Tag: USDA

Slaughterhorse-Five

Source: By Joey Peters of the Santa Fe Reporter The inner workings of NM’s proposed equine slaughterhouse Please call the Secretary of Agriculture‘s office, today, and politely request that this atrocity does not take place ~ (202) 720-3631” ~ R.T. Ever since late 2011, when Valley Meat Company […]

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Valley Meat USDA Walk-Through, Only

Source: PublicNewsService.org ~Renee Blake, “It doesn’t at all mean that there’s an approval of horse slaughter.” ROSWELL, N.M. – Agents of the U.S. Department of Agriculture conducted a walk-through of Valley Meat Co. on Tuesday, days after the Humane Society of the United States and Front Range Equine […]

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The BIG DEAL about Horse Meat

Source: Letter to Editor of The Berkshire Eagle from Barbara Kellogg “horses are administered not only antibiotics, but a pharmacy of drugs banned from the food chain…” Monday April 22, 2013 The April 5 op-ed by Peter Albertson, “Why the fuss about horse meat?” missed the key reasons […]

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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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