New Mexico Attorney General Gary King says that horse meat fitting the legal definition of an adulterated food product under the NM Food Act may not be manufactured, sold, or delivered anywhere in New Mexico, regardless of where the food is ultimately sold or consumed. [Read more…]
The Senate sponsor of the Safeguard American Food Exports Act (SAFE Act), S.B. 541, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D–LA) has said the bill “will pass this year”. The SAFE Act is the latest effort in Congress to ban horse slaughter for human consumption. [Read more…]
1. Americans oppose horse slaughter. A recent nationwide poll conducted by Lake Research Partners confirms that 80% of Americans, regardless of their gender, political affiliation, whether they live in an urban or rural area, or their geographic location, oppose the slaughter of horses for human consumption. [Read more…]
Carrol Abel, director of Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund and National Equine Policy Examiner, has uncovered minutes of meetings of the Nevada Board of Agriculture that reveal discussions about how to build support for a facility to slaughter horses, particularly the Virginia Range horses or other horses deemed "feral" or "estray" and owned by the state.