Resolution supporting horse slaughter passes
The Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake Tribune
Posted:02/12/2009 05:49:01 PM MST
HJR7 » A nonbinding resolution to allow the transport of horses to Mexico or Canada for slaughter passed the Utah Senate on Thursday 19-8 and soon will cross the governor's desk.
Sponsors of the resolution -- Rep. Brad Winn, R-Ephraim and Sen. Dennis Stowell, R-Parowan -- intended to send a message to the federal government about states rights. Legislation at the federal level would outlaw horse slaughter in the United States and also ban their transport across borders for that purpose.
The controversial butchering of horses for food stirred debate about whether such practices are humane. Link
Here is an update on one of the states that is trying to deal with the closing of our three horse processing facilities. Utah has been experiencing a lot of problems with unwanted horses either being turned loose on public lands or private ranches. It’s sorry state of affairs when you have to lock your stock trailer so someone doesn’t leave a horse in it. You can’t make this stuff up. I talked to some friend from Utah last week that told me the story.