Illinois House committee just advanced a horse slaughter bill.
Some ideas are just too stupid to be voiced. To wit:
"Sacia's veterinarian, Dr. Tim Strathman, testified before the committee in favor of repealing the ban. To appease animal rights groups, Strathman proposed adding a tax on horses at slaughter plants to Sacia's measure. He said a $25 fee on horses payable to the state could then be turned over to horse organizations to fund non-slaughter alternatives."
Or...one could not pass the bill, which would, I think, solve that pesky issue. Of course, this is an equal opportunity blog and we allow stupid people from both sides to voice their half-witted opinions.
"I just don't understand how we can tell these pets who have served and worked for us, 'We're going to slaughter you so Europeans can eat you,'" Molaro said.
Uh...the horses don't actually understand you, Dr. Doolittle; besides, do you think they're o.k. with slaughter but balk at consumption? I mean, at that point, they probably wouldn't give less than two shits for what the hell you do with them. I think the slaughter is what they might find objectionable.
Where is Alex Brown? He needs to kick somebody in the crotch.