January, 2015 – Europeans suspend importation of horse meat from Mexico. The European Commission has placed a moratorium on the import of horse meat from Mexico due to health concerns. CLICK HERE to read more.
January 6, 2015 – Congress has once again denied the funds to conduct federal inspections of horse slaughter facilities thereby preventing horse slaughter plants from operating in the United States in 2015. CLICK HERE to read more.
January 6, 2015 – We had previously asked our supporters to contact Senator Claire McCaskill and ask her to sign on as a co-sponsor of the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act which would help eliminate the cruel practice of “soring” horses. CLICK HERE to read more.
Updated – We need Senator Claire McCaskill to co-sponsor the PAST Act/S.1406 to stop the cruel and inhumane practice of “soring” to horses. This legislation would prohibit all acts of soring as well as the use of any types of chains or action devices on the lower extremity of t
Posted June 2, 2014 – Congress took further action this week to protect horses from slaughter and to prevent the opening of the proposed horse slaughter plant in Gallatin, Missouri. The House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment to the 2015 Agriculture Appropriation
Posted March 20, 2014 - Imagine being pushed beyond the point of exhaustion: the bones in your legs straining to hold up the weight of your body, your bleeding lungs incapable of taking in enough air, and you’re forced to keep running despite it all. This is what life is like fo
Posted January 29, 2014 – The Chinese Zodiac declares 2014 to be the Year of the Horse. Animal welfare groups in this area couldn’t agree more. It’s 2014 – and equity for equines is very much on their minds. The Humane Society is expressing concern about early
Posted January 15, 2014 – Congress reached an agreement on an omnibus budget bill that defunds inspections for horse slaughter. Its passage, in effect, ends the possibility of horse slaughter plants opening in the US until the budget is once again under consideration next fall. READ
Posted February 5, 2014 – Congress has halted the opening of horse slaughter plants in the United States, including the plant that was set to open here in Northwest Missouri (Gallatin). The recent congressional budget passed into law last week stripped funding for the federal i
Posted November 4, 2013 – A lawsuit by horse advocates to stop the opening of horse slaughter plants in the U.S. was dismissed by a federal judge on Friday. This dismissal could permit the slaughtering of horses once again in this country. The last horse slaughterhouse closed
Posted October 14, 2013 – Last year Congress re-appropriated funding for the inspection of horse slaughter plants leading to the real possibility that slaughter plants might re-open in the United States. This includes one facility right here in Northwest, Missouri (Gallatin) wh
Posted August 6, 2013 – A judge has blocked a Missouri company from obtaining a permit for a horse slaughter facility, at least temporarily. Cole County Judge Daniel Green ordered the Department of Natural Resources wait to issue a wastewater permit to Rains Natural Meats, whic
Posted July 11, 2013St. Louis Post-Dispatch: FAIR:That may account for some of the hue and cry over the likelihood that federal regulators will soon approve horse slaughtering at Rains Natural Meats of Gallatin, in northwest Missouri. Regulators recently issued permits for similar fa
Posted July 1, 2013 – In an unexpected move this past week, the USDA has decided to approve an application for a horse slaughter facility in the state of New Mexico and has indicated that it will soon do the same for a proposed horse slaughter plant in Gallatin, Daviess County,
Posted June 26, 2013 – The federal Farm Bill, which contained a harmful amendment affecting animal welfare by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), was soundly defeated. Additionally, a ban was passed on domestic horse slaughter that would prohibit the USDA from using funds to inspect horsemeat