Source: The Equine Welfare Alliance the price of hay in every state over the past decade with increases in many states of over 100%, CHICAGO, July 15, 2014 — The Equine Welfare Alliance (EWA) with the assistance of the Animal Law Coalition has released the first Annual Equine Welfare […]
July 31, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: John Holland, President, Equine Welfare Alliance 540.268.5693 firstname.lastname@example.org Laura Allen, Executive Director, Animal Law Coalition 425.419.7301 email@example.com EWA and ALC produce evidence showing GAO Horse Welfare report was fraudulent EWA (Chicago) – The Equine Welfare Alliance (EWA) and the Animal Law […]
Press Release from the Equine Welfare Alliance “..it certainly contradicts the theory that slaughter decreases neglect by culling “unwanted horses.” EWA (Chicago) – The Equine Welfare Alliance today released a statistical study on the rates of equine abuse and neglect across the US since 2000. The research examined […]
By Laura Allen of Animal Law Coalition Anywhere You Can Ban Predatory Horse Slaughter is a Very Good Thing! A proposed ordinance, 12-106 has been introduced in Snohomish County, Washington, to ban the slaughter of horses and other equines for human consumption. The proposed ordinance, introduced by County Council member Dave […]
In response to a Freedom of Information Act request submitted to the U.S. Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS), Animal Law Coalition has learned that Bouvry Exports, which has the largest horse slaughter operation in Canada, has obtained an application for FSIS inspections. Under the Federal Meat Inspection Act the inspections are required in the U.S. for horses that are to be slaughtered for human consumption. FSIS approval and agreement to provide inspectors would be an important step for Bouvry Exports in opening a U.S. facility to slaughter horses for human consumption.
Horse trainer Doug O’Neill was said to be “ecstatic” over the wins at the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness by his horse, I’ll Have Another. He is proud of his racing record. The racing world now looks to the remaining Triple Crown race, the Belmont Stakes on June 9. Will there be a Triple Crown winner this year, the first since 1978?
Tennessee Rep. Frank Nicely is back this session with another effort to smooth the way for a horse slaughterhouse to open in the state. House Bill 3619 just cleared the House of Representatives Agriculture Committee and could be scheduled for a vote by the full House at any time.
“Facts that Refute the 7 Most Common Myths about Horse Slaughter” is a powerful new tool released by Wild for Life Foundation for the protection of equines from cruelty in the U.S. “The report provides dynamic talking points that directly counter the onslaught of misinformation triggered by the lifting of the defunded USDA horse slaughter inspections in November 2011”, says Katia Louise, Founder and President Wild for Life Foundation.
Organized by Dr. Ann Marini, Equine Welfare Alliance and Animal Law Coalition, the 3 day International Equine Conference in Alexandria, Virginia this past week, was oversold, packed with people from all over the U.S. and Canada, who want to improve horse welfare.
The Government Accountability Office has issued its report, GAO 11-228, on action needed to address unintended consequences of the 2007 closing of domestic slaughter facilities. A principal recommendation: “Congress may wish to consider instituting an explicit ban on the domestic slaughter of horses and export of U.S. horses intended for slaughter in foreign countries.”