By: Heather Clemenceau – July 19, 2013
Last October slaughterphiles in the US and Canada watched in horror as all their latent fears came true. Despite holding on to the promise of horse slaughter as tight as a tick on a long-tailed mare, they watched and listened in disbelief as Claude Bouvry inexplicably ceased to accept American horses for slaughter for a weekend. No one had any notice and certainly no clear explanation, despite lots of theories about residues and EU audits.
If they were following the plot, these slaughterphiles would really be losing control of their sphincter muscle right about now because that temporary panic was just practice. We’re now less than two weeks ago from the July 31st deadline, as originally identified in the GAO report. But since many pros are notoriously unprepared and unaware of issues surrounding horse slaughter (they blithely ignore most evidence of cruelty), most of them refused to believe that horse slaughter might someday go away.
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