March 15, 2013 - Alternet
Few Americans are aware that our country's horses are being exported and slaughtered abroad to supply other nations' taste for a meat that's shunned at home...
This grisly scene in a Mexican abattoir offers a rare glimpse into a brutal and secretive trade... Each year, thousands of horses -- abandoned pets, ex-racehorses, farm animals -- are rounded up and trucked across the country south into Mexico, or north into Canada, for killing and processing and dispatching abroad, many to Europe, a major hub of horsemeat consumption.
It's a murky and often-informal business, with numerous buyers, sellers and middlemen in on the game. And it's part of a much bigger, international trade in horses and horsemeat now in the spotlight in the wake of the European horsemeat scandal... .http://www.alternet.org/environment/brutal-and-secretive-trade-american-horses-killed-their-meat?page=0%2C2&akid=10193.237541.ORdrD5&rd=1&src=newsletter810408&t=5&paging=off
April 25, 2013 Food Safety News
ROBERT REDFORD CALLS FOR HORSE SLAUGHTER BAN http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2013/04/robert-redford-calls-for-horse-slaughter-ban/#.UXnZE4Lyeic
March 15, 2013 - The Humane Society of the United States
185 REASONS TO STOP HORSE SLAUGHTER http://www.humanesociety.org/news/news/2012/05/duchess_sanctuary_slaughter_05242.html
HORSE BURGERS SHOULD HAVE US ALL WEEPING IN THE AISLES http://sco.lt/8gHsRN
March 12, 2013 - National Geographic
ILLINOIS, USA PROPOSED LION-MEAT BAN SHINES LIGHT ON WILD LIFE ANIMAL MEAT http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/03/130312-lions-meat-illinois-animals-science-nation/
CAUSING ANIMALS WE EAT TO SUFFER COARSENS US AND MAKE US LESS COMPASSIONATE http://sco.lt/5nMAuP
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