Sue Wallis Says No Horse Slaughter Plant for Mountain Grove; Plant's Still Coming, Though

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A German illustration that is supposed to promote the health qualities of eating horse meat.
Unified Equine's proposal to open a horse processing plant in Mountain Grove, MO, has been hobbled, at least for now. Sue Wallis, the CEO of Unified Equine, announced at a Monday night public meeting that the site the company had picked out is no longer being sought.

So this means Unified Equine is out of the horse-slaughter-for-human-consumption game, yes?

No. Unified Equine is determined to build their plant in southwestern Missouri, because of its easy access to highways and its plentiful supply of horses. And you need a lot of horses when you're planning to process 200 per shift.

Wallis, perhaps chastened by the public outcry against her initial plant, is cagey about where the plant will be.
"Might be really close to Mountain Grove, might be a ways away, but it will be in southwest Missouri."
On second thought, maybe she's not chastened. After announcing that Unified Equine intended to open a plant in the region by September of this year, she left the crowd with this parting shot:
"Discussion's over. Make all the noise you want. We're going into business."
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Joe Smith
Joe Smith

What is the big deal over killing horses?  We kill cows, pigs (which are smarter than horses), chickens, cute widdle lambs and other animals.  A horse is no different.  If you have to resort to having a horse as your "best friend" that's your problem.  I've had pigs and chickens as pets, but I'd never tell people they can't eat them.

Americanativegirl
Americanativegirl

Sue Wallis is nothing but a big fat pig looking to get rich off of animals suffering.  Humane? Really??  Prove it, lowlife....knock your most beloved family member in the head, string them up and bleed them out the same way you do those horses!!!  We don't need them if they are any relation to you anyway.  You are the most retched P.O.S. I've ever seen wallis.  You want to help so much, do ya?  Well do us all a huge favor and drop dead.  I need you to quit wasting my air, you nasty looking waste of human flesh.  If you ever discover you've got terminal cancer or anything along those lines, let us know that too, will you?  I'm just waiting for something to finally celebrate!  I ever find out you're putting horse meat in any of my food there will be the biggest gd lawsuit you ever imagined.

Amanda Gray
Amanda Gray

Forgot to mention that the Belgium reps that were there flat out told the crowd most of the employees would be Mexicans and therefore not help with jobs in the area.... 

Heartagold02
Heartagold02

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history. Mahatma Gandhi “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

Christie Finn
Christie Finn

The town of Mountain Grove has done an impressive job fighting this so far as well as exposing these people for whom they are.  Keep it up Missouri.

Tom Gaile
Tom Gaile

It just floors me that there is no congressional investigation into this woman's dealings. For a legislator to use their position for personal gain is grounds for impeachment. For her to say that she will ignore the people here and open a horse slaughter plant, tells us what kind of legislator she is. Oh wait, we're not her constituents. She still seems to forget that she was voted OF the people, BY the people, FOR the people. I think she needs to go back to Recluse. The majority of Missourians do not want a horse slaughter plant. 

Christie Finn
Christie Finn

Mrs. Wallis also has contacts with Mindy Patterson of the Calvary Group which fought the law to prevent puppy mill breeding.  She is also connected with an Arkansas Livery Stable owner who runs a trail riding outfit in the Ozarks.  I wonder just whereabouts all these Missouri horses are breeding.  Sounds almost like they’ve been breeding them to get them lined up.

The United States has no business slaughtering horses.  Any meat produced is contaminated by deadly chemicals that are not effectively tested for.  Yet, the EU, CFIA, and FDA know that these chemicals reside in the tissue of the carcass as residue.  Either the drug or its metabolite will be consumer by whomever eats the meat.  Children are particularly vulnerable to these drugs.

What kind of a monster inflicts stuttering on one of the most intelligent, good-hearted, and beautiful animals God has ever created only to use as a vehicle to convey toxins to children in other countries?  Sue Wallis, Charlie Stenholm, Dave Duquette, Jack Kingston, Herb Kohl, Roy Blunt, Tom Lenz, Cynthia Lummis, Frank Losey, Dennis Foster, John Falen, Karen Budd-Falen, BLM Director Bob Abbey, gathering together to plan and coach this vile business through Congress.

