Slaughter

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EU Ban Affects Slaughter Industry

February 01, 2000

An ongoing struggle between the European Union (EU) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) over the importation of U.S. beef containing growth hormones has, in turn, brought the U.S. slaughter horse industry to a halt.... Read More

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Slaughter Horses

December 01, 1999

Slaughtering horses is a topic that offers a no-win situation for a journalist; you’re going to upset someone if you just bring up the topic. So why did The Horse decide to look into this issue? Because horse owners in this country... Read More

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Transportation to Slaughter: Proposed Regulations

December 01, 1999

 

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations governing the transportation of horses to slaughter facilities are, relatively speaking, nearing the implementation stage. The transportation of horses to slaughter... Read More

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Horses Destined for Slaughter

December 01, 1999

One of the most controversial topics involving equines in the United States concerns sending horses to slaughter. Many horse owners and even non-owners are miles apart when this issue arises. There are those who take an extreme stance—that human... Read More

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USDA Proposes Rules To Regulate Transport Of Horses To Processing Facilities

June 04, 1999

The American Horse Council reports that on May 19, 1999 the United States Department of Agriculture proposed rules to regulate the commercial transportation of equines to processing facilities.

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USDA Proposes Rule For Humane Transport Of Horses To Slaughter

May 21, 1999

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing regulations to establish minimum standards to ensure the humane movement of equines to slaughtering facilities by way of commercial transportation.

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Resolutions

January 01, 1999

Happy New Year! I guess everyone has made his or her resolutions by now...get in shape, ride even when the weather is bad, take more lessons, save enough money to buy that new trailer you've been wanting, be more tolerant of the vocal people of... Read More

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California Voters Outlaw Horse Slaughter For Food

November 06, 1998

“Notwithstanding any other provision of law, it is unlawful for any person to possess, to to import into or export from the state, or to sell, buy, give away, hold, or accept any horse with the intent of killing, or having... Read More

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New York State Raises Fines For Cruel Horse Transport

August 28, 1998

New York Governor Pataki has signed into law Senate Bill 6332 introduced in March 1998 by Senator Kuhl, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee. The bill raises the fines for violating New York State's Agriculture... Read More

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Law For Transportation To Slaughter Now Being Drafted

July 24, 1998

Regulations in support of the Commercial Transportation of Equine for Slaughter Act, passed by Congress on March 28, 1996, are now being drafted, according to Steve Ralls, American Horse Council director of legislative... Read More

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Two Futures

July 01, 1998

The first Kentucky Horse Council Equine Industry Summit was a success. There were more than 40 different equine organizations and breed associations which sent delegates, most of whom thanked the state horse council for getting them... Read More

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Spring Cleaning

May 01, 1998

It's spring and with the weather warming up and summer right around the corner it's hard to concentrate on one thing at a time. There are several issues that need attention this time of year and it's hard to keep just one on the front burner... Read More

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Commercial Transportation Of Equine For Slaughter Funding Finalized

December 01, 1997

The funding of $400,000 for the Secretary of Agriculture to regulate the commercial transportation of equine to slaughter facilities has been included in the 1998 Fiscal Year Agriculture Appropriations Bill.... Read More

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Transport to Slaughter: Searching for a Good Ride

October 01, 1997

In the past, much of the transportation of horses dealt with smaller trailers and how travel affected athletic performance or breeding. This is the first research dedicated to the quest for answers in how best to transport horses to slaughter. ... Read More

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If A Horse Dies on the Highway, Does Anyone Hear?

August 01, 1997

Fall is upon us, and soon it will be winter. Fall marks a dying time, when trees lose their leaves...and horses lose their lives. It's tough for some people to feed their horses through another winter. Some older animals... Read More

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AHC Convention 1997

August 01, 1997

Welfare. Regulation. Legislation. Disease prevention. These are the issues facing horse owners at all levels, and these are the issues that the American Horse Council tackled at its annual convention. These items not only affect horse owners on... Read More

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Do You Care About Horses?

September 01, 1996

 If someone asked readers of this publication if they cared about horses, the reactions could range from a mildly baffled "Of course," to an offended "Of course!" Same words, close to the same meaning, but a much different... Read More