May 12, 2010
A controversial Missouri bill that would allow horse processing plant development in that state was sent to the Senate Conference Committee May 11 for refinement. The committee has the power to strip slaughter language from the bill.
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May 10, 2010
Some horse slaughter opponents are using social networking sites to urge the defeat of Missouri legislation that would allow horse processing plant development in that state.
Introduced by Rep. Jim Viebrock, HB 1747 would establish p... Read More
April 30, 2010
The Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence Symposium: Hoofbeats and Society: the Horse-Human Relationship is scheduled for May 15-16 at the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton, Mass.... Read More
April 27, 2010
The American Horse Council's Legislative Director Ben Pendergrass participated in the April 16 White House Conference on America's Great Outdoors held at the U.S. Department of the Interior.
The conference focused on the challenges, opportuniti... Read More
April 22, 2010
That horses endure significant stress while waiting to be slaughtered has often been assumed. But a new study measuring stress hormone levels now confirms that theory, according to Italian researchers.
In the 45 minutes between remov... Read More
April 22, 2010
A Florida bill to that would make it a felony to slaughter horses and sell their meat for human consumption drew closer to passage on April 21 when that state's House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the measure.
HB 765 p... Read More
April 15, 2010
In analyzing 30 years of American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA)Â registration data, AQHA discovered some trends that could help breeders and owners of American Quarter Horses make business decisions for the future. These trends, which ar... Read More
April 09, 2010
Drug compounding can be defined as the art and science of mixing ingredients, which may be active, inactive or both, to create a specific dosage form to meet a specific patientâ€™s needs. Compounding can be performed by a veterinarian or by... Read More
April 03, 2010
What to do with unwanted horses is the most urgent issue facing the equine industry, according to responses from a recent survey.
The findings are part of the American Horse Publications nationwide online survey, conducted from Oct. ... Read More
April 03, 2010
A bill establishing horse processing plant operation and meat inspection regulations was passed by the Missouri House of Representatives on Monday (March 29). HB 1747 also requires plant operators to pay registration and processing fees to unde... Read More
March 26, 2010
Lawmakers in South Dakota have passed a resolution seeking the reinstatement of USDA inspection of horse processing plants. A federal appeals court ceased private-pay funding for horsemeat inspections after states took action to closed horse pr... Read More
March 11, 2010
Wyoming livestock authorities can slaughter stray or feral livestock, including horses, and sell their meat under a measure signed into law by Gov. Dave Freudenthal on Tuesday. HB 122, the Disposal of Livestock Act... Read More
March 06, 2010
Illinois Rep. Jim Sacia is a horse owner, and while he stated in an article that he would not personally use slaughter plants as an end-of-life choice for his animals, he believes that decision should be left up to individual horse owners. ... Read More
March 01, 2010
Legislators in several states are again considering bills that address the slaughter of horses for human consumption.
In Florida, lawmakers are reviewing a pair of bills that would make it felony to slaughter horses and sell their me... Read More
February 15, 2010
New Canadian horse processing regulations could slow the flow of U.S. horses to slaughter plants there, say equine welfare advocates.
Last month the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) advised all Canadian owners of horses that co... Read More
December 13, 2009
The New York Racing Association has a new anti-slaughter policy, which states that any horse owner or trainer stabled at a NYRA track found to have directly or indirectly sold a horse for slaughter will have his or her stalls permanently revoked.... Read More
November 02, 2009
The number of horses apparently butchered for their meat in the Miami area since January rose to 21 on Saturday when trail riders discovered the remains of a Thoroughbred mare alongside a rural road in Miami-Dade County.
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November 01, 2009
Guest editorial on who is responsible for U.S. horse slaughter plants closing.... Read More
October 27, 2009
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has been tasked with examining how horse processing plant closures have affected equine welfare. The GAO is an independent, nonpartisan agency that provides Congress with objective, fact-based... Read More
October 20, 2009
Horses being transported appear at increased risk of disease or distress when specific needs are not met.... Read More
October 14, 2009
On Oct. 8, 2009, the United States Senate passed the final version of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 (H.R.2997). The House of Representatives approved the bill the... Read More
October 08, 2009
Two Miami, Fla.,Â men are facing charges after allegedly selling horse meat to an undercover police officer.
Miami-Dade Police arrested Roberto Chavez and Ricardo Olivarez on Tuesday after the pair allegedly sold the officer 10... Read More
September 22, 2009
The Complete America's Great Trails Act (HR 1912) has found support from the American Horse Council. This bill was introduced by Rep. Gerry E. Connolly (D-VA) and Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) On April 9, 2009.
Hundreds of thousands of America... Read More
August 11, 2009
Drilling for Oil, a U.S. Thoroughbred graded stakes winner who was sent to Peru in July for stallion duty, was found dead after being butchered for his meat, according to the Read More
July 28, 2009
The investigation into a series of Florida horse poaching incidents expanded again Sunday when another horse was found dead in its pasture, apparently slaughtered for its meat.
A caretaker discovered the horse's carcass in a pasture near it... Read More