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Oklahoma officials looking into alleged horse violations

A criminal investigation is under way into fraudulent veterinary health forms being used to transport horses through Oklahoma, the state’s secretary of agriculture says. The state’s multicounty grand jury is said to be investigating.   NewsOK.com /Michael McNutt | Published: March 26, 2013 Oklahoma agriculture officials confirmed Tuesday they are aware of allegations that some involved in Full Article

Horse meat row: Row as food companies dispute latest test results

The horse meat scandal has been reignited after the food industry became embroiled in a dispute with the Government safety regulator over the latest batch of results.   The ...Full Article

Horse slaughter bill goes to Oklahoma governor

Oklahoma Senate approves a horse slaughter measure 32-14. newsok.com /Michael McNutt | Published: March 26, 2013 The state Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would allow horse slaughter in Oklahoma, ...Full Article

Seven eagles near death after eating horse carcass

KSN.com / March 26, 2013 SEATTLE, Washington (KING) — Sharon Thomas couldn’t believe what she saw when she took a walk on her property near Winlock, Washington last Friday. “I ...Full Article

Horsemeat Taste like Chicken?

Horsemeat Detected in Chicken Nuggets in Greece Food Safety News BY NEWS DESK | MARCH 26, 2013 Chicken nuggets and other meat products have been recalled by Greek health authorities after being ...Full Article

Canadians see horse sales lag in wake of European scandal

Western Producer /Mar. 11th, 2013 by Barb Glen The price for slaughter horses in Alberta has been cut in half by recent discoveries in Europe that beef has been combined with ...Full Article

Overweight riders risk their horse’s health

Horse and Country / Charlotte Ricca-Smith on 25th-Mar-2013 Recent research has revealed that a third of riders are too heavy for their horses, causing them to suffer from back pain, lameness ...Full Article

Authorities Studying How Bute in Horsemeat Affects Humans

The Horse /Christa Lesté-Lasserre • Mar 25, 2013 • Article #31584 European authorities will soon be tackling the question of how phenylbutazone in horsemeat could affect the humans that consume ...Full Article

Moran Calls on USDA to Deny Horse Slaughter Facility Permits

Office of Rep. Jim Moran Requests agency include slaughter ban in FY ’14 budget Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat and co-chair of the Congressional Animal Protection ...Full Article

Horse slaughter opponents spur last-minute efforts to kill Oklahoma legislation

Passage of a bill that would allow the slaughter of horses in Oklahoma is expected to be taken up this week. Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa, says ...Full Article