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A Personal Request From Habitat for Horses

March 13th, 2013 (22)
They seem to come in every couple of days – used, abused and neglected, every color and kind of horse imaginable, plus donkeys of assorted types and colors. Usually they are still standing, but sometimes they are so weak ...

A Renewed Effort to Stop the Slaughter of American Horses

March 13th, 2013 (7)
This morning at a Capitol Hill press conference, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and U.S. Reps. Pat Meehan, R-Pa., and Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., joined animal welfare groups, equestrians, and veterinarians to announce the introduction of new federal legislation to prevent the ...

National Animal Welfare Groups, Veterinarians and Horse Owners Applaud Federal Efforts to Protect Horses and the Public

March 13th, 2013 (2)
Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act prohibits cruel export and slaughter of drugged horses for human consumption WASHINGTON, D.C.—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI),The Humane Society of the United States (The ...

BREAKING NEWS: Save the Horses! Three Lawmakers Will Try to Ban Slaughter for Food

March 13th, 2013 (10)
ABC NEWS / Chris Goos / March 13, 2013 A trio of U.S. lawmakers is saying “no” to horse meat. The U.S. is set to begin slaughtering horses again for the first time in six years, and recent news ...

US Anti-Slaughter Bill to be Reintroduced

March 12th, 2013 (6)
The Western Producer – Canada/ Posted Mar. 11th, 2013 by Robert Arnason American politicians, animal welfare groups and horse lovers are expected to introduce a bill to the U.S. Congress this week that could, effectively, shut down horse slaughter plants in Canada. Senator ...

PETA wants ban, but says reopening US slaughterhouses is lesser of two evils (Interview)

March 12th, 2013 (8)
(Note – Personally, I’ve always had a strong distaste for PETA. Between ads with naked women, promoting the “slippery-slope” fear in ranchers and the scandal of euthanizing pets drawn from shelters, they have become the joke among equine advocates. ...

Horsemeat: What if the scandal happened in the US?

March 12th, 2013 (2)
Christian Science Monitor /Paul Ames / March 11, 2013 BRUSSELS, Belgium — There are places where the food chain in Europe‘s meat industry is short and brutally simple. In the Anderlecht butchers’ market west of downtown Brussels, stall after stall displays ...

Could US beef contain horse meat?

March 12th, 2013 (3)
current.com /By Stephanie Whiteside / March 12, 2013   IKEA’s famous Swedish meatballs were the latest casualty in the European horse meat scandal, with the company pulling them off the shelves in Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. The discovery of horse meat ...

Op-Ed: ERBE: Horse slaughter should remain banned

March 12th, 2013 (1)
thegleaner,com / March 12, 2013 Here we go again. The soulless, heartless humans who make their living by slaughtering horses have managed to convince Congress and this supposedly liberal president to open up horse slaughterhouses once more. The plants ...

Danger on Europe’s Dinner Plate

March 11th, 2013 (2)
NYTimes, Op-Ed, Wayne Pacelle, March 11, 2013 The discovery of horse meat in products labeled as beef in the European Union has raised serious questions, not just about food labeling, but also about food safety and the working of ...