February and March themes

Two horses touching faces. Photographer unknown.

If you are a regular follower of Tuesday's Horse, you know that we often focus attention on a particular horse cruelty issue for the month of March. Examples are March Against Horse Slaughter, March for Premarin© Horses, and Meat Out for Mustangs. Our group agreed that we wanted to do one this year, and selected… Continue reading February and March themes

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

Horse Fund Twitter campaign horse and bird featured image.

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

Mystery of Trump’s nomination of Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture

MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — For horses a lot hangs on who is eventually appointed as Secretary of Agriculture. Former George Governor Sonny Perdue was reportedly nominated but confirmation hearings still have not been set. So Perdue remains unconfirmed. Although not a food animal in the US, the person appointed to head up the Agricultural Department will… Continue reading Mystery of Trump’s nomination of Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture

Summary of global horse slaughter and horse meat numbers

Beauty was a 'throwaway', a horse on a slaughter-bound feedlot that nobody wanted. Well, I wanted her! Image: Remembering Beauty website.

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

Top 10 countries ranked by horse meat export and import values

MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — The top 10 countries with the highest horse meat export value are responsible for about 90% of the world’s total value in 1000’s of USD as shown in Table 6 and the accompanying bar chart. This represents almost a half billion USD ($478,729,000). Table 6 – Top 10 horse meat… Continue reading Top 10 countries ranked by horse meat export and import values

Top 10 exporters and importers of horse meat worldwide

MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — The top 10 horse meat exporting countries in the world are responsible for about 85% of the world’s total as shown in Table 4 and the accompanying bar chart. This represents 115,958 tonnes or roughly 256 million pounds. Of the horse meat produced around the globe this about 16% of… Continue reading Top 10 exporters and importers of horse meat worldwide

Top 10 horse meat producers and slaughterers of horses in the world

MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — By far the largest producer of horse meat in the world is China, which slaughtered 1,598,600 head in 2013*, yielding a total of 191,832 tonnes of horse meat or 422, 917,166 lb. This represents approximately 26% of the global total. The top 10 horse meat producing countries in the world… Continue reading Top 10 horse meat producers and slaughterers of horses in the world

Horse slaughter and horse meat production — A global perspective

MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — The global distribution of horse meat production can be visualized in this map where the darker colors indicate higher volumes. This data is based on the most recent available FAO numbers published in 2013. Note that this map has been modified to eliminate the FAO horse meat data in the… Continue reading Horse slaughter and horse meat production — A global perspective

Horse slaughter and horse meat production worldwide — Introduction

Horse Meat. Reuters. Via Fox News.

MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — According to the most recent data (2013) from the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), horse meat production spans the globe and is a multi-million dollar business in terms of imports and exports across borders. [1] The data taken from the FAO statistical database, in general, have… Continue reading Horse slaughter and horse meat production worldwide — Introduction

Entrepreneurial lessons to be learned from thinking like a horse

MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — We share a quick story before we resume our work here for March Against Horse Slaughter. We have a lot coming up, so stay tuned. Be ready to take part. In the meantime check this out. The story, "3 Entrepreneurial Lessons I Learned from Raising Horses" caught our attention. And… Continue reading Entrepreneurial lessons to be learned from thinking like a horse