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Florida Horses Found Butchered in Miami-Dade County

January 09, 2014

Less than two weeks into the new year, two horses have been found butchered in separate incidents.... Read More

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Attorney Threatens to Sue N.M. Attorney General

January 07, 2014

The suit is the latest volley in the battle surrounding the opening of a horse processing plant in New Mexico.... Read More

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N.M. Judge Extends Horse Processing Plant Hearing

January 06, 2014

A judge will hear arguments on both sides of the case on Jan. 13 before issuing a ruling.... Read More

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NM Attorney General Sues to Halt Horse Slaughter Plant

December 20, 2013

The lawsuit is intended to prevent Valley Meats Co., LLC, from starting horse processing operations next year.... Read More

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Appeals Court Sides with Horse Processor

December 16, 2013

A federal appeals court ruled against animal rights groups that challenged U.S. horse processing plants. ... Read More

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Researchers Find Toxoplasma gondii in Horsemeat

November 17, 2013

Some horses in slaughterhouses Brazil and southwest China are infected with T. gondii.... Read More

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USDA Responds to Horse Processing Plant Appeal

November 08, 2013

The USDA is bound to inspect qualified horse processing plants, the organization's appeal response says.... Read More

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N.M. Horse Processing Plant On Hold Again

November 05, 2013

An order handed down by an appeals court bars the USDA from carrying out inspections at processing plants. ... Read More

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Federal Judge Clears Way for N.M. Horse Processing Plant

November 04, 2013

A judge allowed a lawsuit that could have prevented a New Mexico processing plant from opening to expire. ... Read More

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Another Florida Horse Slaughter Probed

October 18, 2013

Authorities are investigating the death of a horse apparently slaughtered for meat and dumped in a canal.... Read More

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How Will the Government Shutdown Affect Equine Interests?

October 01, 2013

Find out how the government shutdown could impact the horse industry and your equine interests.... Read More

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Court Nixes Horse Processing Plant Plans

August 06, 2013

A judge ruled that criteria used to award inspection permits to horse process plants was flawed. ... Read More

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New Mexico Processing Plant Fire Probed

August 02, 2013

Authorities are investigating a fire that damaged a plant expected to begin processing horses next week. ... Read More

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Permit Woes Complicate NM Horse Processing Plant Opening

July 24, 2013

The New Mexico Environment Department denied Valley Meats' wastewater permit request, pending a hearing. ... Read More

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Iowa Plant to Start Horse Processing

July 08, 2013

A second meat plant has received a USDA permit to begin processing horses for human consumption. ... Read More

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N.M. Horse Processing Plant Wins Permit

July 01, 2013

A meat plant in New Mexico has received a federal permit to begin processing horses.... Read More

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Senate Committee Approves Horsemeat Inspection Ban

June 21, 2013

The Senate Appropriations Committee voted to deny horsemeat inspection funds funds during fiscal 2014. ... Read More

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Amendment to Defund Horsemeat Inspections Clears Committee

June 15, 2013

The amendment would deny the USDA funding to carry out inspections at U.S. horse processing plants.... Read More

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N.M. Attorney General Deems Horsemeat 'Tainted'

June 13, 2013

New Mexico's Attorney General has determined that horsemeat is unfit for human consumption. ... Read More

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Another Florida Horse Found Slaughtered

June 12, 2013

A horse was apparently slaughtered for meat, then dumped in an embankment near West Palm Beach, Fla. ... Read More

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European Countries See Increased Horsemeat Demands

May 31, 2013

After Europe's horsemeat scandal, some businesses have since seen an increased demand for equine meat.... Read More

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Florida Horse Found Slain for Meat

May 22, 2013

Authorities are seeking whoever entered a private property and slaughtered a horse for meat. ... Read More

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Bill would Forbid Horse Processing in Maine

May 02, 2013

The bill would make horse processing and transporting horses to slaughter plants in Canada illegal in Maine. ... Read More

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Equine Welfare Groups Eye Lawsuit over USDA Inspections

April 22, 2013

The groups say they'll challenge horse processing plant inspection permits granted by the USDA.... Read More

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French Horses Allegedly Stolen for Meat

April 22, 2013

An official said as many as 12 draft horses have been stolen from their pastures in France since June 2012.... Read More