The defunding language was removed from the Ag Budget in 2011 in a sneaky move on the part of Sen Blunt, Sen Kohl and Rep Kingston. We are faced with equine slaughter operations opening on US soil for the first time in 6 years because of this deceptive move. We do NOT want that language removed this time! The American Taxpayer is already dealing with poor inspections of our meat due to the budget cuts. We do not want the USDA inspecting meat that will not be used in the American food supply!
But THIS time We The People are aware that the Ag Appropriations Conference will be held shortly. The House and Senate Bills are identical and therefore do not need to be reconciled! They are IDENTICAL! It is undemocratic to pull out this language!
Our horses are unfit for human consumption, and we do not want our tax dollars funding USDA inspections at the tune of $400k per plant, per year. 80% of Americans are opposed to equine slaughter.
Please sign and share this TIME SENSITIVE petition! We only have a few days!