EU agencies to advise on risks of phenylbutazone in horse meat

EUROPEAN FOOD SAFETY AGENCY PRESS RELEASE The European Commission has asked the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to carry out a joint assessment of the risks to human health from the presence in horsemeat of residues of the anti-inflammatory drug phenylbutazone. The request follows the recent identification of beef… Continue reading EU agencies to advise on risks of phenylbutazone in horse meat

Road to slaughter in Canada re-opens for US horses

Trailered Slaughter Horse. Google image.

While the reasons given are many and varied for Canadian slaughter plants rejecting U.S. horses last Friday that came suddenly and with no warning, today the road to slaughter re-opened. Clearly the slaughter of U.S. horses for human consumption will continue in Canada and Mexico where thousands are killed for their meat each week. On… Continue reading Road to slaughter in Canada re-opens for US horses

U.S. slaughter horses caught in bureaucratic limbo

Slaughter tools. Google image.

Reportedly for the moment Canadian horse slaughter plants are not accepting U.S. horses for slaughter for human consumption, leaving these horses in bureaucratic limbo while we await announcements from the European Commission (EC), Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Some buyers for horse slaughter plants initially intended to return… Continue reading U.S. slaughter horses caught in bureaucratic limbo

Recent test shows Canada sending toxic horse meat to Europeans but on it goes

Trailered Slaughter Horse. Google image.

Updated. Horse advocates have long warned that toxic horse meat from slaughtered American and Canadian horses is ending up on the dinner tables of Europe. In February 2010 a peer reviewed scientific study entitled "Bute and Slaughter Horses Toxicology Study" (pdf) branded USDA studies asserting U.S. and Canadian horse meat as chemically harmless as bogus.… Continue reading Recent test shows Canada sending toxic horse meat to Europeans but on it goes