Horse Slaughter

Handel: We Need To End Slaughter Of American Equines

Throughout history, horses have worked alongside us as companions and partners in work, war and sport; they are living symbols of our nation’s spirit. We have the honor and duty to protect them, which is why I am imploring my colleagues in the horse racing industry to contact their federal representatives in Congress and urge […]

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Can Microchips Save A Horse From Slaughter? It Depends

With horse slaughter remaining a hot topic in the equine welfare community, many horsemen are seeking a way to keep their horses from that fate when they no longer own them or if they are lost or stolen. Microchipping would appear to be the logical solution. But despite what you read on the Internet, no […]

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House Committee Votes To Reverse Ban On Horse Slaughter

A vote by the House Appropriations Committee today might lay groundwork to bring horse slaughter back to the United States. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.) pushed to renew what was effectively a ban on the practice, but was defeated by a 27-25 vote by the committee. (Detailed vote available here in  blog published by Humane Society […]

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USDA Issues Warning Letter To Pittsburgh Restaurant For Serving Horse Meat

A Pittsburgh restaurant has gotten blacklash from animal rights activists and a warning from the U.S. Department of Agriculture after it advertised horse tartare as a one-time menu item during a special event earlier this month. Cure chef and co-owner Justin Severino hosted a special dinner with Canadian chefs that included the dish. The USDA […]

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Stricter Regulations Announced For Canadian Horse Processing Facilities

New regulations will go into effect on March 31 that will require all horses imported from the United States and slated for processing at Canadian plants to be held at a Canadian feedlot for a minimum of six months prior to processing. The new regulations come in response to heightened concerns expressed by buyers within […]

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Florida: New Strangles Case Traced Back To Social Media Kill Pen Rescue

The Equine Disease Communication Center released the following alert regarding a strangles case in Florida on Tuesday. Strangles cases associated with three other counties in the state were reported in February, and were also said to be associated with online rescue networks from kill pens. The Paulick Report recently reported on the risks of communicable […]

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Louisiana Case Suggests Gaps Remain In Racetrack Anti-Slaughter Policies

When Louisiana state health officials began dealing with the EHV-1 outbreak at Fair Grounds in January, part of the task was working backwards after a new case cropped up to find all horses that may have been exposed to the illness. As state animal health officials did their detective work, it’s unlikely they imagined an […]

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‘Anonymous Horses’: Kill Pen Rescues Come With Serious Health Risks

Earlier this month, veterinarians and state officials in three Florida counties (Columbia, Bradford, and Hillsborough) publicly announced they were dealing with a small outbreak of strangles, a contagious bacterial infection of the equine upper respiratory tract characterized by swollen lymph nodes. Strangles is a relatively common communicable disease, but in this case, alerts issued via […]

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UPDATED: Tampa Bay Downs Bans Trainer After Horse With Burned Lip Tattoo Rescued From ‘Kill Pen’

Tampa Bay Downs in Florida has barred the entries of trainer Horacio Barbaran for allegedly violating the track’s anti-slaughter policy. Officials at Gulfstream Park were notified of the move and said they will not permit Barbaran to stable or race at the South Florida track, either. Peter Berube, vice president and general manager of Tampa Bay […]

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Former University Stallion Rescued From Texas Auction, Potential Slaughter

An 18-year-old Thoroughbred stallion recovered from a small auction house in Texas over the weekend was discovered to have originated from Texas A&M University – Commerce (TAMUC). Tricky Prospect got lucky; Kimberly Underwood saw his Texas Thoroughbred Association papers posted on the Red River Horse Sale’s Facebook page. Underwood shared Tricky’s photos with CANTER Texas, […]

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