AAEP Wrap-Up: Kester News Hour

March 01, 2004

With researchers worldwide working on solutions to various horse health problems, there is a veritable mountain of information being published continuously. Much of this information is included in AAEP convention presentations... Read More


Illinois Horse Slaughter Legislation

February 20, 2004

New legislation to ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption in the state of Illinois was introduced Feb. 6, 2004, in the Illinois House of Representatives in the form of HB 6570. On Feb. 18, 2004, the bill was referred to the House... Read More


Long Distance Shipping of In-Foal PMU Mares on Hold

February 19, 2004

The shipment of PMU (pregnant mare urine) mares from farms in the United States and Canada has been put on hold until after the foaling season, unless the shipping distance is very short.

The reason, says Nat Messer IV, DVM, University o... Read More


New Electronic Certificates of Veterinary Inspection

February 01, 2004

The USDA's Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health announced to industry stakeholders Oct. 22, 2003, that Veterinary Services (VS) is working with six states on an electronic Interstate Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (ICVI) project. Thi... Read More


American Quarter Horse Assn. Position on Slaughter

February 01, 2004

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) reiterated its position on euthanasia and horse slaughter in the wake of an accusatory Blue Horse Charities letter that was disseminated to the racing industry in early November (see article #Read More


Welfare Concerns Prompt AVMA Opposition to House Bill on Transportation and Processing of Horses for Slaughter

January 12, 2004

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) believes HR 857--The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act--could potentially harm more horses than it saves. An analysis by the AVMA reveals that HR 857, introduced by New York State... Read More


Year In Review: Death of a Derby Winner

December 18, 2003

From The Blood-Horse year in review, featured in the Dec. 20, 2003 issue.

It was the story nobody wanted to believe, yet no one could disprove. It was the biggest news item of 2003 in the Thoroughbred industry, and... Read More


AQHA Responds to Allegations From Horse Charity

December 05, 2003

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), which has hundreds of thousands of members, has reiterated its position on euthanasia and horse slaughter in the wake of an accusatory Blue Horse Charities letter that was disseminated to the racing... Read More


Zito Spokesman for National Horse Protection Coalition

November 12, 2003

A newly formed organization that hopes to garner public support for an eventual ban on horse slaughter in the United States announced Oct. 28 two-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Nick Zito would be the group's national... Read More


Groups That Oppose Slaughter Ban Target of Letter

November 09, 2003

Blue Horse Charities has stepped up the campaign for passage of legislation to ban horse slaughter with a strongly worded letter and a full-page advertisement on the back page of the Nov. 8 edition of Daily Racing Form.

In a... Read More


Illinois Slaughterhouse Rebuilding

November 01, 2003

Construction is under way on a new horse slaughtering facility in DeKalb, Ill. to replace a plant that burned to the ground March 31, 2002. Plans call for construction to be completed some time in December.

The capacity of the new facility... Read More


Group Launches National Anti-Slaughter Billboard Campaign

October 16, 2003

According to an Oct. 15 news release, the Equine Protection Network (EPN) has begun a national horse slaughter awareness billboard campaign in Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Indiana. The group also has launched a new web site, Read More


Plans Finalized to Rebuild Illinois Slaughterhouse

September 16, 2003

Plans for rebuilding Cavel International, the horse-slaughtering plant in DeKalb, Ill., that burned down in 2002, have been finalized, according to the Northern Star of Northern Illinois University.

James Tucker, controller for... Read More


Death of a Derby Winner: Slaughterhouse Likely Fate for Ferdinand

August 08, 2003

(Reported by The Blood-Horse, 7/25/03) Ferdinand, the 1986 Kentucky Derby winner who went on to capture the following year's Horse of the Year title with a dramatic victory over 1987 Derby hero Alysheba in the Breeders' Cup... Read More


Ferdinand Followup: Owners Promise to Tighten Contracts and Supervision

August 08, 2003

(Published in the Aug. 2 issue of The Blood-Horse) In the wake of the disturbing news of Ferdinand's demise in Japan, letters and e-mails from fans expressing both regret and anger have flooded in-boxes. It is likely, however,... Read More


Slaughter Legislation in Texas

August 01, 2003

The battle over the slaughter of horses in the United States has shifted directly to Texas, where two slaughter plants operate. At the moment, operations at the two plants continue while the issue is being decided in federal court.

The two... Read More


New View on Slaughter

April 01, 2003

By the time this magazine is in your hands, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) will have released a report they commissioned to answer some of the questions raised in the industry about horse slaughter. The TRF is, of course, strictly ... Read More


Horse Slaughter Legislation

March 05, 2003

A bill to ban the slaughter of horses in the United States as well as the transportation of horses to slaughter has been re-introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, only this time there is a new player in the game. The New York Racing... Read More


Legislation Reintroduced to Ban Horse Slaughter

February 14, 2003

U.S. Representative John Sweeney (R-NY), chairman of the Congressional Horse Caucus, and U.S.Representative John Spratt (D-SC) reintroduced the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act on Thursday. The bill would ban the trade in horsemeat and... Read More


Throwaway Horses (Banning Slaughter)

April 01, 2002

Habitat for Horses is an equine rescue and sanctuary located near Houston, Texas. We are involved in helping law enforcement handle abuse cases and rehabilitating abused, neglected horses. Over 200 horses have passed through the gates of Habitat... Read More


Save Horses From Humans

April 01, 2002

I want to believe...Maybe that's my problem. I want to believe that all horse owners take the best possible care of their horses, or at the very least feed, water, and care for them with proper farriery and veterinary attention. Unfortunately,... Read More


Bill to Ban Horse Slaughter

April 01, 2002

A bill to ban the slaughter of horses in the United States and to prohibit the transportation of horses from the United States to other countries for slaughter has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives as House Resolution (HR)... Read More


Indiana Slaughter Transport

March 13, 2002

Legislation affecting horses intended for slaughter is not only a hot topic in federal legislation (see information on the proposed bill to ban slaughter at Read More


Banning Equine Slaughter in the United States

February 20, 2002

On Feb. 14, Rep. Connie Morella of Maryland sponsored HR 3781, a bill that would make it illegal to slaughter horses for human consumption in the United States and prohibit horses from being transported to another country for slaughter. It also... Read More


Bill Calls For Ban on Use of Horses for Consumption

February 19, 2002

A bill that would ban trade of horsemeat and live horses for human consumption has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Rep. Connie Morella of Maryland said in a prepared statement: "Americans do not eat horses.  We... Read More