Horse advocates want fines on NM slaughterhouse

Horses tagged by the USDA for slaughter for human consumption.

Cross-posted from the Alamogordo Daily News VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAS CRUCES, N.M. — A Colorado-based horse advocacy group says a New Mexico company seeking to become the nation's first slaughterhouse for horses since 2007 should face fines for violating laws on waste disposal. The Albuquerque Journal reports ( that the state Environment Department received… Continue reading Horse advocates want fines on NM slaughterhouse

Outrage over EPA calling iconic wild horses “pests”

Wild Horse Family

PROTECT MUSTANGS PRESS RELEASE Protect Mustangs opposes pesticides for indigenous horses and calls for change WASHINGTON (May 11, 2012) — Protect Mustangs, a San Francisco Bay Area-based wild horse preservation group, opposes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) categorizing indigenous wild horses as “pests”. This classification would allow the EPA to approve the restricted-use pesticide, ZonaStat-H,… Continue reading Outrage over EPA calling iconic wild horses “pests”

When Horse Slaughter Comes to Town: Conclusion

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When horse slaughter comes to town, environmental hazards, economic woes, and the stigma associated with the cruelties inherent to killing horses for their meat, are only a part of the price the community pays. THE horse slaughter industry is an insidious, brutal and predatory business that exists for one reason and one reason only. Horse… Continue reading When Horse Slaughter Comes to Town: Conclusion