News From the Border

Providing the news from a different front but from a war that we must win as well! I recognize the poverty and desperate conditions that many Latinos live in. We, as the USA, have a responsibility to do as much as we can to reach out to aid and assist spiritually with the Gospel and naturally with training, technology and resources. But poverty gives no one the right to break the laws of another sovereign nation.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Reps sponsor bill to ban horse exports to Mexico

Associated Press
Feb. 17, 2008 01:05 PM

TUCSON - More horses are being sent to Mexico for slaughter since the 2006 closure of three U.S. horse-slaughter plants in Illinois and Texas for violating state laws.

The grueling cross-border journeys stretch for hundreds of miles with horses crammed in double-decker trailers.

They face deaths there that are sometimes far more gruesome than they would have been in the United States; some horses have been killed by repeatedly being stabbed.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says more than 45-thousand horses went to Mexico for slaughter last year, up from about 11-thousand the year before.

Animal-rights groups across the country have pushed for legislation to outlaw the export of horses to Mexico for slaughter for human consumption or other purposes.

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