Letter to Horseback Online: EWA Official Calls Facebook Information Bogus
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CHICAGO, (EWA) – I would like to personally thank Rep. Sue Wallis (WY) on behalf of equine advocates for the recent emails sent to her supporters [published on this website], her Facebook page outbursts, but more importantly, for the below comments she posted on a facebook page.
She has provided us with documentation for Congressional members that leaves no doubt that those involved in the horse slaughter business have never, and have no intention, of ever following food safety laws or acknowledging the facts surrounding horse slaughter. One can only imagine that if she has such little regard for food safety, how she will twist and spin animal welfare laws in her proposed “regulated” horse slaughter plant.
Representative Sue Wallis wrote: “You are flat wrong. Bute is completely out of the system in far less than 30 days. Very thorough blood tests done by independent third party laboratories verify down to parts per trillion-if it cannot be detected, than obviously it does not exist. Canadian and EU regulations now require any horses that do not have a veterinarian’s certification of all drug administrations for at least six months be held for that time period. They can lose their license to practice if they falsify records. So, for all of those reasons, there is no chance that any horse with even a detectable amount of bute in their system would ever wind up in the food chain.”
Phenylbutazone is BANNED in all food producing animals [except in certain dairy cows under 20 months of age] by the FDA and EU. Banned is banned. One dose…. Please also visit this Horseback article with Craig Downer’s comments on the Divide Basin EA. http://horsebackmagazine.com/hb/archives/9618 Naturalist Calls BLM 21/1 Cow to Wild Horse Ratio “Outrageous, Monopolistic Illegal”