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

Thousands of racehorses are slaughtered for human consumption in Ireland

Including hundreds of foals Updated: 12.30 pm EST VIA IRISH SUN NEWSPAPER » THOROUGHBRED foals produced for the horseracing industry are being slaughtered for human consumption when they are less than one year old, new figures have revealed. They were among more than 3,000 racehorses killed in Irish meat factories since 2020, according to information… Continue reading Thousands of racehorses are slaughtered for human consumption in Ireland

Horses get some help from DC lawmakers

Beauty was a ‘throwaway’, a horse nobody seemed to want, slaughter bound in a feedlot. 'Well, I wanted her!' says the lady who rescued her.

H.R. 8294: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2023 H.R. 8294 blocks the operation of horse slaughter facilities in the United States by permanently barring the use of federal funds to inspect such facilities. The bill includes $4.1 million—an increase of more than $1 million from the prior fiscal year—to enforce the… Continue reading Horses get some help from DC lawmakers

To eat or not to eat horse meat

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

Horse slaughter is a brutal and terrifying death and exists to supply the human demand for horse meat and make a profit from it, and for no other reason. Should people be eating their meat? Who eats it In an article defending and promoting the human consumption of horse meat, AG Daily recently wrote: “The… Continue reading To eat or not to eat horse meat

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