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Lawsuit Claims Horses Exported for Slaughter are Being Mishandled

In a new lawsuit, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) alleges that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is breaking its own rules when it comes to transporting horses by air for slaughter. The not-for-profit Animal Protection group has filed for…

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Quebec Slaughter House Shuts Down

Les Viandes de la Petite Nation (LPN) slaughter house in Saint-André-Avellin, Quebec, has shut down temporarily. As reported in the newspaper La Petite Nation, the closure is the result of new regulations from the European Union, which came into effect March 1, 2017….

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US Slaughter Court Battle Rages On

In another twist in the US horse slaughter saga, the owners of Valley Meat Co. in New Mexico, a would-be slaughterhouse with plans to open this month, have filed a motion to sue State Attorney General Gary King. Valley Meat…

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US Federal Court Issues Injunction to Prevent Horse Slaughter Inspections

A US federal appeals court issued a temporary injunction on November 4th preventing the US Department of Agriculture(USDA) from conducting inspections at would be horse slaughter facilities in New Mexico, Iowa and Missouri. The decision was made by the 10th…

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US Horse Slaughter Plants Update

US animal rights groups will have to post a nearly $500,000 bond if they want to continue their court battle against horse slaughter. On August 8th, a New Mexico judge ordered the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and…

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US Horse Slaughter Plants Face Roadblocks in Reopening

On August 2nd, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and other horse protection groups achieved a minor victory in their battle to prevent the reopening of horse slaughter plants in the US by obtaining a restraining order against…

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Open Letter to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency

An Open Letter to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency March 13, 2012 Dr. Martin Appelt National Manager Meat Programs Division Canadian Food Inspection Agency 1400 Merivale Road Ottawa, ON  K1A 0Y9 Dear Dr. Appelt: In view of Dr. Brian Evans’…

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Designated Ports of Entry into Canada for Slaughter Horses

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is reminding transporters and importers that as of January 1, 2012, all shipments of feeder and slaughter horses entering Canada from the United States by ground transportation will be required to proceed through designated…

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USDA Bans Double-Decker Transport

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a complete ban on the use of double-decker trailers to transport American horses to slaughter. Previously, the 2006 regulation only prevented the transport of horses in double-decker trailers if they were…

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