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Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen Votes "Yes" to Reopen Horse Slaughter Plants

Faces of some horses rescued from slaughter Credits: Forgotten Angels Equine Rescue

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The House Appropriations Committee voted to take the first steps to re-open horse slaughter plants in the United States. Rodney Frelinghuysen R-NJ, along with twenty six lawmakers voted "yes" to reopen the slaughter plants. Twenty five lawmakers were on the other side voting to protect the animal. 

What would that mean for horses in the US?

If the law passes in its present form, race horses, show horses, therapy horses and even wild horses will be slaughtered right here in America, stated a representative from Forgotten Angels Equine Rescue. The rescue, based out of Medford NJ is a  501C3 non-profit organization that has already found homes and new careers for over 150 slaughter-bound horses of all breeds to date.

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"Horses are an American Icon", said Darlene Supnick of Forgotten Angels Equine Rescue. "This country was built with labor from our horses. They are not food animals and are not safe for humans to consume. Horse slaughter is inhumane and does not belong in the US again after it has been banned for so many years.

St. Hubert's also commented on the slaughter plans.

"It is with great disappointment that we inform everyone that St. Hubert's received word that the vote to defund horse slaugher plants in the US went the wrong way", wrote St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center on Facebook. "More disappointing is the fact that despite the hard work of so many of us who let him know in no uncertain terms that his constituency wanted a yes vote to the defund amendment, yet Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen voted no. This is very bad for horses. You can continue to join us in fighting to protect animals. You can of course express your personal disappointment directly to Representative Frelinghuysen".

Congressman Frelinghuysen did not respond to a request for comment

Then Governor Brendan T. Byrne signed into law legislation that designated the horse, New Jersey's state animal on August 12, 1988.


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If You Can Answer "Yes" To Just One of These Questions Come to Morris County's Health, Fitness & Fun Fest This Sat. From 12 -3 p.m.

March 22, 2018

1. Are you ready to get out of the house and have fun?
Morris County's Health, Fitness & Fun Fest takes place Saturday, March 24, from noon - 3 at Randolph Middle School.

2. Do you have a soft spot for furry animals?
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