7,618 horses killed in Ireland for their meat in 2016

IRELAND (Mar. 28, 2017) — While Ireland and England are horrified at the thought of eating horses, 1bn people do so all over the world. Some 6,033 horses were slaughtered for meat in 2015, so last year’s figure is a 25% increase. However, at the height of the recession, in 2011, 24,000 unwanted horses were slaughtered… Continue reading 7,618 horses killed in Ireland for their meat in 2016

Get ready for our 2017 Governor’s Day Twitter campaign against horse slaughter

MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — Next Tuesday, March 28, 2017 is our Governor's Day Twitter campaign against horse slaughter. Let's get ready now. As pro slaughter forces lobby to raise support for returning horse slaughter to US soil let's get together and let our US Governors know that their citizens are against horse slaughter. Your tweets should include a short message to your… Continue reading Get ready for our 2017 Governor’s Day Twitter campaign against horse slaughter

Mother-daughter team up with kill buyer to save horses from slaughter

PEABODY, KAN. — Donald Bradley, reporting for the Kansas City Star, writes: Every day, often several times a day, Saje Bayes drives the dirt road to the kill lot. There she sees the horses that will soon be loaded on a truck to Mexico for slaughter. Saje and her mother, Amy Bayes, save the ones… Continue reading Mother-daughter team up with kill buyer to save horses from slaughter

Supporters of Kentucky SB 139 respond to their critics in Blood-Horse article

FRANKFORT, KY — Kentuckians please take action. In an article posted online by the Blood-Horse [1] it states: A Kentucky bill that would uniformly designate horses as livestock has been approved by both houses of the legislature and now awaits the signature of Gov. Matt Bevin. Once the legislation (SB 139) becomes law, it would provide… Continue reading Supporters of Kentucky SB 139 respond to their critics in Blood-Horse article

Kentucky bill reducing horses to livestock sent to Governor to sign into law

FRANKFORT, KY — Take action. Contact Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin saying you OPPOSE SB 139 becoming law. On March 15, 2017, SB 139, the Kentucky State Bill reducing horses to livestock — removing what precious few protections they have — was sent to the Governor's Office to sign into law. Kentucky already has an abysmal record when it comes to… Continue reading Kentucky bill reducing horses to livestock sent to Governor to sign into law

Summary of global horse slaughter and horse meat numbers

MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — Here is a summary of the global horse slaughter and horse meat numbers and statistics published by Jane Allin. • The horse slaughter and horse meat industry is widespread from a global perspective. • According to the most recent FAO data from 2013 almost 4.7 million horses were slaughtered worldwide that… Continue reading Summary of global horse slaughter and horse meat numbers