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CCTV to be Added to All English Slaughterhouses in 2018

November 13, 2017

The goal is to ensure welfare standards for animals--including horses, ponies, and other equids--are met and enforced.... Read More

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More Horses Found Butchered in Florida

September 28, 2017

The decaying remains of three horses ostensibly butchered for meat were found in Hialeah Gardens.... Read More

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SAFE Act Reintroduced Into Senate

August 04, 2017

The act is intended to prohibit U.S. horse processing plant development and the export of horses for processing.... Read More

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Senate Committee Nixes Horsemeat Inspections

July 21, 2017

This comes after the House of Representatives declined to forbid the USDA from funding horsemeat inspections.... Read More

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House Appropriations Bill Allows Horsemeat Inspections

July 13, 2017

The measure would allow funding for USDA personnel to conduct horsemeat inspections at U.S. processing plants.... Read More

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Pittsburgh Restaurant's Horsemeat Fare Prompts Investigation

May 12, 2017

Cure restaurant sparked a federal investigation after it served horsemeat as part of a special dinner menu.... Read More

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Omnibus Bill Sparks Controversy

May 08, 2017

While the bill effectively prohibits horse processing in the United States, some believe it could endanger wild horses.... Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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