They still have no research or actual documentation to back up their claims and they never will.  In fact, they base all their arguments on a bastardized quote that Wayne Pacelle made 20 yrs ago (when he was still in his 20’s) and the debunked GAO report.  They say if you live in the city or don’t own a horse, you shouldn’t have a say, but they want your tax dollars to fund their murderous mission just the same.  They can’t even keep their lies straight as evidenced by this statement Slaughterhouse Sue recently made after saying the Antis are a minority:

Most of the time it is simply a numbers game, and only staff actually read them. But nonetheless…we can’t afford to only have the anti’s on the chart. We may never be able to match them one to one because there simply aren’t enough of us out here in the country, but we can show up at the table!

Well, it’s always been fairly obvious that Suey knows how to show up at a table; the question is can she push herself away from one? It doesn’t appear that she ever has.  However, OMG, did she just stumble about the truth????  She is 100% correct that there isn’t enough of them to match us one to one and now is the time to prove it.  Please, take the time to contact Governor Fallin and your state reps to make your voices herd at the links provided.  You are the voices for those that can’t speak for themselves.  Don’t let them down.

*BREAKING NEWS: The Senate Committee has unanimously approved the horse slaughter bill and it is now on its way to the full senate.  It’s not over yet, but it’s time to get busy* (http://rtfitchauthor.com/2013/03/18/breaking-news-oklahoma-panel-approves-horse-slaughter-bill/)


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As you all realize, it’s been a fairly serious week in the slaughter wars.  It’s also been a fairly hectic time for me since about Christmas and I have gotten away from some of our regular features that are mostly just for fun.  I know that some of you miss Point and Laugh Friday and Sunday’s PSA because you’ve commented or sent emails.  Do you know who else misses those features?  The PSAs.  While this blog is always quite busy with the views on any given day, those two days spike drastically on any given week.  Believe it or not, those particular posts can be a bit more time-consuming than most, so I haven’t had a lot of time to do them justice at this time of year.  However, I do think we need to laugh and honor our PSA buddies.  They may not be brave enough to comment here much, but they do love their features, so today marks the beginning of a new semi-regular feature for this blog.  In honor of reaching our one hundred thousandth unique viewer this past week,  I bring to you, `Dear Aunt Anti’.  This is where we will answer those burning questions we know our PSAs have and give them a chance to participate by proxy.  Let’s see if you can guess the PSA behind the letters.



Dear Aunt Anti,


I am conflicted about horses.  For years I have swindled my living by identifying myself as a trainer and expert.  Because I live in an area that isn’t exactly the hotbed of the horse industry, I have been able to pass myself off as knowledgeable for quite some time even if it meant having to move my hoard on a regular basis to stay one step ahead of the people that I piss off and don’t approve of the condition I keep them in.  Still, because I am bestest buddies with kill buyers and we trade horses back and forth, I have always managed to keep way too many of them on my feed bill, making me a one stop shop, for anybody that had a kid with a horse fantasy that didn’t know better than to go to a real professional.  I managed to get them ribbons by organizing my own horse shows with rules and dress codes that don’t fly anywhere else in the free world.  You could say I created my own private Idaho even. 


However, starting a few years ago, people seemed to get wise to my ways and my business dried up.  While I would like to have people believe it was due to the economy, I can admit to you in confidence that it is because I actually spend the majority of my life online looking for validation and reasons to be offended rather than actually learning my craft. How much can you really learn when you already know everything anyhow?  I also  have to admit that I don’t actually like horses very much other than the image I imagine they give me.  Having horses makes me badass and cool in a way I never could be on my own.  So in order to cash in on them,  I decided to become what I could never be in the real world.  An armchair horse expert.  I have spent countless hours reading Wikipedia and The Black Stallion series.  I have taken all I have learned and made those stories my own.  I started my own blog to show how much I know about horses and the industry that so soundly rejected me.  That’s where it all fell apart.  Apparently, there are real horse people that sometimes come online and it was like they could see right through me.  To combat this, I created alter egos to agree with myself and give me compliments.  I even flirted a little with myself because I may as well be sexy online too.  Still, these `horse people’ seemed wise to my ways.  I’m convinced they are parked in that van across the street and they have bugs in my house.  They don’t seem to like me very much, so I found acceptance among the pro slaughter crowd.  They don’t seem to realize I’m a fraud.  All three of them even read my blog and I’m going to cash in on that success by selling them lots of logo crap from Cafe Press.  I’m told I could make up to $20 a month and that’s at least two super sized Big Mac meals!!!!!  My real question is, how can I gain acceptance from real horse people and get them to understand that horses don’t have feelings and are durn good eating?


