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Cape teen rescues beloved horse from slaughterhouse

April 14th, 2013 (32)
Cape Cod Times |Gwenn Friss | April 14, 2013   A Harwich teenager and the horse she grew up with have become a leading face of the latest national effort to ban slaughtering horses and exporting them for meat. In ...

No charges to be filed in NM horse shooting case

April 14th, 2013 (11)
San Francisco Chronicle | April 13, 2013 ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico man seen in an Internet video swearing at animal activists before shooting a horse in the head will not face any charges. Chaves County District Attorney Janetta Hicks determined ...

Seized horse tied to Zetas is paying off for feds

April 14th, 2013 (11)
Houston Chronicle | Guillermo Contreras and Jason Buch | April 12, 2013   As a brother of the feared leader of the Zetas cartel faces a federal trial in Austin next week over allegations of money laundering involving quarter horses, the government ...

Obama Administration Blocks Horse Slaughter

April 14th, 2013 (22)
Obama Administration Blocks the Reinstatement of Horse Slaughter | Seattle PI, Candace Calloway Whiting By including a proposal in the 2014 budget to prohibit the funding of horse meat inspection, the Obama administration essentially eliminated the possibility that horse slaughter will resume in ...

Horsemeat scandal’s prime suspect revealed: Is this the tycoon who butchered the meat trade?

April 12th, 2013 (7)
He has become a leading suspect in the food scandal which has seen tainted meat sold by British supermarkets in ready meals and burgers The Mirror, David Collins, Sam Hurley, April 12, 2013 This is the tycoon Dutch ­authorities suspect ...

Good News for the Horse, But the Fight Goes on

April 12th, 2013 (9)
Huffington Post, Michael D’Antonio (Author, ‘Mortal Sins, Sex, Crime, and the Era of Catholic Scandal’}, April 11, 2013 The news is getting better for horses. The Obama Administration is getting behind a proposed ban on the slaughter of horses for ...

Feral vs. wild horses

April 11th, 2013 (10)
High Country News, Monica Gokey | Apr 11, 2013 (Interesting debate. While I disagree with her final analysis, it adds fuel to the fire of wild vs. feral. If horses are indeed native, they should not be removed from National Parks. ...

Dutch horsemeat sold as beef for two years

April 11th, 2013 (11)
The Local (Germany’s English Newspaper), April 11, 2013 (Note – Most of the 50,000 Tons of meat from this recall have already been sold and consumed – on the market since 2011! – Jerry) Over 100 German food retailers ...

Obama Moves to Block Horse Slaughter

April 11th, 2013 (113)
NYTimes, Stephanie Strom, April 11, 2013 The Obama administration has included a proposal in its 2014 budget that would effectively ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption. Technically, the proposal would prevent money from being spent on inspection ...

New Budget BANS Horse Slaughter Inspectors!

April 10th, 2013 (21)
Breaking News from Equine Welfare Alliance, comments from Jerry Finch Department of Agriculture Secretary Vilsack has entered this statement into the new budget: Page 197 of Dept. of Agriculture Appendix SEC. 725. None of the funds made available in ...