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.