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

Australian racehorse slaughter allegations prompt investigation

An undercover investigation by ABC's 7.30 programme allegedly found hundreds of racehorses being slaughtered in Australia every year after retiring. ( ABC 7.30 )An undercover investigation by ABC's 7.30 programme allegedly found hundreds of racehorses being slaughtered in Australia every year after retiring. ( ABC 7.30 )

THE BBC reports: Australian authorities have launched an investigation into suspected animal cruelty after a TV report revealed the alleged mass slaughter of racehorses. Footage of horses allegedly being mistreated at an abattoir in Queensland caused widespread anger when it was aired on broadcaster ABC on Thursday. On Friday, Queensland authorities sent inspectors to one of… Continue reading Australian racehorse slaughter allegations prompt investigation

Collapsed carriage horse in NY sparks calls for investigation

CARRIAGE HORSES (New York City) — Confronting images of a horse said to be collapsing in Central Park last week sparked cries for an investigation into the horse's welfare Monday. However the city advised the horse, named Max, had only tripped, and he was due back at work. New York animal rights group NYCLASS said… Continue reading Collapsed carriage horse in NY sparks calls for investigation

FBI questions Christine Quinn, probes NY mayor’s flip flop on carriage horse ban

This is New York politics at its worst or best, depending on your view. In this instancce it is a case of who funded who in the New York City mayoral race and why, and what carriage horses have to do with it. Mayor de Blasio promised to ban carriage horses in the city if… Continue reading FBI questions Christine Quinn, probes NY mayor’s flip flop on carriage horse ban

13 Investigates: Indiana horses sent to slaughter

Horses on slaughter truck to Mexico. HSUS photo.

Cross-posted from WTHR-TV Ch. 13 Indianapolis BOB SEGALL / 13 INVESTIGATES Indianapolis -- Despite the closure of all horse slaughterhouses in the United States, 13 Investigates has discovered thousands of Indiana horses are still ending up on dinner plates. A 3-month Eyewitness News investigation shows local horses are being slaughtered for their meat following a… Continue reading 13 Investigates: Indiana horses sent to slaughter