horse meat

Legislators Considering Move To Ban U.S. Horse Slaughter, Exports To Mexico And Canada

New legislation being explored by lawmakers would ban slaughterhouses in the U. S., as well as prevent horses from being exported to Mexico and Canada for human consumption. According to The Hill, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S. C.), Robert Menendez (D-N. J.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R. I.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) are heading the effort to federally […]

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HSUS President Pacelle Deems Congress Slaughter Proponents Hypocrites

The head of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Wayne Pacelle has called some of the lawmakers involved in reopening equine slaughter plants in the U.S. hypocrites, believing they have a feigned interest in protecting the horses in the States, reports HorseTalk. The Appropriations Committee of the US House of Representatives narrowly passed […]

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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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Horse Meat, Genitals Seized By Customs At Washington Dulles Airport

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists have seen some really unusual things in traveler baggage at Washington Dulles International Airport over the years.  From charred full monkeys, to voodoo ceremony tools, to cocaine concealed inside the cavity of fully cooked chickens, to live sea horses and giant African land snails.  So it seems that […]

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Miami Man Arrested, Charged With Unlawful Sale Of Horse Meat

Manuel Coto-Martinez has been arrested by the Miami-Dade police and charged with the unlawful sale of horse meat, reports wsvn.com. The 70-year-old, the center of a joint investigation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Florida State Attorney’s Office that began on the tip of a confidential informant, was also charged with the unlawful […]

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Swedish Racehorse Owner Opts To Eat Horse After Euthanasia

A Swedish harness driver has publicly defended her decision to eat her racehorse after an injury left the mare unable to live a pain-free life. Upon vet recommendation, Helena Stahl, 24, put down the mare mare named Iffy Mant, who she described as her best friend. She decided against cremating or burying the body, and as she […]

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Britain’s Dartmoor Ponies Being Sold For Meat In Conservation Attempt

Meat from Britain’s Dartmoor Hill ponies has gone on sale to the public at a British farmers’ market and a local restaurant in an unusual way to attempt to conserve the breed. Charlotte Faulkner, founder of the Dartmoor Hill Pony Association, is behind the initiative. Though Faulkner keeps as many ponies in her personal barn […]

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Two Men Sought In Case Of Butchered Grand Prix Show Jumper

Florida police are looking for two men who they say may have information about the unusual case of Phedras de Blondel, an imported high-level show jumper who was led out of his stall and slaughtered in the woods at Centennial Farm near Tampa. The incident took place on Oct. 24. Rider Debbie Stephens initially believed […]

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Inspect That Burger Closely: University Finds Horse Meat In Specialty Meat Products

The 2013 horse meat scandal that rocked Europe is still sending tremors through food markets there, and a recent study from Chapman University suggests that Americans are not entirely safe from mislabeling on this side of the Atlantic Ocean, either. Research published this month in the journal Food Control revealed results of species testing of 48 fresh […]

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