Source: WCJB.com Over 20 horses have been rescued from an illegal slaughtering farm in South Florida by a local rescue operation. According to the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office, a complaint saying a horse was quote “in distress” and couldn’t get up as well as buzzards and horse bones scattered across the ground had led to […]
MACLEANS CANADA reports: The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition is waging a court battle to end Canada’s role as an exporter of live horses and frozen horsemeat for human consumption By Adrienne Tanner | March 30, 2020 Shannon Mann sat in the woods, well supplied with food, toilet paper and her video camera, waiting for the trucks […]
By Jane Allin MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — Recall from the previous articles in this series, that the FAO stats are not always based on original datasets for countries included in their assessments. The FAO Statistics Division addressed this by developing innovative methods to improve data reliability and consistency across statistical domains. As a result, […]
1 tonne equals 2,205 pounds which equates to a total of approximately 1,746,019,229 pounds of horse meat produced around the globe in 2018 from approximately 5 million horses — a staggering 1.75 billion pounds of horse meat.
SPAIN | If4H Spanish authorities have busted a suspected organized crime group selling horse meat that could have been unfit for human consumption. The Spanish Civil Guard (Guardia Civil) was supported by Europol. The alleged criminal organization, based in the province of Barcelona, reportedly falsified equine documents and sold horse meat without the mandatory documentation […]
by: Canadian Horse Defence Coalition “The law in regard to the live export of horses for slaughter is clear…” Last fall, the not-for-profit animal protection group, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC), filed for judicial review in the Federal Court. The lawsuit challenges violations of two sections of the Health of Animals Regulations (HAR) and […]
By Joe Whitworth as published on Food Safety News Three people are facing jail in the Netherlands for their roles in the horse meat scandal of 2013 The Dutch Public Prosecution Service (OM) imposed fines up to €150,000 ($172,000) against three companies and their executives for meat fraud. OM set a fine of €150,000 ($172,000) […]