This is really a misleading argument. I want to point out I got this article by reading the pro-slaughter argument on Sue Wallis's facebook page. What's strikes me is the fact that Santos in several articles on major news sites has a different reason why he had to close down. Which I believe is actually fraud. When a business closes there is a closing statement and the USDA provided that statement when they closed his plant due to the conditions and repeated offenses. As for the Sue Wallis person- she clearly needs to re-read the regulatory information on BUTE. There is NO withdrawal period for BUTE, as for the other drugs, they have Canadian estimates which further investigation of the estimates they recommend states they have no evidence supporting the guessed amount of withdrawal period, just a guide by a veterinarian-who is pro-slaughter by the way. As well no conclusive studies have been done, so until they are not even the guidelines are anything more than a guideline. So she is incorrect in her statements. I also want to address the one shot always has been to render unconscious. Even her friend Temple Grandin states that's the most humane but she also admits online in interviews this most often doesn't happen in one shot. That's Quoting Sue Wallis's Factual Ms. Grandin. As well, I want to point out that the information on the safety of Santo's is a question since he violate health codes repeatedly even getting prepared to open. As for the money spent, any well grounded business man will NOT spend money on a business NOT YET in service. I am against horse slaughter, I lived 1 mile from a slaughter plant and I would explain to these people no matter how good they think they will do it, no one knows how wrong it goes til its open, we just want to prevent it so we don't have to clean up the mess all over again!