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
July 20, 2009
Law enforcement authorities in Florida are investigating the death of another horse apparently butchered for its meat.
Miami-Dade County Police discovered the horse's carcass July 19 after an anonymous tipster reported it... Read More
July 09, 2009
July 05, 2009
Rutgers University will host 45 high school students in its first Annual 4-H Summer Science Program for urban youths at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.
High school students from Camden, Hackensack, Paterson, and... Read More
June 02, 2009
The sponsor of Tennessee legislation promoting horse processing plant development in that state is not giving up on the bill, although it's now stalled in the state's Senate Commerce Committee.
Sponsored by Rep. Frank Niceley, HB 1428 would... Read More
May 14, 2009
Police in Miramar, Fla., are searching for poachers responsible for killing two Paso Fino horses for their meat. The horses' butchered carcasses were discovered in their pasture on May 6 when their owner arrived to feed them.
The case is th... Read More
May 06, 2009
A new Montana state law invites private investors to develop horse slaughter facilities in that state. But opponents say compliance and court challenges might discourage prospective investors from ever breaking ground on plant projects.
May 04, 2009
A measure promoting privately-owned horse processing plant development in Montana became law on Friday when Gov. Brian Schweitzer allowed the bill to lapse into law.
HB 418 insulates prospective plant developers from permit and... Read More
April 20, 2009
A resolution instructing Arkansas' Congressional delegation to vote against a bill that would prohibit the export of horses to slaughter facilities in Mexico and Canada is now before that state's governor for his signature.
HCR 1004 wa... Read More
April 16, 2009
A bill that would facilitate the development of a private sector horse processing plant in Montana is on its way back to Gov. Brian Schweitzer's desk now that the state's full legislature has rejected his
April 09, 2009
The Montana House of Representatives on Wednesday rejected gubernatorial amendments to a bill that would facilitate the establishment of privately owned horse processing plants in that state.
In its original form, HB 418 prohibited... Read More
April 03, 2009
Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer vetoed a bill that would encourage the horse processing industry to establish itself in that state on grounds that it insulates the industry from future legal challenges.
HB 418 prohibits Montana... Read More
April 02, 2009
Legislation to reinstate the horse slaughter industry in Illinois failed to pass that state's House of Representatives on Wednesday because the measure did not earn the 60 votes necessary for passage.
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Sacia,
March 31, 2009
On Feb. 27 Ivonne Rodriguez's Paint horse, Geronimo, went missing from his Miami, Fla., pasture. Rodriguez immediately filed a police report and canvassed the neighborhood for information about her horse. Six days later, Miami-Dade... Read More
March 27, 2009
Two U.S. Senators have introduced legislation to prohibit the transport of horses for slaughter in Mexico and Canada. Senators Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and John Ensign (R-Nev.) introduced
March 26, 2009
Legislation to establish privately owned horse processing plants in the United States advanced this week in two Western states.
On March 24, the North Dakota State Senate approved
March 12, 2009
Idaho has joined the list of states pondering legislation aimed at maintaining control of equine transport and re-establishing the horse processing industry in the United States.
Introduced into Idaho's House State Affairs... Read More
March 10, 2009
The USDA is seeking $162,800 in fines from an Ohio livestock auctioneer and shipper for violating the Commercial Transport of Equines for Slaughter Act, which regulates treatment of slaughter-bound horses. At issue is the shipment of 1,345... Read More
February 26, 2009
The Montana House of Representatives strongly endorsed a bill Feb. 24 that paves the way for construction of a horse slaughterhouse in Montana and aims to bring the industry back to the United States (
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