Horse Slaughter Falls Flat in the Year of the Horse

Straight from the Horse's Heart

Guest Commentary by John Holland ~ president of Equine Welfare Alliance

“…if there is one consistent theme in Congress, it is that they almost never do things the way they are supposed to…”

Happy HorseThis is part three concerning the omnibus bill. Part one, as many of you have discerned, was our optimistic New Year’s message hinting at good things ahead, and part two was the announcement of the defunding language in the omnibus budget and how it got there.

These developments have led to the question of how long this will stop slaughter houses from returning to the US. I will attempt to explain the answer to that question. Like most things in Washington, the answer is a bit convoluted. However, I think it is safe to say it will stop their return for at least two years and here is why.

Budgets are, as we all know, a one-year…

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