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Another Obama campaign promise dies; He approves horse slaughter for food
IBD ^ | 12/1/11 | staff

Posted on 12/01/2011 12:45:24 PM PST by Nachum

While you were preparing for Thanksgiving and President Obama was sparing the life of a couple of photo op turkeys, he also approved legislation that will result in the domestic slaughter of thousands of horses every year for human food.

For the past half-decade the relatives of Flicka, Black Beauty and Seabiscuit have been spared the domestic livestock disassembly line -- the quick blow to the head, bleeding, eviscerating, slicing, grinding, packaging and cooking that comes with being edible around hungry Americans or shipped abroad as a delicacy for foreign palates.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agriculture; campaign; dies; horse; horsemeat; horses; obama; promise

1 posted on 12/01/2011 12:45:28 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

The wookie said that she was so hungry she could eat a horse, so Zero had to make it legal...


2 posted on 12/01/2011 12:47:18 PM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: Nachum

OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT


3 posted on 12/01/2011 12:47:42 PM PST by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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To: Nachum

...Especially if it’s halalalalalalh.


4 posted on 12/01/2011 12:47:57 PM PST by BigFinn (BigHat wisdom: Always drink upstream from the herd.)
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To: Nachum

What? This isn’t bad. This is DOUBLEPLUS GOOD!

HE just offers to “Ban” it again, to his mindless base!


5 posted on 12/01/2011 12:48:13 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Nachum

You know, there’s something really emblematic about this.

Zillions of people are out of work, and the Obama White House makes it possible again to consume horseflesh.

Boy, wait’ll I tell “Trigger” and “Topper!”


6 posted on 12/01/2011 12:48:23 PM PST by RexBeach
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To: Nachum
Obama’s new nickname is now Horsemeat.
7 posted on 12/01/2011 12:49:06 PM PST by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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To: kosciusko51

Well done!!


8 posted on 12/01/2011 12:50:05 PM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25 percent more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: Nachum
Slaughtering horses sounds like fun, but what I bet is REALLY fun is shooting gorillas on the Golden Gate Bridge with a machine gun from a helicopter.

That’d make a good birthday present.

9 posted on 12/01/2011 12:52:21 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Nachum

ROY ROGERS: “Trigger, more hay?”
TRIGGER: “No thanks, I’m stuffed.”


10 posted on 12/01/2011 12:53:18 PM PST by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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To: Nachum

When I was young, fresh horsemeat was a dogfood stable.


11 posted on 12/01/2011 12:55:00 PM PST by OldNavyVet
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To: Owl_Eagle

I prefer hunting Giant Pandas.


12 posted on 12/01/2011 12:55:20 PM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25 percent more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: Nachum

He was probably HOPING no one would notice he allowed it, so he could take credit for banning it

He probably still will- sayin ghe had no idea those evil republicans had hid it in the bill


13 posted on 12/01/2011 12:55:37 PM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: tcrlaf

Just trying to improve our trade deficit with France.


14 posted on 12/01/2011 12:55:43 PM PST by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: frogjerk

There’s an article on Drudge about how upset the Barbi Twins are about this. It was accompanied by.......

a photo of horses. Sigh.....


15 posted on 12/01/2011 12:55:54 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Nachum
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.

What?

16 posted on 12/01/2011 12:56:16 PM PST by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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To: Nachum

I wonder if Restaurant Suppliers will start carrying it. I noticed that beef prices on some cuts went up three dollars a lb from yesterday/November prices when I was at the Suppliers today with the new December prices.

Also, in the past, most beef at the Supplier’s was usda choice, I noticed in the past several weeks, they are bringing in more usda Select cuts...which are now going for what Choice used to go for..


17 posted on 12/01/2011 12:56:40 PM PST by sockmonkey (Freepers, please turn yourself in at attackwatch.com)
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To: WayneS
Well done!!

I think she likes it rare.

18 posted on 12/01/2011 12:56:40 PM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: frogjerk

Yes.

The Bill was signed by the RPOTUS.


19 posted on 12/01/2011 1:00:07 PM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25 percent more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: OldNavyVet

Under the same logic, of putting our heritage on the table, how long before Rin Tin Tin is in a saucepan?


