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Why did Obama Lift the Ban on Horse Slaughter?

While we were celebrating Thanksgiving, Obama quietly signed legislation on November 18, which removed the ban on horse slaughter and allowing it for human consumption. Why did he change his position on banning the horse slaughter? As we know, President Obama made a campaign promise in 2008 to permanently ban horse slaughter and exports of horses for human consumption.

Furthermore, in certain States, the U.S. Federal Government set aside millions of acres of public lands for the indigenous wild horses, or Mustangs. The idea was to make sure this piece of “Americana” was protected from human encroachment and allowed to live free on the lands their ancestors roamed millions of years ago. Congress charged the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management with the stewardship of both the land and the Mustangs.

The following video shows that the interior’s Bureau of Land Management failed to protect the original intent allowing living free. The horse was killed in a less threatening speed during the ban. But, lifting the ban, Pro-slaughter group s estimate that between 120,000 and 200,000 horses will be killed for human consumption per year and that Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Georgia and Missouri, are considering opening slaughter plants.

Why did Obama abruptly sign this legislation while he was aboard? He must know something we don’t. Could it be due to an impending food shortage in US?