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

DeKalb Plan Commission rejects reopening of slaughterhouse

Cross-posted from the Daily Chronicle Written by ELENA GRIMM DeKALB – After about a dozen people who live, work or own property near a former slaughterhouse gave reasons why slaughtering activity shouldn’t reappear, a developer’s request was not recommended by the DeKalb Plan Commission. In a 4-0 vote, the Plan Commission did not recommend a… Continue reading DeKalb Plan Commission rejects reopening of slaughterhouse

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

Former Senator regrets his part in BLM wild horse and burro program

Clifford Hansen, a former U.S. senator from Wyoming who introduced the bill to create the program, said he now wishes he could remove his name from the legislation. The law was intended to recognize the significance of wild horses and burros," said Hansen, now 84, "but talk about a waste of public funds! -- Trail’s… Continue reading Former Senator regrets his part in BLM wild horse and burro program

Supreme Court refuses to hear horse slaughter appeal

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US Supreme Court Monday refused to hear an appeal by the last US horse abattoir against its forced closure, despite claims that American horse meat is greatly valued in Europe. Until last year, there were three horse abattoirs in the United States -- two in Texas and one in Illinois. But… Continue reading Supreme Court refuses to hear horse slaughter appeal