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Drugged horses slipping through ‘inadequate’ food system

The Spec, May 24, 2013   The horse “passport” Canada relies on to keep toxic meat off dinner tables around the world is open to fraud and error, a Star investigation reveals. Using undercover reporters, the Star found problems with passports — which are supposed to detail a horse’s complete medical history — for several Full Article

Russia to ban meat from most Canadian, Mexican suppliers

Dover Cattle Network | Reuters  |  Updated: 04/05/2013 Russia plans to ban meat imports from most Canadian and Mexican suppliers from April 8 over concerns about the use of the feed additive ...Full Article

Op-Ed:The Silence is Deafening

Shelley Grainger   Canadian Horse Defence Coalition’s Blog – April 2, 2013 Opinion Blog – A Response to No Government Response   Why is it when the Canadian government and ...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

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

US Anti-Slaughter Bill to be Reintroduced

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 ...Full Article

Danger on Europe’s Dinner Plate

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 ...Full Article

‘Survival of the fittest’: Alberta breeders struggle as demand dwindles amid Europe’s horsemeat scandal

National Post /Jen Gerson /  It was much like any other horse sale, said auctioneer Dean Edge; chatty farmers and ranchers packed the bright blue stands to watch about 60 ...Full Article

HSI/Canada Calls for a Prohibition on Horse Slaughter after Cruelty in Canadian Facilities Exposed

Humane Society International/Canada / February 28, 2013 Following the recent exposé, showing numerous animal welfare violations on Canadian horse feedlots, Humane Society International/Canada is calling for a federal prohibition on ...Full Article

Slaughter of U.S. horses soars as horse meat scandal explodes

Equine Welfare Alliance / February 27, 2013 Chicago (EWA) – According to USDA statistics, the slaughter of US horses soared by 32% in 2012 to over 176,000, a twenty year ...Full Article