One day late is better than never. I’m sure you’re all full as ticks from gorging yourselves on Thanksgiving dinner and probably enjoyed some festive family dysfunction for good measure. So, even though it is a holiday weekend, stupidity never rests and we have things to discuss. Let’s get right down to business and get on with the pointing and laughing! This week’s edition is brought to you by the letter `I’ for ignorant.
As always, we like to start things off by checking into the head honcho of the horse hating movement, Slaughterhouse Sue. As we are all aware, she is busy beating the bushes and getting things ready for her newest
scam conference to talk about eating horses. Despite filling her gullet to the max yesterday, Suey was back today with updates on her super secret meeting in Kansas. She is calling it a `nuts and bolts’ meeting that will be packed with critical information for aspiring horse killers. (http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs133/1103685263837/archive/1111608885916.html) As always, and as we have discussed earlier, paranoia on who might attend abounds…
“To ensure that IEBA meeting participants are legitimate participants in the industry, as you register for the meeting and purchase your charter membership we ask for one of two things, either, 1) name and contact of an existing horse processing business in Mexico or Canada that you do business with currently, or 2) the names of three people who can vouch for the fact that you are in the horse business today, and are not associated with any animal rights organizations.”
As I have said, I can easily provided three references that will say I’m not associated with any animal rights organizations. I pay no membership to any such organization. It’s just not that tough and I’m certain that there will be a mole or two in attendance to listen to her spout her lies. That is if the meeting even happens. It’s not exactly cheap to attend considering there is still no guarantee that slaughter houses will reopen. I’ve got to think Suey is well aware of this as well because she is a bit deceptive on how she words some other things.
“We have been assured by USDA-FSIS that they will be prepared to offer inspection to eligible equine processing plants by year’s end, and are hosting this meeting to help the industry prepare.”
The above statement caused a little concern for some anti folks. Even though it is worded to insinuate that the USDA-FSIS are hosting the meeting, that is not what is happening. What our literary giant is actually saying is that yes, she has pestered the USDA earlier and to shut her up and get rid of her, they told her that they wouldn’t be prepared to offer inspections until the end of the year. That is different from saying they will be offering them for sure. They also aren’t hosting her little summit as she would like people to believe. IEBA is and she has just worded her statement to mislead people and get them to reach into their pockets a bit deeper.
Because IEBA membership is really only for people that want to get their hands dirty with the torture and slaughter of horses, Suey has offered the bone of UH membership for people that are just fans of torturing horses but don’t want to be directly involved. Sadly, you don’t get to go to the meeting though.
“If you do not plan to be directly involved with the horse processing industry, but you are generally supportive of efforts to restart this industry, we suggest that you consider a membership in United Horsemen, a separate 501c3 educational and charitable organization dedicated to the dual purposes of restarting humane and regulated horse processing in the United States to improve horse welfare and restore the value and inherent dignity of all horses, and to control and responsibly manage wild and feral horses particularly on tribal, state, and private lands, as well as federal lands. Find them at http://United-Horsemen.org.”
Could somebody please explain to me how death in a slaughterhouse restores `the inherent dignity of all horses’? I guess if she can get a few clueless souls to cough up UH membership fees they can get a few refunds back to the people that have been waiting for most of the year for them. There is only so much that D-bag Dave’s allowance will cover.
