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Washington Town to Become Horse Slaughter Capital?

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The story, by author and animal rights activist Ernest Dempsey calls Stanwood, Washington “Death Row for horses” because of the location not far away of a “major buying station, collection point and feedlot for U.S. horses destined to die and be butchered in one of Canada’s equine slaughterhouses for human consumption abroad.” pigs peace animal sancturay State of Washington horses horse slaughter agriculture meatpacking

New Horse Slaughter Rules to Appear in Canada

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The Animal Welfare Institute thinks these new rules could be a blow to the horse slaughter industry, but only if actually implemented. Tags: canada meat horse slaughter Slaughterhouse

Horse Slaughter Could Start Up Again in One Month

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Bad news for horses in the US. Horses could soon be butchered in the U.S. for human consumption after Congress quietly lifted a 5-year-old ban on funding horse meat inspections, and activists say slaughterhouses could be up and running in as little as a month. Slaughter opponents pushed a measure cutting off funding for horse meat inspections through Congress in 2006 after other efforts to pass outright bans on horse slaughter failed in previous years.

Unintended Consequences for US Ban on Horse Slaughter

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Unfortunately, a record number of horses are now going to Canadian and Mexican slaughterhouses, where there is no USDA control over animal welfare conditions. I don't support the slaughter of any animal, but if an animal will die anyway, don't we want the best possible conditions? This article also talks about my least favorite bastard chef Gordon Ramsey and the aftermath of his comments to eat horse. Tags: canada gordon ramsey mexico horse slaughter

Montana Legislature Proposes Horse Slaughter Facility

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It's that if you don't have the funds, and you don't have the feed, and don't have the place to keep them, and they are old, and they are no longer going to work for what you need them for, it's a place for them to go," said Billings Livestock and Horse Sale's Jenn Parker. Maybe then can call it Horse Haven. Tags: horse Great, just after we managed to get rid of the last one "It doesn't mean you have to do it.

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.

Horse Slaughterhouse Proposed in New Mexico

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This article reaffirms my belief that it's more humane to slaughter horses in the US than to ship them for slaughter to Canada or Mexico. mexico meat horses horse slaughter Slaughterhouse farm animal welfare united statesI don't like it either way, but one is better than the other for sure.

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.

Proposed Nebraska Legislation Angers Horse Activists

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Tyson Larson introduced LB 305 on Wednesday, which would create a state meat inspection program, which would in turn allow horse meat to be transported across state lines. Basically, it would mandate that humane societies and horse rescue operations would have to accept a horse if one was presented to them, or they would face a class four misdemeanor," said Larson. If they don't want us to process horses, what are we supposed to do?". nebraska horses horse slaughter

Undercover Video Sparks Calls for Canadian Ban on Horse Meat

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Animal rights groups are calling for a ban on the sale of horse meat after disturbing video at a slaughterhouse in west Quebec was sent to the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition. It shows a parade of horses being stunned with what's called a captive bolt pistol. At one point, a worker can be seen stunning a horse and waving goodbye. Under Canadian laws, one shot is supposed to render the horse unconscious but it often doesn't happen. Excerpted from CTV.CA.

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. Judicial review of equine slaughter or processing facilities -- surety bond -- attorney fees -- venue. (1) Tags: horse slaughter The last such facility in the US closed in 2007. 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.

Missouri Legislature Attacks Horse Activist

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Missouri is going to vote on allowing horse slaughterhouses back into the State. Some of the legislators started harassing the horse activist. Some legislators programmed their e-mail systems to forward any message containing the word "horse" to Shoss. Tags: Stupid legislation horse slaughter Missouri Now this is just juvenile.

Why You Shouldn’t Watch the Kentucky Derby

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Horse racing is a brutal “sport&# , and it starts with the breeding of these champion racers. Modern race horses are genetically engineered for speed instead of health and longevity. Race horses are often pumped full of drugs to make them run faster and to ignore their pain.

Mr Ed, Trigger, and My Friend Flicka

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Here is a New York Times story about horse slaughter

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.

Humane Society Endorses Obama

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As an Illinois state senator, he backed at least a dozen animal protection laws, including those to strengthen the penalties for animal cruelty, to help animal shelters, to promote spaying and neutering, and to ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption. Not a big surprise considering McCain's VP choice. I’m proud to announce today that the HSLF board of directors—which is comprised of both Democrats and Republicans—has voted unanimously to endorse Barack Obama for President.

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.

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.

From Today's New York Times

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To the Editor: An addendum should be made to your editorial ’s point that all horses deserve the “generosity of conscience” that was expended to save Barbaro. Just days before Barbaro was humanely put down, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act was reintroduced in Congress. In an incredible juxtaposition to the fanfare of Barbaro, more than 100,000 horses were slaughtered last year in the United States and shipped to Europe and Japan for human consumption.

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.