Tuesday, June 2, 2009

United Organizations of the Horse

Alliance unites horse owners
By JOAN BARRONStar-Tribune capital bureau

CHEYENNE -- The United Organizations of the Horse is a new umbrella group established in response to the growing number of public policy challenges facing American horses, their owners and horse-related organizations.

One of the founders is Rep. Sue Wallis, R-Recluse, a rancher and writer, who said she has been working on the organization almost full time since the Legislature adjourned in March.

The United Organizations of the Horse seeks to unify all like-minded equine associations and individuals in support of its mission "to promote the humane care and management of horses, and the continued viability of the equine community in the United States of America," a media release said.

Wallis said that animal rights activists, such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), have managed to close down every plant that used to process horses in the U.S.

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Most of the time, agriculture’s only shot of being heard is to speak loudly, clearly and with one voice. This new umbrella organization will hopefully be able to combine resources and talents in order to achieve a common goal. Rep. Sue Wallis has been an outstanding leader for the property rights of horse owners. With her guidance, I would expect this new group to be very effective.

11 comments:

ponydrivertoo said...

Slaughterhouse Sue is for the reopening of slaughter houses in the US. Most of her arguments about unwanted and abandoned horses are bogus. Slaughtering horses in the U.S. was banned in 2007, let's keep it that way.

horse buyer said...

Good for Sue Wallis and the State of Wyoming! At least they have provided an avenue for unwanted, negleted, and abandoned horse to be claimed by those that think they have future potential....if NOT they will de disposed of HUMANELY and the meat can go for a good cause. At least WY sees the need to provide horse meat to a public that WILL BUY IT!!!!! I live in Illinois( NOT FOR LONG) where the voting majority of our brain dead reps and senators have shut down a good processing plant.
Congratulations Sue and the Wyoming politicians that have found COMMON SENSE!

Idaho dachnik said...

As a horse lover I support the humane slaughter of surplus horses, as there is an overpopulation. I propose that the BLM use some of the funds that go to dealing with mustangs to be used for building a first rate rendering plant in Haiti. The people who had their hand grown rice economy trashed by our dumping cheap subsidized rice could well make use of the meat, leather and fertilizer that could come from a practically unlimited supply of horses from the US and save taxpayer $$$ at the same time. We used to have jobs and credit cards to buy hay with...fewer but better horses would bring relief to US rural economies.

Anonymous said...

Sick and wrong... this lady should be put down "humanly." Myslef and every one I know would not go for horse meat being fed to our kids at school or to any family or friend at state run hospitals. Its illegal in the US and should stay that way!

Anonymous said...

I lived in Illnois close to the processing plant closed in 2007 and believe me it was NOT a good plant! Many undercover videos were taken revealing inhumane treatment of the horses! Funny how this bill was disguised as a rescue bill instead of a slaughter bill which it is. There is no common sense here as there are other ways to care fr abused and neglected horses.

Brock Carlson said...

what a bunch of whinners, bogus I don't think so how many horses do you own , or willing to pay for there care. i would wager a big fat ZERO. those of you that are not willing to look at a resonable soulution to a problem that city slickers, such as youself, have for the most part have created. I can imagine I have owned, loved, cared for, rasied , trained and sold more horses than you dumb a**es have on your lily white butts.

Anonymous said...

First, humane slaughter is an oxymoron. Second, overbreeding in the horse industry is the reason that the value of horses has gone down. Look at the breeds of horses being transported across our borders for laughter. By far and away, they are thoroughbreds and quarterhorses. The horse industry must fix this itself.

Anonymous said...

I hope sue wallis and everyone who thinks horses are a disposeable animal burns in hell!Horses built our country, it is on their backs we built our world and fought wars before the last 100 years of technology.You can't claim to love something and not mind killing at the same time!

i love horses said...

nor can you claim to love something and let people take disposal into their own hands because they have no other options. there are even some horse rescue operations who cannot maintain proper care of their ward because they are under such high demand right now. also, did you know the U.S. gov't imports 1 million lbs of horsemeat from Canada annually to feed our zoo animals while you and i are paying to keep around 40,000 round-up horses in holding pens until they die a natural death?

Will LeRoy said...

Hey Brock go back to your mom and learn some manners then come back and try to say something like a man.

Anonymous said...

Horse slaughter is, and never, will be humane. It is not humane no matter if it's done in Mexico, Canada, Europe, or if it would happen in the USA again. Sick of all the fallacies and accusations and lies of the pro slaughter folks.