From 2001 to 2020 the U.S. exported close to 2 million horses for slaughter

According to government records from 2001 to 2020, the United States sent 1,620,192 of its horses to Mexico and Canada for slaughter for human consumption. U.S. Horse Slaughter Export Numbers 2001 to 2020 YEARNUMBER202035,572201964,433201881,294201779,5622016108,4202015125,6082014145,7852013144,6562012166,5722011127,5252010106,665200998,503200898,963200778,061200632,789200525,145200423,839200322,252200225,993200128,735TOTAL1,620,192Source: National Agricultural Statistics Service/USDA and Statistics Canada You will notice the number of slaughter bound horses to Mexico and Canada began to increase… Continue reading From 2001 to 2020 the U.S. exported close to 2 million horses for slaughter

Horse meat and who eats it

Ground horse meat. Source: TheTakeout.com.

For much of humanity's early existence, man hunted wild horses as a source of protein. Today, horse meat forms a significant part of the culinary traditions of many countries, particularly in Europe and Asia. Horses slaughtered for human consumption are processed in a similar fashion to cattle, i.e., in large-scale factory slaughterhouses (abattoirs) where they are stunned with a captive bolt gun and bled to death. In countries with a less… Continue reading Horse meat and who eats it

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

Top 10 countries ranked by horses slaughtered and horse meat production – 2018

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 Introduction article in this series that the FAO stats are not always based on original datasets for countries included in their assessments. Missing values are a common problem for international datasets, stemming form countries’ non-responses to the data requests dispatched on a regular basis… Continue reading Top 10 countries ranked by horses slaughtered and horse meat production – 2018

Horse slaughter and horse meat production worldwide — Introduction

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

By JANE ALLIN MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — According to the most recent data(2018) from the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO),horse meat production spans the globe and is a multi-million-dollar business interms of imports and exports across borders.[1] The data taken from the FAO statistical database, in general, have been suppliedby… Continue reading Horse slaughter and horse meat production worldwide — Introduction

Criminal group allegedly sold unfit horse meat

Tired, sad horse Barcelona, Spain. Pexels.com.

SPAIN | If4H Spanish authorities have busted a suspected organized crime group selling horse meat that could have been unfit for human consumption. The Spanish Civil Guard (Guardia Civil) was supported by Europol. The alleged criminal organization, based in the province of Barcelona, reportedly falsified equine documents and sold horse meat without the mandatory documentation… Continue reading Criminal group allegedly sold unfit horse meat

H.R. 961 – Drugs, racing and toxic horse meat

By VIVIAN FARRELL H.R. 961, the "Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2019, stipulates: “(3) equines raised in the United States are frequently treated with drugs, including phenybutazone, acepromazine, boldenone undecylenate, omeprazole, ketoprofen, xyalzine, hyaluronic acid, nitrofurazone, polysulfated glycosaminoglycan, clenbuterol, tolazoline, and ponazuril, which are not approved for use in horses intended for human consumption… Continue reading H.R. 961 – Drugs, racing and toxic horse meat