horse slaughter ban

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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Senate Committee Votes In Favor To Defund USDA’s Inspection Of Horse Slaughter Plants

The Senate Committee on Appropriations voted July 20 in favor of an amendment offered by Sens. Tom Udall (D-NM) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), to defund the USDA’s inspection of horse slaughter, a renewal of what was effectively a ban on the practice, according to the American Horse Council. Today’s vote for the Udall-Graham Amendment means […]

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Report: Federal Appeals Court Halts Horse Slaughter

A federal appeals court in Denver on Monday afternoon temporarily halted plans by two companies to begin slaughtering horses. The injunction is the latest in an ongoing battle between the slaughterhouses and groups such as The Humane Society of the United States over reopening facilities that would process horses for slaughter in the country. According […]

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Humane Society, Rescue Groups File Suit Over Horse Slaughter

In response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision to allow horse slaughter facilities to resume operating on U.S. soil, animal protection organizations have filed suit against the agency and asked for an immediate injunction. The Humane Society of the United States, Front Range Equine Rescue, Marin Humane Society, Horses for Life Foundation, Return to […]

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Defunding of Domestic Horse Slaughter Takes Another Step Forward

An amendment which would result in the defunding of USDA inspections of horse meat processing plants was approved by the committee on Appropriations earlier this week. The amendment, introduced by Representatives Jim Moran of Virginia and Bill Young of Florida, has been added to the 2014 Agriculture Appropriations bill. The Agriculture Appropriations Bill will now […]

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Heller: Horse Slaughter Ban ‘Right Around the Corner’?

As the days dwindle down to America’s race on the first Saturday of May, industry leaders convened at the Equine Advocates’ American Equine Summit in Chatham, N.Y., April 27-28, to ensure that one Kentucky Derby winner, Ferdinand, will never be forgotten, and that any American connection to horse slaughter will soon be removed by law […]

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