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Health fears raised over American horsemeat imports

EuroPolitics | Brian Beary in Washington | Tuesday 02 April 2013 An animal welfare group is alleging that unsafe horsemeat is ending up on European dinner plates due to lax controls by North American and EU authorities. The Humane Society is trying to raise awareness among EU lawmakers and officials about the complex supply chain in Full Article

BLM Digs in Heels Over Costly Approach to Wild Horses Despite Sequester

Suzanne Roy / Campaign Director, American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign / Huffington Post Blog / April 5, 2013 If a budget is a statement of priorities, then what are we ...Full Article

Market for slaughter horses plunging in wake of Burger-gate

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 ...Full Article

What Do We Owe the Horse? Government Considering Slaughterhouse Proposal

(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 ...Full Article

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

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 ...Full Article

Tennessee Grand Jury Indicts Former Tennessee Walking Horse Trainer Jackie McConnell

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 ...Full Article

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

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 ...Full Article

Over Public Outcry, Governor Signs Horse Slaughter Bill

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 ...Full Article

How the horsemeat scandal unfolded

neweurope.eu / April 2, 2013 Habitat for Horses is a 501.c.3 nonprofit equine protection organization supported solely by donations. We have around 200 donkeys and horses under our care, ...Full Article

Slaughtering Horses for Profit, Not Welfare

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 ...Full Article