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AWI news release

Contact: ASPCA: Rebecca Goldrick, 646-291-4582,
AWI: Amey Owen, 202-446-2128,
HSUS: Stephanie Twining, 240-751-3943,

Federal Legislation Introduced to Prohibit Slaughter of American Horses

Animal welfare organizations support Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.— (April 22, 2015) — Federal lawmakers today introduced legislation to prevent the establishment of horse slaughter operations within the U.S., end the current export of American horses for slaughter abroad, and protect the public from consuming toxic horse meat. The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act was introduced by Reps. Frank Guinta (R-N.H.), Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.), and Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.). The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Legislative Fund announced their enthusiastic support for the legislation.

Last year, more than 140,000 American horses were slaughtered for human consumption in foreign countries. The animals often suffer long journeys to slaughter plants in Canada and Mexico without adequate food, water or rest. At the slaughterhouse, horses are brutally forced into a “kill box” and shot in the head with a captive bolt gun in an attempt to stun them before slaughter—a process that can be inaccurate due to the biology and nature of equines and result in animals sustaining repeated blows or remaining conscious during the kill process.

“For centuries, horses have embodied the spirit of American freedom and pride,” said Rep. Guinta. “To that end, horses are not raised for food – permitting their transportation for the purposes of being slaughtered for human consumption is not consistent with our values and results in a dangerously toxic product. This bipartisan bill seeks to prevent and end the inhumane and dangerous process of transporting thousands of horses a year for food.”

“Horses sent to slaughter are often subject to appalling, brutal treatment,” said Rep. Schakowsky. “We must fight those practices. The SAFE Act of 2015 will ensure that these majestic animals are treated with the respect they deserve.”

“The slaughter of horses for human consumption is an absolute travesty that must be stopped,” said Rep. Buchanan. “This bipartisan measure will finally put an end to this barbaric practice.”

"Horse slaughter is an inhumane practice that causes great pain and distress to the animals, and poses numerous environmental and food safety concerns,” said Rep. Lujan Grisham. “The vast majority of my constituents oppose horse slaughter. I'm proud to support the SAFE Act to ban this cruelty once and for all."

The SAFE Act would also protect consumers from dangerous American horse meat, which can be toxic to humans due to the unregulated administration of drugs to horses. Because horses are not raised for food, they are routinely given hundreds of toxic drugs and chemical treatments over their lifetimes that are prohibited by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in animals intended for human consumption. Those drugs, although safe for horses, are potentially toxic to humans if consumed. In December 2014, the European Union (EU) announced its suspension of imports of horse meat from Mexico after a scathing audit of EU-certified Mexican horse slaughter plants, which kill tens of thousands of American horses each year. Additionally, the discovery of horse meat in beef products in Europe shocked consumers and raised concerns about the potential impact on American food industries.

The ASPCA, AWI, and The HSUS encourage the public to contact their U.S. representatives and urge them to cosponsor the SAFE Act, in order to protect America’s horses and overall consumer health from horse slaughter.

About AWI

The Animal Welfare Institute is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 1951 to alleviate the suffering caused to animals by humans. For more information, please visit AWI online at Also, be sure to follow AWI on Facebook at and Twitter at

About the ASPCA®

Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. For more information, please visit, and be sure to follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

About HSUS

Subscribe to Wayne Pacelle’s blog, A Humane Nation. Follow The HSUS on Twitter. See our work for animals on your Apple or Android device by searching for our “Humane TV” app. The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization, rated the most effective by its peers. Since 1954, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education and hands-on programs. We rescue and care for tens of thousands of animals each year, but our primary mission is to prevent cruelty before it occurs. We're there for all animals, across America and around the world. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty – on the Web at


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Contact: Chris Heyde, (202) 446-2142

Legislators Reintroduce Legislation to End Cruel Method of Horse Transport

Washington, D.C. (April 9, 2014) – The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) welcomes the reintroduction of the Horse Transportation Safety Act of 2014, by Representatives Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Ed Whitfield (R-KY). The bill, which prohibits the hauling of horses on livestock trailers containing one level on top of the other, has garnered strong support from the welfare, equine, veterinary and agriculture communities.

“How we treat animals is a direct reflection of our character, both as individuals and as a society,” said Representative Cohen. “When we allow the mistreatment and disrespect of any conscious being, we also devalue our own humanity. Horses cannot be safely or humanely transported in double-deck trailers that are built for much smaller animals, and our laws should reflect that. I am proud to sponsor the Horse Transportation Safety Act to ensure that these beautiful creatures are treated humanely.”

Double-deck livestock trailers on the road today were built to meet the specific design and engineering requirements of short-necked livestock species, like cattle, sheep, and swine. Unfortunately, some irresponsible haulers use these trailers to transport horses, leading to inhumane travel conditions for equines and unsafe roadways for drivers. The American Veterinary Medical Association and the National Agriculture Safety Database have recommended ceiling heights no lower than 7'–8' to transport horses safely, while average double-deck trailer ceiling heights range from 4'7" –5'11". The US Department of Transportation only requires bridges to have a vertical clearance of 14'–16' in rural and urban areas, making it impossible to build or modify a trailer large enough to transport equines on two levels.

“I am pleased to join Representative Cohen in introducing this bipartisan legislation to help the welfare of horses and ensure transportation safety across the United States,” said Representative Ed Whitfield.

"AWI thanks Representative Cohen for reintroducing this important bill with his colleague Representative Whitfield during the 113th Congress," said Chris Heyde, deputy director of government and legal affairs for AWI. "These distinguished members of Congress represent two states that are synonymous with horses and have been tireless in their broad and bipartisan efforts to end practices such as cruel transport, horse slaughter and soring. AWI looks forward to working with them to halt the use of double-deck trailers for hauling horses."

The Horse Transportation Safety Act of 2014 is necessary to protect horses from being transported across the United States for any reason in a trailer having more than one level. To learn more about this issue or to write a letter to your representative in support of this bill, please visit

About AWI

The Animal Welfare Institute is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 1951 to alleviate the suffering caused to animals by humans. For more information, please visit AWI online at Also, be sure to follow AWI on Facebook at and Twitter at


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AWI news release

Contact: Chris Heyde, (202) 446-2142

White House Recommends Removal of Horse Slaughter Funding in Proposed 2014 Budget

Animal welfare organizations support move to block spending

WASHINGTON (April 10, 2013)—Congress could once again ban the use of federal funds to inspect horse slaughter plants in the United States if it follows the lead of the White House—a move that is strongly supported by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), The Humane Society of the United States, and the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). President Obama’s FY 2014 budget proposal includes a request for Congress to block spending by the US Department of Agriculture to inspect US horse slaughter plants. A similar spending prohibition was put in place in 2005, which effectively shut the door to the grisly horse slaughter industry on US soil. However, it was not renewed in 2011, leading to the potential for horse slaughter plants to reopen in the US at the expense of American taxpayers.

There are no horse slaughter facilities operating in the US, but the USDA confirms it has received at least six applications and is processing those requests. Humane organizations oppose the slaughter of American horses for human consumption because the practice is inherently cruel to horses. Additionally, horse meat poses a potential human health risk, as horses are not raised for food in the US and are consequently treated with a wide range of drugs that are not approved for use in animals intended for human consumption.

Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The HSUS, said: “It’s a fool’s errand to inspect tainted horse meat, and this Administration is wise to reject that path and to embrace the idea, even indirectly, that horses belong in the stable and not on the table.”

Nancy Perry, senior vice president of the ASPCA, said: “It is wonderful to see our government taking steps to ensure American horses are not slaughtered on our own soil for foreign demand, especially in light of the daily news from Europe about the horrors of discovering horse meat in their food supply from co-mingling with beef in tainted food products. Wasting tax dollars on cruel and dangerous practices makes no sense, and we urge Congress to adopt this budget cut.”

Chris Heyde, deputy director of government and legal affairs for AWI, said: “Now that the administration has taken this important step toward ending horse abuse, reducing the size of the federal government, and saving taxpayer dollars, we urge Congress to swiftly ensure this widely supported language is maintained when sent back to the president for his signature later this year. Given the serious fiscal choices facing our elected officials in Washington, restoring an unpopular foreign driven horse slaughter industry that only serves to drain taxpayers’ money every year, this should be the easiest spending cut they can approve.”

