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USDA EMBROILED IN FLAMES OF HORSE-SLAUGHTER FUROR

Food Product Design, Josh Long, April 17, 2013 WASHINGTON—Horses symbolize the grandeur and mystique of the American West. Their celebrated status may help explain the growing furor over requests before the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to authorize the slaughtering of the animals for human consumption. In recent weeks, the White House and lawmakers in Full Article

Animal Welfare Groups Seek to Protect Endangered Species From Environmental Threat of Horse Slaughter

Front Range Equine Rescue and The Humane Society of the United States Will Sue to Enforce the Endangered Species Act (April 16, 2013)- Front Range Equine Rescue (“FRER”) and The ...Full Article

European Commission Tests on Horsemeat Safety Are Incomplete

Officials must enact moratorium on sale of horsemeat that does not meet EU import requirements   STRASBOURG (16 April 2013) – In light of the European Commission’s report released ...Full Article

France finds most horsemeat in EU DNA tests – EU sources

TheStarOnline.com.my | April 16, 2013 | Charlie Dunmore BRUSSELS (Reuters) – France found more cases of illegal horsemeat in beef products than any other EU country, early results of DNA ...Full Article

EU agencies consider phenylbutazone detected in horsemeat of low concern for consumers

EMA – European Medicines Agency : News and press releases: EU agencies consider phenylbutazone detected in horsemeat of low concern for consumers; recommend improved horse traceability and monitoring of ...Full Article

Horsemeat scandal’s prime suspect revealed: Is this the tycoon who butchered the meat trade?

He has become a leading suspect in the food scandal which has seen tainted meat sold by British supermarkets in ready meals and burgers The Mirror, David Collins, Sam Hurley, ...Full Article

Dutch horsemeat sold as beef for two years

The Local (Germany’s English Newspaper), April 11, 2013 (Note – Most of the 50,000 Tons of meat from this recall have already been sold and consumed – on the ...Full Article

Opinion: This isn’t a joke, America

A rant and rave by Jerry Finch More horsemeat found in beef products, more bute found in horsemeat, more graft and corruption, more “scientists” saying, “Oh, it’s okay. The ...Full Article

Guest Op Ed: A little mystery with our meat

Bob Gaydos, April 6, 2013 The horse-meat-in-ground-beef scandal that broke in Europe at the beginning of the year has spawned numerous investigations there as well as a booming business ...Full Article

Taping of Farm Cruelty Is Becoming the Crime

The New York Times -RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. - April 6, 2013 On one covert video, farm workers illegally burn the ankles of Tennessee walking horses with chemicals. Another captures workers in Wyoming ...Full Article