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HORRIFIC DISCOVERY: ANOTHER HORSE CARCASS FOUND IN SW MIAMI DADE

Slaughtered horse may be mare reported missing on July 6 (HOMESTEAD, FL – 8/1/16) The decaying remains of two horses have been found in as many days in SW Miami Dade, the gruesome scenes indicating both had been brutally butchered for their meat. Laurie Waggoner of South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to…

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RETIRED RACEHORSE STOLEN, SLAUGHTERED FOR MEAT

Horse slaughter happening with horrifying regularity in South Florida, worse than reported SFSPCA calls for special investigative unit, pledges help to find perpetrators FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Homestead, FL – 11/24/2015   It has happened again. Yet another treasured family pet has been stolen from its home and slaughtered for its meat. Sometime during the evening…

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Horse Cruelty Charges: A VERY Big Deal at South Florida SPCA

The newest charges “… were no big deal. I wish the police would spend more time on human victims, and child victims, than on horses who skipped a meal.” – Alexander Michaels, attorney for defendants in animal cruelty case. (Miami Herald, Friday, October 25, 2015)   By Kathleen Monahan President, South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue…

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BREAKING NEWS: HORSE FOUND SLAUGHTERED IN HIALEAH, FL FIELD

HIALEAH, FL – JULY 23, 2015: The shocking discovery of a three year-old Quarter Horse filly’s remains was made this morning at 9715 NW 138th Street in Hialeah. The butchered horse, Sweet Amanda Wiz, was found in a pasture at a facility that was once where South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to…

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South Florida SPCA against horse slaughter, supports passage of Udall-Kirk amendment to defund slaughterhouse inspections

On Thursday, July 16, the Senate Appropriations Committee will vote on the Udall-Kirk amendment to defund horse slaughterhouse inspections, therefore preventing those facilities from operating in the U.S.  South Florida SPCA urges citizens to contact their senators who sit on the Appropriations Committee by phone and/or email and ask her or him to support the Udall-Kirk…

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EU Suspends Mexican Horsemeat Imports After Food Safety Concerns

PRESS RELEASE FROM HUMANE SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL Humane Society International/Europe welcomes increased consumer protection, fewer horses suffering BRUSSELS (8 December 2014)  The European Commission has implemented a conditional ban of the import of horsemeat from Mexico following a series of audits by the Food and Veterinary Office. The audits consistently identified serious problems with the lack…

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International Equine Conference draws advocates and political representatives to McCullough estate in Wellington

Wellington, FL (September 22, 2014) Equine welfare advocates and experts from several countries met September 19-21 at the Fourth Annual International Equine Conference (IEC) at the estate of Victoria McCullough in Wellington. Organized by the Equine Welfare Alliance and Wild Horse Freedom Federation, the event connected and enlightened a wide spectrum of pro-horse attendees that included equine welfare organizations,…

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Equine Welfare: Legislative Update

For the first time in eight years, horse slaughter plants were poised to open in New Mexico, Iowa and Missouri. On January 17, 2014 they were stopped dead in their tracks when President Obama signed the Omnibus Spending Bill containing language to defund FDA inspections. Did you know that pro-slaughter advocates categorize horses as “livestock?”…

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A Huge Win for Horses – FDA Inspections DEFUNDED!!!

Omnibus Budget Will End Chances of Horse Slaughter Plants Opening in US Florida State Senator Joseph Abruzzo, Victoria McCullough, and Vice President Joe Biden discuss horse welfare and slaughter. (PRNewsFoto/Equine Welfare Alliance, Inc.) Published: January 14, 2014 3:00 a.m. PRNewswire-USNewswire – Equine Welfare Alliance, Inc. CHICAGO – The omnibus bill pending before Congress this week contains…