Thursday, October 12, 2006

Horse Hockey

Did you know there's a bill in congress that would shut down three plants that slaughter horses and send the meat to Europe? Well there is. I'm not sure what bothers them, the horse part or the Europe part, but it has at least one dingleberry's shorts in a knot:
"Americans do not eat horse flesh," declared Rep. Nick J. Rahall II, D-W.Va. "The concept is repugnant to most Americans." He implored his fellow congressmen to support a bill that would shut down the three plants in the U.S. that kill horses and send them to Europe "for some warped demand among foreign diners."

Considering that AMERICANS are employed at this facility and we have a large trade deficit, this seems like yet another silly idea. If Rahall et al are doing this for ethical reasons, it seems a curious place to draw the line and I say that as someone who loves horses. I have no desire to eat Trigger or lobster for that matter, but I don't think others are warped for doing so. On the other hand people who eat mushrooms are not to be trusted, always remember that, never trust a mushroom eater.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Isn't horse meat used in dog food?

dolittle said...

I LOVE mushrooms!

nuff said

CultMan said...

I love mushrooms, lobster, horse-mat, and many other things.....Please don't reject me.....