Horse Slaughter No More

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citizens have been struggling to bring an end to the inhumane practice of slaughtering horses for human consumption. As reported in this Northern Star story, on July 5, 2007, Cavel International, the last remaining horse slaughterhouse operating in America, was ordered by U.S. For previous posts on the ethical issues surrounding the slaughtering of horses for human consumption, see here , here , and here. For several years, conscientious U.S.

On the Renewed Debate Over Horse Slaughter

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" Surge in Abandoned Horses Renews Debate Over Slaughterhouses " in today's New York Times begs a lot of questions that I wonder how you would answer. Let's deconstruct: The facts of the case: "Emaciated horses eating bark off trees. Abandoned horses tied to telephone poles. Horses subsisting on feces, walking among carcasses. If you want to address the problem, you do something about the people abandoning and neglecting horses.

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It's Back! The Horror of Horse Slaughter in DeKalb

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that slaughters horses for human consumption. Since it is illegal to sell horse meat for human consumption in the U.S., you might wonder how it is that Cavel has been able to brutally slaughter horses for human consumption right here in the U.S. One can't kill horses for human consumption within the U.S., but that leaves open the possibility of slaughtering horses for human consumption abroad. Then, on July 5, 2007, U.S.

Montana Passes Horse Slaughterhouse Protection Measure

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Montana has passed a law making it difficult to challenge the building of a horse slaughtering facility in that state. The last such facility in the US closed in 2007. Judicial review of equine slaughter or processing facilities -- surety bond -- attorney fees -- venue. (1) Tags: horse slaughter This bill specifically makes for groups that might oppose it to use the court system to do so. From the bill, which you can read here : Section 2.

From Today's New York Times

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To the Editor: Re “ We Eat Horses, Don’t We? ,” by Christa Weil (Op-Ed, March 5): Ms. Horses slaughtered in America today go not to feed the poor and the hungry but to satisfy the esoteric palates of wealthy diners in Europe and Japan. The issue is not whether slaughtering horses is un-American, but that it is inhumane and wholly unnecessary. But horses are not cows, pigs or chickens. Horse slaughter for meat export is just plain wrong.

A Good Day for Horses

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Horses destined for inhumane slaughter in the U.S. According to this story in the Northern Star, a federal appeals court Wednesday ruled that the USDA can no longer inspect horse meat for a fee. Because animal flesh sold for human consumption abroad must be inspected by a USDA inspector, the court ruling may mean that the few remaining horse-slaughtering plants in the U.S.—including A previous post on the "Horse Slaughter Bill" (H.R.

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From Today's New York Times

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To the Editor: As sponsors of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act , we take issue with Christa Weil’s views on the horsemeat industry ( Op-Ed , March 5). The horse slaughter industry in the United States has nothing to do with feeding hungry people and everything to do with animal cruelty. The facts are these: ¶Most horses that end up slaughtered are bought by buyers acting on behalf of slaughterhouses. John Spratt Washington, March 6, 2007

Animal Advocates' Successes Have Factory Farmers Running Scared

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September 7, 2006, a bill banning the slaughter of horses for human consumption( H.R. Since no one in modern industrial societies needs to eat animals to survive or be optimally healthy, there is no good reason to raise and slaughter farm animals at all in modern societies, and there certainly is no good reason to raise them in cruel inhumane factory farms. News flash: Slaughtering horses does not promote their welfare.

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