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Illinois Slaughterhouse Rebuilding

November 01, 2003

Construction is under way on a new horse slaughtering facility in DeKalb, Ill. to replace a plant that burned to the ground March 31, 2002. Plans call for construction to be completed some time in December.

The capacity of the new facility... Read More

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Group Launches National Anti-Slaughter Billboard Campaign

October 16, 2003

According to an Oct. 15 news release, the Equine Protection Network (EPN) has begun a national horse slaughter awareness billboard campaign in Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Indiana. The group also has launched a new web site, Read More

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Plans Finalized to Rebuild Illinois Slaughterhouse

September 16, 2003

Plans for rebuilding Cavel International, the horse-slaughtering plant in DeKalb, Ill., that burned down in 2002, have been finalized, according to the Northern Star of Northern Illinois University.

James Tucker, controller for... Read More

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Death of a Derby Winner: Slaughterhouse Likely Fate for Ferdinand

August 08, 2003

(Reported by The Blood-Horse, 7/25/03) Ferdinand, the 1986 Kentucky Derby winner who went on to capture the following year's Horse of the Year title with a dramatic victory over 1987 Derby hero Alysheba in the Breeders' Cup... Read More

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Ferdinand Followup: Owners Promise to Tighten Contracts and Supervision

August 08, 2003

(Published in the Aug. 2 issue of The Blood-Horse) In the wake of the disturbing news of Ferdinand's demise in Japan, letters and e-mails from fans expressing both regret and anger have flooded in-boxes. It is likely, however,... Read More

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Slaughter Legislation in Texas

August 01, 2003

The battle over the slaughter of horses in the United States has shifted directly to Texas, where two slaughter plants operate. At the moment, operations at the two plants continue while the issue is being decided in federal court.

The two... Read More

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New View on Slaughter

April 01, 2003

By the time this magazine is in your hands, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) will have released a report they commissioned to answer some of the questions raised in the industry about horse slaughter. The TRF is, of course, strictly ... Read More

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Horse Slaughter Legislation

March 05, 2003

A bill to ban the slaughter of horses in the United States as well as the transportation of horses to slaughter has been re-introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, only this time there is a new player in the game. The New York Racing... Read More

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Legislation Reintroduced to Ban Horse Slaughter

February 14, 2003

U.S. Representative John Sweeney (R-NY), chairman of the Congressional Horse Caucus, and U.S.Representative John Spratt (D-SC) reintroduced the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act on Thursday. The bill would ban the trade in horsemeat and... Read More

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Throwaway Horses (Banning Slaughter)

April 01, 2002

Habitat for Horses is an equine rescue and sanctuary located near Houston, Texas. We are involved in helping law enforcement handle abuse cases and rehabilitating abused, neglected horses. Over 200 horses have passed through the gates of Habitat... Read More

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Save Horses From Humans

April 01, 2002

I want to believe...Maybe that's my problem. I want to believe that all horse owners take the best possible care of their horses, or at the very least feed, water, and care for them with proper farriery and veterinary attention. Unfortunately,... Read More

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Bill to Ban Horse Slaughter

April 01, 2002

A bill to ban the slaughter of horses in the United States and to prohibit the transportation of horses from the United States to other countries for slaughter has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives as House Resolution (HR)... Read More

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Indiana Slaughter Transport

March 13, 2002

Legislation affecting horses intended for slaughter is not only a hot topic in federal legislation (see information on the proposed bill to ban slaughter at Read More

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Banning Equine Slaughter in the United States

February 20, 2002

On Feb. 14, Rep. Connie Morella of Maryland sponsored HR 3781, a bill that would make it illegal to slaughter horses for human consumption in the United States and prohibit horses from being transported to another country for slaughter. It also... Read More

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Bill Calls For Ban on Use of Horses for Consumption

February 19, 2002

A bill that would ban trade of horsemeat and live horses for human consumption has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Rep. Connie Morella of Maryland said in a prepared statement: "Americans do not eat horses.  We... Read More

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Slaughter Transport Rule to be Published

January 01, 2002

The equine industry should receive a final rule from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in the near future on regulations pertaining to the commercial transportation of horses to slaughter facilities. At press time, the rule had... Read More

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Transport to Slaughter: Final Rule Passed

December 12, 2001

The final rule establishes minimum standards to ensure that horses are transported humanely when being transported to slaughter facilities. The final rule covers food, water, and rest, among other things. Under the rule, the shipper or owner of the ... Read More

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European Disease Affects Slaughter Industry

November 01, 2001

Concerns over mad cow disease and the resurgence of foot and mouth disease in Europe has had a devastating effect on the European beef cattle industry, and has brought about an increased demand for horse meat. Mad cow disease has created fears... Read More

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Federal Legislation Would Ban Horse Transportation for Slaughter

October 19, 2001

The American Horse Council reports that federal legislation has been introduced that would make it a federal crime to transport horses for the purpose of slaughter. Rep. Tom Reynolds, a second-term Congressman from western New York,... Read More

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Definition Of Horses As Livestock

October 05, 2001

What is livestock?

Livestock is most commonly considered animals kept or raised in a farm or ranch setting and used in a commercial enterprise. The raising of livestock is an agricultural endeavor that promotes the preservation o... Read More

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Pennsylvania Bans Transport of Horses in Multi-Level Vehicles

September 01, 2001

A new law now makes it illegal to transport any "equine animal" in a vehicle with two or more levels stacked on top of one another within the state of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Horse Transport Bill, or House Bill 1139, was signed into law o... Read More

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Pennsylvania Bill Opposition

August 01, 2000

Pending in the Pennsylvania Senate is a bill that will allow the transportation to slaughter of a horse which is able to stand and bear weight on only three legs and walk unassisted. The original bill allowed the shipment of horses which could... Read More

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Slaughter Industry Interrupted by EU Ban

April 01, 2000

Horse slaughter plants in the United States are operating on a month by month basis because of a dispute between the European Union (EU) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

"We are just a pawn in a much larger... Read More

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Still Searching

February 01, 2000

What a shame when a horse has to be put down because of illness or injury. Big Ben, one of the top show jumpers of our era, was euthanized because of colic. While he lived to a ripe old age, had been retired for several years, and was in the... Read More

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EU Extends Meat Export Ban Date By One Month

February 01, 2000

Due to United States measures to improve the monitoring program to test for unauthorized substances in fresh meat and meat products, the European Union's import ban of hormone-free beef or any other meat or meat product will not be imposed befor... Read More