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Transport of Live Horses For Slaughter
21st Oct 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Earlier in 2018 the rules governing the horse slaughter industry in Canada changed and at the time some speculated that it would be dealt a crippling blow. The changes came about because of the European Union’s requirements that any horse intended for meat must be proven drug fre ...
US House and Senate at Odds on Horse Slaughter
27th Jun 2018   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
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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Top Horse Stories of 2017
31st Dec 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
2017 has proved to be a very ‘news full’ year. Certainly not a lot of the news centered around horses, but the machinations of the government have affected the laws and resources that affect the equestrian community. And there was the weather. And people, interesting and well, pe ...
Horse Slaughter Ban to be Lifted in US
25th Jul 2017   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
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took office back in November of 2016, there has been speculation that the bill that ended horse slaughter would be repealed.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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2017 Canada Horse Slaughter Regulation Changes
24th Oct 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Since U.S. federal laws were enacted almost a decade ago, the slaughter of horses has been illegal. But that doesn’t mean that U.S. horses haven’t been ending up on the dinner plates of European and Japanese consumers during that time. Thousands of horses have been sold across th ...
Horse Slaughter in US for Human Consumption
17th Feb 2016   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
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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Dales Pony Facing Extinction - Only 1500 Left
11th Feb 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Less than one hundred years ago, ponies and horses were still being used as modes of transportation and beasts of burden. One British breed was well known for its ability to withstand rigorous labor in harsh conditions. The Dales pony was known as a powerful animal, able to shoul ...
Countries Where Foals Are Bred For Horsemeat
12th Dec 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
We may dislike it, but there are still many people who eat horse meat. A few years ago, I interviewed a woman from Malta who was living in Britain. When I asked her what she missed, she said the beauty of the island and her mother serving horse meat. For her, horse meat was a tas ...
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Slaughter Plan Proposed for the Rare Dartmoor Pony
9th Dec 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The Dartmoor Hill Pony Association is looking at selling ponies for meat as one way to maintain the dwindling numbers of feral horses. Selling ponies for meat could make it worthwhile for farmers to maintain their herds. While the horse loving Brits may find eating horsemeat dist ...
100,000 Horses Transported To Canada For Slaughter
31st Aug 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
We’re a few years down the road since the laws that made horse slaughter illegal came into effect. Since 2007, with brief exceptions, horse slaughter plants have closed in the U.S. The majority of the U.S. population agrees that horses are companion animals, and are not meant for ...
Three Places to Adopt Wild Horses
9th Aug 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The last Wednesday of July marked the 89th Chincoteague Pony Swim. This event was made famous by Marguerite Henry’s book “Misty of Chincoteague Island." A few days before the swim, the ponies of Assateague Island were rounded up and moved to pens on the south end of the island. T ...
Would You Ever Eat Horse Meat
6th Jul 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
In some cultures, horse meat is still a valued source of protein. A few years ago, I interviewed a young woman from Malta, who was then working in London, England. What did she miss most about home? She missed a delicious meal of horse meat cooked by her mother. Horse meat was ha ...
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Windsor Castle Horse Groom Job Open Now
1st May 2014   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
I hope that HRH’s birthday wasn’t too marred by the fact that she needs a new groom for her stables at Windsor. The job listing for the position is open until May 2nd, which means there’s still a few days left for you to apply. A description of the duties and requirements as well ...
Breaking the Horse Hair Whorl Code
28th Apr 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Over the years, I've read and heard a lot of old sayings and lore about horses. One thing I've always paid attention to was the position of the whorls of hair on my horses. There is a lot of gypsy and folklore about these swirls of hair. Where they are positioned, how many there ...
Canadian Parliament Considers Law to Limit Horse Slaughter
17th Apr 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
What happens to horses now that the US slaughter plants no longer can accept them? They are shipped to Canada or Mexico. The laws that shut down the plants haven’t really stopped horse slaughter. They’ve actually ensured that horses destined for slaughter have more to endure befo ...
So Miley Cyrus Doesn't Like the Horse Carriage Trade
19th Mar 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
What do Bo Derek, Liam Neeson, Willy Nelson, Alec Baldwin, Gloria Steinem, Lea Michele and Miley Cyrus have in common? Yes, they are all celebrities. But, they are also celebrities who have spoken out about horse welfare issues. Bo Derek and Willy Nelson were very vocal during th ...
Is the Final End In Sight for Horse Slaughter in the United States
19th Jan 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
On Thursday, January 16, the latest congressional spending bill cleared the Senate and House of Representatives without providing funding for meat plant inspectors. This will effectively halt the opening of plants that had planned on resuming operations in the very near future, b ...
Top Five Horse Stories of 2013
19th Dec 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The stage play War Horse continues to wow audiences around the world. War Horse, if you haven't already read the book by Michael Mopurgo, or watched the movie, is about a farm horse who survived World War 1. The horse, Joey, is portrayed by a puppet made of mesh and tubing. Three ...
Recent Efforts to Open Slaughter Houses in U.S. Delayed
7th Nov 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Those outraged that the US 2006 ban on domestic horse slaughter may be circumvented can breathe a bit easier, at least for now. Recent efforts to open slaughter houses that would process horses for meat have been squashed in a U.S. federal appeals court. A temporary injunction wi ...
President Signed Bill To Allow Horse Slaughter in the US
4th Dec 2011   |   General   |   Madeirey
Horse slaughter, that is what I have been hearing much about these days. Ever since our (United States) President signed a bill to allow horse slaughter again in the USA. Many people think “It’s terrible and cruel!” and I can agree to that, but we must consider a couple of things ...
Romania's Last Wild Horses Sent To Slaughter
30th Nov 2011   |   Horse Stories   |   SunlightRider
I live in Romania, where I can honestly say people love horses, and they have proved it. This May I was watching television and saw a terrible thing was happening in my country. Fifty horses from the Letea Forest where about to die! On the internet, lots of horse-lovers where ...
The Unwanted
30th Jan 2011   |   General   |   Barbwire Stables
With the closing of the Slaughterhouses in 2007 many say that it is one of the best things that could have happened while others claim that it has caused a serious rise in the number of unwanted, abused and neglected horses, as well as the drop in horse prices in the United State ...
The Truth About Horse Slaughter
3rd Jan 2011   |   General   |   toffeelola
I'm sure you've all heard about horse slaughter and most of you are probably against it, but do you ever think about it, or go into depth about it? Are you truly serious when you say you are against horse slaughter? I admit I'm not a vegetarian and I hate the fact that I as a hum ...
Equine Slaughter - The Truth
7th Jun 2010   |   General   |   Harmony Farm
Horse slaughter is possibly one of the most controversial topics in the equine world. Like all issues it has its pros and cons. The idea of young horses who never even got a chance to be someone's loved riding mate, makes me very sad, the idea of that horse being abused for the r ...
 
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