Horse Slaughter News
There are no equine slaughter facilities open in the United States at this time. North American horses (USA & Canada) are being “processed” in Canada and Mexico. Much of the meat is then shipped to Europe for human consumption.
In 2009 nearly 63,000 horses were shipped from the United States to Mexico or Canada for slaughter. 2007/08 were much worse with over 200,000 horses making the trip from USA to Canadian/Mexican slaughter facilities. This makes sense as 2007/08 were very difficult for horse owners. Hay prices skyrocketed and the economy was at it’s worst. Many horses ended up in auctions, sold to the killer buyers, when their owners could not keep them.
Now new rules are impacting horses bound for slaughter, and because of these rules some horse owners are rushing to sell their excess horses to the killers.
Starting July 31,2010, in Canada, all equines killed for human consumption must be presented with a completed and acceptable Equine Information Document (EID) at the time of slaughter. Slaughter facilities handling equines will need at least a six month history of medication use for each horse brought to the facility starting July 31, 2010. If the horse has been administered any non permitted drugs in the prior six months it will not be slaughtered. Instead it will have to go to a feedlot for up to six months before being slaughtered.
With the July 31, 2010 date looming many horses are being sent to the killers now. Ranches that need to downsize are selling now, knowing that their horses do not qualify to go to the killers after July 31, 2010.
There is still a large overseas market for horsemeat. People in at least 35 countries eat horsemeat. Horses born in North America are slaughtered, and their meat shipped all over the world. These new rules are meant to protect the people that are consuming these horses. They are not in place to protect the poor horses that are headed for slaughter. Unfortunately for the horse it will mean less health care, if any at all, for those that might be sold at auction, or directly to the killers.
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He went missing on May 18th, from Xanadu St. in Denver.
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Anabelle was abandoned in a pen with two nursing puppies in Laurens County, SC. She is a 1-2 year old Australian Shepherd. The original rescue group that went out to help her contacted us to help. They thought she had been shot based on the appearance of holes in her skin. She was covered with maggots from some injury. For people that don’t realize this, it is because of the maggots eating all of the dead tissue and infection that she was still alive. Anabelle was cleaned up and taken to the vet but this was way more than they could handle. After going to the vet, her skin began to peel off in sheets. Her entire body was taken over by a horrible infection. We now realized what we were dealing with. Someone had poured acid all over the back half of this poor mama dog. She had been in excruciating pain for about 6 days before this was discovered.
We had her picked up at the veterinary hospital last night and taken to the Emergency Veterinary Hospital in Columbia, SC where they are equipped and qualified to deal with this type of injury. The doctors worked all through the night to keep this wonderful dog alive. I am happy to say, she is stable but will need every prayer and every penny we have to save her. She will be at the surgical facility for about four weeks. She is anemic and will probably have to have a skin graft and possible transfusion but we are determined to save this beautiful girl. Her two surviving puppies are in foster care.
I cannot emphasize this enough, do not look at the picture if you have a weak stomach. Look at the great dog at the top and just know that she needs our help. I have chosen to only put one graphic picture of her on her web page.
Thanks for caring and helping us save these wonderful animals.
1/14/10 – The International Red Cross estimated 45,000 to 50,000 people were killed in Tuesday’s cataclysmic earthquake, based on information from the Haitian Red Cross and government officials.
Both the people and the animals desperately need your help!
You can help financially and energetically. It is times like these that we can stand together and help those who REALLY need us.
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A message from William Lee Rand
Dear Reiki Friends,
The earthquake in Haiti has created a desperately urgent situation. It’s feared that hundreds of thousands may be dead and many more are injured, homeless and in mourning and in need of urgent care. Please send Reiki to the situation to help those in need as well as to help the rescue efforts.
William Lee Rand
The International Center for Reiki Training
Haiti Veterinary Outreach Efforts in Progress
Veterinary and agriculture groups are organizing a response effort in the wake of Tuesday’s earthquake in Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince.
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