The Safeguard American Food Exports Act, H.R. 1094 / S. 541, introduced this year by US Sens. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Reps. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., and Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., is a bipartisan measure that would prevent the introduction of horse slaughter operations in the US, end the current export of American horses for slaughter abroad, and protect the public from consuming toxic horsemeat.


American horses are raised to be companions, athletes and work horses. They are often treated with drugs, both legal and illegal, that can endanger the food supply. There is currently no system in the US to track medications and veterinary treatments given to horses throughout their lives to ensure that their meat is safe for human consumption.

“Kill buyers” gather up horses from random sources and profit by selling horsemeat from healthy horses that bring the best price per pound for their meat. USDA reports show that approximately 92 percent of American horses going to slaughter are healthy and would otherwise be able to go on to lead productive lives.

The methods used to kill horses rarely result in quick, painless deaths, as horses often endure repeated blows to render them unconscious, and sometimes remain conscious during the slaughtering process. When horse slaughter plants previously operated in the US, the USDA documented severe injuries to horses incurred during their long-distance transport to slaughter plants in unsafe, overcrowded trailers, including broken bones and eyeballs hanging from their sockets by a thread of skin.

About AWI

The Animal Welfare Institute is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 1951 to alleviate the suffering caused to animals by humans. For more information, please visit AWI online at Also, be sure to follow AWI on Facebook at and Twitter at

About the ASPCA®

Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. For more information, please visit, and be sure to follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

About HSUS

Subscribe to Wayne Pacelle’s blog, A Humane Nation. Follow The HSUS on Twitter. See our work for animals on your Apple or Android device by searching for our “Humane TV” app. The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization, rated the most effective by its peers. Since 1954, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education and hands-on programs. We rescue and care for tens of thousands of animals each year, but our primary mission is to prevent cruelty before it occurs. We're there for all animals, across America and around the world. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty – on the Web at


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Hovdey: Without louder voices, SAFE Act passage unlikely
Daily Racing Form, 1/29/2016

Federal legislation introduced to prohibit slaughter of American horses
Chicago Barn to Wire, 4/22/2015

Double-decker horse transport bill introduced
The Horse, 3/31/2015

From Kentucky Derby to dinner plate: how to end the horsemeat pipeline
The Guardian, 5/2/2014

Indiana horses sent to slaughter
NBC News Indianapolis, 4/20/2014

Legislators reintroduce legislation to end cruel method of horse transport
Chicago Barn to Wire, 4/9/2014

No slaughterhouse inspection funds in budget
Blood-Horse, 1/18/2014

Temporary ban on horse slaughter added to compromise U.S. spending bill
Chicago Tribune, 1/15/2014

Judge upholds temporary ban on slaughter facility in New Mexico
Daily Racing Form, 1/14/2014

Ominbus Bill could end horse slaughter in US, 1/14/2014

New Mexico: Judge halts planned Jan. 1 opening of horse slaughterhouse
Paulick Report, 12/31/2013

Federal appeals court halts opening of horse slaughter plants
Daily Racing Form, 11/5/2013

Judge allows horse slaughter to resume in U.S. while serious concerns of safety and cruelty remain
Chicago Barn to Wire, 11/4/2013

Iowa company drops plan to slaughter horses
Blood-Horse, 8/13/2013

Racing’s medication debate cited by judge in blocking horse slaughter restart
Courier-Journal, 8/7/2013

Bipartisan bill aims to halt cruel form of horse transport
Chicago Barn to Wire, 8/6/2013

Restraining order temporarily delays opening of horse slaughter plants
Daily Racing Form, 8/3/2013

Temporary court order prevents slaughter plants reopening
Horse Talk, 8/2/2013

Humane Society, other groups file lawsuit to block horse-slaughter permits
Daily Racing Form, 7/3/2013

Put an end to the slaughter: Robert Redford, 5/3/2013

White House recommends removal of horse slaughter funding in proposed 2014 budget
Chicago Barn to Wire, 4/10/2013

Secretary of Agriculture calls for alternatives to horse slaughter
Chicago Barn to Wire, 3/22/2013

Jay Hovdey: Slaughter once again a hot, polarizing topic
Daily Racing Form, 3/15/2013

Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act prohibits cruel export and slaughter of drugged horses for human consumption
Chicago Barn to Wire, 3/13/2013

Save the horses! Three lawmakers will try to ban slaughter for food
ABC News, 3/12/2013

Bonnie Erbe: Horror of horse slaughtering back
Chicago Sun-Times, 3/8/2013

RPT-US animal rights groups: 'Nay' to horse slaughter plan
Chicago Tribune, 3/1/2013

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Molaro bill - HB1171

National Horse Protection Coalition

Join us on Facebook

Against Slaughter homepage

Common Horse Sense

Stop horse slaughter blog

Federal legislation - HR 503/S.311

Federal legislation - HR 297

Blue Horse Charities
"Where Would All the Horses Go?" by John Hettinger (PDF file)
Jockey Club, NTRA, and TOBA statement on horseslaughter

Illinois Horse Online legislation

Horse-Killing: America's Dirty Little Secret

Horse Slaughter: An Unnecessary Evil

Mary Nash's Horsemeat Website

Blood Country - video


American Standardbred Adoption Program


Galloping Out

Illinois Equine Humane Center

Racehorse Alternative Choice Environment (RACE)


Thoroughbred Adoption Network

Thoroughbred Retirement Directory

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Older news

Remarkable woman: Gail Vacca
Chicago Tribune, 2/17/2013

Jay Hovdey: Tangled world of equine slaughter
Daily Racing Form, 2/15/2013

Violations documented at the Cavel horse slaughter plant in Illinois
Animals' Angels, 1/21/2013

Canadian slaughterhouses resume deliveries from U.S.
Daily Racing Form, 10/16/2012

Canada stops accepting U.S. horses for slaughter
Daily Racing Form, 10/13/2012

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announces funding support from industry participants
Chicago Barn to Wire, 10/11/2012

The Jockey Club will increase fees by $25 in support of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance
Chicago Barn to Wire, 10/11/2012

Retired racehorses: One fan does her part to find mare a home
Daily Racing Form, 7/26/2012

Canadian slaughterhouse firm no longer accepting Thoroughbreds
Daily Racing Form, 5/31/2012

Anti-slaughter policies proving tough to enforce
Daily Racing Form, 5/24/2012

They eat horses, don't they?
NBC Chicago, 3/10/2012

An old story that unfortunately never gets old
Chicago Barn to Wire, 3/5/2012

Urge your representative to vote NO on reopening Illinois horse slaughterhouses
Chicago Barn to Wire, 2/27/2012

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is launched
NTRA, 2/9/2012

Horsemen group protects Thoroughbreds via retirement program, 2/7/2012

Humane Society considers court action on horse slaughter
Thoroughbred Times, 2/3/2012

Ag horse slaughter promotion backfired, 2/3/2012

Horse sense prevails: House committee approves bill with ban on double-deck trailer transport
Chicago Barn to Wire, 2/3/2012

Slaughter-bound starving horses discovered in Miami-Dade County
Thoroughbred Times, 1/3/2012

Industry commitment on Thoroughbred aftercare cannot wait
Paulick Report, 1/28/2012

The face of American horse slaughter: Shady dealer shifts species but modus operandi remains unchanged
Chicago Barn to Wire, 1/23/2012

Protect your horses: You are all they have
Paulick Report, 1/19/2012

'Every one of them is dead'
Paulick Report, 1/16/2012

Special task
Daily Racing Form, 1/15/2012

Let’s resolve to do more, 1/9/2012

America's youth to end horse slaughter, 1/7/2012

Mystery of abandoned horses now solved, 12/18/2011

Setting the record straight on Congress’ lifting of the ban on horse slaughter
USDA Blog, 12/9/2011

Would Chicago chefs serve horse?
Chicago Tribune, 12/1/2011

Horse butchering for food gets Johnson's, Pritchard's nod
Daily Chronicle, 12/1/2011

