LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Slaughterhouses don't belong in Missouri

Thursday, August 1, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CDT; updated 9:46 a.m. CDT, Thursday, August 1, 2013

We are close to having a horse slaughter plant opening in Missouri. That’s nothing to look forward to. Horse slaughter is a cruel, terrifying end for horses who have served us in work, show and leisure. But even those people who ignore the emotional ties we have to the noble horse can’t deny that slaughtering them for their meat is not a business that belongs in Missouri.