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Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States Deliver EU Consumers’ Petition to Stop Sale of North American Horsemeat

February 23rd, 2013 (4)
Humane Society International BRUSSELS – Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States delivered a petition with more than 9,000 signatures from European Union citizens who are calling on European Health and Consumer Policy Commissioner Tonio ...

BLM moving 700 wild horses to Ennis area ranch; neighbors miffed

February 22nd, 2013 (13)
(Personal comment – Let’s all take this opportunity to do some mathematical calculations. Cost of leaving the wild horses alone – $0. Cost of removal – estimated at $1,000 per horse (depending on quantity removed at one time). Cost ...

Animal abuse charges against Weber County rancher dropped

February 21st, 2013 (4)
(Note: While there is probably a lot more to this story than is being published, it is hard to accept that no criminal charges will be filed against those who starved horses to death. Please go to the article ...

Oklahoma Senate, House OK horse slaughtering bills

February 21st, 2013 (35)
By SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press, February 20, 2013   OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma could soon allow the slaughter of horses for human consumption, ending a ban that has been in place in the state for close to 50 ...

The Horse Meat Scandals Reveal We Are More Psychologically Screwed Up Than We Realized About Eating Animals

February 21st, 2013 (35)
Dr. Raj Persaud and Dr David James / Huffington Post Lifestyle / Feb 20, 2013 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 ...

Horse ranchers arrested in ‘severe’ animal abuse case

February 20th, 2013 (17)
Pat Reavy  / Deseret News / Tuesday, Feb. 19 2013 Rory and Trudy Childs, who run Smoky Mountain Ranch in Spanish Fork, were arrested late last week for investigation of 101 counts each of animal cruelty and 31 counts each of ...

The Burger That Shattered Her Life

February 19th, 2013 (3)
(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 ...

Vets call for ‘horse passport’ register as meat scandal gallops on

February 19th, 2013 (3)
EurActiv,com / February 19, 2013 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 Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) said ...

Dancing With Pete

February 19th, 2013 (11)
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 ...

Remarkable Woman: Gail Vacca

February 18th, 2013 (5)
(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 ...