Straight from the Horse's Heart

By Matt Driscoll as published in the Daily Weekly

“Vickery Eckhoff took the opportunity to set the record straight”

horse-meatLast week Benjamin Taylor took to The Daily Weekly to note the recent unanimous vote by the Snohomish County Council banning horse slaughtering for human consumption. Many, it seems, had no idea such a vote transpired, and had no idea of the issues surrounding the vote. However, Daily Weekly commenter Vickery Eckhoff is not one of those people.

As Taylor’s Daily Weekly post notes:

On Wednesday Snohomish County officially banned the slaughtering of horses and any animal of the genus equus for human consumption with a 4-0 vote on Ordinance No. 12-106 in the county council. Further, such slaughtering was defined as a misdemeanor, punishable with a maximum $1,000.00 fine and 90 days of jail time.Since 2007 sanctioned horse slaughtering has not occurred in the United States. After a Congressional decision…

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