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Animal Welfare Groups Seek to Protect Endangered Species From Environmental Threat of Horse Slaughter

April 17th, 2013 (5)
Front Range Equine Rescue and The Humane Society of the United States Will Sue to Enforce the Endangered Species Act (April 16, 2013)- Front Range Equine Rescue (“FRER”) and The Humane Society of the United States (“HSUS”) notified the United ...

Animals’ Angels FOIA Request Uncovers Grave Discrepancy in BLM Mortality Rates

April 17th, 2013 (19)
What is happening at the Bureau of Land Management’s Nevada Palomino Valley Holding Facility? There have been many reports lately about questionable actions of the Bureau of Land Management and its contractors, such as selling horses out of long term holding ...

NM AG: Is Horse Meat a Threat to Health in NM?

April 17th, 2013 (5)
Equine Welfare Alliance | April 16, 2013 (SANTA FE)—Attorney General Gary King today expressed grave concerns over the potential health risks associated with consumption of horse meat processed at the proposed horse slaughtering plant in Roswell. “As Attorney General, ...

European Commission Tests on Horsemeat Safety Are Incomplete

April 16th, 2013 (3)
Officials must enact moratorium on sale of horsemeat that does not meet EU import requirements   STRASBOURG (16 April 2013) – In light of the European Commission’s report released today, Humane Society International European Union Director Joanna Swabe, Ph.D., ...

France finds most horsemeat in EU DNA tests – EU sources

April 16th, 2013 (3)
TheStarOnline.com.my | April 16, 2013 | Charlie Dunmore BRUSSELS (Reuters) – France found more cases of illegal horsemeat in beef products than any other EU country, early results of DNA tests ordered in the wake of the scandal showed, with ...

House Bill would Amend Horse Protection Act

April 16th, 2013 (7)
The Horse | Pat Raia | April 15, 2013 A new bill introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives would amend the Horse Protection Act (HPA) of 1970 by imposing stiffer penalties on anyone who sores a horse. Soring ...

USDA Utilizing Iris Scans in Horse Protection Program

April 16th, 2013 Comments Off
April, 2013 USDA Horse Protection Program Utilizing Iris Scan Technology for Equine Identification APHIS’ Horse Protection program has a new technological tool that will allow its inspectors to better identify horses before they enter the inspection area. Beginning in ...

EU agencies consider phenylbutazone detected in horsemeat of low concern for consumers

April 16th, 2013 Comments Off
EMA – European Medicines Agency : News and press releases: EU agencies consider phenylbutazone detected in horsemeat of low concern for consumers; recommend improved horse traceability and monitoring of veterinary medicinal residues   4-Traders,com | April 15, 2013 EU ...

A moment of silence

April 15th, 2013 (10)
This hurts. We all get down on our country at times. The laws, the legislation, the insanity of it all. There seems to be a giant divide between “us” and “them.” None of us want it to be this ...

Roy Exum: Oh No! Am I A Terrorist?

April 15th, 2013 (10)
The Chattanoongan.com | Roy Exum | April 15, 2013 Tennessee’s dreaded “AgGag” bill, which make those who covertly film or expose acts of animal abuse into criminals, was delayed in the Tennessee Legislature last week but if proponents have ...