There is a movement afoot by animal rights extremists, and other organizations non-related to the U.S. horse industry, who are urging Missouri's Governor Nixon to block the opening of the horse processing facility proposed to open in Gallatin, Missouri.
Those people who seek to block the Gallatin, Missouri facility are also working to eliminate any possibility of humanely processing horses in the U.S. -- yet they offer ZERO solutions to the serious problem of horse abandonment and neglect in our country.
The reality is that those who own horses, and make their living in the horse industry care deeply about their horses and their welfare. The animal rights movement and their agenda based on emotion, not science or fact, have continued to promote the false belief that horse processing is cruel and inhumane -- when in reality, the exact opposite is true.
In fact, the lack of horse processing in the U.S. (since 2007) has exacerbated the suffering of horses, increased the number of needless and wasteful deaths, and has caused more abandonment, neglect, pain and misery for horses nation-wide.
Having horse processing available in the U.S is NOT a mandate on all horse owners to send their horses to the processing plants at the end of their useful lives. However, all horse owners should have this option as a method of euthanizing their equine as a means of freedom to choose.
Horse processing is a viable, safe, and humane solution to the problem of horse abandonment, abuse, and neglect and we urge for Governor Nixon to support the private property rights of owners of these livestock by supporting the opening of the horse processing facility in Gallatin, Missouri.
We, the undersigned, call upon Missouri Governor Nixon to support the opening of the horse processing facility in Gallatin, Missouri.
Missouri is an agriculture state and horses and horse owners are a large part of that community. The Missouri horse industry produces goods and services valued at $718 million. 125,100 Missourians are involved in the industry as horse owners, service providers, employees or volunteers.
Horse processing is a viable, safe, and humane solution to the problem of horse abandonment, abuse, and neglect and we urge for Governor Nixon to support the opening of the horse processing facility in Gallatin, Missouri.
The Urge Gov. Nixon (D-MO) to Support Horse Welfare petition to Missouri Governor Nixon was written by The Cavalry Group and is in the category Animal Welfare at GoPetition.