Enviously yours,

Paranoid in the Midwest




Dear Paranoid,

Bless your heart!  You are a whole bunch of issues all wrapped up in a shroud of insecurities!  The short answer to your question is that you will never be accepted by real horse people and neither will  your buddies.  The problem with trying to pass yourself off as an expert is that there will always be people that can see right through you just like the threadbare nylon granny panties you wear every day.  Those are not healthy for your vagina btw.  But I digress…My suggestion would be to pick something more obscure to pretend to know all about.  The problem with attempting to be a horse expert is that at least 80% of  the population really do like them and know more than you and they really take offense when people seek to torture and abuse these wonderful creatures.  You see, they respect the animals as sentient beings and realize that they are no more meant to be on American dinner plates than puppies and kittens.  Sure, we have some immigrant communities that see no problem in eating such things, but we also have immigrant communities that see no problem with arranged marriages and female circumcision.  If you want to do that crap, take it on back to your own country because that doesn’t fly over here.  I can promise you that the horse people do not have you under any kind of surveillance as they are all quite busy looking after their animals on any given day.


Because I care about you, I have taken the time to do a little research of my own.  I have found that stamp collecting is probably a great pursuit for you.  Stamps don’t have feelings and they don’t tend to get skinny and sick when you blow all your money tacky manicures and fast food rather than taking care of them.  They don’t eat a thing!  Also, the majority of the American population are not emotionally invested in stamps so they won’t mind when you get angry at your stamps and decide to run them through a paper shredder.  Since stamps are not living things, they don’t have anatomy or even a lot of terminology attached to them so you should be able to pass yourself off as a lifelong expert in no time flat with very few challenges from the online stamp community.  Another bonus is you can never have too many stamps and nobody will call you a hoarder.  You will be known by the much more respectable term of `collector’ and that should help your self-esteem issues as well.  You may even find somebody to flirt with you so you don’t have to do that with yourself.  That kind of thing will make you go crazy and grow hair on your hands!  Please pass this advice onto all your horse eating friends as I think they may be far less angry in the long run.  Nobody likes to wake up and look at a failure in the mirror every day. 



Aunt Anti

PS. Thank you for enclosing a picture of you in your former profession.  I guess I won’t bother to tell you why a side pull over a halter and ill-fitting breast collar is a recipe for disaster since you’ve probably already suffered the consequences or at least the poor horse has…




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So, yesterday was a big day in the slaughter wars.  As we all know, the United Horseturds put on their shit kickers and best ten gallon hats to show up in Oklahoma to show how badly they all want to see horses suffer horrible deaths in slaughter houses.  We’re not too sure why they feel that only people wearing cowboy costumes have any interest in horse welfare or should have a say, but they are quite delighted with themselves that people showed up.  Never mind the fact that the reason they had any turn out at all was because the Farm Bureau got involved to prop up their numbers…We also know that at least a few people in attendance were not supporters of slaughter.  Apparently, the `numbers’ were boosted by the number of reporters and legislative assistants to the point that they were said to make up over half of the attendance. I can only attribute this to everybody liking a good freak show and the aspiring horse eaters are basically the equine version of the Westboro Baptists.  In other words, they’ll turn up for the opening of an envelope if they have a chance to spread their hateful message.  The word on the street is that the few that managed to mumble a few sentences were decidedly uniformed and couldn’t really answer anything without regurgitating from the UH script.  Well done!


