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Tennessee Walker Soring PAST Act
5th Mar 2019   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Saferaphus
Another bill in front of the current congress is commonly known as the PAST Act or Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, H.R. 693. Although that is how it appeared when first presented, it has now been renamed in honor of Joseph D. Tydings, a senator who helped pass the first Ho ...
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The Safeguard American Food Exports Act
28th Feb 2019   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Saferaphus
As of January 30th, an act to prevent horses from being sold for slaughter and human consumption has been re-introduced by U.S. Representatives Jan Schakowsky and Vern Buchanan. ...
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US House and Senate at Odds on Horse Slaughter
27th Jun 2018   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Saferaphus
The FY19 Agriculture Appropriations bill has been passed by the United States Senate Appropriations Committee with a provision to continue the ban on horses and donkeys being slaughtered for human consumption. There will be no funding for U.S.D.A. inspectors to inspect horse sla ...
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Victoria BC Horse Carriage Ban
22nd Jun 2018   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Saferaphus
The rumblings about the carriage trade in Victoria have been ongoing for some time now. An incident last May has brought the business under harder scrutiny. Earlier this spring, two horses pulling a carriage fell on the street. A carriage with two horses was said to have been sto ...
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Horses And Donkeys Killed For Cosmetic
30th Sep 2017   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Saferaphus
Animal-based products are not unusual in most cosmetic products. And there isn’t an easy way to find out just what kind of animals are used. Even with meat removed, there is still a lot left of a horse after slaughter. Often, the rest of the carcass goes for fertilizer. But, ofte ...
Horse Slaughter in Canada
26th Aug 2017   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Saferaphus
The horse slaughter industry in Canada, according to 2016 statistics brings in about $80 million dollars in exports. That represents about 12 million kilograms of meat (26,000,000 lbs) or about 65,000 horses earmarking Canada as a world leader in horse meat exports. There is a sm ...
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Horse Slaughter Ban to be Lifted in US
25th Jul 2017   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Saferaphus
But since the new U.S. President took office back in November of 2016, there has been speculation that the bill that ended horse slaughter would be repealed. It now looks that looks like it may actually happen. ...
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Texas Horse Hunting
24th Jun 2017   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Saferaphus
A recent post on the San Antonio Craigslist sent that local equestrian community into a furor. The ad offered horse hunting. To shoot the first horse would cost $200, any and other horses after that would cost $50. The poster claimed that he had collected a large herd of horses o ...
Horse Carriage Trade Update
7th Jun 2017   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Saferaphus
In Montreal, Canada, calls to end the carriage trade within the city have intensified. Two incidents during the first long weekend of the summer. In one, a horse fell, requiring the assistance of onlookers and a veterinarian to help it regain its feet. In another, a horse tripped ...
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Bush Tracks - The Darker Side of Horse Racing
31st May 2017   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Saferaphus
Unsanctioned or bush races are held at racetracks and they can be held in open fields using things like barrels, old rails or natural obstacles to mark the track. There is often no barrier and little space between the racers and the spectators. The races are typically not held at ...
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Stolen Horse Raced to Death
6th May 2017   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Polo the Weirdo
For many people all over the world, the Easter weekend is a very happy time – full of love, life and family. However, for a select few South African horses, the Easter weekend has become a fearful time of danger, pain and suffering. This last Easter, OTTBs Maximum Flo and Wavin’ ...
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Where Kill Buyers Get Horses
30th Dec 2016   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Saferaphus
So where are these buyers likely to be found? There are quite a number or auction houses in North America where trucks leave filled with horses bound for slaughter. Here is a look at some of the larger auctions where kill buyers frequent. ...
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Looking at the Arguments Against the Carriage Trade
5th Jun 2016   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Saferaphus
While I fundamentally agree that the time for the carriage trade in its present form is past, some of the arguments you see online against it don’t make sense.The public often doesn’t see horses in the same way ‘horse people’ do, which can result in some unfortunate misconception ...
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Horse Slaughter in US for Human Consumption
17th Feb 2016   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Saferaphus
You get the feeling that despite legislation that should have wiped out horse slaughter in the U.S., the issue never really seems to go away. Most of you know that back in 2007 rules were changed so that there was no funding for slaughter plants to have horses inspected by govern ...
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New Efforts Make Soring A Felony
30th May 2015   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Saferaphus
It baffles me that the issue of soring has lasted so long. What is soring? It is the use of caustic chemicals used to irritate the skin on a horse’s legs, the insertion of sharp objects into sensitive parts of the horse’s hooves, weighted shoes, trimming hooves so that tender tis ...
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The Inhumane Practice of Soring Continues
16th May 2014   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Saferaphus
Despite laws, despite inspections, despite the extreme ire of horse lovers the world over, the practice of soring continues. Soring is the practice of using a chemical or device to make a horse’s hooves and pasterns sensitive in an effort to make them travel in an very exaggerate ...
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Is it Time To End Horse Drawn Carriages in New York City
29th Jan 2014   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Saferaphus
I've had to spend some time in the city lately, and I can't say I've particularly enjoyed the experience. With its crowded sidewalks, bumper-to-bumper traffic, car exhaust and strange smells, potholes and streetcar tracks, flashing lights, waving signs and noise, noise, noise. Th ...
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When does the show ring go too far
26th Jan 2010   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   mosquito
Going to a horse show or an event is great. Beautiful horses, smartly dressed riders, all ready to perform their best. But sometimes getting horses to look and do their best isn’t as great as it seems. ...
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