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2/1 -- Horse Slaughter - Horse Meat Safey Issues

Posted on February 1, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Beginning July 31, 2010, all horses slaughtered for human consumption in Canada must arrive at the slaughterhouse with an Equine Information Document according to a new mandate from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The EID will positively identify the horse with a photo and a description and will also contain a record of medications administered to the horse for at least the previous six months. The owner must sign off on this document.This means horses that have received common drugs suc...

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Adopting a Rescue . . . .

Posted on June 25, 2009 at 12:48 AM

Just a note:  Happily, we regularly receive inquiries regarding home offers for our rescues.   Often however, the potential adoptor, while interested, wants "more" -- more training, more mileage, more background information before they take that step; and conversely, because the horse is a rescue, expects that the adoption fee should be less or non-existent!

Please keep in mind that for the majority of these horses, we do not have the luxury of in-depth backgr...

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Jane Smiley, author comments on Horse Slaughter

Posted on May 3, 2009 at 1:43 PM

Jane Smiley, has published a pro-slaughter opinion in the May 1, 2009 New York Times:  It can be viewed at: .  The article disturbingly parrots a lot of pro-slaughter rhetoric.   There are many responding comments published both for and against the slaughter issue.  The following is my respo...

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My "Signature Tag Line"

Posted on April 22, 2009 at 2:12 PM

A person, prominant in New Jersey's equine community, has been quite perturbed by my anti-slaughter stance and even more perturbed by the line in my email signature that reads:  


 Slaughter is NOT humane euthanasia.  USDA vets have testified that the majority of h...

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