Canadian Plant Stops Processing Horses

April 17, 2017

A Quebec facility announced April 12 that it would cease horse processing because new regulations impacted profits. ... Read More


New Rule Tightens Canadian Horse Processing Imports

March 15, 2017

Regulations would require horses imported from the U.S. to be held in Canadian feedlots for a minimum of 6 months.... Read More


SAFE Act Reintroduced in Congress

January 18, 2017

The bill is the latest attempt to outlaw the purchase and transport of U.S. horses for slaughter.... Read More


Investigator: Vet Buyers Carefully Before Selling a Horse

December 22, 2016

The warning was issued after officials discovered a horse's severed head floating in a drainage canal in Florida.... Read More

Manuel Coto-Martinez, 70, was arrested after allegedly selling illegal horsemeat to undercover law enforcement officials.


Florida Man Arrested for Selling Horsemeat

November 21, 2016

Manuel Coto-Martinez is facing multiple charges after selling horsemeat to undercover law enforcement officers.... Read More


Senate Committee Passes Anti-Slaughter Budget Amendment

May 20, 2016

The amendment would prevent the USDA from using any of its 2017 budget revenue to pay for horsemeat inspections. ... Read More


House Committee Passes Anti-Slaughter Amendment

April 20, 2016

One bill sponsor said the legislation is designed to protect horses while keeping the U.S. food supply safe.... Read More


Accused Florida Slaughter Farm Owner Convicted

April 01, 2016

A man accused of operating an illegal slaughter farm in Palm Beach County has been found guilty of cruelty to animals.... Read More


Final Order Ends New Mexico Horse Slaughter Plant Case

February 08, 2016

The final order blocks several entities from developing a horse processing plant in that state.... Read More


2016 U.S. Omnibus Bill Denies Horsemeat Inspections

December 17, 2015

The bill includes a provision that forbids funding of horsemeat inspections at horse processing plants.... Read More


Accused Florida Farm Owner Can Keep Horses on Property

December 07, 2015

The man, accused of illegally possessing horsemeat for human consumption, is allowed to keep horses on his property.... Read More


Racing Commissioner Resigns Over Anti-Slaughter Proposal

November 20, 2015

Illinois Racing Commissioner Kathy Byrne withdrew the proposal and resigned after the board did not vote on the issue.... Read More


Pictured Pair Uninvolved in Florida Slaughter Case

November 09, 2015

Two men thought to have information about the slaughter of a high-ticket show jumper were not involved in the incident.... Read More


New Arrest Made in Florida Slaughter Farm Case

November 03, 2015

An eighth man has been arrested in connection with raids on three illegal slaughter farms in Florida.... Read More


French Slaughterhouse Closes Amid Animal Cruelty Allegations

October 27, 2015

In an unprecedented move in a country known for its hippophagia, public pressure led to a slaughterhouse's closure.... Read More


Buyer Sold BLM Mustangs to Slaughter, Federal Report Says

October 26, 2015

Livestock hauler Tom Davis admitted that most of the horses he purchased through the BLM went to slaughter in Mexico.... Read More


Show Jumper Found Butchered in Florida

October 26, 2015

A recently purchased Selle Francais gelding named Phedras De Blondrel was found dead and dismembered on Oct. 24.... Read More


New Arrest in Florida Slaughter Farms Case

October 23, 2015

Rodobaldo Diaz of Palm Beach, Florida, was arrested on Oct. 20 and charged with four counts of animal cruelty.... Read More


Rewards Offered in Illegal Slaughter, Horsemeat Cases

October 20, 2015

Last week investigators raided three illegal slaughter farms in Loxahatchee and West Palm Beach, Florida. ... Read More


Florida Raids Yield Arrests at Illegal Slaughter Farms

October 14, 2015

Six people were arrested following raids at the three illegal slaughter farms, some of which processed horses.... Read More


Judge Rules Against New Mexico Horse Processing Plant

September 24, 2015

A judge has expanded a 2014 injunction to include the new owners of a plant that was once intended to process horses.... Read More


Oklahoma Racetrack Adopts Anti-Slaughter Policy

August 24, 2015

Remington Park has adopted a policy that denies stall space to those who sell retired racehorses for slaughter.... Read More


Another Horse Found Butchered in South Florida

July 23, 2015

A 3-year-old filly was found butchered in a Hiaheah pasture on July 22. ... Read More


Survey: Owners Consider Vets Important in Horse Health Care

July 17, 2015

The 2015 AHP Equine Industry Survey shows that horse owners rely on vets, industry has stabilized since Great Recession.... Read More


House Committee Rejects Anti-Horse Slaughter Amendment

July 11, 2015

The agriculture funding bill amendment would have prevented funding for U.S. horsemeat processing plant inspections.... Read More