Kinky Friedman at Willie Nelson’s Ranch, pledges to close Texas Horse Slaughter Plants

 

(Kinky, Jesse Venture, Willie – Picture from fundraiser earlier this year)

SPICEWOOD, Texas Kinky Friedman began the final campaign weekend just outside Austin at Willie Nelson’s Luck Ranch looking for some good luck late in his long-shot independent gubernatorial effort.

Friedman stood next to Nelson outside a corral where a half-dozen horses were grazing. 

The horses were among eleven recently adopted by Nelson and saved from slaughter with their meat intended for overseas consumption. The pair used the campaign stop to push for congressional passage of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, which has been passed by the House and is under consideration by the Senate. 

Friedman said if he’s elected governor Tuesday, the first two things he’d do is reopen two Indian casinos in the state and close two horse slaughter plants rather than wait for congressional approval. 

During the stop, Friedman also disputed polls that show him lagging well behind Republican Governor Rick Perry, Democratic challenger Chris Bell and fellow independent Carole Keeton Strayhorn, who was elected comptroller as a Republican.

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