Meanwhile, in Washington D.C. the SAFE Act was introduced yesterday.  This would ban the slaughter and transport of all horses for human consumption.  If this is passed into law, it really won’t matter what Oklahoma does.  The SAFE Act has bipartisan support and now is the time to make your voices heard as well.  You don’t have to wear a costume or even leave your house to make a difference.  Just call and email your Senators and representatives and ask them to cosponsor if they haven’t already.  Show your support to the ones that already have as well.  (http://www.capwiz.com/aspca/issues/alert/?alertid=62499526&type=TA) This is more important than ever given some other disturbing news that has just come to light.


Front Range Equine (http://www.frontrangeequinerescue.org), of  Larkspur, Colorado has recently received copies of applications  for four horse slaughter plants.  They would be in Tennessee, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Iowa.  Now, we already know that Missouri and Iowa have basically an infestation of assholes when it comes to cruelty to animals, being the homes of Mindy `Puppymill’ Patterson, and Rep. Steve `Crazyass’ King.  Both those people routinely fight any proposed legislation that would give stiffer penalties for animal neglect and abuse, and as we discussed earlier (https://shedrowconfessions.wordpress.com/2012/08/01/slaughterhouse-sue-finds-her-soulmate/), Crazyass King is pretty much down with any form of animal abuse as long as it turns a buck.  While I realize there are many good people in those states, let’s just say that people like King and Patterson wouldn’t have the platforms they do if there weren’t several like-minded assholes to support them.  Since I can’t really summarize that Front Range reported any better than they already have, here is their message in its entirety:

“LARKSPUR, COLORADO – Front Range Equine Rescue (FRER) has received copies of four previously undiscovered applications for new horse slaughter plants – in Tennessee, Missouri, Oklahoma and Iowa – bringing the number of pending applications to six. Two of the applications are over nine months old, despite longstanding official denials about any more new applications. The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), which inspects animals and meat in American slaughterhouses under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has stated that the American beef supply is safe from adulteration with horse meat only because horses are not slaughtered in America. If horse slaughter does begin again in America, the entire American meat supply is threatened with contamination. The proposed plants are in Tennessee, Oklahoma, Iowa, and Missouri.

These applications demonstrate that profiteers ignore all warning signs in the quest for financial gain, even when their efforts endanger consumers, necessitate horrific cruelty, and register gross disrespect for this iconic species so well loved by most Americans. FRER has already established in formal legal filings that horse meat from American horses is a toxic stew, that there is no humane way for a horse to be slaughtered for consumption, and that the environmental effects of a horse slaughter plant can be devastating to local communities and citizens. FRER has proven that there is no way to safely produce horse meat, and highlighted the tragedy of companion, race, and wild horses ending their lives on a meat hook in detailed legal filings with USDA, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Bureau of Land Management.

FRER is dedicated to stopping the reinstitution of horse slaughter, and eighty percent of the American public agrees that horse slaughter should be banned. According to FRER’s President Hilary Wood, “FRER will carry out its public campaigns and legal work for as long as it takes to eliminate the possibility of horse slaughter in America. We will investigate each and every new facility, and will come to the aid of horse-loving citizens in towns like Gallatin, Missouri (Rains Natural Meats), Woodbury, Tennessee (Trail South Meat Processing), Washington, Oklahoma (Oklahoma Meat Co.), and Sigourney, Iowa (Responsible Transportation), where these misguided attempts to kill American horses have been made.”

Despite the financial woes of the federal government, and despite the undeniable truth about the suffering and adulteration of horse meat inherent in horse slaughter, FSIS and the USDA seem to be favorable to this unseemly business endeavor. While FSIS has the power to deny or delay the review of these applications, its recent conduct suggests it is shirking its public responsibility in preference to these unwanted operations, which serve only those who make money on the brutal death of American horses.

Ms. Wood added, “The slaughterers have misled the public and public servants into thinking horse slaughter is necessary and humane, when it is anything but. All American horses can be supported by public programs imposing limits on overbreeding, as well as those by FRER and similar groups that subsidize sterilizations, necessary euthanasia, and offer re-homing guidance. We encourage Americans who love horses to step up to protect the animals they love, rather than letting them endure a prolonged trip to a brutal and horrible end to be served on a foreign dinner plate.”

