Horse Rendering is a Foul and Cruel Occupation
In one of the worst moves a president could make, Mr. Obama signed into law a bill that legalized horse slaughter for human consumption in the USA.
And--in the midst of the worst recession since the Depression--America will subsidize foreign-owned industries that export horse meat. Horse meat is a delicacy in some European countries.
Despite what anyone says, no one wants to work in a horse rendering plant. It is a low-paid, low-prestige job that requires cruelty to horses. Ask the people who used to work in the plants in Texas.
What Meats Will Be Next?
Will the USA slaughter and export cat and dog meat to China? Maybe this is the way to solve the problem of global warming and the wolf, bear, buffalo and seal populations.
Next, will be the slaughter and export of poor people when they hit 65. That would take care of the whole, "What do we do with the boomers?" crisis.
This story calls to mind a movie of early 1970s called Soylent Green:
A tale of Earth in despair in 2022. Natural food like fruits, vegetables, and meat among others are now extinct. . . The only way they survive is with water rations and eating a mysterious food called Soylent.
Can you guess the secret ingredient of Soylent?
The thought of sick, wormy, abused, undernourished horses being killed and butchered in our nation, makes me ill. The Bureau of Land Management used to hold auctions and adoptions when there was a population problem with wild horses and burros. I guess it is easy to kill them.