Horse Health

European Union ban threatens US horse slaughter pipeline

John Holland, the president of the Equine Welfare Alliance, examines possible scenarios following the European Union’s ban affecting horsemeat shipments from Mexico. He predicts short-term instability, but believes the US market could not hope for a better set of circumstances to kick on and put the slaughter trade behind it.

The US horse industry was hit with the news this week that it would no longer be able to dump its excess horses to slaughter in Mexico.

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  1. John Holland has shown us that honesty and compassion and education and intelligence and especially the truth are priceless. Thank you, John and all who have and continue to focus and work on this very important issue.

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