Thursday, February 23, 2012

pass the chicken ehhh horse!


MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo.-- A company called
Unified Equine, LLC want the Ozarks to be home to it's first processing plant
for horse meat for human consumption. The proposed plant would be just east of
Mountain Grove near the Wright- Texas County line in the Twin Cities Industrial
Park.Unified Equine has been working on
its business
model for two years, and when federal legislation in November brought back the
ability for the USDA to inspect horse slaughter plants, the
Wyoming company got serious about finding it's flagship location.
"We wanted a state that was supportive of
our efforts, and the folks in Missouri are 100% on board with what we're trying
to do and how we're trying to do it," says Sue Wallis, CEO of Unified Equine, as
well as a Wyoming state legislator."Oh,
I think it would be horrible. People would be moving out," says Mountain Grove
resident Danita McCaig.
Many shudder at the idea of horse meat
production in their back yard, but others in the agricultural area are showing
support. "If they got a problem with it, they can go somewhere else, I guess,"
says Nathan Kelly, owner of Wright County Livestock Auction.

2 comments:

Sister--Three said...

Horse steaK? Loin, t-bone, neck bones?

Sister--Three said...

Horse steaK? Loin, t-bone, neck bones?