Horse Slaughter Supporters, Opponents Face Off Online

September 30, 2011

Horse processing supporters and opponents have both posted petitions on a government website to gain support.... Read More


Bill would Amend HPA to Include Slaughter Ban

September 22, 2011

The transport, purchase, possession, or sale of horses for slaughter would be banned if the bill is passed.... Read More


Utah Men Charged in BLM Mustang Sale Scheme

September 16, 2011

Two men are facing charges in connection with a plot to buy wild horses and sell them to horsemeat processors.... Read More


Senate Bill Could Resume Horsemeat Inspection Funding

September 15, 2011

A Senator is working to pass a bill that could fund USDA horsemeat inspections at domestic processing plants.... Read More


USDA Rule Improves Transportation for Slaughter-Bound Horses

September 09, 2011

Double-decker trailers may not be used to transport slaughter-bound U.S.-based horses to processing plants.... Read More


BLM Probes Possible Illegal Mustang Trade

August 08, 2011

The BLM is investigating if dozens of mustangs confiscated in Utah were bound for processing plants in Mexico.... Read More


Reducing 'Unwanted' Horse Numbers

July 01, 2011

Industry members are thinking outside the box to help reduce the number of so-called unwanted horses.... Read More


AAEP Issues Statement on GAO Horse Welfare Report

June 28, 2011

AAEP President William Moyer, DVM, issued a statement in response to the recent GAO report examining horse ... Read More


"Unwanted" Horses

June 28, 2011

The United States has a growing problem with "unwanted" horses. This live chat event discussed many solutions.... Read More


GAO Report on Horse Processing Released

June 23, 2011

The Government Accountability Office issued a report June 22 investigating how processing plant closures have... Read More


Sponsor Nixes Fee-Based Horsemeat Inspection Amendment

June 17, 2011

An amendment that would have reestablished USDA horsemeat inspections on a fee-for-service basis failed to ... Read More


Bill Would Ban Horse Transport to Foreign Processing Plants

June 10, 2011

Legislation introduced into the United States Senate on June 9 would ban the transport of horses from the U.S.... Read More


Amendment Defunds USDA Horsemeat Inspections

June 02, 2011

Funding for USDA horsemeat inspections will not be part of the U.S. House of Representatives 2012 Agricultural... Read More


New Hampshire Lawmakers Pass Meat Processing Bill

May 10, 2011

Lawmakers in New Hampshire have passed a bill establishing a state meat inspection system that some equine welfare advocates worry could facilitate horse processing in that state. HB 339-FN-A allows the New Hampshire state veterinarian to employ a ... Read More


Nebraska Legislature Passes Processing Study Bill

May 05, 2011

An amended version of a Nebraska bill that could facilitate horse processing plant development in that state was passed by state lawmakers on May 5, according to a spokesman for bill sponsor Sen. Tyson Larson. In its original version introduced in ... Read More


Nebraska Horse Processing Legislation Moving Forward

March 31, 2011

A Nebraska measure that could invite private-sector horse processing into that state drew closer to becoming law on March 30 when lawmakers voted it out of the first round of floor debates required to pass the legislation.
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Nebraska Horse Processing Bill Advances

February 17, 2011

A measure intended to facilitate private sector horse processing plant development in Nebraska was approved by that state Senate's Agriculture Committee on Feb. 15. The bill, LB 305, would establish a state inspection program for plants that process ... Read More


Wyoming House Leaders: Allegations Against Wallis Unfounded

February 08, 2011

Leaders of the Wyoming House of Representatives have declared allegations of ethics violations stemming from a complaint filed by a Wyoming resident against State Representative Sue Wallis unfounded. Wallis was the primary sponsor of HB 122, a ... Read More


Equine Welfare: One European Perspective (AAEP 2010)

January 27, 2011

The horse industry in the United States is not the only one dealing with an equine welfare problem. Some European countries are also facing challenges in assuring all horses have a good quality of life, according to Joe Collins, MVB, PhD, MRCVS, ... Read More


Nebraska Lawmakers Consider Horse Processing, Rescue Bills

January 19, 2011

Proposed legislation in Nebraska could facilitate horse processing plant development in that state, while a companion bill would penalize rescue operators who turn away horses brought to them for care. Introduced on Jan. 12, LB 305 would establish a ... Read More


Rutgers Equine Science Center Receives $100,000 Donation

January 07, 2011

The Rutgers Equine Science Center recently received a $100,000 donation from its director, Karyn Malinowski, PhD. Malinowski made the donation in support of new initiatives, programs, and better horse care through research and education as the Center... Read More


Horse Processing Plants: Not Just a Horse Issue

January 06, 2011

As the lackluster economy continues to challenge the horse industry, ranchers, lawmakers, and horse owners gathered at the Summit of the Horse in Las Vegas, Nev., this week to discuss the economic state of the industry and the unwanted horse issues. ... Read More


Expanding the Effort on Equine Rescue

January 01, 2011

I believe that, in their hearts, every true horseman would like to see the perceived need for equine slaughter eliminated. Now, a unique opportunity to do just this has presented itself... Read More


Rescue Group Launches Anti-Slaughter Awareness Campaign

December 30, 2010

A Pennsylvania-based equine rescue organization hopes a billboard advertising campaign will raise awareness of horse slaughter issues, particularly among non-horse owners.
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Complaint Seeks Probe of Wyoming Lawmaker

December 22, 2010

A Wyoming woman has asked the Speaker of the State's House of Representatives and other officials to investigate Representative Sue Wallis on grounds that the lawmaker violated ethics laws when she sponsored legislation to allow horse processing ... Read More