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

Jann Arden among those protesting live export of horses from Canada to Japan for slaughter

Blobal News Image. Horses await live ship to Japan to be slaughtered for gourmet meals.

Juno award-winning singer-songwriter Jann Arden brought star power to a protest at the Calgary International Airport on Tuesday, drawing attention to the export of draft horses to Asia for slaughter as a shipment prepared to depart. Arden called the practice heartbreaking and gut-wrenching, saying the export of live animals has to stop across the board. “We can… Continue reading Jann Arden among those protesting live export of horses from Canada to Japan for slaughter

Leading Wagga trainer Trevor Sutherland banned for three years over retired racehorses being destroyed

Leading Wagga Wagga Trainer Trevor Sutherland banned for three years for the deaths of two retired racehorses.

NEW SOUTH WALES (Australia) — A NSW racehorse trainer has been banned for three years after two retired thoroughbreds, he says he thought he was re-homing for equine purposes, were slaughtered, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. Leading Wagga trainer Trevor Sutherland was handed the penalty at a stewards inquiry on Tuesday. He has already… Continue reading Leading Wagga trainer Trevor Sutherland banned for three years over retired racehorses being destroyed

Slaughterbound horse dies on Korean Air flight from Winnipeg to Japan

An example of raw, sliced horse meat, served in Japan called Basashi.

THE CANADIAN HORSE DEFENCE COALITION reports: On May 10, 2020 another 114 horses were shipped by air from Canada to Japan for slaughter for human consumption. Through Access to Information (ATI), the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) has recently received Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) reports as well as correspondence regarding this flight and the… Continue reading Slaughterbound horse dies on Korean Air flight from Winnipeg to Japan

New York lawmakers move bills forward to protect off the track Thoroughbreds

Closeup of Thoroughbred racehorse's hooves galloping on a direct track. Photographer unknown.

THE BLOODHORSE reports: State lawmakers in the two legislative houses in New York State have passed dueling bills pertaining to how retired racehorses are treated when they are done racing. In the Democratic-controlled state Senate, a bill was approved July 21 banning the slaughter of retired racehorses. In the Democratic-controlled Assembly a day earlier, lawmakers OK'd a… Continue reading New York lawmakers move bills forward to protect off the track Thoroughbreds

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