Oklahoma lawmaker threatened over horse slaughter bill


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Rep. Skye McNiel has been getting threats after authoring a bill regarding horse slaughter.
Rep. Skye McNiel has been getting threats after authoring a bill regarding horse slaughter.
Updated: 3/27/2013 3:26 pm Published: 3/27/2013 3:22 pm


Agents with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is investigating threats made to an Oklahoma legislator over a bill to legalize horse slaughter in Oklahoma.

OSBI officials say Representative Skye McNiel has been the target of threats in reference to House Bill 1999, which she authored this session. The threats have come via telephone, mail and social media.

Threatening, harassing, or intimidating an individual can be felony crime. OSBI has original jurisdiction involving such threats to public officials. It is one of the few crimes OSBI does not need a request to investigate from a law enforcement agency.

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trail rider - 3/28/2013 2:27 PM
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When over 80% of Americans are against horse slaughter these death threats could have been sent by about anybody. The real horse activists aren't going to jeopardize their credibility by stooping that low! They would never do any thing so stupid and detremental to there cause . These threats benifits the pro slauhter people. I'm interested in knowing more as I'm sure we will. What are these so called death threats? Disgusted people saying, "I wish you'd drop dead." is not a death threat. It is terrible if death threats really have been made to Skye. But because of past pro slaughter peoples false accusations of death threats I would sure like to know more before I took it as a fact. Unfortunately its very common for pro slaughter to falsely claim death threats have been made on them. Making it very difficult to tell when its for real or not. If they are real, I think its just as possible that pro slaughter people are the ones sending them as much as it is anti slaughter people did. Its a shame but there are a few crazies in everything. Death threats are actually very beneficial to pro slaughter .Which is why in the past they have made false allegations of death threats. FACT - When Sue Wallis was trying to open a very unpopular horse slaughter plant in Mountain Grove Mo.last summer; she claimed there were death threats on the YMCA directors life . And that is why he cancelled the pro horse slaughter plant meeting that was to be held there.She also claimed there were threats on other local business peoples lives that were in favor of the plant. I'm sure the rumors were real. And were spread by the pro slaughter people. Its obvious the anti slaughter people didn't spread the false rumors.They were investigated and it was found NO threats to anyone had been made. The YMC

terri55 - 3/28/2013 7:58 AM
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And once again the criminals and the media victimize the victims. All of these criminals like Skye Mcneil have jumped on Rick's bandwagon to draw attention from their own despicable actions. I would be willing to Bet that there have been no threats at all at least from advocates. I understand their pain and disgust with this woman and with all who supported these horrendous bills. If she did in fact get any threats, i imagine they came from the constituents that she has betrayed. Ain't that right Skye? It's ok, she won't see another term in office because at election time people will remember what she shoved down their throats.

Nurse101 - 3/27/2013 6:09 PM
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It's a little hard to feel sorry for her! She knew she was railroading her constituents, and I guess she thinks they're not going to vent at her! She deserves everything she gets! She needs to be voted out! She is a disgrace to her office!

HorseSoldier - 3/27/2013 5:41 PM
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How convenient!
 
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