Equine Slaughter Fact Check: By the Numbers
Following the numbers and finding the facts – how many horses are really exported across borders for slaughter and what regulations exist in other countries?
SAFE Act Discussed at House Legislative Hearing
House holds hearing on the SAFE Act, which would outlaw the export of horses for slaughter in foreign countries as a prevention of a human health threat. (more…)
SAFE Act Insights
Thousands of equines are currently transported across US borders to be slaughtered. The SAFE Act aims to end that practice. We caught up with Representatives Janice Schakwosky (D-IL) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL) to learn more about the act, its current status and why they believe it’s necessary.
Your Turn: Horses Are a Lifelong Commitment
Student Lilly Harmon discusses the increasing epidemic in the United States of uneducated owners unwittingly selling their geriatric horses into the slaughter pipeline — and the implications this can have for human health as well as equine well-being.
BREAKING: Senate Passes Amendment to Prohibit Funding Horse Slaughter Inspectors
The Senate Committee on Appropriations passed its Fiscal Year 2018 Agriculture Bill today, including an amendment that would prohibit funding horse slaughter inspectors — in contrast to last week’s similar bill in the House.
BREAKING: House Appropriations Committee Lifts Ban on Horse Slaughter
The move to renew the defunding of horse slaughter facility inspectors was defeated in a 27-25 vote earlier today.
US House Committee on Appropriations to Discuss Horse Slaughter on Wednesday
The mark up sessions for a critical appropriations bill take place tomorrow, with the potential to begin funding horse slaughter facility inspectors and re-open American equine slaughter once again.
Canadian Slaughter Plant Closes
Les Viandes de la Petite Nation’s horse facility has temporarily ceased operations.
Understanding the Safeguard American Food Exports Act
A reintroduced version of a bill that would outlaw the exportation of horses for slaughter is currently back in Congress. What are the implications for the horse industry?
Let Them Eat Horse?
Perhaps we should reconsider eating horse meat if it might help the plight of neglected equines, suggested Britain’s Princess Anne at the annual conference of the World Horse Welfare charity. (more…)
Reflection: Finding common ground on a taboo topic
The issue of slaughter is both uncomfortable and divisive. Lorraine Jackson makes a plea for genuine communication and respect in our discussions. (more…)