Horse Meat “Snake Oil” Salesmen Fool Cattle Ranchers

Straight from the Horse's Heart

by Debbie Coffey from the pages of the PPJ Gazette

Let’s just grab this BULL by the horns, literally!

Cattlemen who fought against the USDA’s National Animal Identification System (NAIS) and thought they squelched it until the USDA revived it as Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) , are donating money to the United Horsemen and the International Equine Business Association (IEBA), which, ironically, seem to be bringing in NAIS/ADT through the back door.

These two new organizations, promoting the sale of horse meat, primarily to foreign countries, and the reinstatement of (probably foreign owned) horse slaughter plants in the United States, are muddying the waters by trying to tie this to property rights.

Let’s just grab this bull by the horns.

If you haven’t heard about NAIS, it required that ranchers sign a PREMISES ID contract.  In international law books, premises is NOT property, so ranchers were basically

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