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
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
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
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
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
July 06, 2007
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
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
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
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
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
June 14, 2007
A federal judge extended a temporary order allowing an Illinois horse slaughterhouse to remain in operation while it challenges a state law that would force it to close.
Cavel International Inc.'s site in DeKalb, Ill., is the last remaining... Read More
June 01, 2007
A federal judge ruled Friday that Illinois' only horse slaughter plant could temporarily resume operations while challenging a state law that forced it to close last week.
Belgian-owned Cavel International Inc. filed a lawsuit May 25 claiming ... Read More
May 25, 2007
The state with the nation's last operating horse slaughterhouse has made it illegal to kill the animals for human consumption.
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said May 24 he was proud to sign the law, calling it "past time to stop slaughtering... Read More
May 23, 2007
Two of the nation's three horse slaughter plants appear likely to remain closed after they were apparently denied reprieve by the state Legislature, then turned away by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Texas House let a deadline of midnight... Read More
May 17, 2007
The Illinois Senate approved a ban on slaughtering horses for human consumption Wednesday, sending the legislation to the governor.
The proposal, which won the Senate's approval 39-16, would stop a DeKalb plant from continuing to ship... Read More
May 11, 2007
A change quietly tucked into a state Senate bill approved this week seeks to sidestep a 58-year-old Texas law preventing the slaughter of horses for consumption of their meat.
Sen. Glenn Hegar, R-Katy, inserted an amendment into a bill on... Read More
May 08, 2007
An Illinois Senate Committee voted 7-0 on May 8 to pass a bill banning horse slaughter for human consumption. The Humane Society of the United States applauded the Senate Committee and urged the full Senate to pass the legislation.
The bill... Read More
May 07, 2007
As the result of a federal court ruling, the horse slaughter plant in DeKalb, Ill., will temporarily be able to resume business.
In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit May 1 granted Cavel... Read More
April 29, 2007
The new foal is so tall he has trouble tucking his long, white legs underneath him to nap.
Considering where he came from, the colt called Baby can rest easy.
New life has sprung from a gruesome middle-of-the-night wreck of a... Read More
April 26, 2007
Congress is moving again to put a stop to the slaughter of horses even after legal rulings that have shut down the country's three slaughter plants.
The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved a bill banning horse... Read More
April 26, 2007
The House voted Thursday to prevent the government from selling off for slaughter any wild horses and burros that roam public lands in the West.
The 277-137 vote would restore a 1971 law preventing the Bureau of Land Management from selling... Read More
April 19, 2007
After several failures, state lawmakers have advanced a star-powered measure to outlaw slaughtering horses for human consumption in Illinois.
The House voted 74-41 Wednesday for the measure aimed at closing down the Cavel International Inc.... Read More
April 02, 2007
Two hundred horses are likely on their way to Canadian slaughterhouses now that a court ruling has indefinitely shut down the last three horse slaughterhouses in the United States, including one in DeKalb, Ill., a state official said.
A... Read More
March 29, 2007
A federal appeals court on Wednesday blocked the Agriculture Department from providing horse meat inspections for a fee.
The decision in a lawsuit filed by the Humane Society of the United States is another setback for the horse slaughte... Read More
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