Keyword: horse slaughter

  • Clerical Error Sends Wrong Slaughter Bill To Senate

    Because of a clerical error, the wrong version of a bill to end horse slaughter was delivered to the U.S. Senate. The error was discovered the week of Sept. 10, and the House of Representatives requested the bill be returned so the correct version can be sent.

  • Horse Slaughter Bill Passed by House

    A bill to end horse slaughter for human consumption passed the U.S. House of Representatives Sept. 7 with a final vote of 263-146. Two amendments to alter the bill both failed to pass.

  • Horse Slaughter Bill Nears Vote

    The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Sept. 7 on a bill that would end horse slaughter for human consumption. With the vote drawing near, those on both sides of the issue have been trying to garner last-minute support

  • Poll Finds Most Americans Against Horse Slaughter

    A national public opinion survey found that 69% of Americans are against killing horses for human consumption. The findings come just a week before the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a bill that would end horse slaughter for human consumption.

  • U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, co-sponsor of horse slaughter bill.

    Federal Hearing on Horse Slaughter Draws Large Crowd

    A legislative hearing Tuesday by the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection concerning the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act drew a large crowd, causing the hearing to be moved after opening remarks.

  • Unwanted Horse Coalition Officially Under AHC Umbrella

    The Unwanted Horse Coalition, which started as the Unwanted Horse Summit during the American Horse Council convention in April 2005, is being folded into the American Horse Council. The possibility was discussed this April when the plan was presented to the AHC board of trustees.

  • Ferdinand Derby Anniversary Impetus for Slaughter-Ban Push

    Supporters of legislation that would ban the transport of horses to slaughter for human consumption are hopeful the measure will pass Congress this year, a co-sponsor of the bill said May 3. Meanwhile, members of the Kentucky horse industry have united to form the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, a shelter and adoption service for unwanted horses of all breeds.

  • Horse Slaughter in U.S. to Continue

    Despite congressional efforts to stop the practice of slaughtering horses in the United States for human consumption, the Agriculture Department announced Tuesday it would continue, the Associated Press reported.

  • Slaughter Amendment Part of Agriculture Legislation

    An amendment that removes money for United States Department of Agriculture inspections of horse slaughterhouses and horsemeat is included in the 2006 agriculture appropriations bill that was signed into law by President Bush on Nov. 10.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Industry Dilemma

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Horse slaughter is the most emotional issue facing the Thoroughbred industry, and there is widespread support within the industry for proposed federal legislation to ban the slaughter of all horses for human consumption.

  • A Humane End

    <i>By Priscilla Clark</i> -- Cries of outrage are still being heard wherever horse lovers express their views, and the terror and suffering Ferdinand undoubtedly endured in a slaughterhouse sparked profound soul searching throughout the racing community.

  • The rescue, retirement, rehab, and retraining of ex-racehorses has grown into a major movement.

    Equine Retirement Programs

    It is horse racing's dirty little secret--the big black truck that regularly rolls along the backstretch of tracks large and small, and behind sales rings, picking up the cripples, the too-slow, and horses just plain not wanted by their owners anymore.

  • Illinois Slaughter Ban Tackled by House Committee

    Legislation to ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption in Illinois is making its way through the House of Representatives. The bill also would make it illegal to transport horses into or out of the state for slaughter.

  • AQHA Responds to Allegations From Horse Charity

    The American Quarter Horse Association, which has hundreds of thousands of members, has reiterated its position on euthanasia and horse slaughter in the wake of an accusatory Blue Horse Charities letter that was disseminated to the racing industry in early November.

  • Groups That Oppose Slaughter Ban Target of Letter

    Blue Horse Charities has stepped up the campaign for passage of legislation to ban horse slaughter with a strongly worded letter and a full-page advertisement on the back page of the Nov. 8 edition of <i>Daily Racing Form</i>.

  • Group Begins Campaign to Stop Slaughter

    The Equine Protection Network (EPN) kicked off a national horse slaughter awareness campaign in Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Indiana with billboards proclaiming, "Keep America's Horses in the Stable and off the Table!" The EPN also has launched a new website, SaveAmericasHorses.com to educate Americans about horse slaughter.

  • Plans Finalized to Rebuild Illinois Slaughterhouse

    Plans for rebuilding Cavel International, the horse-slaughtering plant in DeKalb, Ill., that burned down in 2002, have been finalized, according to the <i>Northern Star</i> of Northern Illinois University.

  • 1986 Kentucky Derby winner Ferdinand, with Bill Shoemaker aboard.

    Death of a Derby Winner: Slaughterhouse Likely Fate for Ferdinand

    Ferdinand, the 1986 Kentucky Derby winner who went on to capture the following year's Horse of the Year title with a dramatic victory over 1987 Derby hero Alysheba in the Breeders' Cup Classic, is dead. <i>The Blood-Horse</i> has learned the big chestnut son of Nijinsky II died sometime in 2002, most likely in a slaughterhouse in Japan, where his career at stud was unsuccessful.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Edditor-in-Chief

    Not in Vain

    Who are we to tell the Japanese or anyone else how they should discard the horses we once loved? Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. Slaughter is legal in the United States, and there is nothing that would guarantee Ferdinand would not have ended up in one of the slaughtering plants here if he fell into the wrong hands.

  • Legislation Reintroduced to Ban Horse Slaughter

    U.S. Representative John Sweeney (R-NY), chairman of the Congressional Horse Caucus, and U.S.Representative John Spratt (D-SC) reintroduced the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act on Thursday. The bill will ban the trade in horsemeat and live horses for human consumption.