Obama breaks promise on horse slaughter law

Personally, I think that Obama is right to sign this legislation. It is better to have the horses put to death quickly then to have them suffer by being abandoned someplace. But this post isn't about that issue, it is about Obama breaking another campaign promise. From Andrew Malcolm, who is now at IBD.

During the 2008 presidential campaign, animal anti-cruelty activists sought then Sen. Barack Obama's support for "a permanent ban on horse slaughter and exports of horses for human consumption."

They were delighted to get an unequivocal "Yes" from the non-pet owner.

But that was then. This is now. Last month slipped into the Agriculture Department spending bill in the Republican House was a continuation of the inspection defunding. The Democratic Senate version wanted the horsemeat industry kick-started again.

In the conference committee, the Senate version won by a nose. And Obama quietly signed the death warrant legislation on Nov. 18. He was abroad again at the time. So the White House used a robot pen. . . .



Blogger Airspace1 said...

Personally you are wrong. This is a black taboo market that rewards criminals and irresponsible breeders. Breeders that have no history of promoting or donating to any horse rescues in the US. There are too many incentives to breed and not enough incentives to do right. Aqha an other organizations have promoted this problem to cash in papers for profits and ignoring the precautions. There has been no such organizations to set fees that could go to help rescues.

Sincerely Tommy Lee

12/02/2011 3:22 PM  

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