THE term “horse slaughter” refers exclusively to the killing of horses for human consumption. Horse slaughter is NOT humane euthanasia. “Euthanasia” is defined as a gentle, painless death provided in order to prevent suffering; slaughter is a brutal, terrifying death for horses. Though exports have been dropping in recent years, tens of thousands of American… Continue reading Horse slaughter numbers 2010-2022
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Jann Arden petitions Ottawa to ban live horse exports for slaughter
By Mickey Djuric | The Canadian PressVia TheSpec.com » OTTAWA — More than 36,000 people have signed a petition calling on the federal Liberals to live up to their election promise to ban the live export of horses for slaughter. Statistics Canada data shows since the promise was made in 2021 more than 2,000 horses have… Continue reading Jann Arden petitions Ottawa to ban live horse exports for slaughter
Live horse slaughter export ban petition Canada
Petition to ban the live shipping of Canadian horses overseas for slaughterThe British Columbia SPCA, CanadaCanadian Citizens Only Can Sign UPDATE & VIDEO "It has been over a year since the federal Minister of Agriculture was given the mandate to end the live export of horses for slaughter." Thousands of live horses are exported each… Continue reading Live horse slaughter export ban petition Canada
Colorado horses are being slaughtered abroad for human consumption.
A new bill could shut down the industry. An investigation by animal welfare groups followed horses from auctions to holding facilities to slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico, where they were exported for human consumption By THE COLORADO SUN, Jennifer Brown reporting » Colorado and other states are sending an estimated 20,000 horses per year to… Continue reading Colorado horses are being slaughtered abroad for human consumption.
Horses are still being exported for slaughter. Will Trudeau take action?
OPINION: GLOBE AND MAIL | 30th January 2023 By Jann Arden and Jessica Scott-Reid Ahead of the most recent federal election, as Justin Trudeau and his Liberal party were racing toward voting day, campaign promises were hitting the news cycle fast and furiously. Banning the export of live horses for slaughter was an easy appeal.… Continue reading Horses are still being exported for slaughter. Will Trudeau take action?
Opinion: Why hasn’t Canada stopped horses from being shipped to slaughter overseas?
It is nearly 2023. So . . . ? Came across this Opinion piece entitled, "Canada needs to stop live exports for overseas slaughter", published by the Daily Hive, dated 16 December 2022. It was written for the Daily Hive by Chantelle Archambault of the Vancouver Humane Society. Ms Archbault tell us: Sunday night on the cold… Continue reading Opinion: Why hasn’t Canada stopped horses from being shipped to slaughter overseas?
European horse meat fraud lives on
Horse meat fraud is highly lucrative, largely because there is an abundant supply of product. It’s no wonder these cases have been showing up around the globe—both in countries that consume horse meat and those that do not. You may remember the horse meat scandal of 2013, which involved the recall of at least 10… Continue reading European horse meat fraud lives on
35 suspects arrested & 80 horses rescued from dismantled criminal horse meat gang in Spain
» WORLD ANIMAL NEWS by Lauren Lewis | 12 Dec 2022 In a major victory, a criminal organization in Spain that was illegally marketing horses for slaughter was recently dismantled by The Spanish Civil Guard (Guardia Civil) and Europol. Eighty horses, that displayed signs of animal abuse and had no veterinary care were also rescued… Continue reading 35 suspects arrested & 80 horses rescued from dismantled criminal horse meat gang in Spain
Europol and Spain lead horse meat fraud investigation
FOOD SAFETY NETWORK (FSN) reports: December 2, 2022 EUROPEAN authorities have uncovered a network that sold potentially dangerous horse meat in at least four countries. The operation was coordinated by Europol and the Spanish Civil Guard (Guardia Civil). A video can be seen here. Operation Yucatán targeted the sale of horse meat unsuitable for consumption. The meat… Continue reading Europol and Spain lead horse meat fraud investigation
Horse slaughter ban hits D.C. speed bump
The SAFE Act stalled in a Congressional committee earlier last week, which means horses are still not safe from entering the slaughter pipeline. Slaughter for human consumption. Why do we continue supplying people with meat from our horses when a reportedly eight out of 10 Americans oppose it? "The reality of horse slaughter is horrific… Continue reading Horse slaughter ban hits D.C. speed bump