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Vilsack: Horsing Around

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In 2011, the GAO concluded in a report that horses were running wild en masse across the American West, often suffering painful deaths of starvation due to overpopulation.  The cited cause was the current ban on horse processing, which prevents the USDA from funding inspectors to approve facilities which process horse meat.  To respond to this situation, Congress re-instituted funding for horse processing in 2012.  However, that did not sit well with HSUS fan, Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture.

Wildhorses_406x250Vilsack is a known associate of the Humane Society of the United States, a radical animal rights group which engages in extreme anti-agriculture lobbying while raising funds from those who believe it is running shelters for dogs and cats.  When Vilsack’s wife ran for Congress in Iowa against Rep. Steve King, HSUS dumped nearly three quarters of a million dollars into her unsuccessful 2012 campaign.  Now Secretary Vilsack is paying back the favor by obstructing Congress’ call for renewed horse processing, a key HSUS agenda item.

USDA released a memo this month stating that they would like to find a “third way” for addressing the rampant horse population.  They failed, however, to specify exactly what that third way would be, or when we might see it put into effect.

Once again, Obama administration officials are siding with radical activist groups over the American people, just as they do with energy, education, the environment, and a whole host of other issues.  On May 9th, Vilsack is set to appear before the Senate to explain his actions.  Let’s hope that our Senators will get answers.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.gregory.90226 Richard Gregory

    I think America has forgotten who exactlyt our founders were proud of.
    Now America has problems; why? (rhetoric)
    We don’t remember the Genera who made his Chaplain write the prayer which lifted the “sock in fog” so the planes could win that WWII battle.
    Compare the entire chapter of Deuteronomy chapter 2 with America now; then read this way:

    2Ch 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; T H E N will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

    Get back in Church and start fervent prayers; if you want the peace HE gives.

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.gregory.90226 Richard Gregory

    Scripture warned us about the things happening right now!
    Will we continue down the blind path we are on?
    Or will we go back to the God who protected us from the WWI; and WWII?
    I will post this to remind U.S. what we are witnessing:
    2Ch 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; T H E N will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2Ch 7:15 Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place. Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place. 2Ch 7:16 For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually. For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually. 2Ch 7:17 And as for thee, if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, and do according to all that I have commanded thee, and shalt observe my statutes and my judgments; And as for thee, if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, and do according to all that I have commanded thee, and shalt observe my statutes and my judgments; 2Ch 7:18 Then will I stablish the throne of thy kingdom, according as I have covenanted with David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man to be ruler in Israel. Then will I stablish the throne of thy kingdom, according as I have covenanted with David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man to be ruler in Israel. 2Ch 7:19 But if ye turn away, and forsake my statutes and my commandments, which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other gods, and worship them; But if ye turn away, and forsake my statutes and my commandments, which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other gods, and worship them; 2Ch 7:20 Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; and this house, which I have sanctified for my name, will I cast out of my sight, and will make it to be a proverb and a byword among all nations. Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; and this house, which I have sanctified for my name, will I cast out of my sight, and will make it to be a proverb and a byword among all nations. 2Ch 7:21 And this house, which is high, shall be an astonishment to every one that passeth by it; so that he shall say, Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and unto this house? And this house, which is high, shall be an astonishment to every one that passeth by it; so that he shall say, Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and unto this house? 2Ch 7:22 And it shall be answered, Because they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath he brought all this evil upon them.
    And it shall be answered, Because they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath he brought all this evil upon them.