Horse Slaughter

The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: Equine Hostages?

As we reported earlier this week, a case in Texas exemplifies the growing business of “kill” buyers purchasing horses at public auction for inflated prices and then advertising them on social media in order to extract “bail” from equine rescue advocates who want to prevent horses from going to slaughter in Canada or Mexico. In this […]

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Texas Case Reveals Tricky ‘Business’ Of Horse Slaughter Rescue

Sonny Ellen of Bryan, Texas, is 82, a bail bondsman by trade for nearly a half century, and a lifelong horse owner. Two weeks ago, Ellen said he was blindsided when he got a call from Mindy Willis, his trainer at Sam Houston Race Park, saying track management told her Ellen had been banned for […]

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Opinion: For Many Racetracks, ‘Horse-Slaughter Pipeline’ Is Necessary, But There Are Ways To Fight It

Alex Brown, who became well-known in the horse world through his blog and book, Greatness and Goodness: Barbaro and His Legacy, which chronicled 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro’s attempted recovery from injuries sustained in the Preakness Stakes, has had his first book of fiction published, titled Missionville. Brown recently sat down for an interview with Daniel Ross. […]

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Federal Judge Dismisses Defamation Lawsuit Against Racetrack, Horse Welfare Advocate Over Slaughter Ban

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed in 2013 by a family-operated racing stable against Thistledown racetrack, the Ohio State Racing Commission, various officials and an animal welfare advocate in connection with a Thoroughbred purchased at a livestock auction known to be frequented by buyers of horses who sell them for slaughter. The suit […]

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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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