When did dairy prices plummet? Not in my grocery stores! Santos' cattle slaughtering plant was shuttered due to USDA violations and as far as adapting to market demand, there is no demand for horse flesh in America. EU will not accept horse flesh from US and their market is declining. Santos is a convicted felon that lied about his felonies on his federal application to slaughter horses, thereby committing another felony. FDA already recognizes horses as companion animals and as such, they are routinely given drugs/meds BANNED IS ALL FOOD ANIMALS. No one is "forced" to turn their horses loose. Investigations have already shown that "abandoned" horses in border states are slaughter rejects and they are abandoned by the killbuyers/transporters that drove them there in the first place. Rep Pearce, where's the proof that 1000's of animals are turned loose on Public Lands starving to death? It's no surprise that felons, their lawyers, and politicians have no reservations about poisoning foreign consumers/children with toxic horse flesh. Just because Canada & Mexico do it, doesn't make it okay.