In land of gauchos, Argentine filmmaker spotlights horse meat trade

Argentine horses. Photographer not specified.

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) — Argentina is famed for its horses, whether excelling in polo matches or carrying gauchos through the Pampas farm lands. What’s less well known is what lies ahead for many horses after their best days are behind them: slaughter and sale as meat to gourmet buyers in Europe. In the investigative documentary… Continue reading In land of gauchos, Argentine filmmaker spotlights horse meat trade

Governor signs horse racing safety bills in California

Trainer Bob Baffert and Justify. Alex Evers/Eclipse Sportswire/Getty Images.

VIA THOROUGHBRED DAILY NEWS | Sept. 29, 2020 Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa Tuesday to improve horse racing safety across California and build on reforms adopted last year. Additionally, the governor signed a second horse racing bill, co-authored by Sen. Dodd and Assembly member Adam Gray, D-Merced, incorporating recommendations… Continue reading Governor signs horse racing safety bills in California

Jann Arden among those protesting live export of horses from Canada to Japan for slaughter

Blobal News Image. Horses await live ship to Japan to be slaughtered for gourmet meals.

Juno award-winning singer-songwriter Jann Arden brought star power to a protest at the Calgary International Airport on Tuesday, drawing attention to the export of draft horses to Asia for slaughter as a shipment prepared to depart. Arden called the practice heartbreaking and gut-wrenching, saying the export of live animals has to stop across the board. “We can… Continue reading Jann Arden among those protesting live export of horses from Canada to Japan for slaughter

Slaughterbound horse dies on Korean Air flight from Winnipeg to Japan

An example of raw, sliced horse meat, served in Japan called Basashi.

THE CANADIAN HORSE DEFENCE COALITION reports: On May 10, 2020 another 114 horses were shipped by air from Canada to Japan for slaughter for human consumption. Through Access to Information (ATI), the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) has recently received Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) reports as well as correspondence regarding this flight and the… Continue reading Slaughterbound horse dies on Korean Air flight from Winnipeg to Japan

China’s Equine Industries in a Transitional Economy

Horse in profile against a black backdrop. From MarketingtoChina.com.

Development, Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities By Qingbin Wang and Yang ZouReceived: 1 April 2020; Accepted: 19 June 2020; Published: 24 June 2020 Note: We are posting the Abstract with a link to the full document in pdf format ( 14 pp). Abstract China had the most horses in the world from 1961 to 2004 but,… Continue reading China’s Equine Industries in a Transitional Economy

Kazakhstan to begin exporting horse meat to Japan

Fresh horse heart meat prepared to be eaten raw, considered a delicacy in Japan.

Japan also want live horses exported for meat THE ASTANA TIMES reports on 15 Jul. 2020: Kazakhstan will begin exporting horse meat to Japan, according to the Kazakh Agriculture Ministry’s press service.  “A huge amount of preparatory work made it possible for Kazakh horse meat to enter a new market. To boost export potential, in… Continue reading Kazakhstan to begin exporting horse meat to Japan