Slaughter export numbers of U.S. horses decrease

A horse in slaughter buyer Mike McCarron's trailer in Cleburne, Texas, August, 2019. USA Today.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Market News Livestock Export Summary, 28,653 horses were shipped for slaughter from the United States to Mexico in 2020, a 46% decrease from 2019 when 53,947 were shipped. 53,947 marks a 26% decrease from 2018 when 70,708 horses designated for slaughter were transported from the United States… Continue reading Slaughter export numbers of U.S. horses decrease

In land of gauchos, Argentine filmmaker spotlights horse meat trade

Argentine horses. Photographer not specified.

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) — Argentina is famed for its horses, whether excelling in polo matches or carrying gauchos through the Pampas farm lands. What’s less well known is what lies ahead for many horses after their best days are behind them: slaughter and sale as meat to gourmet buyers in Europe. In the investigative documentary… Continue reading In land of gauchos, Argentine filmmaker spotlights horse meat trade

Support H.R.961 now

MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — Calling all Americans! We end March with one last plea to ask your U.S. Representative to cosponsor H.R. 961 to help us reach 290 cosponsors which will release the bill from its Committee assignments and get it onto the U.S. House floor for a vote. H.R.961 currently has 228 cosponsors.… Continue reading Support H.R.961 now

H.R. 961 & S. 2006 — Take Action Kansas and Kentucky

US Capitol Dome and Flag. H.R. 961 — The "SAFE Act of 2019" & S. 2006 A big hello and welcome to the horse loving citizens of Kansas and Kentucky. Are you ready to take action and help get us the necessary cosponsors to blast H.R. 961 (The SAFE Act of 2019), out of Committee… Continue reading H.R. 961 & S. 2006 — Take Action Kansas and Kentucky

H.R. 961 — Take Action Indiana

US Capitol Dome and Flag. H.R. 961 — The "SAFE Act of 2019" A big shout out to all you great horse loving Hoosiers! Are you ready to take action and help get us the necessary cosponsors to blast H.R. 961 (The SAFE Act of 2019), out of Committee and onto the House Floor for… Continue reading H.R. 961 — Take Action Indiana

Horse meat trial shines light on key part of international fraud

The Guardian| Felicity Lawrence | July 26, 2017 | Full Article The conviction of three men in London for conspiracy to defraud by selling horse mislabelled as beef marks the end of the UK police operation to identify the criminals in its jurisdiction behind the horsemeat scandal of 2013. Operation Boldo, run by the City of London… Continue reading Horse meat trial shines light on key part of international fraud

Washington lawmakers will try to ban the slaughter of US horses

Beauty was a ‘throwaway’, a horse nobody seemed to want, slaughter bound in a feedlot. 'Well, I wanted her!' says the lady who rescued her.

A new bill called The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act in the US House will not only ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption in the United States but also prohibit the live export of horses for the same purpose. Washington lawmakers Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA) and Rep. Jan… Continue reading Washington lawmakers will try to ban the slaughter of US horses

Horse owners clubs urge Governor to support horse slaughter in New Mexico

Package of horse meat, Switzerland, likely full of yummy cancerous toxins.

Cross-posted from the Washington Post via The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — [AP] A group of horse owners and clubs is urging the governor to support a proposed horse slaughterhouse in Roswell, saying the closing of domestic facilities five years ago has caused “needless suffering under the cruelest of conditions.” The New Mexico Horse Council,… Continue reading Horse owners clubs urge Governor to support horse slaughter in New Mexico

US Food and Drug Administration petitioned over horse meat safety

Package of horse meat, Switzerland, likely full of yummy cancerous toxins.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is being petitioned to prevent former companion, working and competition horses from entering the human food chain. Front Range Equine Rescue and The Humane Society of the United States say the FDA does not adequately regulate what they describe as potentially toxic meat from these sources. Their petition… Continue reading US Food and Drug Administration petitioned over horse meat safety