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Horsemeat Scandal Illustrates Need for Federal Action

Humane Society Legislative Fund, February 26, 2013 A food scandal has rocked Europe, where products labeled as beef—everything from frozen lasagna to Swedish meatballs—have tested positive for horsemeat. But it’s not just in Europe where government officials should take notice; the controversy affects the United States, too. More than 100,000 American horses are killed each year for their meat, Full Article

Oklahoma leaders pursue first horse slaughterhouse

Note – This article needs your comments! Don’t post comments here, post them on the Tulsa World website. They are swamped with pro-slaughter comments. By JANET PEARSON Associate Editor ...Full Article

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

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 ...Full Article

Animal abuse charges against Weber County rancher dropped

(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 ...Full Article

Horse ranchers arrested in ‘severe’ animal abuse case

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 ...Full Article

“It ain’t my damn horse.”

The call came in on January 30th – about a very skinny horse that’s down and couldn’t get up. A few minutes later I was standing next to a ...Full Article

State Senate committee advances bill on commercial slaughter of horses

Wayne Greene / Tulsa World / February 12, 2913   A state Senate committee unanimously passed a bill to allow the operation of horse slaughterhouses in the state. Senate ...Full Article

Horsemeat a health issue? “Yes, it is” “No, it isn’t”

(The Brits are acting like actors in Monty Python’s Flying Circus. The scandal has become a true-to-life comedy act, except this time the actors are playing with the lives of both ...Full Article

Measures would legalize horse slaughter in Oklahoma

Wayne Greene, World Senior Writer / TulsaWorld.com / February 9. 2012 OKLAHOMA CITY – Two bills pending before the Oklahoma Legislature would legalize commercial horse slaughter – a humane ...Full Article

The horsemeat scandal: could there be much more to come?

Last month, horsemeat was found in supermarket beefburgers. Now it’s ready meals – and with new test results due next week, the revelations may not be over yet Felicity ...Full Article