Viewers React to Plans for Horse Slaughterhouse

6 years 1 month 1 week ago Friday, June 08 2012 Jun 8, 2012 Friday, June 08, 2012 9:13:00 PM CDT June 08, 2012 in News
By: Emily Hauger
loading

COLUMBIA - Unified Equine is pushing again to bring a horse slaughterhouse to Missouri.

Unified Equine announced Thursday that they are planning to open a horse slaughtering and meat processing plant in Rockville by the end of the summer.

A few months ago, the company proposed the idea of a horse slaughterhouse in Mountain Grove.  It was a met with strong opposition from community members, however, and the company was eventually run out of town.

Now, viewers are sharing some different opinions about a slaughterhouse on KOMU's facebook. Over half of the responses favored the possible plant.

"I think that allowing the slaughterhouses to re-open here could be a more humane way for the old, ailing and injured horses to be put down instead of being shipped out to Mexico, which is exactly where they now go. I love horses also, I love all animals, but I also love that they could have a "better" death in the U.S. than probably what happens in Mexico. Time will tell and I do hope there is oversight into their treatment at the plants. How we treat other living things says much about ourselves as a society," wrote Debra Hardin.

Cj Maxwell added, "This is wonderful!! Will provide jobs and give an outlet for a small amount of unwanted horses, hopefully this will happen in more states soon!!!"

Others responded with more remorse about the fate of the animals.

"Why would anyone want to slaughter a horse, they are beautiful animales [sic]. I think its just plan wrong..>:(," wrote Nicole Lewis.

"Why would u want to give up a live animal just for them to be crumbled up in dog food....... I think this is just plain wrong, wrong, wrong...," Sanchez Barbie added.

Unified Equine claims the plant will bring roughly 50 jobs to the Rockville town of approximately 150 people.  The slaughterhouse will be in a former meat processing plant that is currently under renovation.

The slaughterhouse would be the first of its kind to open in the U.S. since Congress restored funding for horse slaughterhouse inspections last year.

More News

Grid
List
WASHINGTON (AP) — The maker of a permanent contraceptive implant subject to thousands of injury reports and repeated safety restrictions... More >>
14 minutes ago Saturday, July 21 2018 Jul 21, 2018 Saturday, July 21, 2018 2:28:05 PM CDT July 21, 2018 in News
(CNN) -- The man accused of carrying out last month's deadly shooting at a Maryland newspaper has been indicted on... More >>
1 hour ago Saturday, July 21 2018 Jul 21, 2018 Saturday, July 21, 2018 1:42:30 PM CDT July 21, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The 2018 Show-Me State Games kick off Friday, bringing thousands of athletes, coaches and fans from around the... More >>
1 hour ago Saturday, July 21 2018 Jul 21, 2018 Saturday, July 21, 2018 1:15:00 PM CDT July 21, 2018 in News
ASHLAND – Seven locations throughout the state are open Saturday for parents to come and get their children I.D.’d, free... More >>
1 hour ago Saturday, July 21 2018 Jul 21, 2018 Saturday, July 21, 2018 12:58:00 PM CDT July 21, 2018 in News
(CNN) -- Gracelyn Mae Violet Griffin already had a "Little Nugget" onesie picked out for her before she arrived in... More >>
2 hours ago Saturday, July 21 2018 Jul 21, 2018 Saturday, July 21, 2018 12:35:28 PM CDT July 21, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — An organization backing one of three competing medical marijuana initiatives in Missouri has continued to bring... More >>
3 hours ago Saturday, July 21 2018 Jul 21, 2018 Saturday, July 21, 2018 11:26:57 AM CDT July 21, 2018 in News
LAKE OF THE OZARKS - 64 years later, a different lake and nearly triple the death toll, the duck boat... More >>
17 hours ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 9:12:00 PM CDT July 20, 2018 in News
(CNN) -- Russian intelligence operatives attempted to hack into the online accounts of staffers on three congressional campaigns in the... More >>
17 hours ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 8:46:27 PM CDT July 20, 2018 in News
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As Charlotte, North Carolina, celebrates being chosen Friday to host the 2020 Republican National Convention, an... More >>
18 hours ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 8:05:32 PM CDT July 20, 2018 in News
(CNN) -- A cardiologist who treated former President George H.W. Bush was killed Friday morning in a bicycle-to-bicycle drive-by shooting... More >>
19 hours ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 7:34:02 PM CDT July 20, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department will move into a new neighborhood over the next few weeks. In July,... More >>
20 hours ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 6:41:00 PM CDT July 20, 2018 in News
CALLAWAY COUNTY - A Steedman man was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of domestic... More >>
21 hours ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 5:22:00 PM CDT July 20, 2018 in News
ST. JOSEPH (AP) — A Missouri man has pleaded guilty in the fatal beating of his 77-year-old grandmother while he... More >>
22 hours ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 3:59:00 PM CDT July 20, 2018 in News
(CNN) -- The FBI is in possession of a recording between President Donald Trump and his former personal attorney Michael... More >>
23 hours ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 3:38:16 PM CDT July 20, 2018 in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY – House Minority Leader Gail McCann Beatty will resign from the Missouri House of Representatives effective Sunday in... More >>
1 day ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 12:57:00 PM CDT July 20, 2018 in Top Stories
COLE COUNTY — The Cole County Sheriff’s Department responded to possible weapons violation on Thursday night. When the officers... More >>
1 day ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 11:47:00 AM CDT July 20, 2018 in Top Stories
(AP) - President Donald Trump has indicated that he's willing to hit every product imported from China with tariffs and... More >>
1 day ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 8:52:00 AM CDT July 20, 2018 in News
BRANSON - Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley will meet with investigators Saturday at Table Rock Lake to receive a briefing... More >>
1 day ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 7:23:00 AM CDT July 20, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 87°
3pm 87°
4pm 88°
5pm 88°
6pm 87°