Media Contacts:
Hilary Wood/FRER, 719-481-1490 info@frontrangeequinerescue.org

Front Range Equine Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit working to end the abuse and neglect of horses through rescue and education. Since 1997, FRER has assisted thousands of horses through its rescue and educational programs. Many of FRER’s rescued horses are obtained directly from livestock auctions and feed lots, which without FRER’s intervention would have shipped to slaughter.”

So, now you know what Slaughterhouse Suey has been up to behind closed doors.  When slaughter for consumption ended in 2007, this country only supported three facilities.  Since that time, the only thing  that really changed is the location of where these animals are being slaughtered.  Essentially, the same number of American horses are still being slaughtered every year and admittedly we are breeding less.  Yet, they claim there is even more neglect, starvation and abandonment. So, tell me where they are going to get all these horses to slaughter in order to keep these facilities profitable?  If you think they don’t have their eye on the wild horses and breeding for slaughter, you’re very naive.  The old, skinny and sick animals will still have no place to go as they aren’t what makes a good meal.  Make no mistake, what they are trying to do has NOTHING to do with equine welfare, but all about money.  Them telling everybody it’s about equine welfare is just a shit sandwich they are trying to serve up to the general public so they can get their own way.  Please make your voices heard and educate people.  Now, more than ever, it is imperative to get the word out.



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As you are all aware, tomorrow is the big day in Oklahoma.  That’s the day that The United Horseturds have ordered their army of blood thirsty horse eaters to descend on the state capitol to show the world how badly they want to save all equines by slaughtering them by the thousands.  They came up with this brilliant idea after a strong showing last week by people that were against slaughter.  Nobody ever accused slaughterphiles of having an original thought.  However, since they announced this gathering, they have had three changes of venues with the latter two still being widely promoted.  Even better, they have made fashion suggestions for the 4 or 5 people that are likely to attend.  They want you to put your boots and Billy Bob hats on to show those lawmakers how western you are.  You know, because only cowboys have horses.


Meanwhile, in Washington DC, the real horse industry will make a move to end this ridiculous quest of the horse eaters once and for all.  Tomorrow, Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, and Reps. Patrick Meehan from Pennsylvania, and Jan Schakwosky of Illinois will introduce the  Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act.  This bill seeks to ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption as well as the shipping of horses outside the country for the same.  It differs from the original appropriations rider that defunded inspections for slaughter in that this will be a statutory ban and will not expire.  That means no back room deals and shenanigans.  If this is signed into law it’s all over for the slaughterphiles.  It means not only will Slaughterhouse Sue not get have a horse torture chamber in every state like she dreams of,  your friendly neighborhood kill buyer will be out of a job too.  Ain’t karma a mean old bitch?  (http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/03/save-the-horses-three-lawmakers-will-try-to-ban-slaughter-for-food/)

598682_427297390688884_1547848423_nRegardless of how things shake out tomorrow, we can all prepare ourselves for some epic whining and an outbreak of butthurt from the PSAs.  Don’t weaken.  Should slaughter and shipping for slaughter end up banned, and we pray that it is, then the people that own horses will still be responsible to care for them.  That means all the kill buyers with their over flowing feedlots will still need to feed and care for those animals. There are laws in place to ensure that they do.  If they are so stupid to not see the writing on the wall with the European meat scandal, public outrage, and the looming EU deadlines, and are still buying up any and all horses through whatever means, then they deserve to be caught with their pants down.  We are the 80%  and in every other place other than D-bag Duquette’s world, that makes us the majority.  The majority that will not stand for horses to be tortured and abused in slaughter houses.  Stay tuned!



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With the recent European meat scandal and things heating up in Oklahoma and New Mexico, you pretty much can’t turn around without reading or hearing about horse slaughter.  Depending on what news source you’re reading, the accuracy on the facts surrounding horse slaughter vary greatly.  Sadly, there are several `puff’ pieces out there where all the research into the topic consists of is talking to a pro  and an anti and calling it good.  How is anybody that isn’t up to speed on this issue or actually knows anything about horses ever supposed to decide what is right or wrong?  It used to be that a journalist did their research prior to interviewing people so they could actually confront lies and inaccuracies.  Because the PSAs are as opportunistic as garbage dump vermin, they are all over this recent media blitz and laying down the links to the more questionable pieces with great enthusiasm.  Once again, it’s time to correct the lies and deceptions they are spreading. *sigh*


