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Ziggypop
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Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:28 pm

second_glance wrote:As some feared, Senator Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) isintroducing an amendment to the omnibus spending bill (about to be taken up in the Senate; it has already passed the House) that would reinstate horse slaughter in the US. If the amendment fails, he says he will introduce a standalone bill.

http://kfor.com/2014/01/16/oklahoma-sen ... ts-in-u-s/
Please everyone call their senators and ask them to KEEP the non funding language in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill.

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second_glance
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Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:27 pm

Ziggypop wrote:
second_glance wrote:As some feared, Senator Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) isintroducing an amendment to the omnibus spending bill (about to be taken up in the Senate; it has already passed the House) that would reinstate horse slaughter in the US. If the amendment fails, he says he will introduce a standalone bill.

http://kfor.com/2014/01/16/oklahoma-sen ... ts-in-u-s/
Please everyone call their senators and ask them to KEEP the non funding language in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill.

http://www.contactingthecongress.org/

Senate just passed the omnibus bill and sent it on to the President. I'm double-checking, but I'm pretty sure that means Inhofe didn't get his amendment attached.

Remains to be seen if he introduces the standalone.
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Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:32 pm

second_glance wrote:
Ziggypop wrote:
second_glance wrote:As some feared, Senator Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) isintroducing an amendment to the omnibus spending bill (about to be taken up in the Senate; it has already passed the House) that would reinstate horse slaughter in the US. If the amendment fails, he says he will introduce a standalone bill.

http://kfor.com/2014/01/16/oklahoma-sen ... ts-in-u-s/
Please everyone call their senators and ask them to KEEP the non funding language in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill.

http://www.contactingthecongress.org/

Senate just passed the omnibus bill and sent it on to the President. I'm double-checking, but I'm pretty sure that means Inhofe didn't get his amendment attached.

Crossing fingers that the amendment was not attached....

Remains to be seen if he introduces the standalone.
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Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:53 pm

second_glance wrote:
Ziggypop wrote:
second_glance wrote:As some feared, Senator Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) isintroducing an amendment to the omnibus spending bill (about to be taken up in the Senate; it has already passed the House) that would reinstate horse slaughter in the US. If the amendment fails, he says he will introduce a standalone bill.

http://kfor.com/2014/01/16/oklahoma-sen ... ts-in-u-s/
Please everyone call their senators and ask them to KEEP the non funding language in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill.

http://www.contactingthecongress.org/

Senate just passed the omnibus bill and sent it on to the President. I'm double-checking, but I'm pretty sure that means Inhofe didn't get his amendment attached.

Remains to be seen if he introduces the standalone.

It's all good. Bill passed Senate with language unchanged!
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Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:08 pm

Now let's just hope he didn't get promises from other senators to vote for a standalone, as long as he agreed not to piggyback it on the spending bill.
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Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:31 pm

Catalina wrote:Now let's just hope he didn't get promises from other senators to vote for a standalone, as long as he agreed not to piggyback it on the spending bill.
Oh, he'll do it. The QH people in Oklahoma must have him in their back pocket.
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Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:29 pm

Meanwhile in New Mexico, the judge granted the preliminary injunction against Valley Meat! Cannot slaughter or sell horse meat, cannot discharge wastewater, etc.

Here's the full ruling. I'm looking for a good synopsis.

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid= ... y5nb3YBdjI
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Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:04 pm

De los Santos at least seems to be done.

Excerpt from ruling: "14. If a discharge applicant has a history of willful disregard of environmental laws within the 10 years preceding the permit application, the NMED is required to deny the permit application."

End of excerpt.


That would of course not stop another operator.
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Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:12 pm

Catalina wrote:De los Santos at least seems to be done.

Excerpt from ruling: "14. If a discharge applicant has a history of willful disregard of environmental laws within the 10 years preceding the permit application, the NMED is required to deny the permit application."

End of excerpt.


That would of course not stop another operator.
True. But that part of the ruling, the language about adulterated meat, and other things were very important to get on record, IMO. After all, the ban on federal inspectors is temporary.
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Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:23 pm

second_glance wrote:
Catalina wrote:De los Santos at least seems to be done.

Excerpt from ruling: "14. If a discharge applicant has a history of willful disregard of environmental laws within the 10 years preceding the permit application, the NMED is required to deny the permit application."

End of excerpt.


That would of course not stop another operator.
True. But that part of the ruling, the language about adulterated meat, and other things were very important to get on record, IMO. After all, the ban on federal inspectors is temporary.
You are right, of course, and I am glad that that got included.
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Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:34 pm

Catalina wrote:
second_glance wrote:
Catalina wrote:De los Santos at least seems to be done.

Excerpt from ruling: "14. If a discharge applicant has a history of willful disregard of environmental laws within the 10 years preceding the permit application, the NMED is required to deny the permit application."

End of excerpt.


That would of course not stop another operator.
True. But that part of the ruling, the language about adulterated meat, and other things were very important to get on record, IMO. After all, the ban on federal inspectors is temporary.
You are right, of course, and I am glad that that got included.
As time goes on, and with more injunctions and other actions that are taken, is going to cost more and more to get an operation going, IMO. With so many people who seem to be against this- may be enough to keep any new players out of the game - I hope.
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Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:52 pm

There was an article in the Sunday Los Angeles Times about the Roswell plant, a half page with a pic of Smiley Wooten, a county commissioner, looking over the lot fence at a horse, looking back at him. Unless I missed something, I get the feeling that the article makes De Los Santos a "poor me, everybody's attacking me" kind of fellow, wishing that outsiders would mind their own business and let him do his. I don't recall seeing anything about his repeated violations anywhere in the article. :x


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Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:55 pm

I don't know what slaughter plants usually look like, but doesn't Mr. De los Santos' establishment (as seen on photos on the internet) seem a bit...basic?
Ziggypop
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Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:46 pm

WY legislator Sue Wallis, the face of and greatest proponent of opening horse slaughter plants in the US, was found deceased this morning. She was 56 years old.
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Ziggypop wrote:WY legislator Sue Wallis, the face of and greatest proponent of opening horse slaughter plants in the US, was found deceased this morning. She was 56 years old.
I never wished her dead, but I can't say I'm sorry.
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Ballerina wrote:
Ziggypop wrote:WY legislator Sue Wallis, the face of and greatest proponent of opening horse slaughter plants in the US, was found deceased this morning. She was 56 years old.
I never wished her dead, but I can't say I'm sorry.
I hear you.
second_glance
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Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:28 am

Story on Vicki McCullough -- the money and savvy behind the successful campaign to defund inspections of horse slaughter plants.

http://www.bizpacreview.com/2013/07/18/ ... are-js-lar
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second_glance wrote:Story on Vicki McCullough -- the money and savvy behind the successful campaign to defund inspections of horse slaughter plants.

http://www.bizpacreview.com/2013/07/18/ ... are-js-lar
I'm immensely grateful that they were able to pull this off and defund inspection of the horse slaughter plants.
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Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:25 am

And the good news just keeps coming.

http://www.paulickreport.com/news/the-b ... ove-judge/
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Ballerina wrote:paulickreport.com/news/the-b ... ove-judge/
Excellent!
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