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Horse Slaughter

Why The SAFE Act Matters

Social Action News | Posted 11.03.2016 | Green
Social Action News

This article is cross-posted on SocialActionNews.org. The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act (S. 1214/H.R. 1942), before Congress now, would ...

Feds must dismiss unhinged advice on wild horses

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 09.14.2016 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Our nation's management of wild horses has been a long-running debacle of poor execution layered over questionable intentions and flagging resolve. Th...

ASPCA at 150: The Next Steps in Preventing Animal Cruelty

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 04.18.2016 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

While our historic milestone provides plenty of reasons to take pause and commemorate our past, the urgency of our cause demands that we continue to look ahead. To that end, the ASPCA is at the forefront of three relatively new areas of animal welfare concentration where the potential for saving lives is nearly limitless.

Tell Congress: Don't Let BLM Slaughter 50,000 Wild Horses

Suzanne Roy | Posted 02.24.2016 | Green
Suzanne Roy

Rather than preserve our nation's wild horses and burros, the agency charged with managing them - the U.S. Bureau of Land Management - has hatched a p...

How the Federal Budget Package Protects Animals

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 12.18.2016 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

The federal spending omnibus package President Obama signed today represents months of negotiations by the House and Senate. And while some of the loudest and largest passengers on that omnibus include defense spending, tax reform, and homeland security, a number of critical animal causes fortunately found seats as well.

We We Must Keep Working To End Horse Slaughter

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 11.06.2016 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Horse slaughter for human consumption is, for the moment, effectively prohibited on U.S. soil. But this prohibition has to be renewed annually in the federal appropriations bill.

U.S. Horses Deserve Lasting Protection

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Prohibiting slaughterhouse inspections is a start, but more comprehensive equine protection is a necessary finish. Our horses deserve it, and our humanity should demand it.

Europeans Suspend Horsemeat Imports From Mexico - Huge Blow to North American Slaughter Operations

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 02.07.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The people of the United States do not see horses as a source of food, and despite all the scrutiny and pressure coming to bear on the horse slaughter industry, it has shown itself to be consistently reckless, unsafe and inhumane. There's no redeeming it.

Equine Voices: A Safe Haven for Abused, Neglected and Abandoned Horses

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

The Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary has seen unspeakable cruelty. One horse arrived at the sanctuary with a fractured skull after being beaten with a two-by-four and dragged behind a truck. Another arrived with untreated third degree burns from a stable fire.

Horse Sense, Not Slaughter

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Horses helped settle the country, and we owe them more than to turn them into chopped patties.

How to Help a Horse

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

This is why ending horse slaughter has been one of our strongest recent campaigns. While the practice is effectively banned in the United States, there's still more we can do to permanently ensure no horses are slaughtered here, or sent overseas for slaughter.

Wild Horses at Risk of Slaughter as BLM's Problems Worsen

Suzanne Roy | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green
Suzanne Roy

The BLM told us this could never happen, but it did. They told us they'd investigate how this happened, but they didn't. They said it would never happen again; do you trust them? You shouldn't.

Time to Retire Horse Slaughter for Good

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Some foreign companies look at beloved American horses and see only two things: profit and food. They want to turn these majestic animals into frozen meat products for Europe and Asia, with no concerns about the unconscionable cost on life, health, the environment, or the integrity of our culture.

House Leaders Block Series of Animal Welfare Votes

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 08.19.2013 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Look at the history of any social reform movement, and you'll see heroes who led the way. Yet the historical record is also peppered with people who d...

New York Legislators Learn About Horse Slaughter From the Horse's Mouth

Liz O'Connell | Posted 08.05.2013 | New York
Liz O'Connell

As the 2013 session comes to an end for the New York state legislature, horse owners, breeders and advocates are raising the profile of legislation aimed at banning the sale and transportation of horses to slaughter, as well as banning the sale of horse meat in New York.

Facing National Scrutiny, BLM Struggles to Explain Wild Horse Program

Suzanne Roy | Posted 07.15.2013 | Green
Suzanne Roy

As the NBC story points out, even though wild horses are protected by an act of Congress, they have powerful enemies. The power of the people is what's needed now to overcome the special interests allied against America's mustangs.

Good News for the Horse, But the Fight Goes on

Michael D'Antonio | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green
Michael D'Antonio

At racetracks, much depends on the integrity of trainers who too often regard their equine athletes as expendable machines that can be worked to the point of breakdown and then discarded.

Market for U.S. Horse Meat Plunges in Wake of Burger-Gate

Vickery Eckhoff | Posted 06.05.2013 | Green
Vickery Eckhoff

Five states looking to snag millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars to inspect horse meat plants may want to rethink their plans in light of a precipitous drop in demand.

What Do We Owe the Horse? Government Considering Slaughterhouse Proposal

Michael D'Antonio | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Michael D'Antonio

Temple Grandin, who has applied herself to reforming the slaughter of cattle with some success, seems to straddle the line on the issue of using American horses as meat as she says, "It's a less bad option to slaughter them here," than in unregulated facilities abroad. But is the "less bad" option the right one?

Carey Polis

Horse Slaughterhouse Moves Closer To Opening

HuffingtonPost.com | Carey Polis | Posted 03.19.2013 | Green

A proposed horse slaughterhouse in New Mexico is just weeks away from opening, according to A. Blair Dunn, a lawyer for Valley Meat Co. in Roswell. Ri...

Moving in the Wrong Direction for Horses

Ed Sayres | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green
Ed Sayres

What is the USDA doing to stop this terrible problem? Unbelievably, we understand they intend to move forward with processing one of the pending applications before them for a horse slaughter operation here in the U.S.

Horse Slaughterhouse Seeks Approval From USDA

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.01.2013 | Business

In recent weeks, consumers in the United States may have been relieved to know the discovery of horse meat in products labeled all-beef was relegated ...

9 Countries That Actually Love Horsemeat

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.17.2013 | Business

The horsemeat scandal currently plaguing Europe has made even the most adventurous eaters a bit squeamish. But when you think about it, is horseme...

Five Reasons Why Burger King's Horse Meat Scandal Could Happen Here

Vickery Eckhoff | Posted 04.06.2013 | Home
Vickery Eckhoff

Polish horse meat-contaminated beef patties produced in Ireland and consumed in the UK? Just the tip of the horseberg. The news that Burger King has been selling horsemeat-contaminated Whoppers in the UK comes just before Oklahoma debates making horse slaughter legal.

End the Slaugher of Horses

Cathy Kangas | Posted 04.06.2013 | Green
Cathy Kangas

Our nation was built on the backs of horses. Yet, today, our horse population is facing an unparalleled crisis caused by over-breeding, unsafe racetracks, and the demand for horsemeat served in many products sold in Europe.