News media barred from Missouri horse slaughter plant meeting

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A meeting set for Monday at 3:00 p.m. by horse slaughter operation advocates in Mountain Grove, MO, will be closed to news media, according to News-Leader.com. An online announcement from the property owner, Wright County Livestock Auction, said the meeting would be open to community members, but “protests and disruptions will not be allowed.”

The proposed plant is scheduled to open by September and will process 200 horses a day during a single shift and twice that many in two shifts.

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  • roseann cherasaro

    And are we surprised that the media is banned?

  • Racherasaro

    And are we surprised that the media is banned?

  • JC

    Oh, what’s the point in having the media there?  Why be bothered about a pesky little thing like the truth? 

    “I’ve been lambasted by the people who don’t want to see it,” Wright County Livestock Auction owner Nathan Kelly said Friday”.

    Poor you.  Imagine how 400 horses a day will be “lambasted” at that plant.  You aren’t feeling anything compared to what they are going to be feeling.  You make me SICK 

    And this “plant” will provide 100 jobs?  I’d be much happier working at Wal-Mart.  It’s a lot easier on the heart and conscience, but you have to have those two things to begin with to actually CARE. 

    • Joe

      The top priority of food animal factories and slaughter plants is to operate as cheaply as possible including by hiring illegal, unskilled labor even if animal cruelty rises because of it. How many of those alleged jobs would be held by illegals paid minimum wage if that or under the table?

  • JC

    Oh, what’s the point in having the media there?  Why be bothered about a pesky little thing like the truth? 

    “I’ve been lambasted by the people who don’t want to see it,” Wright County Livestock Auction owner Nathan Kelly said Friday”.

    Poor you.  Imagine how 400 horses a day will be “lambasted” at that plant.  You aren’t feeling anything compared to what they are going to be feeling.  You make me SICK 

    And this “plant” will provide 100 jobs?  I’d be much happier working at Wal-Mart.  It’s a lot easier on the heart and conscience, but you have to have those two things to begin with to actually CARE. 

  • MA

    If the community’s invited, then any of the supposed general public could easily report on it and write a story or take a photo. Media members usually aren’t protesters.

    • Rachel

      That’s what I was thinking, too.

  • MA

    If the community’s invited, then any of the supposed general public could easily report on it and write a story or take a photo. Media members usually aren’t protesters.

  • Joe

    The top priority of food animal factories and slaughter plants is to operate as cheaply as possible including by hiring illegal, unskilled labor even if animal cruelty rises because of it. How many of those alleged jobs would be held by illegals paid minimum wage if that or under the table?

  • George

    A legal United States business

  • George

    A legal United States business

  • Rachel

    That’s what I was thinking, too.

  • Rachel

    I love the drivel of “old, sick horses put out of their misery”…nooo, it’s fat, healthy horses they want…no questions asked…the old, lame, infirm, pregnant ones get rejected…just look at the 5000 dumped on the border of Mexico to starve.

  • Rachel

    I love the drivel of “old, sick horses put out of their misery”…nooo, it’s fat, healthy horses they want…no questions asked…the old, lame, infirm, pregnant ones get rejected…just look at the 5000 dumped on the border of Mexico to starve.

  • Gold_buckle_dreams

    Its about time someone stood up and did something about our ever so declining horse market. The media just want to bring in bleeding heart horse “enthusiasts” to try and stop the opening of the plant. 

  • Gold_buckle_dreams

    Its about time someone stood up and did something about our ever so declining horse market. The media just want to bring in bleeding heart horse “enthusiasts” to try and stop the opening of the plant. 

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