While certainly not mainstream media or even all that widely read, our favorite blood thirsty blogger Mendy Tobiano is all over this slaughter opportunity like she is the all you can eat buffet at Golden Corral on pay-day.  I realize that nobody has ever really accused her of having reading comprehension or abstract thinking, but her latest few blogs have been bizarre, even for her.  She tells that the reason slaughter got `banned’ in the late 2000’s’ (I guess Wikipedia didn’t supply her with the correct date of 2007) is because all us sneaky anti people spread around photos and videos that played on public emotion and she even suggests they were fraudulent.  While this link is from Canada, if you are feeling brave I would suggest you look at the CBC’s coverage on horse slaughter, including kill floor footage and decide for yourself how fraudulent the horror stories are. (http://www.cbc.ca/thenational/indepthanalysis/story/2009/10/01/national-horses-061008.html) After all, these are the same connections that want to put slaughter houses back in the US. There are also other links on the side bar to other stories, including the admission that CFIA inspectors did not observe the kills for an extended period due to safety concerns and several horses were abused. NT further goes onto admit that yes, maybe the same amount of horses are being shipped to slaughter now, but she loses any credibility for telling the truth when she suggest three times that many would be slaughtered if we could re-open US slaughterhouses.  She provides no documentation or statistics to back that claim up as usual, because as per PSA doctrine, NT is a huge fan of stating as opinion as fact.  I predict there will be day in the future where `out of my ass’ becomes an acceptable citation for research papers if Mendy Tobiano has anything to say about it.

Keep talking NT

Keep talking NT

Sadly, the above nonsense isn’t even the dumbest thing Mendy Tobiano has pulled out of her ass this past week.  Apparently, because of the `ban’ on horse slaughter, the government figured it was ok to cut funding for other food inspection.  Go ahead and read that back to yourself about six times and see if it makes sense to you.  It won’t.   She is convinced that because of the defunding of inspections for horse slaughter for human consumption (slaughter itself was never banned unbeknownst to her), that the prices of all our groceries have gone up and USDA inspectors are facing 15 day furloughs with The Sequester looming at the end of the month.  Somehow all of this is because we aren’t slaughtering enough horses and that `allowing’ them to defund slaughter meant that we signalled the government that it was ok to cut funding for other food inspections or something along those lines.  Mark my words, if any of the PSAs ever acknowledge global warming or that a world exists beyond our borders, all  problems will somehow get blamed on us not slaughtering enough horses in this country.  The one thing we should be thankful for is that nobody really reads her blog for anything other than shits and giggles and to see how many profiles she can create to speak to herself when her shameless self promotion and begging for comments falls on the deafened, wax filled ears of her fellow horse eaters.


Since we last covered D-bag Duquette’s recent media madness, his `Time’ interview has come out.  Guess what?  Despite what D-bag had to say, it’s actually a fairly balanced and factual article.  (http://business.time.com/2013/03/01/legal-or-not-will-americans-ever-buy-horse-meat/) D-bag is still a bit foggy on the actual facts, but the reporter, despite obviously not being a horse person, managed to balance them out quite nicely.  The best part is D-bag comes up with some new facts and figures to rip apart.

We’ve got 10 million horses in the United States, domestic horses. And 80% of those fall into the category of the backyard hobby horsemen, the ones who just go out and trail ride a bit. And they went from owning an asset to owning a liability.”

Ok even if D-bags numbers are accurate, he basically just made an argument against slaughter.  If 80% of all horses in the US belong to `hobby’ horsemen, those aren’t generally the types of horses that are sent to slaughter or owned as an investment.  If your horses are just a hobby, their value isn’t of much consequence to you nor is it putting food on your table because having them as a hobby generally implies you earn a living doing something else.  Those are the horses that are mostly considered pets.  Before you get too excited though, just remember that D-bag operates under the assumption that 80% is a minority number.  D-bag goes on to tell us all that there are `plenty’ of people just drooling the prospect of being able to eat horse meat and there is a big demand overseas.  Same old stories, from the  blood thirsty…


The other significant contribution from D-bag and his United Horseturds this week is the fact that their horse eating rally has been changed.  Apparently, all four of the horse eaters that realize that OK, is actually Oklahoma and not the OK Corral, are busy on the Thursday of this week so dates have been changed.  They new date is this Wednesday, March 13th and the venue has been changed as well.  It will now be held behind closed doors rather than outside, to presumably hide the fact it won’t be well attended.  However, they have partnered with The Oklahoma Farm Bureau aka Big Ag Assholes to prop up their numbers.

