Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211


Agricultural News

Oklahoma Farm Bureau Backs Amendment Reinstating Funding for Horse Slaughter Inspections

Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:50:16 CST

Oklahoma Farm Bureau Backs Amendment Reinstating Funding for Horse Slaughter Inspections
Oklahoma Farm Bureau supports Sen. Jim Inhofe and Rep. Markwayne Mullin as they present an amendment to strike a provision in the omnibus appropriations bill that makes it illegal for the USDA to inspect horse processing facilities. The bill is expected to be considered, passed and signed by the President by the end of the week and will fund the federal government through Sept. 30, 2014.

"Our Oklahoma delegation understands these horse slaughter facilities are humane solutions to the challenge of abandoned, abused and otherwise neglected horses," OKFB President Tom Buchanan said. "We applaud their efforts to obtain funding for these necessary inspections."

Inhofe said he is disappointed about the lack of funding for horse processing facilities, which reimposes a de facto ban on horse slaughter.

"I am very concerned that the omnibus appropriations bill includes a provision that blocks government inspection of horse slaughter facilities, effectively shutting down this important industry," Inhofe said. "Without horse slaughter facilities, aging horses are often neglected or forced to endure cruel conditions as they are transported to processing facilities across the border. This provision, which animal rights activists claim is in the best interest of animals, is counterproductive and ultimately harmful to these wonderful animals. That is why I am offering an amendment to strike the provision, which would make it legal for these inspections to occur."

Inhofe and Mullin plan to introduce standalone legislation on this issue if the amendment is not adopted.



WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI


Top Agricultural News

  • Chairman David Scott Applauds USDA's American-Made Fertilizer Production Grants  Tue, 27 Sep 2022 13:11:41 CDT
  • American Farmland Trust, Edelen Renewables and Arcadia Announce Partnership to Combat Climate Change by Advancing Smart SolarSM  Tue, 27 Sep 2022 12:02:23 CDT
  • U.S. Red Meat Industry Commemorates 45 Years in Japan  Tue, 27 Sep 2022 11:15:07 CDT
  • SHI to Advance Soil Health Training and Research in More Than 35 States as an Implementing Partner in Five USDA Climate-Smart Commodity Grants  Tue, 27 Sep 2022 09:36:28 CDT
  • Rural Economic Outlook Conference to Address Supply Chain Challenges  Tue, 27 Sep 2022 09:31:15 CDT
  • Biden-Harris Administration Makes $500 Million Available to Increase Innovative American-Made Fertilizer Production  Tue, 27 Sep 2022 09:26:16 CDT
  • Derrell Peel Believes Strong Incentives Coming for Cattle Producers Once We See Drought's End  Tue, 27 Sep 2022 08:45:17 CDT
  • Managing for Optimum Body Condition Scores with OSU's Mark Johnson  Tue, 27 Sep 2022 08:05:11 CDT

  • More Headlines...


    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma Beef council Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit Ag Mediation Program P&K Equipment Oklahoma City Farm Show Union Mutual Stillwater Milling Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association KIS FUTURES, INC.


    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    © 2008-2022 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.