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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…

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Federal appeals court temporarily halts horse slaughter for human consumption

Published November 04, 2013 FoxNews.com Cuts of horsemeat are displayed in a shop window at the horse butchery near Paris.REUTERS federal appeals court has temporarily put the brakes on plans to resume horse slaughter for human consumption in the U.S., after a New Mexico judge last week dismissed a push by animal rights groups to…

Horse found slaughtered and dismembered in Miami Gardens warehouse district

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Miami Gardens, FL) – August 7, 2013 A grisly discovery was made this morning at 5295 NW 163 Street, Miami Gardens, FL.  Laurie Waggoner, Director of Operations for South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, responded to the scene early this morning at the request of Miami Gardens Police Department….

NEW MEXICO BLOCKS COMPANY’S BID TO SLAUGHTER HORSES

8:20 p.m. EDT July 22, 2013 New Mexico has blocked a Roswell company’s attempt to begin slaughtering horses next month. (Photo: By Jeri Clausing, AP) Story Highlights Actor Robert Redford and former N.M. Gov. Bill Richardson oppose horse slaughter Roswell-based company wanted to begin slaughtering horses next month State says it has received more than…

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“Humane” Horse Slaughter Plant Planned for Missouri

From the Paulick Report: Rains Natural Meats, a Missouri-based “family operation” has plans to begin slaughtering horses in a humane fashion, according to a report by Asbury Park Press. David Rains, vice president of the plant, which formerly processed antibiotic- and hormone0free beef and pork, said that he has been working closely with the U.S….

Horses Need Your Help! Voice Your Support for the SAFE Act Now!

Urge Your Senators and Rep to Cosponsor the SAFE Act! Shared from the ASPCA: Dear Animal Advocates, We urgently need your help on behalf of our nation’s horses. On Friday we learned that the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved an application for horse slaughter inspections at a plant in Roswell, New Mexico, and grant inspections…

USDA to Grant Horse Meat Inspections

Shared press release from the Equine Welfare Alliance, of which South Florida SPCA is a member: EWA (Chicago) – The Equine Welfare Alliance has learned from multiple sources that the USDA will announce a grant of horse meat inspections to the Valley Meats Company in Roswell, NM tomorrow. The plant has been involved in litigation…

Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act could end horse slaughter in the U.S. AND ban transport to foreign countries for slaughter! Do you support the SAFE Act?

Another Voice: Bills would prevent export of horses for slaughter By Carolyn C. Koelmel Last month in The Buffalo News, there appeared an article that continues to haunt me. The article told how 30 horses died in a “gruesome” tractor-trailer fire on Interstate 81. The horses were being transported to a slaughterhouse in Quebec. A…