Horse Slaughter Year in Review 2016

Horses held in a pen awaiting export for slaughter to Mexico. Photo by Kathy Milani for HSUS.

(Updated 9:57 pm). The Horse Fund's "Horse Slaughter Year in Review 2016" has arrived. We have sections on how slaughter is impacting the lives of the horses in North America. We have sections on regulation, legislation and what drives it all — the human appetite for horse meat, and those willing to supply it legally… Continue reading Horse Slaughter Year in Review 2016

USDA threatened with suit if Court Order not followed before horse slaughter resumes

Horses tagged by the USDA for slaughter for human consumption.

HSUS PRESS RELEASE (Feb. 3, 2012) -- The Humane Society of the United States cautioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture in a letter that the agency must comply with a 2007 ruling from the D.C. District Court prior to resuming the inspection of horse slaughter facilities—a crucial matter because such inspections could open the way… Continue reading USDA threatened with suit if Court Order not followed before horse slaughter resumes

Take action on horse racing legislation and slaughter

HORSE RACING "Today over 99% of Thoroughbred racehorses and 70% of Standardbred racehorses have a needle stuck in them four hours before a race." H.R. 1733, introduced by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY) and S. 886, introduced by Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM), prohibits the use of performance-enhancing drugs in horse racing. The misuse of drugs in… Continue reading Take action on horse racing legislation and slaughter