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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 ...

What Do We Owe the Horse? Government Considering Slaughterhouse Proposal

April 4th, 2013 (3)
(This is one of the best articles I’ve read in ages on horse slaughter. What is reprinted here is a teaser. Click on the link at the bottom to read the rest of the article and to comment.) Michael ...

Horse Racing – ‘You just don’t understand’, trainer tells Grand National critics

April 4th, 2013 (6)
Eurosport / April 4, 2013 Top trainer Jonjo O’Neill has hit out at animals rights activists for trying to get the Grand National banned, telling them that they “just don’t understand”.   Two horses have died in each of ...

Tennessee Grand Jury Indicts Former Tennessee Walking Horse Trainer Jackie McConnell

April 3rd, 2013 (18)
The Chattanoongan.com / April 1, 2013 A Fayette County, Tn., Grand Jury has indicted horse trainer Jackie McConnell and two co-defendants on 38 counts of animal cruelty for illegally soring and torturing horses. The indictments followed a Humane Society of the ...

Animal Welfare Groups to New Mexico Regulators: Horsemeat May Be a Risk to Human Health

April 3rd, 2013 (14)
HSUS / April 2, 2013 The Humane Society of the United States, Front Range Equine Rescue Petition State Board to Declare Horsemeat Unfit for Human Consumption (April 2, 2013)—The Humane Society of the United States and Front Range Equine ...

Over Public Outcry, Governor Signs Horse Slaughter Bill

April 2nd, 2013 (11)
Forbes / Vickery Eckhoff, Contributor / Uncovering the underground horse meat trade since 2011 / April 2, 2013 Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin overturned a 50-year state ban on slaughtering horses Friday, ignoring two-thirds of Oklahoma citizens, who oppose slaughtering horses according to ...

How the horsemeat scandal unfolded

April 2nd, 2013 (2)
neweurope.eu / April 2, 2013 Habitat for Horses recently lost 100 acres of grazing land needed to feed our rescued horses! Your help is desperately needed! Without this land we can not rescue other abused and neglected horses. Please ...

Slaughtering Horses for Profit, Not Welfare

April 2nd, 2013 (4)
Michael Markarian / Humane Society Legislative Fund / April 1, 2013 Ignoring the global horse meat scandal that’s thrown the industry into further disrepute, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation Friday lifting the state’s ban on processing and selling horsemeat, potentially ...

Horse Branding Causes Third-Degree Burns

April 2nd, 2013 Comments Off
news,Discovery.com /APR 1, 2013 / BY JENNIFER VIEGAS We’ve all watched the classic movie scene — a cowboy lassos a young colt, wrangles it to the ground and sears his ranch’s brand on the animal’s shank. It’s a common practice, but ...

“They Rescued Me” Photo Contest

April 1st, 2013 (47)
Horses that come from equine rescues are a very special breed. They seem to have a deeper understanding and appreciation for the effort that led them to their second chance at life. Trained or untrained, ridable or not, to ...