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The Western Producer - Canada/ Posted Mar. 11th, 2013 by Robert Arnason [caption id="attachment_16306" align="alignleft" width="247"] Reaction when told the news![/caption] American politicians, animal welfare groups and horse lovers are expected to introduce a bill to the U.S. Congress this week that could, effectively, shut down horse slaughter plants in Canada. Senator...

current.com /By Stephanie Whiteside / March 12, 2013   IKEA's famous Swedish meatballs were the latest casualty in the European horse meat scandal, with the company pulling them off the shelves in Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. The discovery of horse meat in products labeled as containing pure beef has...

NYTimes, Op-Ed, Wayne Pacelle, March 11, 2013 The discovery of horse meat in products labeled as beef in the European Union has raised serious questions, not just about food labeling, but also about food safety and the working of the somewhat opaque, global horse meat industry. While...

MONTREAL (Mar. 8, 2013) — Humane Society International/Canada and the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition are renewing calls for an immediate federal prohibition on the slaughter, sale, transport and live export of horses for human consumption, after traces of phenylbutazone were recently found in Canadian horsemeat...

National Post /Jen Gerson /  [caption id="attachment_15908" align="alignleft" width="300"] Although horsemeat has been passed off for beef as a tricky cost-saving measure in Europe, Canada tends to serve a high-end clientele.[/caption] It was much like any other horse sale, said auctioneer Dean Edge; chatty farmers and ranchers packed...