Sue Wallis

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    Missouri Officials Deny Permit For Horse Slaughterhouse

    State officials following the federal government's lead chose last week to block a Missouri slaughterhouse owner's quest to legally kill and process horses. In a letter dated January 23, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources notified David Rains, owner of Gallatin-based Rains Natural Meats, ... More >>

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    January 21, 2014

    Congress Blocks Horse Slaughter: Missouri Processing Plant Faces Uncertain Future

    Bad news for anyone jonesing for a fresh, locally-sourced horseburger: When President Barack Obama signed the new federal budget late last week, he also signed a measure that effectively banned selling horse meat for human consumption in the U.S.. The $1.1 trillion spending package includes languag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Rockville MO Horse Slaughter Plant Update: Nothing Doing So Far

    In June of this year Sue Wallis, the CEO of Unified Equine, announced that a shuttered cattle processing plant in Rockville, Missouri, would soon be home to her company's first horse slaughterhouse in America. Work was to begin immediately so that horses could be processed for human consumption as s ... More >>

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    June 15, 2012

    Rockville Residents Embrace Horse Slaughterhouse

    While animal-rights activists and are wringing their hands with the prospect of Unified Equine opening the nation's only horse-packaging plant in Missouri, residents of that town are delighted by the news. The Kansas City Star visited Rockville this week and reports a near unified front, with reside ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Unified Equine Selects Rockville, MO, for Horse Slaughter Plant

    Sue Wallis' Unified Equine announced yesterday that Rockville, Missouri, population 150 or so, would be home to the company's first food-grade horse slaughter plant by the end of the summer. This is the second proposed Missouri location for the Wyoming state senator's plant. Mountain Grove was the f ... More >>

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    June 4, 2012

    If You Eat Horse Meat, What Are You Really Eating?

    Sue Wallis, the CEO of Unified Equine, resurfaced in the media recently to hint that her plans for a horse slaughter plant in Missouri continue apace. Wallis claims that the company has designs on a shuttered cattle processing plant in "western Missouri," with the exact location being kept a secret. ... More >>

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    March 13, 2012

    Sue Wallis Says No Horse Slaughter Plant for Mountain Grove; Plant's Still Coming, Though

    ​Unified Equine's proposal to open a horse processing plant in Mountain Grove, MO, has been hobbled, at least for now. Sue Wallis, the CEO of Unified Equine, announced at a Monday night public meeting that the site the company had picked out is no longer being sought. So this means Unified Equine ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    Horse Meat Is On the Menu?

    It's not just for cats and dogs anymore.​Unified Equine is a Wyoming-based company that wants to open its first horse-meat processing plant -- for human consumption, mind you -- just outside Mountain Grove, Missouri, an Ozark community about 70 miles east of Springfield. Unified Equine and its chi ... More >>