Could horse slaughter return to Illinois?
WJBC, 12/1/2011

Nation-wide ban on horse slaughtering comes to an end, 11/30/2011

Anti-horse slaughter provision lifted in appropriations bill
Thoroughbred Times, 11/30/2011

Funding restored for horse meat inspections
Blood-Horse, 11/30/2011

Language banning horse slaughter is omitted from legislation
Daily Racing Form, 11/29/2011

United States legalizes horse slaughter again
View From the Racetrack Grandstand, 11/29/2011

Handful of legislators condemn horses to USDA approved abuse
Chicago Barn to Wire, 11/15/2011

Horse slaughter: Schakowsky, Dan Burton bill to save horses
Chicago Sun-Times, 9/19/2011

Senator Kirk introduces bill to end inhumane transport of horses on double deck trailers
Chicago Barn to Wire, 6/28/2011

Horse slaughter bill back in play in Congress
The Blood-Horse, 6/10/2011

Senate reintroduces bill to permanently ban horse slaughter
Chicago Barn to Wire, 6/9/2011

Time to put short transport vehicles for horses into park
The Hill, 6/7/2011

Horse slaughter, off the radar for too long, needs congressional attention
The Hill, 6/7/2011

US should get out of the horse meat business
The Hill, 6/7/2011

Getting a handle on after care
The Blood-Horse, 2/8/2011

Wyoming horse slaughter plant not plausible, 11/30/2010

Hawthorne announces no slaughter policy, funding for retirement
Chicago Barn to Wire, 10/20/2010

California anti-slaughter resolution passes
The Blood-Horse, 8/26/2010

Feds pursue ban on double-decker horse trailering
The Times, 8/13/2010

Rescued Illinois racehorse enjoying retirement
USA Today, 8/9/2010

Reinstatement of inspectors for horse meat, 7/31/2010

House Committee on Transportation unanimously approves a bill to ban hauling horses on double deck trailers
Chicago Barn to Wire, 7/29/2010

'Missing' horses: Where lies responsibility?
The Blood-Horse, 7/11/2010

Elgin farm helps ease horses into retirement
Suburban Chicago News, 7/11/2010

Rescued horse makes most of second chance in racing
Sports Illustrated, 7/9/2010

Giving new lives to former racetrack champs
Suburban Journals, 7/6/2010

Illinois Thoroughbred horsemen and racetracks create program to provide care for retired racehorses
Chicago Barn to Wire, 6/7/2010

2010 not a good year for horse slaughter, 5/17/2010

Cyber campaign targets Missouri slaughter bill
The Blood-Horse, 5/10/2010

USTA offers support for Standardbreds in peril
US Trotting, 5/7/2010

Bill to promote horse slaughter in Tennessee withdrawn from consideration
Chicago Barn to Wire, 4/27/2010

Hardin Montana says no to slaughter plant, 4/26/2010

European horse meat imports crumbling, 4/20/2010

IL says no to horse meat
KMOX News, 4/13/2010

Chambers of Carnage
Canadian Horse Defence Coalition, 4/12/2010

Let's blame the horses!
Midwest Thoroughbred, 4/12/2010

Equine slaughter debate continues
US Trotting, 4/5/2010

Contaminated horse meat a health risk, 4/2/2010

Reopening horse meat slaughterhouses? Just say ‘Whoa.”
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 3/30/2010

Ground Hog Day in Illinois
Straight from the Horse's Heart, 3/12/2010

Illinois bill to restore horse slaughter withdrawn for lack of support
Chicago Barn to Wire, 3/11/2010

Illinois horse-slaughter advocate says he’s giving up fight this year
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 3/11/2010

Slaughter of horses in U.S. could resume, in Missouri
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 3/10/2010

IL House to examine horse slaughtering bill
WIFR, 3/3/2010

Bill would bring back horse slaughterhouses
Chicago Tribune, 3/3/2010

Illinois House considers horse meat ban
WGIL Galesburg, 2/24/2010

Horse slaughter measure clears first statehouse hurdle
My Fox Illinois, 2/24/2010

Sacia tries to lift horse slaughtering ban, again
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 2/23/2010

Horse slaughter ban back on agenda
My Fox Illinois, 2/16/2010

NTRA: Is anyone home?
Paulick Report, 2/9/2010

Horse slaughter trends from 2006 - 2009, 2/8/2010

Horse slaughter bill proposed again?, 1/16/2010

Slaughter conspiracy - Pure propaganda, 12/20/2009

NYRA adopts tough anti-slaughter policy
The Blood-Horse, 12/10/2009

Two “wrongs” making a right
Chicago Barn to Wire, 12/6/2009

NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance announces formation of subcommittee on aftercare
Chicago Barn to Wire, 8/20/2009

Native Americans proved not to be proponents, 7/24/2009

The Jockey Club encourages participation in retirement checkoff program
Chicago Barn to Wire, 7/23/2009

Industry groups announce pledges to Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation
Chicago Barn to Wire, 7/9/2009

Horse slaughter - Saving the Standardbreds
View from the Grandstand, 7/2/2009

KEEP-ing it real: Putting the cart before the (exsanguinated) horse
Horse Race Insider, 6/18/2009

Endgame often depends on luck
Daily Racing Form, 6/10/2009

Finding a nice retirement home for a Thoroughbred
The New York Times, 6/6/2009

We can't slaughter our way to horse welfare, 5/26/2009

Is Montana the new home of horse slaughter?, 5/20/2009

Real Sports takes another look at horse slaughter
Thoroughbred Times, 5/19/2009

A Thoroughbred idea: Program would give racehorses, inmates new purpose
Decatur Herald & Review, 5/18/2009

New bill could help Illinois inmates care for retired horses, learn skills
Chicagoist, 5/17/2009

Illinois considering plan to pair horses, inmates
Chicago Tribune, 5/16/2009

Prison program would give retired Illinois race horses new lease on life
Belleville News-Democrat, 5/14/2009

Horse slaughter dream a financial nightmare, 5/13/2009

Program would benefit race horses and prisoners
Belleville News-Democrat, 5/11/2009

Governor Schweitzer's slaughter bill, 5/7/2009

Horse owner fined in '07 crash
Lake County News-Sun, 5/5/2009

Montana horse slaughter bill becomes law
Thoroughbred Times, 5/1/2009

When the races are over, an uncertain fate
NY Times, 4/30/2009

Plan to save old Illinois race horses would help rehabilitate felons
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/29/2009

Classic fight brewing with slaughter bill, 4/26/2009

Beef: It's still what's for dinner, 4/17/2009

Montana legislature rejects amendments to horse slaughter bill
Thoroughbred Times, 4/16/2009

Slaughter bills before Montana, North Dakota governors
The Horse, 4/16/2009

Banned Suffolk trainers reinstated
Blood-Horse, 4/16/2009

Natural Meat Company ceases operations
Leader-Post, 4/10/2009

Horse slaughter: Don't ask, don't tell
Daily Racing Form, 4/8/2009

Phipps: The Jockey Club will take action against those who mistreat Thoroughbreds
The Jockey Club, 4/7/2009

Exercise rider uses Internet to raise anti-slaughter awareness
Thoroughbred Times, 4/6/2009

Montana governor vetoes parts of horse slaughter bill
Thoroughbred Times, 4/3/2009

Attempt to overturn Illinois horse slaughter ban stalled in House
Chicago Barn to Wire, 4/3/2009

Please help us respond to Rep. Sacia's campaign of misinformation
Chicago Barn to Wire, 4/2/2009

House rejects bill to repeal horse slaughtering ban
Daily Chronicle, 4/1/2009

Ill. House rejects permitting horse slaughter
Chicago Tribune, 4/1/2009

House votes down horse slaughtering bill
Galesburg Register-Mail, 4/1/2009

Illinois House revisiting horse-slaughter debate
St. Louis Today, 4/1/2009

Bill to ban horse slaughter introduced in United States Senate
Chicago Barn to Wire, 3/26/2009

