I Support Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2013

29 Mar

This is an election year and as such there are a lot more opportunities to meet with your elected officials. Please subscribe to their newsletters to keep informed about their town hall meetings. If you see an event that they will be speaking at, by all means, go to that event and introduce yourselves and shake their hand. They need to know what their constituents are most interested in and what it will take for them to get your vote.

Keep in mind that the current federal budget expires before the elections and if the budget for the following year does not include de-funding language of inspections at horse slaughter plants then it’s possible for horses to be slaughtered in the USA. However, not sure which fools will try to open a horse slaughter plant in the USA considering the lawsuits that were filed last year that so far have been successful in preventing these plants to open. Litigation is very expensive!

Another fairly unique factor is what will the EU do in closing the border to horse meat imported from the Americas (Canada, Mexico and South America)? In the past few days various investigations have awakened the EU to the fact that most of the horses sent to slaughter are not compliant with EU regulations. Several large grocery chains have pulled all horse meat off their shelves and this is very promising. Make sure you tell your elected officials what’s going in the the EU.

Here are some articles  to read and share:

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6 Responses to “I Support Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2013”

  1. Heather-Joan Carls March 29, 2014 at 10:58 am #

    Hi. I know this is totally unrelated to the topic at hand here, but would you please consider adding a Pin It/Pinterest button to the rest of the share it buttons on the bottom of you posts please? I share each and every horse awareness post on each and every horse blog I subscribe to to my horse board on Pinterest. I feel it is very, very crucial to get the message out about this VIP matter on that platform as well. Thanks so very, very much!

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    • WestDeltaGirl March 29, 2014 at 11:12 am #

      It will take some time to get that done, but I’ll do it…check back tomorrow.

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      • WestDeltaGirl March 29, 2014 at 2:25 pm #

        Heather-Joan Carls, it’s available now.

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        • Heather-Joan Carls March 29, 2014 at 3:57 pm #

          Thanks, gurl! Much appreciated! 🙂 Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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  2. Susan Crane-Sundell (@sabaahslight) March 29, 2014 at 10:58 am #

    Great reminder. Now is no time to rest on our laurels.

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    • WestDeltaGirl March 29, 2014 at 11:23 am #

      Agreed! Now is the time to continue to press Senators and Representatives to co-sponsor considering the recent investigations. If the EU closes their borders to horse meatfrom all The Americas that’s good and will help; but the largest consumers of horse meat in the world are Russia and China (according to stats I saw for 2010). What’s to stop the horse slaughter plants in Canada and Mexico from selling horse meat to those countries unless the USA bans horse meat exports and or export live horses to slaughter ?

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