Fewer horses slaughtered in Ireland in 2013

Massive increase in numbers of horses seized in Ireland for welfare reasons recorded Cross-posted from The Irish Times WRITTEN BY ALISON HEALY The number of horses slaughtered at licensed abattoirs more than halved last year as a result of the horse meat scandal, new figures from the Department of Agriculture show. Some 24,363 horses were… Continue reading Fewer horses slaughtered in Ireland in 2013

The real horsemeat scandal: supermarkets got off scot free

The following is an excerpt from an article published in the aftermath of the horse meat scandal that erupted earlier this year. This article focuses on who was punished and who was not. Why is this important to horses? Supermarkets will continue to put horse meat products on the shelves, mislabeling it as whatever they… Continue reading The real horsemeat scandal: supermarkets got off scot free

Dutch arrest meat works owner in horse meat probe

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MIKE CORDER, reporting for the Associated Press, writes: THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Dutch authorities on Thursday arrested the director of a meat-processing and wholesale company whose business is at the center of an investigation into undeclared mixing of horse meat with beef. Investigators from the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety… Continue reading Dutch arrest meat works owner in horse meat probe

BVA President calls for microchipping amid horse meat scandal

Farming UK reports: The President of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has used his annual London dinner speech last night to urge the government to back their call for all horses to be microchipped. He addressed current issues including the horsemeat scandal, where he backed calls for clearer welfare labelling. The audience included parliamentarians, veterinary… Continue reading BVA President calls for microchipping amid horse meat scandal

More than a thousand racehorses a year sent to UK abattoirs

Fallen Grand National horses may be slaughtered in the UK.

by CAHAL MILMO Cross-posted from The Independent The monitoring and tracking of horse numbers in Britain and Ireland is so lax that tens of thousands of animals may have been exported illegally and entered the food chain, experts have warned. Officials at Aintree have been forced to deny that fatally injured horses could have entered… Continue reading More than a thousand racehorses a year sent to UK abattoirs