Join Date: May 2009
Location: Queensland, Australia
I'm sorry kevinshorses but I find your reply quite rude. I was genuinely interested in any evidence that would show contrary to what I've seen myself, and being from Australia (where we have these nifty Freedom of Information laws, making a lot of things accessible) I wasn't aware that such things in the USA were un-accessible. I (obviously naively) believed that such reports would be viewable in the same way you can view how a certain restaurant or cafe performed in its food safety audits.
I also find it odd that when presented with someone who wants to learn why you think a certain way and being open to learning why your response basically comes down to "it's not MY responsibility to help educate you" which is coincidentally why the USA has such a horse overpopulation problem at the present because it's NOT MY PROBLEM. To me, your reply was basically pointless and added nothing to the thread.
I have, infact, searched for an article of some sort explaining the reasons behind the closing of the slaughterhouses in the US because, if as you say, they were USDA compliant for over 50 years it would seem there was no real reason for closing the slaughterhouses other than public backlash. Probably not coincidentally, the only articles I could find on the subject were either on Wikipedia or on websites of horse rescues and neither gave a reason for the bill being passed.
Jhinnua, are reports on inspections accessible by the public in Canada or would you have to "find them youself" as kevinshorse said?
Thinks her father has realised she will never outgrow horses for boys