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Taping of Farm Cruelty Is Becoming the Crime

April 7th, 2013 (10)
The New York Times -RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. - April 6, 2013 On one covert video, farm workers illegally burn the ankles of Tennessee walking horses with chemicals. Another captures workers in Wyoming punching and kicking pigs and flinging piglets into the air. ...

Russia to ban meat from most Canadian, Mexican suppliers

April 7th, 2013 (3)
Dover Cattle Network | Reuters  |  Updated: 04/05/2013 Russia plans to ban meat imports from most Canadian and Mexican suppliers from April 8 over concerns about the use of the feed additive ractopamine, Russia’s veterinary and phytosanitary service (VPSS) said on Friday. ...

Second horse dies at Aintree steeplechase in England

April 7th, 2013 (6)
Christian Science Monitor – April 6, 2013 – AP AINTREE, ENGLAND The Aintree Festival was plunged into more grief Friday following the death of another horse over the fences used in the Grand National Steeplechase, overshadowing the latest classy ...

Convicted horse abuser arrested for possessing horses

April 5th, 2013 (19)
(Jason Meduna back in jail. Why am I not surprised? – Jerry) Starheraold.com -MAUNETTE LOEKS New Media Editor April 5, 2013 TORRINGTON, Wyo. — A former Morrill County rancher convicted in perhaps the worst horse abuse case in western ...

Op-Ed: Horse Meat Found in Chicken Nuggets, The Scandal Grows

April 5th, 2013 (9)
Candace Calloway Whiting - Seattle PI Horse meat in chicken nuggets?  That is just wrong on so many levels… Following the news that horse meat was found in the Swedish Meatballs in franchises of Ikea and in hamburger patties in ...

Op-Ed:The Silence is Deafening

April 5th, 2013 (4)
Shelley Grainger   Canadian Horse Defence Coalition’s Blog – April 2, 2013 Opinion Blog – A Response to No Government Response   Why is it when the Canadian government and horse agriculture (ie. slaughter) industry is called upon for answers, ...

Wild horse buyer goes uncharged due to state oversight

April 5th, 2013 (12)
Dave Philipps - The Gazette – April 4, 2013   Two state agencies dropped the ball when it came to prosecuting a southern Colorado wild horse buyer who admitted to breaking state laws while shipping hundreds of federally protected wild horses. ...

Health fears raised over American horsemeat imports

April 5th, 2013 (7)
EuroPolitics | Brian Beary in Washington | Tuesday 02 April 2013 An animal welfare group is alleging that unsafe horsemeat is ending up on European dinner plates due to lax controls by North American and EU authorities. The Humane Society ...

BLM Digs in Heels Over Costly Approach to Wild Horses Despite Sequester

April 5th, 2013 (3)
Suzanne Roy / Campaign Director, American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign / Huffington Post Blog / April 5, 2013 If a budget is a statement of priorities, then what are we to make of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) recent ...

Market for slaughter horses plunging in wake of Burger-gate

April 5th, 2013 (21)
Equine Welfare Alliance – April 5, 2013 – Vicki Tobin – John Holland EWA (Chicago) – USDA data for the first quarter of 2013 indicates a precipitous drop in the number of horses going from the US to Mexico ...