Montana’s big, bloody sky
Horserace Insider, 3/22/2009

Montana slaughter bill goes to governor
Thoroughbred Times, 3/20/2009

Repeal of horse slaughter ban proposed, 3/9/2009

Horse slaughter ban
WIFR, 3/11/2009

Repeal of horse slaughter ban proposed, 3/9/2009

Illinois equine welfare organizations unite to denounce proposed repeal of horse slaughter ban
Chicago Barn to Wire, 3/9/2009

Should horse slaughter be legal in Illinois?
WIFR, 2/28/2009

Our opinion: Horse slaughter ban should not be repealed
State Journal-Register, 2/27/2009

Associations misrepresent horse slaughter, 2/26/2009

Fairmount to host RACE fundraiser
Blood-Horse, 2/26/2009

Horse slaughtering plants endorsed by Montana House, 2/25/2009

Illinois lawmakers may overturn horse slaughter ban
Bloomington Pantagraph, 2/24/2009

Horse slaughtering bill passes House committee
Register-Mail, 2/24/2009

Illinois horse slaughter advocate trying to overturn ban - again
Chicago Barn to Wire, 2/23/2009

Horse slaughtering proponents say lifting ban would lead to more humane treatment
Register-Mail, 2/20/2009

Fairmount implements horse welfare plan
Blood-Horse, 1/28/2009

No horse left behind: Ending equicide, and a conscientious industry’s campaign thereto
Horserace Insider, 1/15/2009

Bill to end horse slaughter reintroduced
Chicago Barn to Wire, 1/13/2009

Fairmount Park, HBPA institute anti-slaughter policy
Illinois HBPA, 1/9/2009

Clever Allemont saved from slaughter
Thoroughbred Times, 12/26/2008

TCA, TRF and The Jockey Club announce checkoff program
Chicago Barn to Wire, 11/11/2008

Five banned in Suffolk slaughter policy
Thoroughbred Times, 11/7/2008

Mountaineer enacts anti-slaughter policy
Thoroughbred Times, 11/3/2008

Mountaineer may ban trainers selling at slaughter auction
Paulick Report, 11/2/2008

MEC adopts anti-slaughter policy
Blood-Horse, 10/10/2008

Magna tracks enact slaughter policy
Thoroughbred Times, 10/10/2008

Ending the madness of equicide - Part 2, 9/27/2008

Ending the madness of equicide - Part 1, 9/26/2008

Congress committees taking on horse slaughter
Chicago Public Radio, 9/26/2008

Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2008 approved in Committee
US Trotting Assn., 9/24/2008

Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act passes Judiciary Committee
Chicago Barn to Wire, 9/23/2008

Bill would ban double-deck horse trailers
Sun-Times News Group, 9/9/2008

Hettinger, champion of horse welfare, dies
Thoroughbred Times, 9/6/2008

Horse advocate John Hettinger dies
Blood-Horse, 9/6/2008

Horse advocate Hettinger dies at 74
Daily Racing Form, 9/6/2008

House considers ban on killing horses for food
Chicago Tribune, 7/31/2008

A horse named Gus
Blood-Horse, 7/13/2008

Racetrack enacts zero-tolerance slaughter policy
The Horse, 7/3/2008

A forgotten racehorse finds luck once more
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/1/2008

Stop the horse slaughter - Now
Harnesslink, 6/30/2008

Suffolk Downs begins zero-tolerance slaughter policy
Thoroughbred Times, 6/27/2008

Supreme Court rejects appeal by Illinois horse slaughter plant
Thoroughbred Times, 6/17/2008

Supreme Court horse slaughter decision: What does this mean?
The Horse, 6/17/2008

With no horse slaughter, where do horses go?
Chicago Public Radio, 6/17/2008

DeKalb horse slaughterhouse's closing is likely permanent
Chicago Tribune, 6/16/2008

Supreme Court decides on horse slaughter case
Chicago Public Radio, 6/16/2008

Court rejects appeal on Ill. horse slaughter ban
The Associated Press, 6/16/2008

Chicago Thoroughbred retirement charity celebrates the Triple Crown
Chicago Barn to Wire, 5/28/2008

Illinois Farm Bureau kills bill to ban inhumane transport of horses
Chicago Barn to Wire, 5/22/2008

Illinois State Senate committee to consider ban on cruel double-deck horse transports
Chicago Barn to Wire, 5/12/2008

Mexican slaughter industry in trouble
Blood-Horse, 5/7/2008

Alydar Alpo? Filet of Filly? No, thanks, 4/14/2008

Illinois House bans double deck horse transport
Chicago Barn to Wire, 4/8/2008

Sponsor tables Illinois horse transport bill amendment
The Horse, 3/18/2008

Committee stops horse slaughter bill
Rockford Register Star, 3/5/2008

Horse abuse debate could heat up again
Rockford Register Star, 2/24/2008

Bill would outlaw slaughtering of horses
CBS-2 TV, 2/15/2008

Slaughter bill killed in S.D.
Blood-Horse, 1/29/2008

South Dakota considering slaughter
Blood-Horse, 1/28/2008

Horse slaughter could go to Supreme Court
Chicago Public Radio, 1/19/2008

Equine Advocates: stopping horse slaughter
Martha Stewart (YouTube), 1/16/2008

AHC supports changes to horse slaughter regulations
Thoroughbred Times, 1/8/2008

USDA considers slaughter transport
Blood-Horse, 1/8/2008

LMA says proposed USDA rule on horse transport unauthorized
Cattle Network, 1/7/2008

Horse-slaughter plant officials seek appeal to U.S. Supreme Court
Rockford Register Star, 12/12/2007

Horse slaughtering plant plans appeal, 12/11/2007

Historic horse trade rustled by new challenge
Chicago Tribune, 11/12/2007

Lawmaker: Ban 'inhumane' transport
Daily Herald, 11/4/2007

Cavel yet to decide on an appeal to Supreme Court
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 10/10/2007

Export of horses for slaughter must cease
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 10/10/2007

Slaughter of American horses in Mexico is indefensible
Chicago Barn to Wire, 10/3/2007

Horse slaughter: Where are we now?
US Trotting, 10/1/2007

Cavel unsure about appealing ruling
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 9/23/2007

Court rules against Cavel
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 9/22/2007

U.S. court backs state ban on horse-slaughtering for human food
Chicago Tribune, 9/21/2007

U.S. Court of Appeals rules against Cavel International
US Trotting, 9/21/2007

Illinois ruling stops horse slaughter in U.S.
Blood-Horse, 9/21/2007

Last U.S. horse slaughterhouse loses fight to survive
Bloomberg, 9/21/2007

Court upholds Illinois horse slaughter ban
Thoroughbred Times, 9/21/2007

Horse-slaughter ban upheld
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 9/21/2007

Federal court upholds Illinois law banning horse slaughter
Chicago Tribune, 9/21/2007

US Court of Appeals upholds Illinois ban on horse slaughter
Chicago Barn to Wire, 9/21/2007

Horse slaughtering inspires plant's last gasp amid Illinois ban
Bloomberg, 9/5/2007

New law protects horses
WSIL-TV, 8/27/2007

Cavel appeal heard; no ruling issued yet
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 8/17/2007

Bill could stop Cavel inspections
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 8/4/2007

House again rejects funding for horse slaughter plant inspections
WAND-TV, 8/3/2007

U.S. House of Representatives votes to stop horse slaughter, again
Chicago Barn to Wire, 8/2/2007

Horse meat ban on mark
Northwest Herald, 7/27/2007

Horse-slaughtering plant gets another reprieve; appeals court reviewing case
Northwest Herald, 7/25/2007

Illinois slaughterhouse gets reprieve
Daily Racing Form, 7/20/2007

Last US horse slaughter plant to reopen
Chicago Tribune, 7/19/2007

Appeals court allows horse slaughter plant to stay open
ABC-7, 7/19/2007

Illinois horse slaughter plant will stay open
Thoroughbred Times, 7/19/2007

Court rules Cavel can reopen
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 7/19/2007

Cavel to resume horse slaughter operations
Chicago Barn to Wire, 7/18/2007

Cavel's doors closed forever
Northern Star, 7/17/2007

Life begins at end
Northwest Herald, 7/16/2007

Horse slaughter injunction denied in district court
Horsetalk, 7/14/2007

Judge upholds ban on horse slaughter
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 7/6/2007

