Tag: European Union

Obama Moves to Block Horse Slaughter

By STEPHANIE STROM as published in the New York Times Horse-Eaters Duquette and Wallis’ Panties in a Wad The Obama administration has included a proposal in its 2014 budget that would effectively ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption. Technically, the proposal would prevent money from being […]

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U.S. Boosts Horse-Meat Testing on Imports

Source: By BILL TOMSON from the Wall Street Journal Online The extra tests are to make “absolutely certain” the U.S. is unaffected by the overseas recalls on horse meat… WASHINGTON—Europe’s horse-meat scandal is prompting the U.S. to increase the “species” testing it does on imports to detect any […]

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US Horsemeat Banned in EU

Source: Equine Welfare Alliance Press Release “Plants will have no access to the markets even if the EU ban is lifted…” Chicago (EWA) – Since Congress lifted the ban on USDA inspections of horse meat, several small shuttered cattle slaughter plants have clamored for the USDA to provide […]

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The Great Global Horsemeat Scandal

Tracking the Story Got You Confused? Following the story of contaminated “beef” containing horsemeat in common products in the EU and UK has managed to make everyone a little dizzy so our good friends over to the Australian Institute of Food Safety put together a graphic that might […]

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