Speaking Out of Both Sides Of Your Mouth OR The Drama And Fallacy Of the Green Tag

The morally depraved women who like to scream the truck is coming also like to claim once a horse is tagged it cannot be saved.  If we’ve heard it from one of them, we’ve heard it from all.

Gee, if that were so, why is that we frequently see tagged horses on the broker and placement advertising?

The truth of the matter is that it’s really easy to tag a horse.  It’s really easy to get USDA shipping tags.  If you wanted to make it look like a horse is in danger of shipping to slaughter, you could put a USDA shipping tag on it.

The trouble is that they’ve been caught talking out of both sides of their mouths.

Right here, in bold red letters it proclaims “Once the horses are tagged – we can’t save them.”

Why then, were these horses from both Brian Moore and Bruce Rotzs’ dealer lots photographed with USDA tags on them and offered up for sale?

 Rotz's tagged horse
 Moore's tagged horse
 Another Moore tagged horse, and just below a second Rotz tagged horse

What’s the truth, ladies?  Were you actually attempting to SELL horses that were already destined to ship?  Or are you lying to your followers about the tags?   

It can’t work both ways.

The reality again is that anyone can put a tag on a horse and take a photo.  That’s not what designates that the horse is truly getting on the slaughter truck.  The horse is tagged for identification purposes.   It becomes just another four digit number, no name, no history, just a number.  Pretty damn painful to contemplate, but you have to remember the mentalities that we are dealing with here.  After tagging, the horse’s paperwork then has to be signed by an independent vet.    The same horse’s paperwork then has to be signed by a USDA certified vet.  At that point a form VS 10 - 13 is created showing all the horses consigned to the load and their identifying hip tags.

(Right here is a whole lot of examples of the VS 10 - 13:

At this point, the horses can be loaded on the truck to Hell.  As long as they aren’t rejected at the border for one reason or another, they will die in a slaughterhouse.

(Moment of silence and prayer that death will be swift, but we know that typically it is otherwise.)

What is clear in the middle of all this pain is that somebody isn’t being honest.  In fact, a number of “someones” are manipulating the truth and sucking dry the uneducated, big hearted wallets of the horse world.  It goes on and on and some of these ladies (using the term very loosely) say they have to do this keep their names out there in the public eye, some claim to be providing a service and some just flat out have to do it do survive financially, making them no better than the scum that actually load these horses and send them to their deaths.

So here’s part of your painful weekly Education.  USDA tags don’t indicate a horse is shipping to slaughter.  It indicates there is a potential for a horse to ship, providing all the other parts of the process are completed.  Or, it may just be a fallacious marketing ploy used by those morally bankrupt individuals who make a living off the blood of horses.


“Once the horses are tagged – we can’t save them.”


  1. Excellent info. As someone who has been rescuing from slaughter directly AT the sale for a long time, I had been told by the Vet that once tagged a horse COULD NOT be sold. I can see now how that is a simplified answer that a busy man gave to a nosy lady.

  2. Linda Giron Never thought they were, always thought they were AUCTION TAGS, USDA inspection tags would come later. Never have seen a USDA inspector show up at the auction houses or broker lots. Yes, they do ship them to Canada and Mexico this way, but there are no horse slaughter houses in the US, therefore no USDA stickers are warranted. Dont understand why this was even posted. Seems like the pro-slaughter folks are saying something that is non existent?

  3. Really? Are you dumb or blind? The tags clearly say USDA. That's your sign, Tina! DUH.