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Wyoming horse slaughter plant not plausible

11:36 AM 30 Nov 2010 NZDT
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In a detailed article published in Horseback Magazine titled Numbers won't work in proposed processing plant, EWA president John Holland lays out the reasons that a much hyped horse slaughter plant proposed for Wyoming is in fact not going to become a reality any time soon.

The article begins by detailing some of the business misadventures of Sue Wallis, the plant’s chief promoter, and goes on to enumerate the many reasons such a plant would not be economically viable under present conditions.

In a statement about the article, Holland said, “It is amazing how people will believe anything they read in print, and how many publications will regurgitate blatantly unfounded pieces as if they were newsworthy stories.”

“It was Déjà vu all over again”, pointed out Holland as he recounted when “Ed Butcher (then a Montana State Representative) issued a press releases about the horse slaughter plant he was about to bequeath to the town of Hardin, Montana with the help of unnamed Chinese investors. The press releases were picked up by major wire services who were subsequently embarrassed when EWA exposed the fact that Hardin had passed an ordinance (2010-01) specifically aimed at blocking such a plant.”

The Horseback article concludes “So Wallis has no business credentials, no cost estimate, no business plan, no license, no investors, and no market. Other than that she is ready to start killing horses almost immediately.”

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