slaughter Tag

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On Thursday, Oct 11th, the European Commission published a report which evaluates the operation of controls over the production of horsemeat for export to the European Union. On Friday, Oct 12th, Canadian and Mexican horse slaughter plants temporarily shut down, reportedly because of failure of compliance...

Horse meat is, in essence, an industrial byproduct, and eating it poses a hazard to public health

A New York chef planned to serve raw horse meat. It would have been a disaster—but not for the reason you think. By James McWilliams|Posted Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at 11:25 AM ET, Slate Repost [caption id="attachment_11906" align="alignleft" width="300"] Horse meat is, in essence, an industrial byproduct,...

Texas Parks and Wildlife Rescue

[caption id="attachment_11773" align="alignleft" width="300"] 25 miles of washboard road to the highway[/caption] After a negotiated agreement was reached last week with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, two of our folks took off to Big Bend State Park, just a few miles north of Presidio, Texas. Fifteen...

Make it about money

[caption id="attachment_11691" align="alignleft" width="150"] An Invitation to a round table discussion[/caption] We Need To Talk A Senator of a certain state, who will remain anonymous, challenged me to sit down with some of the decision makers in the slaughter industry and try to work things out. “There...

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[caption id="attachment_11683" align="alignleft" width="300"] Through the eyes of the horse[/caption] An open letter from Laura Allen, Attorney-at-Law, Animal Law Coalition, to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture Dear Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack: The Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) Administrator, Alfred Almanza, has been quoted as saying that the...

Companions or meat products?

(Note: Written By Allen Warren, this paper not only proposes a change in the legal status of equine, but also delves into the pre-1990 history of equine slaughter - Jerry) [caption id="attachment_13323" align="alignleft" width="300"] Companions or meat products?[/caption] An argument that horses are not an agricultural...

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Habitat founder: Horses are companions, not food By Chris Paschenko The Daily News Published July 16, 2012 HITCHCOCK — The founder of a nonprofit organization that rehabilitates horses seized by law enforcement testified at a recent Senate hearing, speaking in opposition to reinstating horse slaughter in the state. Jerry Finch,...