When Horse Slaughter Comes to Town: Environmental Impact

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Noxious drugs are not only present in the meat intended for human consumption overseas but also in the waste water and sludge produced during processing. MARCH 2012 | by JANE ALLIN and VIVIAN GRANT HISTORICALLY, the negative environmental impact of horse slaughter plants has been well documented. In 2007, all three of the foreign owned… Continue reading When Horse Slaughter Comes to Town: Environmental Impact

There’s no way to “pretty up” horse slaughter

There is no one who can tell you what time it is quite like R. T. Fitch. In his article excerpted below, "Mud, Blood and Horse Crap: There's No Way to Pretty Up Horse Slaughter", Mr. Fitch tells of his haunting visit to a horse slaughter plant. Like Mr. Fitch, I too visited a horse… Continue reading There’s no way to “pretty up” horse slaughter

When Horse Slaughter Comes to Town: Environmental Impact

PART 1 OF 5 by JANE ALLIN | March 2010 Historically, the negative environmental impact of horse slaughtering plants has been well documented. In 2007, the last three horse slaughter plants in the US, all Belgium-owned, closed their doors due to state laws -- Dallas Crown, Kaufman TX; Beltex Corporation, Fort Worth TX; and Cavel… Continue reading When Horse Slaughter Comes to Town: Environmental Impact

Animal advocates decry Texas horse feedlot (US)

AN ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT By BETSY BLANEY Associated Press Writer © 2009 The Associated Press Cross-posted from the Houston Chronicle LUBBOCK, Texas — Animal health advocates want improvements made at a West Texas horse feedlot where they say live horses are feeding in pens as carcasses decompose in the open and that some horses eat… Continue reading Animal advocates decry Texas horse feedlot (US)