Slaughter export numbers of U.S. horses decrease

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

According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Market News Livestock Export Summary, 28,653 horses were shipped for slaughter from the United States to Mexico in 2020, a 46% decrease from 2019 when 53,947 were shipped. 53,947 marks a 26% decrease from 2018 when 70,708 horses designated for slaughter were transported from the United States… Continue reading Slaughter export numbers of U.S. horses decrease

Electric carriages in Mérida, a serious project to stand against animal cruelty

The Yucatan Times reports: Mèrida, Yucatan (May 3, 2021) — This Saturday, May 1st the PAN candidate for mayor, Renán Barrera Concha; presented in the park of “La Ermita” a model that could replace animal traction carriages. The project to replace with electric calesas those that are drawn by horses in Mérida is serious. Barrera Concha said that he would seek to modify the regulations for the… Continue reading Electric carriages in Mérida, a serious project to stand against animal cruelty

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 exports to Mexico decrease

Slaughter horses arrive in Mexico from the U.S. By Cathy Milani.

Last year, 53,947 horses were shipped from the U.S. to Mexico for slaughter. That marks a 26% decrease from 2018 when 70,708 horses designated for slaughter were transported across the southern U.S. border, reports AVMA.

March Against Horse Slaughter 2019

BY VIVIAN FARRELL This has been a tumultuous year for horse advocacy at The Horse Fund. So much so that we have barely blogged until just recently. And boy, do we have a lot to tell you. March Against Horse Slaughter We will start with "March Against Horse Slaughter". This was no social media exercise… Continue reading March Against Horse Slaughter 2019

U.S. Agribusiness lobbying hard for return of horse slaughter

Fund Horse, US Flag and Capitol Dome. Vivian Grant Farrell.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Meat peddlers in the U.S. are happy. Why? In a word. China. While trying to put together some statistics on U.S. meat production and consumption during Meat Out for Mustangs, a meat man made this remark to Tuesday's Horse, "The meat industry here [U.S.] could care less if the entire English speaking world… Continue reading U.S. Agribusiness lobbying hard for return of horse slaughter

Dual campaigns can benefit all NA horses threatened with entering the slaughter pipeline

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Horse Slaughter) — Dual anti-horse slaughter campaigns launched by The Horse Fund could benefit all NA horses threatened with entering the slaughter pipeline. Canadian horse slaughter plant owners are lining the pockets of U.S. federal lawmakers and lobbying them to ensure U.S. horses continue to go to their country for slaughter. Horse slaughter plants… Continue reading Dual campaigns can benefit all NA horses threatened with entering the slaughter pipeline

Kill buyers still making a killing selling horses for their meat

Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images.

MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — No horses have been legally slaughtered for human consumption in the US since 2007, when the last operating horse slaughterhouse in Illinois was closed down. In 2017, kill buyers are still making a killing. Numbers vary, but the general consensus is that approximately 130,000 US horses are slaughtered annually across its… Continue reading Kill buyers still making a killing selling horses for their meat

Horse Slaughter Year in Review 2016

Horses held in a pen awaiting export for slaughter to Mexico. Photo by Kathy Milani for HSUS.

(Updated 9:57 pm). The Horse Fund's "Horse Slaughter Year in Review 2016" has arrived. We have sections on how slaughter is impacting the lives of the horses in North America. We have sections on regulation, legislation and what drives it all — the human appetite for horse meat, and those willing to supply it legally… Continue reading Horse Slaughter Year in Review 2016

Foto Friday: Catholic ritual in Mexico featuring horses and horse meat survey

People ride their horses during the annual pilgrimage in honor of Mexico’s patron saint, the Virgin of Guadalupe, in Garcia, Mexico on Monday. Daniel Becerril/Reuters.

HOUSTON, TEXAS — As long as we have been advocating for horses we have heard that horse meat is taboo in predominantly Catholic countries and at some point banned by the Vatican. Yet here we have Mexicans pictured above honoring the Virgin of Guadalupe on horseback while just around the corner they may be butchering… Continue reading Foto Friday: Catholic ritual in Mexico featuring horses and horse meat survey