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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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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

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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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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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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