Ruling keeps horse-slaughter plant closed
Chicago Tribune, 7/6/2007

Judge dismisses challenges from Illinois horse slaughter plant
The Southern, 7/5/2007

Judge rules slaughter ban constitutional
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 7/5/2007

Racing’s dirty secret: horse slaughter
Rockford Register Star, 7/3/2007

Cavel slaughterhouse shut down - for now
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 6/29/2007

Order keeping Illinois horse slaughter plant open to expire
Journal Gazette and Times-Courier, 6/28/2007

Horse slaughter to end pending further appeals
Chicago Tribune, 6/28/2007

Cavel must close at midnight
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 6/28/2007

Judge won't rule on Cavel
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 6/27/2007

Rockford judge says he can't rule on Cavel
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 6/26/2007

Message to judge and Cavel Inc.: Enough is enough
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 6/17/2007

Judge lets Cavel stay open while he mulls issue
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 6/15/2007

Horse plant gets reprieve
Chicago Tribune, 6/15/2007

Judge allows horse slaughter plant to temporarily stay open, 6/14/2007

Decision coming on horse slaughterhouse
CBS2 Chicago, 6/14/2007

We don’t eat horses, do we? But will we slaughter ’em?
Daily Herald, 6/14/2007

Countries where horse meat consumed follow Illinois case, 6/13/2007

Nation's last horse slaughterer waging legal battle to stay open
Quad-City Times, 6/13/2007

Nation's last horse slaughterer fighting legal battle to stay open
WQAD, 6/13/2007

Inmates and horses get a second chance
Chicago Tribune, 6/11/2007

Cavel back on sewer
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 6/7/2007

Horse killings could resume
Chicago Tribune, 6/2/2007

Judge stays shutdown of horse slaughter plant
Chicago Tribune, 6/1/2007

Judge grants restraining order in DeKalb horse slaughter case
WQAD, 6/1/2007

Decision due today on DeKalb slaughter facility
Rockford Register Star, 6/1/2007

Horse-slaughter plant ruling is promised
Chicago Tribune, 6/1/2007

Decision on Cavel fines continued
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 5/30/2007

Owner of DeKalb horse slaughterhouse sues over state ban
Chicago Tribune, 5/26/2007

Cavel closer to shutdown
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 5/25/2007

Local activists' work is not nearly done
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 5/25/2007

Horse slaughterhouse banned
Chicago Tribune, 5/25/2007

Illinois governor permanently bans horse slaughter
US Trotting, 5/24/2007

Governor signs horse slaughter ban
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 5/24/2007

Gov. Blagojevich signs legislation banning the slaughter of horses in Illinois for human consumption
Illinois Government News Network, 5/24/2007

Activists seek to head off horse slaughter
Chicago Tribune, 5/24/2007

Horse slaughter ban passes state legislature
The MidWeek, 5/23/2007

Cavel manager warns of increased farm animal control
The MidWeek, 5/23/2007

Texas horse slaughter plants stay shut
MyFox Chicago, 5/22/2007

Illinois Senate votes to ban horse slaughter
Thoroughbred Times, 5/18/2007

Bill could end horse slaughtering In Illinois
WMAQ-Chicago, 5/17/2007

Illinois lawmakers OK ban on horse slaughter for human meat
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5/17/2007

Senate moves to save horses
Chicago Tribune, 5/17/2007

Horse slaughter ban moves forward in Illinois
Quad City Times, 5/16/2007

Illinois Senate approves ban on horse slaughter
Chicago Tribune, 5/16/2007

llinois close to banning horse slaughterhouses
Daily Racing Form, 5/16/2007

Senate approves ban on horse slaughter
WJBC, 5/16/2007

Cavel to appeal district's wastewater fines
WJBC, 5/16/2007

Back to greener pastures
Bolingbrook Sun, 5/11/2007

Cavel is operating again
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 5/9/2007

Horse slaughtering, values clash in Illinois
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5/9/2007

Illinois slaughter bill passed in Senate committee
The Horse, 5/8/2007

Should horse-slaughter be restricted? YES
Kansas City Star, 5/8/2007

Should horse-slaughter be restricted? NO
Kansas City Star, 5/8/2007

Horse slaughtering plant reopens in DeKalb
Blood-Horse, 5/7/2007

Horse slaughter to resume in Illinois
Blood-Horse, 5/7/2007

DeKalb horse slaughter plant is set to re-open this week
Prairie Farmer, 5/7/2007

Gato Del Sol rocked the world
Herald-News, 5/4/2007

Court: Horse slaughter can resume in DeKalb
Chicago Tribune, 5/2/2007

Cavel plant back to slaughter?
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 5/2/2007

Slaughter bills advancing in Congress
Blood-Horse, 4/30/2007

Horse slaughter bill discharged from Senate committee
Thoroughbred Times, 4/26/2007

House votes to prevent commercial slaughter of wild horses
Belleville News-Democrat, 4/26/2007

Anti-slaughter bill passes, 4/26/2007

Horse slaughter bill advances in the US Senate
Chicago Barn to Wire, 4/25/2007

Barbaro's Legacy: Better life for horses
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 4/23/2007

Illinois House says "no" to horse slaughter
Chicago Barn to Wire, 4/19/2007

Illinois House Passes anti-slaughter bill
Blood-Horse, 4/19/2007

House approves horse slaughter ban; measure heads to Senate
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 4/19/2007

Horse-slaughter foes win round
Chicago Sun-Times, 4/19/2007

House passes another attempt at banning horse slaughtering
WQAD, 4/18/2007

Last horse slaughter plant might close
Quad-City Times, 4/18/2007

Horse slaughter ban vote may come Wednesday
Illinois Farm Bureau, 4/17/2007

The horseburger fight
Chicago Tribune, 4/9/2007

State issues of local concern
Freeport Journal-Standard, 4/8/2007

Cavel closing could impact taxes in DeKalb, county
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 4/7/2007

Thirty horses slated for butchering now in sanctuary
WQAD, 4/4/2007

Horses saved from slaughter reach safety
Chicago Tribune, 4/4/2007

Illinois legislator proposes EU food animal regulations for American horses
Chicago Barn to Wire, 4/4/2007

Cavel faces fines over wastewater
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 3/30/2007

Ruling may shut down Illinois horse slaughter plant
Thoroughbred Times, 3/30/2007

Happy ending unlikely for horses that escaped DeKalb slaughter
Chicago Tribune, 3/30/2007

It's simple.
Chicago Sun-Times, 3/30/2007

Slaughter of horses blocked for now
Chicago Tribune, 3/30/2007

Ruling puts damper on Cavel's future
Northern Star, 3/30/2007

Horse slaughterhouse shut down
WIFR, 3/30/2007

Horse slaughtering stops in DeKalb
WTVO, 3/29/2007

Horse slaughterhouse shut down
NBC5, 3/29/2007

Horse slaughter halted at DeKalb plant
Chicago Tribune, 3/29/2007

Court ruling shuts down DeKalb horse slaughter plant
Illinois Farm Bureau, 3/29/2007

Court blocks horse meat inspections
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 3/29/2007

USDA ordered to halt inspection of horses for slaughter
Blood-Horse, 3/29/2007

Stop horse slaughter
Chicago Tribune, 3/29/2007

US horse slaughter declared illegal
Horsetalk, 3/29/2007

Appeals court blocks horse meat inspections
Belleville News-Democrat, 3/28/2007

Cavel: 'Under the Gun'
Northern Star, 3/22/2007

Humane society to sue Cavel if it doesn't clean up
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 3/21/2007

Pending Illinois House bill could outlaw horse slaughter
Northern Star, 3/19/2007

By-products of horse slaughtering plant raise environmental concerns for DeKalb area
Northern Star, 3/19/2007

Humane Society refutes horse abandonment claims
The Horse, 3/18/2007

Veterinarians for Equine Welfare launch new web site
The Horse, 3/16/2007

Some horses left to starve as market for meat shrivels
Chicago Tribune, 3/15/2007

