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

US House Committee passes anti-slaughter amendment

The U.S. House of Representatives' Agricultural Appropriations Committee voted 25-23 in favor of the Farr-Dent amendment which prevents the funding necessary for the USDA to conduct horse meat inspections for another year. This type of legislative action to end horse slaughter in America was first taken in 2007. Only once has Congress failed to pass… Continue reading US House Committee passes anti-slaughter amendment

US Senate Committee passes horse slaughter ban for fiscal year 2015

HORSE ON THE HILL UPDATE Washington DC — On May 22, 2014, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved its version of the FY2015 Agriculture Appropriations bill (S.2389).  This bill provides funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the 2015 fiscal year (October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015). The bill contains several provisions that… Continue reading US Senate Committee passes horse slaughter ban for fiscal year 2015