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 racing embroiled in US doping saga

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We have been so embroiled in the US racehorse doping saga, we missed reporting this. THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD (March 10, 2020) — Two drug dealers have been accused of supplying EPO* for the administration to horses competing in Australia as part of the doping saga engulfing American racing. Sarah Izhaki and Ashley Lebowitz were… Continue reading Australian racing embroiled in US doping saga

The horsemeat scandal and American horses

Meat in grinder. By Danielle Scott.

Do you remember the horse meat scandal of 2013? I don't think saying it sent shockwaves around the world is much of an overstatement. Horsemeat masquerading as beef! But should it have been, really? Accurate and reliable food labeling has long, long been a problem in many countries. Findus was front and center of many… Continue reading The horsemeat scandal and American horses

Horse meat trial shines light on key part of international fraud

The Guardian| Felicity Lawrence | July 26, 2017 | Full Article The conviction of three men in London for conspiracy to defraud by selling horse mislabelled as beef marks the end of the UK police operation to identify the criminals in its jurisdiction behind the horsemeat scandal of 2013. Operation Boldo, run by the City of London… Continue reading Horse meat trial shines light on key part of international fraud

A young horse just died at this Racetrack — and no one’s talking about it

His was the third death in just two months. THE DODO | BY SARAH V. SCHWEIG | JULY 26, 2017 | Link to Article A 3-year-old thoroughbred horse named Wanztbwicked was euthanized on the Saratoga racetrack on Saturday after breaking down during training — he’s the third horse to die at the New York track… Continue reading A young horse just died at this Racetrack — and no one’s talking about it

25 people arrested as horse meat scandal rears its ugly head again in Europe

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HORSE MEAT (Spain) — Convicted food fraudster Jan Fasen was arrested for masterminding a new illegal horse meat distribution network, writes John Robbins for the International Business Times. Here's more from the same article. A Dutchman at the centre of the 2013 European horse meat scandal has been arrested in Spain accused of masterminding another illegal… Continue reading 25 people arrested as horse meat scandal rears its ugly head again in Europe