Federal Court of Appeals affirms horse slaughter illegal in Texas
Blood-Horse, 3/7/2007

Horse slaughterhouses' appeals case declined
WFAA-TV, 3/7/2007

Is horse slaughter in the U.S. near an end?
ESPN, 3/6/2007

Board hears Cavel complaints
The MidWeek News, 2/28/2007

National humane society asking sanitary district for records on Cavel
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 2/27/2007

Cavel needs to follow the rules or be shut down
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 2/25/2007

Cavel only business not up to distict standards
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 2/25/2007

Proposed bill would end horse slaughter
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 2/25/2007

Anti-horse slaughter legislation introduced in Illinois
Chicago Barn to Wire, 2/22/2007

Anti-Horse Slaughter legislation introduced in Illinois
US Trotting, 2/22/2007

Slaughterhouse opponents told Cavel has 3 months to make fixes
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 2/22/2007

Bill to ban horse slaughter introduced in Illinois
Thoroughbred Times, 2/22/2007

Anti-horse slaughter legislation introduced in Illinois
Blood-Horse, 2/22/2007

Cavel concerns citizens
Northern Star, 2/22/2007

Ooze at Cavel not a worry, says manager
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 2/19/2007

No horse for you
Daily Southtown, 2/2/2007

Cavel gets chance to avoid another violation
Northern Star, 1/30/2007

Texas slaughterhouses continue to process horse meat
Belleville News-Democrat, 1/27/2007

One plant strong
Northern Star, 1/26/2007

Horse-slaughter industry in flux
Dallas Morning News, 1/25/2007

Court upholds Texas anti-slaughter law
Daily Racing Form, 1/24/2007

District holds off on Cavel fines
The MidWeek, 1/24/2007

Court decision clears way to end horse slaughter in Texas
Thoroughbred Times, 1/23/2007

Court rules against horse slaughter plants
US Trotting, 1/22/2007

Horse slaughter ruled illegal in Texas
Blood-Horse, 1/22/2007

Cavel-bound horses ready for adoption after wreck
DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 1/22/2007

Fifth Circuit ruling upholds Texas state law protecting horses from slaughter
Chicago Barn to Wire, 1/21/2007

Court: No horse slaughtering in Texas
Belleville News-Democrat, 1/20/2007

Federal appeals court declares horse slaughter in Texas illegal
Yahoo Financial News, 1/20/2007

Slaughter bill introduced in House, Senate
Blood-Horse, 1/17/2007

Bill banning wild horse slaughter introduced
Thoroughbred Times, 1/5/2007

The forgotten Prince: How one racehorse escaped the slaughterhouse
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 12/26/2006

Anti-slaughter bill still awaits vote in House
Blood-Horse, 12/18/2006

Animal rights groups press Congress to halt the slaughter of horses
Belleville News-Democrat, 12/5/2006

Group pushes for progress on horse slaughter bills
Belleville News-Democrat, 11/21/2006

Illinois horse slaughter makes way to Senate
WMAQ-TV, Chicago, 11/9/2006

Humane Society wants custody of animals
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/5/2006

Rescue ranch rescues horses, 9/29/2006

Ownership is key to fate of surviving horses
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/29/2006

Humane Society tries to save horses meant for slaughter
KSDK-TV, 9/28/2006

Humane Society wants custody of horses involved in crash
WIFR-TV, 9/28/2006

Horses saved amid truck wreckage on I-44
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/28/2006

Horses die in traffic accident, 9/27/2006

16 horses die in highway crash
Belleville News-Democrat, 9/27/2006

16 horses die in highway crash
Chicago Tribune, 9/27/2006

Vote on horse slaughter bill may be delayed until next year
Thoroughbred Times, 9/25/2006

Clerical error sends wrong slaughter bill to Senate
Blood-Horse, 9/18/2006

House Bill could affect plant in DeKalb
Northern Star, 9/11/2006

Ban would put DeKalb plant out of business
Chicago Tribune, 9/8/2006

Anti-slaughter bill passes the U.S. House
U.S. Trotting Assn, 9/8/2006

House decision could shut down Dekalb horse slaughtering plant
WREX-TV, 9/8/2006

House OKs bill to end horse slaughtering
Chicago Tribune, 9/8/2006

House votes against horse slaughter
Chicago Sun-Times, 9/8/2006

House approves bill to shutter horsemeat industry
Belleville News-Democrat, 9/7/2006

Horse slaughtering plant becomes a focal point of debate
Kansas City Star, 9/7/2006

House bans killing horses for meat
Chicago Tribune, 9/7/2006

Horse slaughter bill passed by House
Blood-Horse, 9/7/2006

U.S. House passes bill banning horse slaughter
Thoroughbred Times, 9/7/2006

Slaughter vote passes U.S. House, 9/7/2006

House passes slaughter bill, 9/7/2006

Anti-slaughter bill passes House
Daily Racing Form, 9/7/2006

American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act passes U.S. House
Chicago Barn to Wire, 9/7/2006

House votes to ban horse slaughter
Chicago Tribune, 9/7/2006

USDA announces opposition to horse slaughter bill
Thoroughbred Times, 9/6/2006

Horse slaughter bill nears vote
Blood-Horse, 9/6/2006

Close vote predicted on horse slaughter bill
Thoroughbred Times, 9/5/2006

Both sides in horse slaughter debate rally forces on Capitol Hill
Belleville News-Democrat, 9/5/2006

All the pretty horses . . .
Chicago Sun-Times, 9/5/2006

Press conference on American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act set for Tuesday
Chicago Barn to Wire, 9/4/2006

Poll finds most Americans against horse slaughter
Blood-Horse, 9/4/2006

Veterinarians lead retired racehorses away from slaughter
Minneapolis Star Tribune, 9/4/2006

Texas mayor wants slaughter plant closed
Belleville News-Democrat, 9/4/2006

Bill would ban slaughter of horses for human food
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/3/2006

Nationwide poll reveals 7 out of 10 Americans oppose horse slaughter
Chicago Barn to Wire, 8/30/2006

Willie Nelson fights horse slaughter
USA Today, 8/22/2006

Horse-eating foreigners finding friends in United States Congress
Niagara Falls Reporter, 8/1/2006

Lawmakers debate banning U.S. sale of horse meat
Chicago Tribune, 7/30/2006

Slaughter bill gets amended
Daily Racing Form, 7/28/2006

Former congressman has tough job: protecting horse-slaughter industry
Belleville News-Democrat, 7/28/2006

Six amendments added to horse slaughter bill
Thoroughbred Times, 7/27/2006

Panel grudgingly sends bill banning horse slaughter to House
Belleville News-Democrat, 7/27/2006

Horse slaughter bill moves to House Rules Committee
Blood-Horse, 7/27/2006

Hogan against slaughter, 7/26/2006

Owners testify in DC, 7/26/2006

Standardbred owners Williams, Hogan testify in DC
USTA, 7/26/2006

Horse slaughter bill discharged from House Energy and Commerce committee
Thoroughbred Times, 7/26/2006

Horse slaughter bill sparks emotional testimony at hearing
Thoroughbred Times, 7/25/2006

Federal hearing on horse slaughter draws large crowd
Blood-Horse, 7/25/2006

Slaughter debate in House
Daily Racing Form, 7/25/2006

Legendary oilman testifies before Congress to ban horse slaughter
Chicago Barn to Wire, 7/25/2006

Horse meat suppliers defend industry at congressional hearing
Belleville News-Democrat, 7/25/2006

Shipping horse meat overseas may be banned
ABC News, 7/25/2006

T. Boone Pickens takes on horse slaughter
Chicago Barn to Wire, 7/24/2006

Horse slaughter bill referred to two House committees
Thoroughbred Times, 7/18/2006

Anti-slaughter bill may have to wait for after break
Blood-Horse, 6/28/2006

Slaughter vote said near
Daily Racing Form, 6/26/2006

Saving horses from slaughter
Louisville Courier-Journal, 6/9/2006

Jackson promotes anti-slaughter bill
Daily Racing Form, 6/8/2006

Zito, Jackson, Hancock discuss horse slaughter issue
Blood-Horse, 6/8/2006

House votes to stop horse slaughtering for food
Belleville News Democrat, 5/20/2006

