Source: Equine Advocates
As we continue to supply new information about the dangers, criminal activity and food fraud involved with the slaughter of equines for human consumption both in the U.S. and abroad, you must realize that all of these incidents are very much intertwined and connected. Please use this information to build your respective cases and arguments to your Members of Congress to stop the return of horse slaughter to this country.
This is a very critical time as we have been explaining and documenting for months. Right now, forces are in motion to reverse the defunding of horse meat inspectors and reopen horse slaughterhouses in the U.S. As we all know, there have been a million distractions by politicians and special interest groups to keep everyone’s eyes off the ball on a myriad of issues. Horse slaughter is one of them. We cannot be taken off guard, but that is exactly what these callous and greedy individuals are hoping for.
Please read this article and use it. Horse meat has been found in some chopped meat products in the American food supply as documented in a 2015 study by Chapman University. That is just the tip of the iceberg! – Equine Advocates
Man at centre of 2013 horse meat scandal arrested for masterminding new large-scale operation
Convicted food fraudster Jan Fasen was arrested for masterminding a new illegal horse meat distribution network.
Horse meat is eaten regularly by many Europeans
by Josh Robbins
A Dutchman at the centre of the 2013 European horse meat scandal has been arrested in Spain accused of masterminding another illegal horse meat operation.
Jan Fasen was one of 25 people arrested in Spain, on 4 April, allegedly involved in large-scale horse-meat fraud, supplying food for human consumption in Belgium, Italy, Romania, the Netherlands and France.
Spanish authorities say Fasen is the ringleader of the syndicate, which allegedly slaughtered stolen and sick horses before sending them into the food chain, El Pais reports.
Police claim the gang forged documents to pass off ordinary domesticated and wild horses as those specifically farmed for meat production (abastos).
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