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

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

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

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