“Oklahoma Farm Bureau encourages members to join us at the State Capitol on Wednesday, March 13 at 10:30 a.m. for a press conference on HB 1999 and SB 375. We will be meeting in Room 412 A, B, and C. This is a great opportunity for our members to meet with legislators and thank them for their support of this horse processing legislation and of agriculture!”

I guess you’re not going to get a free horse burger for your efforts after all.  Bummer.  It’s worth noting that this is the third change of venue in the past week as this is the press release from The UH a few days ago:

“Due to a scheduling conflict at the Oklahoma State Capitol, the day for our support rally had to be changed to Wednesday, March 13th.  The rally will be held In the Governors Blue Room at 10:30 a.m. 

Oklahoma’s Horsemen are critical to this fight and we need to have a strong show of support for HB 1999 to help revive our horse industry nationwide.

Oklahoma Farm Bureau is taking the lead for this event. Please contact them for more information at http://www.okfarmbureau.org/

Thank you for your support and helping us revive the horse industry and “Building a Better Future for Horses and the Horse Industry.”  

So, your guess as to where the 4 or 5 of them will be gathering is as good as mine.  It is normally difficult to find a group that small, but considering the grooming and fashion choices most of them make, they should be easy enough to spot should you feel inclined.311660_439482266073906_2067696162_n

 Ok, now that we’ve had a few laughs, let’s talk about the seriousness of all of this.  Most of you all know the real facts around slaughter and what the PSAs won’t acknowledge.  The problem is that the people that are going to vote on this don’t necessarily know the realities and when you have somebody like State Rep. Skye McNeil pushing this agenda, without telling everybody that she and her family stand to make a LOT of money should it go through, we have a problem.  The truth is our best ally and we do have the numbers.  Here is a very thoughtful and well written letter from Texas horseman, John Murrell that was faxed to Governor Fallin in Oklahoma.  (http://pdfs.thoroughbreddailynews.com/generic_upload/pdf/Murrell.pdf).  This isn’t an emotional letter from a hobby owner or from somebody that has no first hand experience with having slaughter houses near by.  This is a letter from somebody that is legitimately `industry’ and knows what he is talking about.  For probably the most up to date news on what is going on with Oklahoma and other issues please check with the Equine Welfare Alliance on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EquineWelfareAlliance?ref=ts&fref=ts) as well as the links on the sidebar here.  Lastly, here is a corrected version of an article the PSAs wet their pants over last week when it was erroneously reported that most of the calls to the Governor’s office in Oklahoma supported lifting the ban on horse slaughter.  Turns out that was wrong.  In fact, they received over 2100 calls  in a two week period with the majority supporting the continued ban on slaughter (http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Correction-Horse-Slaughter-Opposition-story-4335275.php).  As always, take the time to read through the comment section on the posts here as several of our readers are very well versed in what is going on and take the time to share a lot of good information.  Now isn’t the time for complacency, so let’s speak up for those that don’t have voices to speak for themselves.

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It seems I was premature in covering D-bag Duquette’s magical media tour.  My bad.  After months of not having much to say, he’s having an all out media blitz.  Since we are aware that D-bag is likely not capable of independent thought, this latest round of interviews and press releases have Slaughterhouse Sue’s greasy finger prints all over them.  However, we should cut them some slack as they have cordially invited us to join them for a free lunch in Oklahoma!  Don’t believe me?  Let’s take a look at the latest press release from the United Horsemen.