From Derby winner to a slaughterhouse?
ESPN, 5/3/2006

Ferdinand Derby anniversary impetus for slaughter-ban push
Blood-Horse, 5/3/2006

New hope for unwanted horses
Chicago Barn to Wire, 5/3/2006

Tale of Tracemark produces a happy ending
Chicago Barn to Wire, 4/28/2006

Stakes winner saved from slaughter, returned to birthplace
Thoroughbred Times, 4/10/2006

Anti-slaughter injunction denied
Daily Racing Form, 3/16/2006

Federal court denies injunction to suspend operations at slaughter plants
Thoroughbred Times, 3/15/2006

Judge: Horses can be killed for meat
Chicago Sun-Times, 3/15/2006

Federal judge refuses to close horse slaughterhouses
Belleville News Democrat, 3/14/2006

Judge rejects most of Humane Society suit
Belleville News Democrat, 3/14/2006

Ruling to allow horse slaughter for food exports
Chicago Barn to Wire, 3/14/2006

Texas horse slaughterhouse ordered shut
Blood-Horse, 3/11/2006

Texas slaughterhouse ordered to close
Thoroughbred Times, 3/10/2006

Horse plants to pay for inspections
Fort Worth Star Telegram, 3/9/2006

Cavel continues to pay fines to sanitary district
Daily Chronicle, 3/7/2006

Horse slaughter continues unabated
Harness Link, 3/6/2006

Old Stewball's revenge
Midnight Rider, 3/6/2006

Horse slaughter opponents organize protest caravan
Thoroughbred Times, 2/27/2006

Suit filed over slaughter
Daily Racing Form, 2/24/2006

Humane groups file for temporary restraining order against USDA
Thoroughbred Times, 2/23/2006

Temporary restraining order sought over horse meat inspections
Blood-Horse, 2/23/2006

Animal activist groups sue USDA
Northern Star, 2/23/2006

Former DeKalb resident part of horse slaughter suit
Daily Chronicle, 2/16/2006

Groups sue to stop horse slaughter
Blood-Horse, 2/15/2006

Suit filed over slaughter
Daily Racing Form, 2/14/2006

Humane groups sue USDA over disregard of slaughter law
Thoroughbred Times, 2/14/2006

Slaughterhouses get fee OK
Daily Racing Form, 2/8/2006

Horse slaughter in U.S. to continue
Blood-Horse, 2/8/2006

USDA announces its decision to make end run around congressional horse slaughter ban
Chicago Barn to Wire, 2/7/2006

Horse slaughter to continue in US
WTVO, 2/7/2006

USDA expected to allow private inspectors at slaughterhouses
Thoroughbred Times, 2/7/2006

Horse slaughter to continue despite action
Belleville News-Democrat, 2/7/2006

Ferdinand Fee for horse rescue groups officially under way in New York
Thoroughbred Times, 2/3/2006

Sweeney urges USDA to comply with new regulations intended to stop horse slaughter
Chicago Barn to Wire, 1/19/2006

Government accused of trying to bypass horse-slaughter law
Belleville News-Democrat, 1/11/2006

Horse slaughter ban at risk
Chicago Barn to Wire, 1/5/2006

Slaughter opponents take U.S. Agriculture Secretary to task
Thoroughbred Times, 12/13/2005

Texas town council moves to shut down slaughter facility
Thoroughbred Times, 12/2/2005

The slaughter may stop
Northern Star, 11/11/2005

One more barrier left to fall
Thoroughbred Times, 11/9/2005

Congress approves horse-slaughter ban
Courier-Journal, 11/4/2005

Slaughter amendment part of agriculture legislation
Blood Horse, 11/4/2005

U.S. Senate passes slaughter amendment bill
Thoroughbred Times, 11/3/2005

Horse-slaughter bill passes House; confusion reigns
Daily Chronicle, 10/29/2005

Anti-slaughter bill introduced in U.S. Senate
Thoroughbred Times, 10/27/2005

Ban on horse slaughter survives Republican effort to kill it
KRIS-TV, TX, 10/26/2005

Senate veterinarian sponsors bill to end the slaughter of America's horses
U.S. Newswire, 10/26/2005

Congress opposes horse slaughter
The MidWeek, 10/11/2005

New bills seek to halt horse slaughter
Northern Star, 9/27/2005

U.S. Senate OKs horse slaughter amendment
Blood Horse, 9/21/2005

Slaughter amendment passes U.S. Senate
Thoroughbred Times, 9/20/2005

Horse rescue groups mobilizing hurricane relief effort
Blood Horse, 9/1/2005

Groups work together to help horses affected by hurricane
Thoroughbred Times, 9/1/2005

Proposed bill could affect local plant
Northern Star, 7/11/2005

Sweeney-Spratt amendment could end horse slaughtering
The MidWeek, 6/29/2005

Former jockey retrains retired race horses
Belleville News-Democrat, 6/24/2005

New York breeders endorse Ferdinand Fee to fight horse slaughter
Thoroughbred Times, 6/14/2005

Legislation could close plants that kill horses
Chicago Tribune, 6/10/2005

Anti-slaughter clause approved by House
Daily Racing Form, 6/9/2005

House votes to end slaughter of horses for food
Daily Chronicle, 6/9/2005

Rep. Sweeney wins House vote to end slaughter of horses for food
ABC7 - Chicago, 6/9/2005

Slaughterhouses lose federal funding
ESPN, 6/9/2005

U. S. House approves bill aimed at stopping slaughter
Blood Horse, 6/9/2005

DeKalb company would close if bill passes
WTVO Rockford, 6/9/2005

Landslide U.S. House of Representatives Vote to End Horse Slaughter
Chicago Barn to Wire, 6/9/2005

Horse slaughter ban advances
Daily Racing Form, 6/8/2005

Horse slaughter opponents win major victory in U.S. House
Thoroughbred Times, 6/8/2005

Congress to vote on horse slaughter measure
Blood Horse, 6/7/2005

Lawmakers move to end horse slaughter
Chicago Barn to Wire, 6/6/2005

New York creates Ferdinand fee to fight horse slaughter
Thoroughbred Times, 6/3/2005

New York horsemen and NYRA initiate Ferdinand Fee to end horse slaughter
Blood Horse, 6/2/2005

Ford to help find homes for wild mustangs
Chicago Sun-Times, 6/1/2005

'They have to be free'
ESPN, 5/20/2005

House moves to block sales of wild horses
Lexington Herald Leader, 5/19/2005

Canadian family saves horse from DeKalb slaughterhouse
ABC-7 Chicago, 5/19/2005

Willie Nelson and friends letter
Chicago Barn to Wire, 5/18/2005

Horse intended for good home is saved from slaughterhouse
WBBM Newsradio 780, 5/18/2005

Nick Zito and Bo Derek lead national coalition's efforts urging Americans to stop horse slaughter in America
Chicago Barn to Wire, 5/5/2005

Horse-slaughtering plants aren't good for cities
Daily Chronicle, 5/3/2005

Why does DeKalb want the 'stigma' of Cavel?
Daily Chronicle, 5/3/2005

Wild horses need more protection
Northern Star, 5/3/2005

Cavel: slaughter story distorted
Northern Star, 5/2/2005

Slaughtering horses
Chicago Tribune, 5/1/2005

Ride herd on Congress to protect wild horses
Chicago Sun-Times, 4/29/2005

Lawmakers gather diverse coalition to stop horse slaughter
Daily Chronicle, 4/28/2005

Goverment repossesses horses from DeKalb slaughterhouse
WTVO-17, 4/27/2005

More wild horses slaughtered at Cavel as Interior Department, Ford unite to save 52
Daily Chronicle, 4/26/2005

35 more wild horses killed in Illinois
Washington Post, 4/25/2005

Horse slaughter signals shameful day in Illinois history
Illinois Leader, 4/25/2005

First time under new law, six wild horses slaughtered in Illinois
Illinois Leader, 4/22/2005

Six wild horses killed in Illinois packing plant
Daily Southtown, 4/22/2005

Unwanted Horse Summit focuses on welfare of the horse
Thoroughbred Times, 4/21/2005

