100% horse meat found in UK frozen lasagne

Cross-posted from Yahoo! Finance In January, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) made a horrifying discovery — horse meat had been found in beef burgers that were then sold in supermarket chains in the UK and Ireland. Since then the UK's Food Safety Authority has admitted they had never tested beef for horse meat,… Continue reading 100% horse meat found in UK frozen lasagne

Minister must rule out link between burger contamination and horse slaughter

Butcher Clinton Roberts who has been involved in the industry as an independent butcher for more than 40 years holds a platter of beef burgers with a note saying 100% beef. Hold your horses ... not quite. Google image.

Cross-posted from The Galway Independent BY HILARY MARTYN Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Food, Éamon Ó Cuív TD, has called on the Minister for Agriculture to immediately rule out any link between the illegal slaughtering of horses and the contamination of beef products with horse DNA. Citing a Sunday Times investigation from May 2012, which he… Continue reading Minister must rule out link between burger contamination and horse slaughter

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

Horse meat protest at MoMA PS1 set for Saturday

Horse Meat Diagram

UPDATE: It's full steam ahead on MoMA PS1 protest Saturday, 9/29 2-4pm EST in LIC/Queens. Here's MoMA's response: "M. Wells has been celebrated for its creative adaptations of Canadian cuisine and its adventurous menu." INTRODUCTION On September 27, 2012, M. Wells Dinette opened their doors to the public at the premises of MoMA (Museum of… Continue reading Horse meat protest at MoMA PS1 set for Saturday

New Bute product launched in the US

Horse in Barn - Image from US Posters

Cross-posted from Horse Talk NZ Canadian biopharmaceutical company Bioniche Life Sciences has launched a new product in the United States, Butequine Paste (phenylbutazone paste), for the relief of inflammatory conditions associated with the musculoskeletal system in horses. The oral paste is a proprietary product of Bioniche manufactured by Med-Pharmex, a US-based contract manufacturer. Bioniche has… Continue reading New Bute product launched in the US

An end to Canada’s horse slaughter industry in sight?

Package of horse meat, Switzerland, likely full of yummy cancerous toxins.

Canadian Horse Defence Coalition Press Release ORANGEVILLE, Ontario -- On May 31, 2012, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) released its report “CFIA and the Art of Evasion” in response to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s deflection tactics to questions concerning the welfare of horses in Canada’s horse slaughter plants, as well as the safety… Continue reading An end to Canada’s horse slaughter industry in sight?

Canadian slaughterhouse say they are no longer accepting Thoroughbreds

Horses tagged by the USDA for slaughter for human consumption.

If a person who eats horse meat is concerned about toxic drug residues potentially harmful to human health, then the Thoroughbred racehorse is one breed they would definitely steer clear of. The amount of drugs racehorses are routinely given during their careers are littered with banned medications eliminating them from entry into the human food… Continue reading Canadian slaughterhouse say they are no longer accepting Thoroughbreds

US Food and Drug Administration petitioned over horse meat safety

Package of horse meat, Switzerland, likely full of yummy cancerous toxins.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is being petitioned to prevent former companion, working and competition horses from entering the human food chain. Front Range Equine Rescue and The Humane Society of the United States say the FDA does not adequately regulate what they describe as potentially toxic meat from these sources. Their petition… Continue reading US Food and Drug Administration petitioned over horse meat safety

States willing to take on Feds to sell horse meat abroad

The original intention of the law suspending funding of USDA inspections at horse slaughter plants was clear: to put an end to horse slaughter on American soil. Notwithstanding this fact, it would behoove the USDA to hold fast to this regulation and resist the urge to find wiggle room around it. Why? How about the… Continue reading States willing to take on Feds to sell horse meat abroad

Wyoming plans to poison prisoners and the elderly with horse meat

Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal signed HB 122 into law March 9 of this year. The law provides the Wyoming Board of Livestock with three options to deal with abandoned, stray, feral or abused animals which enter into their jurisdiction. The Board may take the animal to public sale, which was the only option prior to… Continue reading Wyoming plans to poison prisoners and the elderly with horse meat