The trouble with horse meat

Ground horse meat. Source: TheTakeout.com.

How toxic is horse meat? The answer is — very. There are approximately one hundred and ten (110!) drugs administered to horses over their lifetimes that are illegal to administer to animals raised for human consumption. Equines are medicated with wormers, antibiotics, fly sprays, diuretics and Phenylbutazone (a pain killer once administered to people and… Continue reading The trouble with horse meat

SAFE Act needs your support

A horse in slaughter buyer Mike McCarron's trailer in Cleburne, Texas, August, 2019. USA Today.

Horse slaughter for human consumption is a grisly, predatory business — and big business. According to Beef Magazine production totals are about 1.6 billion pounds of horse meat annually. "This protein supply annually generates U.S. $1 billion in imports and exports combined," they write. Besides the obvious horrors of slaughter for the horses, there is… Continue reading SAFE Act needs your support

Infrastructure Bill passes Senate without horse slaughter amendment

Advocates urge voting against the bill unless anti-slaughter language is reinstated. EDITED PRESS RELEASE | UPDATED: AUG 11, 2021 Warning: Graphic Image Ahead Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Senate passed a trillion-dollar infrastructure bill on Tuesday without any provision to ban the export of live horses to Canada and Mexico for slaughter for human consumption,… Continue reading Infrastructure Bill passes Senate without horse slaughter amendment

Horse slaughter is not euthanasia

As of late we are seeing so many articles and commentaries on horse slaughter attempting to mislead the public into thinking that horse slaughter is a form of euthanasia. It is NOT. Horse slaughter is NOT humane euthanasia. “Euthanasia” is defined as a gentle, painless death provided in order to prevent suffering. Horse slaughter is… Continue reading Horse slaughter is not euthanasia

Stop passing the buck! Animal Aid demands Government intervention over horse slaughter

Horses are being failed by breed societies, racing regulators and welfare groups, says Animal Aid. Since Panorama’s exposé on the slaughter of horses, which aired on 19 July, and featured undercover footage gathered by Animal Aid; many of those charged with looking after horse welfare appear to reject responsibility. Some are even labelling the slaughter… Continue reading Stop passing the buck! Animal Aid demands Government intervention over horse slaughter

PeTA slams South Korean officials for erasure of racehorse slaughter records

Cross-posted from PeTA.org blog, 20th July 2021. From October 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 — 947 horses were killed in South Korea. But the Korea Racing Authority (KRA) doesn’t want anyone to know the identities of these horses. The KRA is still scrambling to do damage control after PETA’s undercover “K-Cruelty” investigation exposed the cruel beatings and… Continue reading PeTA slams South Korean officials for erasure of racehorse slaughter records

Adverts posted for horse abbatoirs that will dispose of horses with ‘inability’

IRISHEXAMINER.COM | 29th June 2020 The Department of Agriculture has refused to say whether ‘inability’ or ‘vices’ are sufficient reason for horses to be destroyed. A number of businesses recently advertised in a prominent Irish horse-sports magazine their services for the disposal of unwanted animals. One of those businesses, based in Co Kildare, described itself… Continue reading Adverts posted for horse abbatoirs that will dispose of horses with ‘inability’

Inhumane slaughter of horses ‘does not happen in Ireland’

Department of Agriculture officials comment on BBC documentary at Dáil committee by HARRY MCGEE | Irish Times | 21 hrs ago The alleged inhumane practices surrounding the slaughter of horses in the UK – including many hundreds of Irish racehorses – contained in a BBC documentary would never happen in Ireland, the Department of Agriculture,… Continue reading Inhumane slaughter of horses ‘does not happen in Ireland’

From 2001 to 2020 the U.S. exported close to 2 million horses for slaughter

According to government records from 2001 to 2020, the United States sent 1,620,192 of its horses to Mexico and Canada for slaughter for human consumption. U.S. Horse Slaughter Export Numbers 2001 to 2020 YEARNUMBER202035,572201964,433201881,294201779,5622016108,4202015125,6082014145,7852013144,6562012166,5722011127,5252010106,665200998,503200898,963200778,061200632,789200525,145200423,839200322,252200225,993200128,735TOTAL1,620,192Source: National Agricultural Statistics Service/USDA and Statistics Canada You will notice the number of slaughter bound horses to Mexico and Canada began to increase… Continue reading From 2001 to 2020 the U.S. exported close to 2 million horses for slaughter

Anti-Horse Slaughter Transport Amendment passes U.S. House by voice vote

Three Angels' Farm horses on their way to slaughter. Google image.

An amendment led by U.S. Reps. Troy Carter, D-La., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., John Katko, R-N.Y., Dina Titus, D-Nev., and Steve Cohen, D-Tenn. to H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act, cleared the full U.S. House by a voice vote in a bloc of amendments. The measure would ban the transport of equines across State lines… Continue reading Anti-Horse Slaughter Transport Amendment passes U.S. House by voice vote