If these people want to raise horses for food, let them all move to Belgium, China, Kurdistan, or some country that eats horse meat.  They definitely do not belong here.

Do not underestimate Sue Wallis.  While she herself may stretch your disbelief, there are some people behind her that know what they are doing.  We can stop them, but we have to be committed and understand that they have no scruples.  There is no lie they won’t tell, no act of fraud they are untiring to commit, no truth that can’t be twisted.

Keep you eyes wide open and your eat to the ground.

Christina
Christina

Run her out of the country and into Belgium, which is the country she is in cahoots with to make money.

Heather Clemenceau
Heather Clemenceau

Sue Wallis`promise of a slaughter plant has about as much chance of happening as does Harold Camping`s (evangelical broadcaster) perpetual end-of-the-world prophecies.  Just like Harold Camping,  she`ll vanish from the airwaves after repeatedly trying to recalibrate her story much to her own embarrassment as well as that of her ``investors.`` 

Bevkins77
Bevkins77

Wallis and her lies ........even her supposed German slaughter partner crapped on her. Grandin already publicly stated she'd never been contacted. When you practice winning through deception, in the end you lose. Got a news flash for you Wallis.....it ain't happening! The bute has truly gone to your brain.

Chevalier
Chevalier

I think that is really short-sighted of Unified Equine and Sue Wallis.  If history is any guide having the community's support is the best way to keep the animal-nazis at bay and away from the discussion, not vice-versa.  Moreover Unified Equine is selling this the wrong way.  They need to appeal to communitys' concerns on jobs, sanitation, noise, environment, and taxes etc. and at all times keep the conversation on the high-ground.  When put in that light having a slaughter-house makes perfect sense for the regions that they're focusing on.  Otherwise they will get attacked by the nutcases AND the community and drowned in the animal-rights hyperbole.

That said I hope they'll get some takers at the US domestic wholesaler level.  I'm tired of having to travel to satisfy my taste for horse and I'd like to enjoy it here in StL!

Kelly Blevins
Kelly Blevins

The are so mortified by her they just want to turn their heads and hope she goes away, What an embarssment to our country. She has a new name : Madam Monster.

Kelly Blevins
Kelly Blevins

Christina I have been saying americans need to pull a LYBIA on Sue Wallis,, any takers ?

horse lover
horse lover

Why don't you eat your cat or dog.  Maybe going to the shelter will satisfy your taste buds, lots of animals there too.  Perhaps you should move to another country that eats horses, or go to one of those countries that could have YOU for dinner.  One can only hope you have NO animals of any kind, or children

Williemancina
Williemancina

You don't have to be a nutcase to be against horse slaughter ... especially in your own backyard!  Any business that Sue Wallis runs will be riddled with controversy and untruths ... any smart citizen wouldn't want that slaughterhouse anywhere NEAR where they live.  Keep eating your phenylbutazone-laiden horse meat ... its obviously having a really great effect on your mind.  It IS a known carcenogenic - maybe you've developed a brain tumor!

batman1
batman1

 Conversation on the high ground? Your nutcase comment is not high ground! Also if you appeal to community concerns then you will not get your horse slaughter plant so yes please go ahead and appeal all you want.

Kelly Blevins
Kelly Blevins

Chevalier is obviously been effected by the tainted meat he has been eating,, this is America,, What rock did you crawl out from under,, There will soon be a law bwnning the horses from crossing borders and Congress will not renew funds for the meat to be inspected, So Take Your Backwoods but on over to france and contact all the cancer and parasites you want but it aint Happening In America !!!   God Bless The U.S.A.,, Are You sure Your not Sue Wallis in disquise  ??

Christina
Christina

They tried that. Slaughter houses move in, people move out. It is actually bad for the economy. Move to France to eat your horse meat.

Jgobernatz
Jgobernatz

 You are an idiot to eat horses NOT BRED HERE IN the USA.Go ahead and eat a horse here idiot, hope you get very SICK.I have gotten zoos to stop feeding their animals horse meat, I wouldn't feed it to my dog.Go ahead an enjoy it you ignorant ass.

Kelly Blevins
Kelly Blevins

FDA banned it in dog food,,, He is brain dead just like the rest off them, let that be a lesson to them that it eats up your brain.

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