Kazakhstan to begin exporting horse meat to Japan

Fresh horse heart meat prepared to be eaten raw, considered a delicacy in Japan.

Japan also want live horses exported for meat THE ASTANA TIMES reports on 15 Jul. 2020: Kazakhstan will begin exporting horse meat to Japan, according to the Kazakh Agriculture Ministry’s press service.  “A huge amount of preparatory work made it possible for Kazakh horse meat to enter a new market. To boost export potential, in… Continue reading Kazakhstan to begin exporting horse meat to Japan

Five crime gang arrests over unfit horse meat entering food chain

Horses nuzzle in Ireland.

Gardaí believe some animals have effectively been smuggled into the food chain THE IRISH TIMES by Connor Lang (2 Jul 20) — Gardai have arrested five people as part of a lengthy investigation into horse meat unfit for human consumption entering the food chain by manipulation of safety measures. The five were held on suspicion… Continue reading Five crime gang arrests over unfit horse meat entering food chain

Venezuelans outraged by slaughter of racehorse for food

Venezuela racehorse slaughtered.

REPORTED BY THE NEW YORK POST (Jun. 13, 2020) — The grisly slaughter of a beloved racehorse is shining a light on just how desperate Venezuelans are for food as they struggle to survive their country’s economic collapse. Ocean Bay, who galloped away with Venezuela’s most prestigious titles, was stolen and butchered Monday, sparking outrage… Continue reading Venezuelans outraged by slaughter of racehorse for food

US Rep. Steve King loses Primary

Republican Congressman Steve King. Getty Images.

King is not only a vile bigot but also a pro horse slaughter defender who worked vigorously on the Hill to defeat any and all attempts to ban it on U.S. soil. He was also a major player in blocking legislation outlawing the live export of horses for slaughter to Canada and Mexico. More on… Continue reading US Rep. Steve King loses Primary

All the Queen’s horses. Where do they go?

Queens Horse. Royal Mews image.

Michael Clayton, reporting for the Horse and Hound writes: Some 250 horses used by the Army in ceremonial duties in London have been enjoying an unscheduled holiday at grass in Leicestershire owing to the coronavirus outbreak. They have been given their new home by Geoff Brooks and his son, Richard, who farm some 1,600 acres… Continue reading All the Queen’s horses. Where do they go?

Bouvry horse slaughter plant closing for a week

GLOBALNEWS.CA (May 1, 2020 — Another meat processing plant in Alberta has been affected by COVID-19, with one employee at Bouvry Exports testing positive earlier this week. Bouvry Exports processes a variety of meats, including beef, bison, elk, and horse. Its location just off Highway 3 near Fort Macleod, Alta. processes approximately 1,000 animals each week.… Continue reading Bouvry horse slaughter plant closing for a week

USTA endorses SAFE Act

Harness Racing

HorseRaceInsider.com reports: KEN WEINGARTNER — The United States Trotting Association announced Friday (April 10) that it has endorsed the passage of the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act of 2019 (H. R. 961), which states that “the knowing sale or transport of equines or equine parts in interstate or foreign commerce for purposes of human… Continue reading USTA endorses SAFE Act

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

March against horse slaughter 2020 finale

Horses are shipped to Korea to be slaughtered.

March Against Horse Slaughter 2020 ends tomorrow March 31. When we planned our March campaign against horse slaughter, we did not know that the nation and the world would be in crisis. We know it has been a scary and distracting time for so many and your thoughts and concerns have been elsewhere. Thank you… Continue reading March against horse slaughter 2020 finale

Top 10 importers and exporters of horse meat worldwide

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

By Jane Allin MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — Recall from the previous articles in this series, that the FAO stats are not always based on original datasets for countries included in their assessments. The FAO Statistics Division addressed this by developing innovative methods to improve data reliability and consistency across statistical domains. As a result,… Continue reading Top 10 importers and exporters of horse meat worldwide