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5th Circuit Nixes USDA Horse-Protection Rule

This is a definitely a set back for advocates against horse soring. We need the PAST (Prevent All Soring Tactics) Act now more than ever! You can view the proposed PAST Act here.~ HfH From: Courthouse News (CN) – The 5th Circuit struck down a USDA rule aimed at penalizing horse owners who purposely injure Full Article

Vet advisory council steps up scrutiny of walking horses

From a short piece by Roy Exum yesterday: “According to one source, USDA inspectors performered 38 inspections of randomly-chosen horses on Thursday night at the celebration and 21 were ...Full Article

USDA urged to inspect horses at Celebration

From: Shelbyville Times-Gazette By: Jason Reynolds Fifty-nine Congressional sponsors of the PAST Act are renewing their call to the USDA to actively inspect horses at The Celebration. The representatives ...Full Article

USDA Urged to Enforce Horse Protection Act at Horse and Livestock Auctions

From: Humane Society of the United States Sored Horse Sold in Violation of Federal Law (July 23, 2014)—The public sale of horses bearing evidence of soring is prohibited by ...Full Article

Horse slaughterhouses – judge rules they can open and the efforts to stop this

The Humane Society of the United States will appeal an Albuquerque federal judge’s ruling yesterday that USDA inspections can begin as early as this coming week. There is all ...Full Article

Animal Law Expert Wants Court to Ban Horse Slaughter in the U.S.

From: http://www.foodsafetynews.com/ By: Dan Flynn Four months into litigation aimed at preventing horses from being legally slaughtered in the United States, animal law attorney Bruce A. Wagman is already ...Full Article

USDA: Horse Slaughter Environmental Review Pointless

From: Food Product Design By: Josh Long ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—An agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) lacks discretion to deny requests to inspect horse slaughter facilities if they ...Full Article

Horse Advocates Fight Federal Government

August 26, 2013 Why has it been left to the equine rescue community to represent the will of the people against a government that supports the interest of foreign ...Full Article

Judge in Horse Slaughter Case Corrects Mistake; No Next Round Date Set

Food Safety News, DAN FLYNN | AUGUST 23, 2013 Federal District Court Judge M. Christina Armijo has amended her order temporarily banning horsemeat packing in the U.S. because it was too broadly ...Full Article

“This isn’t a horse. It’s a goat” – USDA Food Inspector

August 22, 2013 Let’s just imagine that a horse slaughterhouse opened up here in America. One of the great concerns is the contamination of the meat by a wide ...Full Article