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USDA

Bill to End Horse “Soring” Draws Lobbying, War of Words

Open Secrets.org, Monica Vendituoli on July 29, 2013 A bill introduced in April to end the practice that gives Tennessee walking horses their distinctive gait brought the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) to the Capitol last week to give a presentation on horse “soring.” Anything with a name Full Article

Feds Pounce On Maryville Horse Trainer

The Chattanoongan, Friday, April 19, 2013 – by Roy Exum Federal agents, accompanied by Blount County animal control officers, raided the barn of walking horse trainer Larry Wheelon near Maryville, Tn., ...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

USDA Horsemeat Inspections Funded Through 2013

TheHorse.com / Pat Raia / March 28, 2013 Federal legislation intended to fund U.S. government agencies will continue provide revenue for USDA inspections at horse processing plants located in ...Full Article

Calls for alternatives to slaughtering horses

Chris Heyde / Animal Welfare Institute / March 22, 2013 The Animal Welfare Institute applauds Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack for joining the Animal Welfare Institute and the majority ...Full Article

News investigation: America’s secret and brutal horsemeat trade

Few Americans are aware that their country’s horses are being exported and slaughtered abroad – often in appalling conditions – to supply European taste for a meat that’s shunned ...Full Article

Horse-Slaughter Plant’s Lawyer Says Opening Three Weeks Away

Bloomberg /Alan Bjerga – Mar 15, 2013 The lawyer for a New Mexico meat plant that wants to be the first to slaughter horses in the U.S. since 2007 says the facility may ...Full Article

U.S.D.A. May Approve Horse Slaughter Plant

New York Times, STEPHANIE STROM, February 28, 2013 The United States Department of Agriculture is likely to approve a horse slaughtering plant in New Mexico in the next two months, which ...Full Article

Horse meat in the US? Unlikely, but tests are rare

(Personal note – I never thought that this blog would turn into posting articles about food safety. The lies, corruption and deceit might be focused on horsemeat at the ...Full Article