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Poll Shows Majority of Canadians Oppose Horse Slaughter

The results of a recent poll show that two-thirds of Canadians are opposed to the slaughter and export of horses for human consumption.

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Lawsuit Claims Horses Exported for Slaughter are Being Mishandled

In a new lawsuit, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition alleges that the CFIA is breaking its own rules when transporting horses by air for slaughter.

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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 t

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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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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 th

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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 tr

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