20 posted on 12/01/2011 1:01:56 PM PST by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: OldNavyVet

Under the same logic, of putting our heritage on the table, how long before Rin Tin Tin is in a saucepan?


21 posted on 12/01/2011 1:02:21 PM PST by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: frogjerk

Heck, maybe we don’t even NEED a president.

As long as we’ve got the TOTUS to read us speeches and the RPOTUS to sign legislation, I say we cut out the middle-man!


22 posted on 12/01/2011 1:03:08 PM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25 percent more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: Nachum
So, looks like their signature dish really WILL be their signature dish.


23 posted on 12/01/2011 1:06:41 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Nachum

A good move. There needs to be an end game for horses. Present law offers no recourse for euthanizing and properly disposing of horses.


24 posted on 12/01/2011 1:07:57 PM PST by EscondidoSurfer
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To: Nachum

A good move. There needs to be an end game for horses. Present law offers no recourse for euthanizing and properly disposing of horses.


25 posted on 12/01/2011 1:08:01 PM PST by EscondidoSurfer
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To: OldNavyVet
dogfood stable

I've heard of a cabin made out of Canadian bacon, a stable made out of dog food sounds intriguing.

26 posted on 12/01/2011 1:09:42 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: himno hero

During WW-II, the best Chinese restaurant in Norfolk, Va (downtown, on Granby Street) was closed down after someone reported a garbage can full of cat-fur skins.


27 posted on 12/01/2011 1:10:05 PM PST by OldNavyVet
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To: OldNavyVet

Forgot to mention that meat was among the many things that were rationed during WW-II.


28 posted on 12/01/2011 1:13:47 PM PST by OldNavyVet
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To: RexBeach
Scuse me, but, uh, we smelled horse meat, friend...


29 posted on 12/01/2011 1:14:04 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: OldNavyVet

probably some fresh rat too!


30 posted on 12/01/2011 1:14:48 PM PST by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: OldNavyVet
When things get tough, the tough survive.

Take a look at the "Donner party" story.

31 posted on 12/01/2011 1:16:28 PM PST by OldNavyVet
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To: sockmonkey

You bet they will. And quick. More power to them.

Horsemeat is a traditional American food. County, city and later federal inspectors certified horsemeat supplies and suppliers for as long as there have been such inspectors. Dogs and cats are not traditional.


32 posted on 12/01/2011 1:20:05 PM PST by bvw
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To: Nachum

With Obama there is no hope for change.


33 posted on 12/01/2011 1:21:06 PM PST by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: Nachum

Another Puff Piece from the PETA idiots.


34 posted on 12/01/2011 1:27:24 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: BigFinn
Especially if it’s halalalalalalh.

Surprisingly, I checked on-line, and horse meat appears to be halal.

It is not kosher, however, because horses are not animals that "split the hoof."

And for the most part the peoples of Christian Europe have also refrained from eating horses or dogs.

35 posted on 12/01/2011 1:30:59 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: EscondidoSurfer

That’s correct. This was a fairly hot topic in Illinois because one of the last slaughterhouses for horses was forced to close because of the previous law.

It would be nice of our elected officials get on the right side of these issues before they ruin businesses and put people out of work. In a capitalist system, businesses exist because there is a need for what they provide.

Government interference in picking winners and losers FAILS every time it’s tried.


36 posted on 12/01/2011 1:37:15 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Nachum

I don’t really understand the problem with using Horse flesh for food. In the early 70s I lived in San Francisco. Beef prices had gone sky high and people (large Asian community)just couldn’t afford beef and were looking a “red meat” alternative. Locally, the nightly news was full of segments on how to cook Horse (I remember being advised to use butter in cooking Horse because the meat was leaner than beef.), the best cuts, the best places to purchase the meat, etc. The Asian culture highly values Horse flesh, and, the US exported thousands head of Horses to Japan at that time. Then, all-the-sudden, like a “bolt-from-the-blue” the politicos discovered that people actually ate Horses. What someone is cooking and eating “My Friend Flicka” or “Fury?” Let the tearing of clothes begin!


