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Dr. Raj Persaud and Dr David James / Huffington Post Lifestyle / Feb 20, 2013 [caption id="attachment_15145" align="alignleft" width="256"] Recognizing emotions in animals[/caption] Everyone's getting upset because horses are turning up in our dinners rather than cows. But is it possible that this 'scandal' is revealing more about our...

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(Note - While this article is old, it points to promised changes that haven't been made. Some of the "meat" in this story came from Uruguay, an exporter of horsemeat, just like the US.  As more DNA testing is done, we will find more and...

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EurActiv,com / February 19, 2013 [caption id="attachment_15035" align="alignleft" width="300"] Horses waiting to be slaughtered at Dallas Crown, Kaufman, Texas[/caption] As the horsemeat-dressed-as-beef scandal continues to rock Europe’s food industry, a number of organisations are calling on stricter European regulation, including an EU-wide horse passport register. The Federation of...

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Pete was the first horse that walked through our gates. Eight months old, he had been abandoned in a pasture, gathered up by a new owner and take to an auction, there to be purchased by a killer-buyer. I talked the man out of taking...

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(Personal note - Admired and respected among all except those against whom she fights, Gail was the prime driver for shutting down the slaughter of horses in Illinois. One of my fondest memories of her was sitting on a back porch late at night in deep...

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[caption id="attachment_14987" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hiding from a killer-buyer[/caption] Media reporters usually try to write unbiased reports, be they for TV or print.  However, we're also used to seeing the lack of research, the quoting of unsubstantiated "facts" and biased, pro-slaughter angle stories. In the article below,...