Category: Federal Legislation

Unwanted Horses and Hungry Humans

By Alice Villalobos, DVM, DPNAP Veterinary Practice News A friend recently wrote: “Horse meat … why would anyone in their right mind want to eat it??? Very important issue. … Boo on Canada.” Attached was a link to a video.…

Expert predictions on equine welfare realized

In 2007, animal activists utilized the state legislative and legal systems in Illinois and Texas to close the three USDA-regulated horse processing plants in the United States. A year prior, veterinarians, scientists, and economists – all equine specialists – highlighted…

H.R. 2966

To amend the Horse Protection Act to prohibit the shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or donation of horses and other equines to be slaughtered for human consumption, and for other purposes. For more information and to take…