The latest press release from the UH is basically an invitation to join them in Oklahoma to show your support for horse slaughter.  For once, it’s a relatively short document, so we can actually pick the entire thing apart for our own amusement.  You can see it in it’s original form here: (http://www.icontact-archive.com/sRszqmyZGmERhv5PQPZvnXGro84UyKRz?w=4#).

A bill (H.B. 1999) to allow horse processing in Oklahoma recently passed both the state House and Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support. This is one of the most significant public policy moves in this critical issue facing the equine industry.


The passage of this measure provides an excellent public relations opportunity. In light of the recent worldwide press about horse meat, we are ideally positioned to demonstrate to other policymakers across the U.S. and worldwide that the majority of reasonable Americans support humane horse processing.”

– Well, he is right about one thing.  This does provide an excellent public relations opportunity…for the anti-slaughter side.  Especially in light of the `recent worldwide press about horse meat’.  I really think it takes a special level of ignorance to think that the European horse meat scandal could be considered a positive for the PSAs, but if that’s the publicity vehicle they choose to attach themselves to, by all means we should let them.  Then we can supply the actual facts on this issue.

The radical anti-slaughter side staged a protest on March 4th that brought in 75- 100 protesters who were far outnumbered by members of the news media.”

Now, I wasn’t in Oklahoma on the 4th, so I can’t speak to how many people were or were not there.  However, if even close to that many protesters did show up, they far outnumbered the number of people that showed up for their awesome horse slaughter extravaganza, The Scummit of the Horse, the number of people that showed up to show their support of slaughter in Texas last year, and probably the number of actual paying members the UH still has left.  D-bag is always more than a little off in his numbers though and I’m pretty sure he will eventually tell us that `eleventy billion’ people support slaughter in this country.


“The international spotlight is on Oklahoma right now, and this is the best opportunity we have had to prove that those fringe groups do not speak for the majority of the horse-owning world – not by a long shot!

We realize that many of you, like us, are feeding cows, training horses, doing chores and facing the many other challenges that go along with livestock ownership and management. It is a hardship, if not downright impossible, to get away for a day. But please make an exception for this issue! We need everyone we can get. Send the hired man’s wife and kids – be creative, folks, because this is way bigger than just Oklahoma and we need to have a strong showing.”

– The majority of the horse owning world, huh?  I guess D-bag isn’t counting all the recreational riders that are almost overwhelmingly anti-slaughter as well as a good number of successful equine professionals that are disgusted with him and his little club of horse haters. You know, the actual people that drive the horse industry.  Considering that the slaughter movement have him, a failure of a trainer, and Slaughterhouse Sue, who doesn’t even like horses and blames them for her husband’s death, as their mouth pieces, that doesn’t give them much credibility.  Now, he’s taking a page out of Mendy Tobiano’s book and publicly begging for support.  He doesn’t even care if they are slaughter supporters, just put the bodies there.  How awesome to suggest abusing your position as an employer to force your hired hand and family, who may not be PSAs, to prop up your pitiful numbers.

“Everyone within striking distance – please show up at the Oklahoma State Capitol on the 14th of March for a 10am to 2pm event.


Sign in at 10:00 am Press Conference at 11:00 am Lunch at noon – free to rally participants.”

It was super nice of D-bag to give us the date and time to show up.  I really don’t recommend taking him up on is offer of a free lunch though.  For one thing, you have to sign up to get it and they’ll use that signature as evidence of support, but also he has been known to serve up horse burgers to people in the past.


We really should thank D-bag and his united horseturds for extending this invite and helpfully providing us with the date and time.  As many times as he wants to tell people that we are in the minority, that we are radicals, and that only fringe groups don’t want slaughter back, won’t make it true.  This is also an issue far bigger than horse owners.  Every person that pays taxes has a say in this.  Besides the brutality and cruelty of the slaughter industry, nobody seems to want to talk about the cost of providing those inspections.  The fact that it means less funding to inspect our domestic food supply.  We had horse slaughter not so long ago and most people didn’t eat horse meat then.  What makes them think they are going to want to eat it now?  My suggestion to anybody that is close enough to Oklahoma would be to attend.  Show up, and educate people.  Go armed with the truth.  You can guarantee there will be media coverage and it is our chance to get the real message out there.  Just make sure to pack your own lunch if you’re going.


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