Push the passage of federal bills that will outlaw horse slaughter

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

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PAST Act and SAFE Act Subcommittee hearings set for May 26

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The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Commerce and Protection will hold a hearing on the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act (H.R. 5441) and the Save America’s Forgotten Equines (SAFE) Act (H.R. 3355), scheduled for 12:00 PM EST on Thursday, May 26. The PAST Act addresses the practice of soring horses. The soring of… Continue reading PAST Act and SAFE Act Subcommittee hearings set for May 26

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

Will we ever completely outlaw horse slaughter?

Galloping horse statuary near Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. Photographer unknown.

Polls and studies conducted over the past couple of decades show that 80% of Americans are opposed to horse slaughter. The term “horse slaughter” refers to the killing of horses for their meat, chiefly but not limited to, for human consumption. Export for Slaughter The last three horse slaughter plants operating on American soil —… Continue reading Will we ever completely outlaw horse slaughter?

The 2022 Spending Bill and horses

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We have been fielding a lot of emails on this. — Fund for Horses On Friday, March 11, 2022, the President signed into law H.J.Res. 75, the “Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2022,” which provides fiscal year 2022 appropriations to Federal agencies, and for other purposes. The horse protection issues covered are as follows. Horse… Continue reading The 2022 Spending Bill and horses

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

The trouble with horse meat

Ground horse meat. Source: TheTakeout.com.

How toxic is horse meat? The answer is — very. There are approximately one hundred and ten (110!) drugs administered to horses over their lifetimes that are illegal to administer to animals raised for human consumption. Equines are medicated with wormers, antibiotics, fly sprays, diuretics and Phenylbutazone (a pain killer once administered to people and… Continue reading The trouble with horse meat