US horse slaughter export numbers for 2001-2021

Here is an updated list of the number of American horses sent for slaughter in Canada and Mexico to include 2021 and according to country. From 2001 to 2021, the US sent more than 1.6 million of its horses across its borders to be killed for their meat. Horse Slaughter Export Numbers 2001—2021 YearUS to… Continue reading US horse slaughter export numbers for 2001-2021

EU animal welfare rules not respected in horse meat trade

Butchering of a horse in Catania. Horse meat is ugly.

Reineke Hameleers, writing for The Brussels Times reports: In 2020, just under 60 million horses are recorded as livestock worldwide, with just over 5 million being slaughtered every year. The EU imports annually more than 16,000 tonnes of horse meat, primarily from Latin America and Canada, to a value of ca €70 million. Ca 44,000… Continue reading EU animal welfare rules not respected in horse meat trade

New York remains thoroughfare for horses trucked to Canadian slaughterhouse

The Times Union | Rebekah F. Ward | March 2022 Rebeka Ward writes: SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — The footage of Tender Boy appeared on TikTok in late December. Posted by a rescue group, the video showed the New York thoroughbred with bloodied hindquarters and ribs visible through his emaciated flanks as he hobbled in front of a “kill pen”… Continue reading New York remains thoroughfare for horses trucked to Canadian slaughterhouse

Claude Bouvry dead

SIGN PETITION » Here is an excerpt from Claude Bouvry's Obituary: Claude Bouvry beloved husband of Louise Bouvry (Poirier) passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at the age of 71 years. Claude was born in 1951 on his family’s farm in France, where his parents grain farmed and raised cattle. He moved to Canada… Continue reading Claude Bouvry dead

New research shows overwhelming majority of Americans oppose horse slaughter

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

On May 24, 2007, the last slaughterhouse in the US producing horsemeat for human consumption was closed by State statute. The export of horses to Mexico and Canada for slaughter, however, continues unabated. More than 1.5 million American horses were sent across US borders for slaughter in Mexico and Canada from 2001-2020. There was a… Continue reading New research shows overwhelming majority of Americans oppose horse slaughter

SAFE Act needs your support

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

Horse slaughter for human consumption is a grisly, predatory business — and big business. According to Beef Magazine production totals are about 1.6 billion pounds of horse meat annually. "This protein supply annually generates U.S. $1 billion in imports and exports combined," they write. Besides the obvious horrors of slaughter for the horses, there is… Continue reading SAFE Act needs your support

Stop passing the buck! Animal Aid demands Government intervention over horse slaughter

Horses are being failed by breed societies, racing regulators and welfare groups, says Animal Aid. Since Panorama’s exposé on the slaughter of horses, which aired on 19 July, and featured undercover footage gathered by Animal Aid; many of those charged with looking after horse welfare appear to reject responsibility. Some are even labelling the slaughter… Continue reading Stop passing the buck! Animal Aid demands Government intervention over horse slaughter

From 2001 to 2020 the U.S. exported close to 2 million horses for slaughter

According to government records from 2001 to 2020, the United States sent 1,620,192 of its horses to Mexico and Canada for slaughter for human consumption. U.S. Horse Slaughter Export Numbers 2001 to 2020 YEARNUMBER202035,572201964,433201881,294201779,5622016108,4202015125,6082014145,7852013144,6562012166,5722011127,5252010106,665200998,503200898,963200778,061200632,789200525,145200423,839200322,252200225,993200128,735TOTAL1,620,192Source: National Agricultural Statistics Service/USDA and Statistics Canada You will notice the number of slaughter bound horses to Mexico and Canada began to increase… Continue reading From 2001 to 2020 the U.S. exported close to 2 million horses for slaughter

Anti-Horse Slaughter Transport Amendment passes U.S. House by voice vote

Three Angels' Farm horses on their way to slaughter. Google image.

An amendment led by U.S. Reps. Troy Carter, D-La., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., John Katko, R-N.Y., Dina Titus, D-Nev., and Steve Cohen, D-Tenn. to H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act, cleared the full U.S. House by a voice vote in a bloc of amendments. The measure would ban the transport of equines across State lines… Continue reading Anti-Horse Slaughter Transport Amendment passes U.S. House by voice vote

Activists sue BLM for selling wild horses to ‘kill buyers’

REUTERS (16 June 2021) — An animal advocacy group has accused the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Denver federal court of running a wild-horse adoption program that fails to prevent their resale to slaughter facilities that process them for meat, in violation of prohibitions by Congress and of federal law. In a complaint filed on Monday,… Continue reading Activists sue BLM for selling wild horses to ‘kill buyers’