Today is my birthday, and what a gift my federal government has given us to be thankful for this year (sarcasm). Congress has re-authorized the USDA to inspect American horse slaughter packing plants in senate bill S.311 an amendment to the original house bill HR 503 . No known horse slaughter houses legally exist in the U.S. due to the same branch of government in 2006 de-funding inspection. That spending cut and the subsequent ban, led a government investigation to conclude this was forcing in-humane conditions for terminal horses, and their shipment to foreign slaughter houses. State laws still may prevent such facilities to open within their own borders of course, however the U.S. Agriculture Department's Food Safety and Inspection Service stated that it would be ready to inspect a horse slaughter facility should the meat be produced for human consumption. Afterall, we have no other choice right?
If you read the entire story, you'll also note that [former] President Obama signed the bill in absentia with the use of the autopen while he was in Asia.
I am reminded of the vision of St. John The Divine in the Book of Revelation and how all things work to fulfill Gods purpose in our lives [REV:19:17-21  And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;\n  That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.\n  And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.\n  And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.\n  And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.\n
See All...]. Remember that Satan is an angel, a fallen one. Lucifer, this "bearer of light" who John is speaking of here; is he who wanted to be like the most high, he is deceptive and works with the powers of this world to fulfill his own purpose, inviting us to dine on the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses. We should remain vigilant and ready to expose his ways to those blinded by his darkness.