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Horse Slaughter

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

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 08.14.2014 | 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.

Congress Cuts Funding For Horse Slaughter

AP | JERI CLAUSING | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Congress has again cut funding for inspections at horse slaughterhouses, the latest blow to efforts to resume horse slaught...

Bill Would Effectively Ban Horse Slaughterhouses

AP | JERI CLAUSING | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State and federal lawsuits that have repeatedly delayed the opening of horse slaughterhouses in New Mexico and Missouri cou...

New Mexico Attorney General Sues To Stop Horse Slaughter

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's top prosecutor filed a lawsuit Thursday in state district court in an attempt to block a planned horse slaught...

Appeals Court Halts Horse Slaughter After Humane Society Appeal

AP | JERI CLAUSING | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday temporarily halted plans by companies in New Mexico and Missour...

To Slaughter, Or Not To Slaughter

AP | By JERI CLAUSING | Posted 10.02.2013 | Green

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday temporarily halted plans by companies in New Mexico and Iowa to start slaughtering horses next we...

Horse Slaughterhouse May Have Been The Target Of Arson

AP | By JERI CLAUSING | Posted 09.29.2013 | Green

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Arsonists set fire to the southeastern New Mexico company that planned to resume domestic horse slaughter next week, the co...

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 pe...

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.

Horse Slaughterhouse To Open Soon

AP | JERI CLAUSING | Posted 05.02.2013 | Green

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The southern New Mexico plant that has been fighting for more than a year for permission to slaughter horses will open soon, unle...

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?

Oklahoma Governor Signs Horse Slaughter Legislation

AP | TIM TALLEY | Posted 03.30.2013 | Green

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma's 50-year-old ban on horse slaughtering was lifted Friday when the governor signed a new law that will allow facilities to p...

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 | Food
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.