It seems that everybody is good and stirred up over the looming deadline for slaughter this upcoming week. Good. We certainly don’t know how it’s all going to shake out on Friday, but many of us are hopeful we’ll get a stay of execution for our equine friends. I wish I could tell you all the ultimate good news which is a final end to this madness, but we aren’t quite there yet. We do have some decent news though that will hopefully cheer some people up and motivate you to keep up the good fight.
As most of you are aware, Front Range Equine out of Colorado (www.frontrangequinerescue.org)have partnered with the HSUS in filing suit to stop the opening of the slaughter houses that have been granted conditional inspection permits. That would be the case in New Mexico against the USDA over them issuing these permits without proper environmental review. Yesterday, Front Range Equine issued the following statement on their Facebook page:
A quick update to our lawsuit against USDA:
Yesterday, the State of New Mexico asked the court to allow it to enter the case Front Range Equine Rescue filed against the USDA for authorizing the beginning of horse slaughter without engaging in proper environmental review. In support of its request to be able to join the lawsuit, the State cited the need to protect against a violation of New Mexico environmental and public health laws associated with horse slaughter, to prevent the production of adulterated horse meat, and to prevent a financial impact to the state. New Mexico now wishes to become a plaintiff in the lawsuit and defend the state from the harms of horse slaughter.
Yesterday also saw several Native Americans enter the case, tribal members and leaders who believe that horse slaughter is a violation of Native American principles and culture, and will poison the environment and produce unsafe meat.
There are a couple of things to look at here. First, the state of New Mexico does not want this industry regardless of what Slaughterhouse Sue and her merry band of horse haters tell you. Perhaps more importantly is the participation of `several Native Americans’ both tribal members and leaders that also don’t want any part of this barbaric industry. This paints quite a different picture than the one Slaughterhouse Sue and D-bag Duquette have been flashing around for months and months. Suey would have us believe that all tribes and their people are positively moist at the prospect of being able to slaughter their horses based on the fact she somehow managed to get Jason Smith, President of the National Horse Coalition, says. Despite their lofty name and title, it would seem that the National Tribal Horse Coalition is really not speaking for the people and may be just another smokescreen for Suey’s efforts. Kinda the same way she likes to refer to herself as speaking for the entire horse industry that is widely disgusted by her. It would seem by the both the statement released today and this article from last year (http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/article/american-indians-offer-programs-for-horses-that-treat-the-sacred-animals-as-a-way-of-life-70636) that the native population that are interested in slaughter are a few minority tribes in the mid and northwest and somewhat misleading in naming themselves as the `National’ anything. The linked article talks about what other tribes are doing to address their horse population while still respecting the animal and NOT slaughtering them. For anybody interested, court documents can be viewed here: (http://docs.burningbird.net/sun-07212013-1007/several-new-filings-front-range-equine-rescue-et-al-vs-usda-horse-slaughter)
As I always say, when Slaughterhouse Suey shuts her yap for more than 48 hrs, she is normally up to something. It would seem this time is no different as Front Range Equine also had this to say today:
On Friday, filings to intervene on USDA’s side of the lawsuit are proposed slaughter plants Responsible Transportation (IA) and Rains Natural Meats (MO) along with Chevaline LLC and the Confederated Tribes & Bands of the (highly misinformed and misled) Yakama Nation. Chevaline is Sue Wallis.
That’s right, yet another `company’ that Suey is behind. Chevaline has been in existence for about 3 years and is listed as an LLC that supplies wholesale frozen foods (http://www.manta.com/c/mx3dzmr/chevaline-llc). It would seem this will be the company Suey runs with as she has registered `Humane Equine Products’ as a trademark or is at least attempting to. It is currently published for opposition on this site: (http://www.trademarkia.com/chevaline-humane-equine-products-85779889.html). Even more questionable is that if you do a company search on Chevaline LLC, it had an estimated annual revenue of $170,00 (http://companies.findthecompany.com/l/30872364/Chevaline-Llc-in-Recluse-WY). I’m not sure of the accuracy of that number or what it is based on, but it seems rather high considering she hasn’t been able to legally slaughter a horse for consumption in this country yet. Given the fact that Chevaline is joining in on the lawsuit and that isn’t free, I have to wonder if she isn’t getting backed by foreign interests and filtering it through this company. We already know she has several companies and organizations so it gets a bit tough to keep up with. If you want to take a look at the company website, complete with pictures of Suey cavorting with the Tongans in Utah, while they all eat horse meat (legal?), it’s right here : (http://chevaline.us/). It would seem between Chevaline and Wyoming Meats, Suey is going to be killing a LOT of horses if she gets her way. As per her own sworn statement to intervene in the present litigation, Chevaline has been in the business of marketing equines for slaughter for consumption since January 2012. She also states that she contracts with both the Missouri and Iowa slaughter plants. (http://docs.burningbird.net/horse/courtcase/document51.pdf). Please let this finally be all of Suey’s hairy ass exposed for us to deal with as I’m just not I’m prepared to see any more crack from this cretin.
So there you have it. It’s not the absolute best news ever, but it’s all good today. They have a battle on their hands, which we already knew. They don’t have quite all the support that they would have people believe and it’s not over. I know many of you are getting frustrated. It is tiring to keep fighting these asswads on every front. I know several of you are mostly concerned with the wild herds. I’m concerned with all horses and for me, the priority is to get the threat of slaughter removed first and then go after what is going on with the BLM. The good part is you each get to make your own choice, so don’t give up quite yet. It’s going to be a very long and busy week. Keep a good thought!
Today, Robert Redford and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, joined in on the pending lawsuit on the side of the horses. They have formed The Foundation to Protect New Mexico’s Wildlife and their first act was to join in on the federal lawsuit filed by the HSUS to block the opening of slaughter houses for horses. Also, on Friday New Mexico Attorney General Gary King filed a motion to intervene on behalf of slaughter opponents. Rumor has it that somewhere in Wyoming, steam was seen to be pouring out of Slaughter House Suey’s ears as she added Robert Redford to her hit list of celebrities she hates which also includes long deceased Bea Arthur. (http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/redford-richardson-form-foundation-that-wants-to-join-lawsuit-against-horse-slaughter/2013/07/22/beca2778-f2f0-11e2-8464-57e57af86290_story.html)