Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Summit proposes regulated horse meat processing in U.S.
Industry insiders say the goal is to discuss key issues facing this animal population while also making a push to bring regulated horse meat processing back to the United States. The event has sparked loads of controversy, especially among animal rights activists. Sue Wallis, Vice President of United Horsemen, says over-breeding has become a major problem. She insists the horse population should be kept under control. "If you get too many deer, elk they take measures to limit these animals. Horses are no different." Activists, however, argue that slaughtering horses using any other method aside from euthanasia is simply cruel. "On the one hand you have 1,000 pounds of toxic waste or you can have 1,000 pounds of what can be very valuable and nutritious protein that people are willing and able to pay for," Wallis continues...more