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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.

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.

Trade Talks Put Health Safeguards in Danger

Nasima Hossain | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
Nasima Hossain

The U.S. and the European Union are beginning trade negotiations on a major new treaty designed to strengthen the lagging economies on both sides of the pond. Unfortunately, if history is any guide, the negotiations threaten to wreak havoc on our public health and safety protections.

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?

Ikea Meatballs Are Coming Back!

Reuters | Posted 03.21.2013 | Business

* Meatballs making return to IKEA store after horsemeat scare * IKEA vows to keep tight control on what goes into meatballs * IKEA meatballs pro...

Carey Polis

Horse Slaughterhouse Moves Closer To Opening | 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...

Horsemeat Found In Meatloaf

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2013 | Business

March 12 (Reuters) - Tesco Plc, Britain's biggest grocer, said on Tuesday it withdrew its line of frozen meatloaf after it tested positive for betwe...

1 Out Of 3 Americans Think 'Tainted' Horse Meat Should Be Given To Poor, Survey Says

Posted 03.08.2013 | Business

In the wake of the horse meat scandal rocking Europe, a new survey by YouGov Omnibus reveals that nearly one out of three Americans (32 percent) belie...

LOOK: Naughty Costume Selling Out After Horse Meat Scandal

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.07.2013 | Business

Costume purveyors in the U.K. aren't horsing around when it comes to making a quick buck. Herds of customers are galloping away with Fancy Dress Co...

IKEA Investigates Horse-Meat-Tainted Meatballs

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.05.2013 | Business

IKEA filed a police report Monday against a Swedish supplier that allegedly bought tainted meat from two Polish slaughterhouses, roughly a week after ...

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.

I Know That Meatball: Two Issues That Matter More Than Horsemeat

Kathy Stevens | Posted 04.29.2013 | Green
Kathy Stevens

IKEA announced this week that it would recall meatballs and sausages from its stores across Europe amid concerns that they might contain horsemeat. In doing so, IKEA became the latest retail giant involved in a scandal so complex that it reads like a political crime thriller. Only it's real.

Horse Meat Found At Taco Bell

Reuters | Posted 03.01.2013 | Business

LONDON, March 1 (Reuters) - Britain's food regulator said on Friday that testing had found horsemeat in ground beef at Taco Bell UK fast-food outlet...

Report: Hamburger Sales Plummet In UK After Horse Meat Controversy

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 02.28.2013 | Business

Sales of frozen hamburgers from major retailers in the United Kingdom plummeted after the horse meat scandal that has deeply shaken public confidence ...

Why Horsemeat Is Delicious and Disgusting

Melanie Joy, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Melanie Joy, Ph.D.

As long as we remain unaware of carnism, the system that guides our food choices like an invisible hand, we will see eating (certain) animals as a given, rather than a choice.

Meet The Company Profiting Off The Horse Meat Scandal

Posted 02.25.2013 | Business

At least one business is happy about the horse meat scandal. Workers at Elisa Technologies, based in Gainesville, Fla., say they’ve received near...

Horsemeat Scandal Spreads

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business

BUCHAREST, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Horsemeat labelled as beef has been found in Romania in products set to be sold locally, an agriculture ministry offic...

Major Company Caught Up In Horsemeat Scandal

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2013 | Business

* Products withdrawn from sale in Italy and Spain * Nestle latest company affected in spreading scandal * Delivery suspe...

Consumers Freaking Out Over Horsemeat Scandal

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2013 | Business

* Concerns over horse sold as beef spread across Europe * Research company says shoppers changing habits or diet * Two t...

Why Are We So Horrified Over Horse Meat?

Anjali Sareen | Posted 04.20.2013 | Green
Anjali Sareen

We as a culture seem to have decided arbitrarily that we are comfortable making dogs and cats our pets and comfortable making pigs and fish our dinner.

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...

Chef: Horsemeat Is 'Delicious, Like Rich Beef'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.15.2013 | Business

According to one French chef, horsemeat isn’t disgusting, nay merely tolerable. It’s “delicious.” Amid the scandal currently rocking Europe...

Food Safety Scandals That Rocked The World

Posted 02.15.2013 | Business

The current horsemeat scandal in Europe has gone from news that traces of horsemeat were found in burgers in Ireland to a recall of 10 million burgers...

Three ARRESTED Over Horsemeat Scandal

Reuters | Sybille de La Hamaide | Posted 04.16.2013 | Business

The European Union has agreed the immediate launch of tests for horse DNA in meat products, seeking to reassure nervous consumers that their food is s...