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South Dakota Legislators Kill Slaughter Incentive Bill

January 29, 2008

A bill that would make a state-funded loan of up to $1 million available to construct a horse slaughtering facility in South Dakota is no longer under consideration.

A spokesperson for Sen. Jay Duenwald, chair of the state's Senate Agriculture... Read More

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South Dakota Legislators to Consider Horse Slaughter Plant Incentive

January 27, 2008

A bill that would make a state-funded loan of up to $1 million available to construct a horse slaughtering facility in South Dakota is scheduled for a hearing in the state's Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday (Jan. 29).

The bill, known as... Read More

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Equine Welfare Group Issues Slaughter White Paper

January 16, 2008

The group Veterinarians for Equine Welfare (VEW) recently issued a white paper entitled "Horse Slaughter--Its Ethical Impact and Subsequent Response of the Veterinary... Read More

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Horse Slaughter: A French Butcher's Perspective

January 14, 2008

VIDEO | Campaigns designed to stop the consumption of horsemeat and American slaughterhouse closings have caused some need for supply chain reorganization, but busines... Read More

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Livestock Group Opposing Change to Slaughter Transport Rules

January 08, 2008

The Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) issued a statement Jan. 7 indicating that the organization is not in support of the USDA's proposed rule on transporting horses. The LMA said the proposed rule, which would ban the use of... Read More

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Horse Council Weighs in on Proposed Slaughter Transport Change

January 08, 2008

The American Horse Council (AHC) today released a statement expressing the group's support of the USDA proposal to amend the regulations governing the commercial transportation of equines for slaughter. The proposed changes would extend the... Read More

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USDA Proposing Change to Horse Slaughter Transport Regulations

December 17, 2007

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is considering a change to its regulations concerning the humane transport of horses being shipped to slaughter.

Current special regulations pertaining to slaughter-bound horses only... Read More

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Cavel Planning Supreme Court Slaughter Ban Appeal

December 13, 2007

A company that ran what was the country's last remaining horse-slaughtering plant plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review an Illinois law that forced the facility to close this fall, a lawyer said.

"We are planning to file a petition... Read More

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Horse Talk Radio to Host Horse Slaughter Prevention Act Discussion Dec. 8

December 07, 2007

Horse Talk Radio, a weekly broadcast hosted by Jen Hegeman and broadcast on Park City, Utah's KPCW (91.9 FM), will again examine the Horse Slaughter Prevention Act tomorrow.

Guests on the Dec. 8 show will include: AAEP Past President Robert... Read More

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Animal Welfare Group Blocked from Attending Paris Horse Expo

December 06, 2007

The anti-hippophagy campaign of the France-based Foundation Brigitte Bardot (FBB), a non-profit organization which aims to prevent animal cruelty worldwide,... Read More

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Readers Respond: Double-Decker Dilemma

November 13, 2007

More than 2,400 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you support federal legislation banning equine transport in double-decker trailers for any purpose?"

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Horse Export Numbers Bring Focus Back to Federal Slaughter Ban

October 08, 2007

A Sept. 30 article and photographs in the Houston Chronicle examining horse slaughter procedures in Mexico has shifted the attention of animal welfare... Read More

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Springsteen Sued Over Nixed Horse Sale

October 07, 2007

Bruce Springsteen and his wife are being sued, accused of backing out of a contract to buy a horse worth $850,000 for their teenage daughter.

Olympic equestrian Todd Minikus filed the breach of contract lawsuit Thursday in Florida's Palm Beach... Read More

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Horse Slaughter: U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds Illinois Ban

September 21, 2007

Cavel International of DeKalb, Ill., the nation's last active horse slaughter plant, will again be shuttered. A three-judge panel from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today in support of a lower court's earlier decision on the... Read More

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State of the Industry

September 01, 2007

The changing dynamics of the horse industry in the United States can be likened to the ocean tides. At high tide there were somewhere between 25 and 27 million equines in this country. At low tide, that number dipped to under four million. Today,... Read More

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House Rejects Funding for Horse Slaughter Plant Inspections

August 03, 2007

The U.S. House voted once more to stop spending money on inspections of horse slaughter plants.

The measure, approved late Thursday, was part of a $91 billion spending bill for farm subsidies and nutrition programs.

Two horse... Read More

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Language Eliminating Funding for Horse Quarantine, Inspection Nixed from Bill

August 03, 2007

Weeks of lobbying by the horse industry were successful the evening of Aug. 2, when the United States House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to remove from the Agriculture Appropriations Act language that could have stymied transportation of... Read More

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Slaughter: Cavel Preparing to Resume Operations

July 20, 2007

The nation's last horse processing plant in DeKalb can reopen while it challenges a state law that forced it to close twice in the last two months, a federal appeals court ruled.

Operations at the Cavel International Inc. facility had... Read More

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Slaughter: U.S. Circuit Court Decision Allows Cavel to Resume Operations

July 19, 2007

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a motion by Cavel International, allowing the plant to temporarily resume horse slaughter operations, the Society for Animal Protective Legislation (SAPL) announced July 18.

In late May... Read More

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Slaughter: Cavel Challenge Dismissed; Appeal Possible

July 06, 2007

The last United States plant that slaughtered horses for human consumption will remain closed after a federal judge July 5 dismissed its challenge to the state law that shut it down.... Read More

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Cavel Horse Slaughter Facility to Close, Again

June 29, 2007

A federal judge Thursday refused a request from the nation's last operating horse slaughterhouse to remain open, but a legal dispute over a state ban on killing horses for food isn't over.

Cavel International Inc.'s site in DeKalb,... Read More

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Horse Slaughter and the Commerce Clause

June 23, 2007

When United States District Judge Frederick Kapala extended a temporary restraining order allowing an Illinois horse slaughterhouse to continue operating through June 28, the decision was characterized by many people as a statement on the... Read More

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New York Senate Passes State Horse Slaughter Bill

June 22, 2007

The New York state Senate recently passed legislation to ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) noted in a statement. The Senate bill, S01462, was passed by a vote of 60-1. The bill,... Read More

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Taking the 'Un' Out of Unwanted Horses

June 20, 2007

The Unwanted Horse Coalition hopes to step up awareness and engage the entire horse industry in its "own responsibly" campaign.

The coalition, made up of industry organizations... Read More

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Cavel Restraining Order Expiring; Ruling on Temporary Operation Expected

June 14, 2007

DeKalb, Ill., is home to the last remaining plant in the United States where horses are slaughtered for human consumption. Except for a portion sold to U.S. zoos, the horsemeat is shipped to be eaten by diners overseas.

The state banned such... Read More