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

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?

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

Top Chef Canada sparks outrage with horsemeat episode

Written by LESLIE YOUNG Top Chef Canada is stirring up controversy with an upcoming episode that will feature contestants cooking horsemeat. Top Chef Canada, which airs on the Food Network, is a reality show in which chefs compete to win $100,000 and a new kitchen. The chefs are issued a culinary challenge in each episode,… Continue reading Top Chef Canada sparks outrage with horsemeat episode