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

EU agencies to advise on risks of phenylbutazone in horse meat

EUROPEAN FOOD SAFETY AGENCY PRESS RELEASE The European Commission has asked the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to carry out a joint assessment of the risks to human health from the presence in horsemeat of residues of the anti-inflammatory drug phenylbutazone. The request follows the recent identification of beef… Continue reading EU agencies to advise on risks of phenylbutazone in horse meat

Doping at US tracks affects Europe’s taste for horse meat

Horses tagged by the USDA for slaughter for human consumption.

Cross-posted from The New York Times WRITTEN BY JOE DRAPE PARIS — For decades, American horses, many of them retired or damaged racehorses, have been shipped to Canada and Mexico, where it is legal to slaughter horses, and then processed and sold for consumption in Europe and beyond. Lately, however, European food safety officials have… Continue reading Doping at US tracks affects Europe’s taste for horse meat

U.S. slaughter horses caught in bureaucratic limbo

Slaughter tools. Google image.

Reportedly for the moment Canadian horse slaughter plants are not accepting U.S. horses for slaughter for human consumption, leaving these horses in bureaucratic limbo while we await announcements from the European Commission (EC), Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Some buyers for horse slaughter plants initially intended to return… Continue reading U.S. slaughter horses caught in bureaucratic limbo

Thousands of racehorses face slaughter: Not so fast Canada

Racehorses train at dawn in Canada. Google image.

THOUSANDS of racehorses face slaughter in Canada. This issue is making headlines usually with the number 13,000 attached to it. These horses may face death, but they cannot be slaughtered. I will tell you why in a minute. Sarah Ferguson, reporting for the Welland Tribune, reports: With 17 racetracks in Ontario expected to close by… Continue reading Thousands of racehorses face slaughter: Not so fast Canada

Regulation to safeguard racehorses hits snag in Ky

by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Cross-posted from Sacramento Bee FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A proposed regulation that would allow only government veterinarians to administer race-day drugs to horses has hit a snag in Kentucky. Lawmakers refused to give their OK on Monday, citing a disagreement among the thoroughbred industry over the controversial proposal. The Kentucky Horse Racing… Continue reading Regulation to safeguard racehorses hits snag in Ky

Horse meat: A delicacy to die for?

CANADIAN HORSE DEFENCE COALITION PRESS RELEASE Orangeville, Ontario (Aug. 22, 2012) -- On July 9, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent a warning letter to an Ohio feedlot operator who sells horses for slaughter. The man was duly reprimanded for selling a drug-tainted thoroughbred horse to a Canadian slaughterhouse. Evidently, the Canadian Food… Continue reading Horse meat: A delicacy to die for?

California Horse Racing Board votes to restrict Clenbuterol use when they should ban it

Breaking News from the Daily Racing Form Racehorse in blinkers. Google image. The California Horse Racing Board voted on Thursday to restrict the use of the bronchodilator clenbuterol in the state this summer, extending the suggested withdrawal time from four days to 21.The new guideline will take effect with the start of the Del Mar… Continue reading California Horse Racing Board votes to restrict Clenbuterol use when they should ban it

1978: Horse racing ridicules jockeys including Steve Cauthen when they warn about Bute

Superiorbute

Hall of Fame jockey testifies 34 years later for a bill amending the Horse Racing Improvement Act of 1978 to ban drugs like Bute. Allow me to take you through the Wayback Machine to May 15, 1978, courtesy of the Sports Illustrated vault. A group of leading American jockeys that included superstar Steve Cauthen who… Continue reading 1978: Horse racing ridicules jockeys including Steve Cauthen when they warn about Bute

Eating Horses

EU DRUG REGULATION, PHENYLBUTAZONE AND THE DISQUIETING TRUTH ABOUT TOXIC HORSE MEAT Special Report By JANE ALLIN Part 1 of 4 OF THE myriad medications regularly administered to horses one of the most ubiquitous, while at the same time exceedingly controversial, is phenylbutazone (PBZ) more commonly known as “bute”. Bute is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug… Continue reading Eating Horses