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Vickery Eckhoff
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Vickery Eckhoff’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Huffington Post and Newsweek/The Daily Beast. Her multi-part series for exposes predatory practices in horse racing and the U.S. horse industry, with a focus on the political, food-safety, humane, environmental and economic impact of horse slaughter.

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

(53) Comments | Posted April 5, 2013 | 4:39 PM


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.

The drop is a reflection of the number of horses going from the U.S. to...

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

(547) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 4:16 PM

The news that Burger King has been selling horsemeat-contaminated Whoppers in the UK comes just days before Oklahoma debates a bill that would make horse slaughter legal in that state for the first time in 50 years.

If it succeeds, there could be a contaminated horse meat burger in your...

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Proposed Missouri Horse Slaughterhouse Mired In Lawsuits, Fraud Claims

(77) Comments | Posted July 18, 2012 | 11:59 AM

Photo by Julie Caramante

The proposed slaughterhouse brought hope to the struggling rural town of Rockville, MO.

Widely publicized as the first U.S. facility to slaughter horses after a five-year ban on inspections ended last year, the plant would provide 50 jobs according...

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