37 posted on 12/01/2011 1:39:47 PM PST by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: Nachum

I don’t really understand the problem with using Horse flesh for food. In the early 70s I lived in San Francisco. Beef prices had gone sky high and people (large Asian community)just couldn’t afford beef and were looking a “red meat” alternative. Locally, the nightly news was full of segments on how to cook Horse (I remember being advised to use butter in cooking Horse because the meat was leaner than beef.), the best cuts, the best places to purchase the meat, etc. The Asian culture highly values Horse flesh, and, the US exported thousands head of Horses to Japan at that time. Then, all-the-sudden, like a “bolt-from-the-blue” the politicos discovered that people actually ate Horses. What someone is cooking and eating “My Friend Flicka” or “Fury?” Let the tearing of clothes begin!


38 posted on 12/01/2011 1:41:44 PM PST by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: Nachum

I don’t really understand the problem with using Horse flesh for food. In the early 70s I lived in San Francisco. Beef prices had gone sky high and people (large Asian community)just couldn’t afford beef and were looking a “red meat” alternative. Locally, the nightly news was full of segments on how to cook Horse (I remember being advised to use butter in cooking Horse because the meat was leaner than beef.), the best cuts, the best places to purchase the meat, etc. The Asian culture highly values Horse flesh, and, the US exported thousands head of Horses to Japan at that time. Then, all-the-sudden, like a “bolt-from-the-blue” the politicos discovered that people actually ate Horses. What someone is cooking and eating “My Friend Flicka” or “Fury?” Let the tearing of clothes begin!


39 posted on 12/01/2011 1:41:47 PM PST by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: kosciusko51

I’d rather eat polar bear meat just to piss AlGore off.


40 posted on 12/01/2011 1:42:38 PM PST by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: Nachum
This actually one thing he has done that is GOOD. When the nanny feel-good liberals banned horse slaughter in the US, horses didn't just go die of old age out in a pasture like they envisioned.

Instead, they were shipped off to Mexico where they met a terrible end. If you search, there are videos of horses being stabbed several times in the spine to immobilize them while they are hoisted up by the hind legs to get their throats cut and bleed to death.

Before their slaughter was banned here, they used to get a pneumatic bolt in the forehead. The halal shit isn't much different than than what happened in Mexico.

Will the same nanny feel-good liberals who originally got it banned come rushing to stop the halal method? Don't hold your breath!

But at least if they are slaughtered here, there will be SOME oversight towards humane treatment.

41 posted on 12/01/2011 1:43:00 PM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Cicero

No surprise.

Its Mooselimb meat.

Were having Bacon and Eggs for dinner. Yum!


42 posted on 12/01/2011 1:44:20 PM PST by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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To: Nachum

I understand that horse meat is halal and that might answer why Obama was so quick to approve this legislation. I expect the supermarkets in New Mogadishu (the Twin Cities) to soon be offering this meat.


43 posted on 12/01/2011 1:53:24 PM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: Nachum
Great. Now the US can be a sophisticated country like France.

This could have happened in 2005 already if Jean-Francois Kerry had won the 2004 election.

44 posted on 12/01/2011 2:32:11 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: bvw
Horsemeat is a traditional American food.

I've eaten back in the 70's when beef went sky high in price. It was in the grocery stores back then.

I can attest that at a Pro Ranch market in Phx there were things that certainly looked like horses' heads to me..that was probably four years ago. The meat cases there went on forever.

45 posted on 12/01/2011 3:28:12 PM PST by sockmonkey (Freepers, please turn yourself in at attackwatch.com)
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To: sockmonkey; All

Liberty can be a scary thing at times. Folks should be real freedom lovers and not dilettantes in fancy dress. That is, not get all wound up about erring on the side of liberty over squeamishness.

The private sphere — social rebuke — can easily keep horsemeat a rare item. Why do the squeamish and the dilettantes insist that the government ban it?

What flecks my string of dander in this dust up is how some otherwise stalwart and scholarly conservative pundits blithely rewrite out parts of American history they don’t like, to falsely claim that their own particular personal policy preferences have force of American tradition.

Horsemeat is not a common meat, but neither is it rare in American butcher shop and food history.


46 posted on 12/01/2011 3:55:38 PM PST by bvw
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To: RexBeach

The price of American beef is going through the roof in this country because it is much in demand on the dinner tables of newly rich Chinese and Indians. Meanwhile, out of work Americans can’t afford it. We’re supposed to eat horsemeat.


47 posted on 12/01/2011 4:32:27 PM PST by WestSylvanian
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