Obama has shocked me, that's for sure. With his decision to legalize horse slaughter on November 18, 2011, he has gained a brownie point in my book. I know some folks out there will be freaking out about eating horse but, think about it for a minute . . . since when did you want the government telling you what you can and cannot eat? FREEDOM is what America is suppose to be about and part of that freedom is being able to live in a country where we have choices in regards to our life. If it tweaks you out to think about eating horse, then don't but, please let those who want to eat it go ahead and do so.
Here is a little article about it from http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/horse-slaughter-for-human-consumption-now-legal-in-the-u-s/ :
"The five-year-old ban on horse slaughter for meat in the U.S. has been lifted by members of Congress who dropped a provision in a spending bill that barred funding for the inspection of slaughtering facilities.
November 18th, President Obama signed a law, allowing Americans to kill
and eat horses. This was despite the fact that 70% of Americans oppose
horse slaughter and he made a campaign promise in 2008 to support an end altogether to horse slaughter for human consumption.
Sue Wallis, a horse slaughter plant proponent said
that entities are already considering opening plants in Oregon and
possibly Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Georgia and
Missouri. Between 120,000 and 200,000 horses are expected to be killed
for human consumption per year."
So, I say, WOOHOO . . . let's have the freedoms we are suppose to have in this country!