This week we didn’t have to decode any of Douchebag Duquette’s nonsense, but were treated to some pealrs of wisdom and asshattery from his fellow ass barnacle, Holy Theresa Manzella. As we know, she has been on a rampage preaching intolerance for the past little while. I’m not even joking about that, she thinks we are far too tolerant and we need to be less so. Now, I assumed this was mostly directed towards, black people, Muslims and people with college educations, but I was wrong. The ranges of Holy Theresa’s intolerance is much further reaching that just the usual redneck targets. If you recall, Holy Theresa runs a rescue that supports slaughter called Willing Servants. As part of her rescue biz, she also has a community hay bank. I’m assuming the hay is donated or given to the `bank’ at greatly reduced prices. I also assume that if you run into a tough time or need help, it would be reasonable to seek the assistance of the hay bank and expect some level of professionalism in dealing with them. Well, we all know what they say about assumptions….One poor woman contacted Holy Theresa saying she had rescued a 27 yr old horse that was sound and in good shape. She is a single mother and didn’t really have the means to feed him, but she didn’t want him to `go for dog-food’. That was her first mistake. Now, I do have some problems with rescuing an animal you can’t afford to keep even if your intentions are admirable, the mistake this woman made is voicing her anti-slaughter stance. This meant that Theresa decided to ridicule her on Facebook to the rest of her blood thirsty butt monkeys. After much bashing, Holy Theresa arrived at this conclusion:
“Here’s my plan (subject to change) at the moment. I’m going to offer her 15 bales of hay for $50. This will allow me opportunity for further discussion and time with her to better evaluate the situation and gather more information. I’ll deliver it. I’ll make sure she understands the expected expenses associated w/a geriatric horse. I’ll advise her that the Community Hay Bank was not designed for this purpose, but in the best interest of the horse, we’re making this offer to buy her a little time so she can make some decisions as to what is truly best for the horse and her family. I’ll also make her aware of the costs and logistics associated with euthanasia and carcass disposal, as well as the legalities of neglecting a horse, and I’ll encourage her to either A) give the horse back or begin the rehoming process w/us. I think that’s the best I can do.”
Ah yes, the `rehoming’ with Willing Servants. That basically means they can do whatever the hell they want with the horse, which includes shipping him to slaughter. How awesome! This isn’t the first time Holy Theresa shown off her Christianity by using the hay bank to get custody of animals. In fact, as we covered a few months ago, there are not a lot of people in her area that have heard of a single person she has actually helped out. Considering her `rescue’ is intermingled with her breeding and training business, it would seem the rescue subsidizes her shortcomings as a breeder/professional. That’s just my opinion based on what she puts out there.
This past week has also seen Mendy Tobiano return to blogging with more regularity. After briefly slipping into her male persona and creeping us out , she once again embraced her feminine side and regaled her three followers with recycled stories on how super awesome kill buyers are. Of course, before she launched her latest series, she made sure to tell us all it wasn’t the regular writer. That was right before the `new’ writer went on to tell a story that NT has told before about all the bad and vicious horses the super awesome lady kill buyer tried to save, but ended up having to send to their deaths instead. You know, because there are so many bad horses out there that deserve this fate and all. Nevermind the fact that ANY horse that has never been handled is going to come over top of you if you block its escape route, to NT they are bad and must die. She made sure to mention that she benevolently `allowed’ the former owner to keep a few of his favorites. Huh?
Of course NT is an avid reader of this blog and within an hour of me posting the video of that horse being abused, she was over on YouTube under yet another of her online identities (SmilingTreeFrogs) commenting on the video. She didn’t see fit to do the right thing and help that video go viral so that moron is identified. I’m sure after reading this we will have to hear a) yet another denial on who NT is and then b) some long-winded rant about personal property and minding our own business. Even though, under her other identity she is seen asking for more information. The part of this that pisses me off the most is that it isn’t a pro vs anti issue. It’s a right vs wrong issue. If you care about animal welfare at all, you can’t watch that video of a hobbled horse being beaten until it falls TWICE and not feel sickened. Nobody seems to know who is responsible and it’s got nothing to do with slaughter, it’s about doing the right thing and she showed her true colors. I guess her blog is all about seeking some sort of validation for her own shortcomings and abusive practices and not about helping out animals afterall. I can’t say I’m really all that surprised. Rumor also has it she has been trying to get the writing job over at the fugly blog…..there goes the neighborhood!
That pretty much wraps up most of the shenanigans of the past week. Hopefully, I will get a chance to post a few other things I have had marinating for a bit, but from the middle of next week I’m on the road. No, I’m not on my way to Kansas to spy on Suey. This is purely recreational although I will try to check my emails if I get a chance. Hopefully, the moles will have reports on Suey’s super secret meeting in Kansas by the time I get back and we’ll all have some things to laugh at. Even though the return of slaughter would be about as unfunny as things could be, we may as well take the opportunity to point out the lunacy of Suey’s continued efforts to beat the proverbial dead horse for now. Pun intended. Personally, I’d rather see people that truly care for horses, beyond what they might taste like, come together and start working on viable solutions to what is coming down the pipeline by July 2013 when pretty much all slaughter in North America is going to come to a grinding halt. I guess it’s good to have dreams. Happy Thanksgiving weekend everybody!