Congressmen predict anti-slaughter bill passage
Thoroughbred Times, 4/12/2005

Congressmen, author fight horse slaughter
Chicago Barn to Wire, 4/11/2005

AAEP opposes slaughter bill again
Thoroughbred Times, 4/8/2005

Cavel fined for violating city wastewater rules
Daily Chronicle, 4/8/2005

West's wild horses again fair game for slaughter
Chicago Sun-Times, 2/27/2005

Illinois horse slaughter bill re-introduced
Chicago Barn to Wire, 2/25/2005

New bill could end U.S. horse slaughter
Northern Star, 2/15/2005

Anti-slaughter bill reintroduced in U.S. House
Thoroughbred Times, 2/2/2005

Stop the slaughter
USTA, 1/11/2005

Debate on wild horses rages
Illinois Leader, 12/16/2004

The AAEP position is indefensible
Thoroughbred Times, 12/16/2004

Plight of unwanted horse
Thoroughbred Times, 12/13/2004

Spending bill with wild horse slaughter provision gets Presidential nod
Thoroughbred Times, 12/10/2004

Wild spending no way to corral wild horse problem
Illinois Leader, 12/10/2004

Congress: First honor the horses, then kill them
Illinois Leader, 12/2/2004

Provision attached to spending bill would allow wild horse slaughter
Thoroughbred Times, 12/2/2004

Zito message: 'Simply think about the word 'slaughter' for just a minute'
Thoroughbred Times, 10/29/2004

Remembering Ferdinand rally call for horse rescue groups
Blood-Horse, 10/29/2004

Help end horse slaughter!
Chicago Barn to Wire, 10/22/2004

The horse industry's ugly secret
Augusta Free Press, 9/24/2004

Cavel plant is back in business
Daily Chronicle, 7/15/2004

The horse controversy. . .
Chicago Sun-Times, 7/2/2004

USHWA supports anti-slaughter bill
Standardbred Canada, 6/22/2004

Unnecessary evil
Waukegan News Sun, 6/17/2004

Horse slaughter issue featured on CBS Evening News
Thoroughbred Times, 6/16/2004

From finish line to slaughterhouse
CBS Evening News, 6/16/2004

Three letters in defense of horses
Illinois Leader, 6/15/2004

Horses killed in accident may have been on their way to slaughter - four letters
Illinois Leader, 9/22/2004

What part of "we don't want our horses butchered" don't you understand? - Six letters
Illinois Leader, 8/19/2004

The riderless horse -- two letters
Illinois Leader, 6/11/2004

Readers Sound Off on horse slaughter
Daily Southtown, 6/5/2004

Twelve letters -- Unhappy about the horse slaughter bill
Illinois Leader, 6/4/2004

Horse slaughter bill not done yet, senate sponsor says
Illinois Leader, 6/2/2004

Horse slaughtering plant opening soon
WTVO Rockford, 6/2/2004

Illinois House votes down measure banning horse slaughter
Thoroughbred Times, 5/29/2004

Ban on horse slaughtering plants in Illinois defeated
Bloomington Pantagraph, 5/29/2004

House rejects slaughter bill
Rockford Register Star, 5/29/2004

Anti-horse slaughter bill defeated in House vote
Daily Chronicle, 5/29/2004

Illinois bill to halt horse slaughter fails
Alabama Times Daily, 5/28/2004

Bill banning horse slaughter shot down
WTVO Rockford, 5/28/2004

Horse slaughter prohibition bill aims for heart
Chicago Tribune, 5/25/2004

Giddyap . . .
Chicago Sun-Times, 5/25/2004

Actress effective weapon against horse-slaughtering facility
Rockford Register Star, 5/22/2004

Chicago Sun-Times, 5/21/2004

Chicago Sun-Times, 5/20/2004

Bo Derek testifies in hearing on horse slaughter
ABC- 7 Chicago, 5/20/2004

Senate panel
The Telegraph, 5/20/2004

Bo knows . . . horse politics
Illinois Leader, 5/19/2004

Horse slaughter ban still to be considered
Illinois Leader, 5/19/2004

Ten letters against the slaughter of Joe, the workhorse
Illinois Leader, 5/19/2004

Illinois slaughterhouse set to open
The Bloodhorse, 5/19/2004

Actress scores a '10' with state legislators
Chicago Sun-Times, 5/19/2004

Horse slaughter opponents enlist a '10'
Daily Herald, 5/19/2004

Bo Derek lobbies against horse slaughter
Bloomington Pantagraph, 5/19/2004

With horse slaughter plant about to open, lawmakers push for ban
ABC- 7 Chicago, 5/18/2004

AAEP's position on H.R. 857
The Bloodhorse, 5/18/2004

Out to greener pastures
Illinois Leader, 5/18/2004

She's a '10' . . .
Chicago Sun-Times, 5/18/2004

State senator pushes bill outlawing horse slaughtering
WTVO Rockford, 5/17/2004

Horse meat for dinner? It's enough to make one gag
USAToday, 5/12/2004

Chicago Sun-Times, 5/11/2004

Illinoisans say "whoa" to horse slaughter
Chicago Barn to Wire, 5/4/2004

Anti-slaughter bill introduced in U.S. Senate
The Bloodhorse, 4/28/2004

Local horse slaughtering facility set to reopen
WTVO Rockford, 4/28/2004

Cavel's opening delayed again
Daily Chronicle, DeKalb County, 4/22/2004

The horse slaughter...
Chicago Sun-Times, 4/22/2004

Horse slaughter
Chicago Sun-Times, 4/6/2004

Fight horse slaughter
DAK Racing, 4/5/2004

The horse slaughter!
Chicago Sun-Times, 4/2/2004

Horse slaughtering stirs up passions
Illinois Leader, 3/31/2004

House was right to reject horse bill - opinion
Daily Chronicle, DeKalb County, 3/31/2004

Horse owners against slaughtering facility
WTVO Rockford, 3/26/2004

Consideration of Illinois slaughter bill postponed
The Bloodhorse, 3/26/2004

Bill to ban horse slaughter stalls in Illinois House
Thoroughbred Times, 3/26/2004

Bill banning horse slaughtering fails
Daily Chronicle, DeKalb County, 3/26/2004

House fails to stop horse slaughterhouse
WBBM-AM, 3/25/2004

The Democrats' jobs outsourcing plan
Illinois Leader, 3/25/2004

Support builds for ban on horse slaughtering
Northwest Herald, 3/22/2004

Horses: beloved friends -- or food?
Chicago Sun-Times, 3/21/2004

Horses just don't fit Americans' idea of meat
Chicago Tribune, 3/19/2004

Bill proposed to ban horse slaughtering
WTVO Rockford, 3/18/2004

State lawmakers consider ban to end horse slaughter
ABC7 Chicago, 3/18/2004

Illinoisans say "whoa" to horse slaughter
Chicago Barn to Wire, 3/18/2004

Slaughter of horses decried in DeKalb
Sun Publications, 3/17/2004

Movie star Derek joins movement to ban horse slaughter
Thoroughbred Times, 3/17/2004

Horse slaughter bill gets star support before Congress
The Bloodhorse, 3/16/2004

Slaughter issue spurs debate in Congress, Illinois, and Texas
Thoroughbred Times, 3/16/2004

Vets need to get on board
Thoroughbred Times, 3/10/2004

Urge legislators to ban slaughtering of horses
Courier News, 3/4/2004

Saving the animals one step at a time
Daily Herald, 2/29/2004

Slaughter of horses decried in DeKalb
Courier News, 2/28/2004

Ban horse slaughter in Illinois
Chicago Barn to Wire, 2/26/2004

Industry dilemma
The Bloodhorse, 2/24/2004

A humane end
The Bloodhorse, 2/24/2004

Equine retirement programs
The Bloodhorse, 2/24/2004

Illinois slaughter ban tackled by house committee
The Bloodhorse, 2/20/2004

Illinois legislation seeks to block horsemeat plant
Chicago Tribune, 2/19/2004

Students hope to gain support for anti-horse slaughter bill
Daily Illini, 2/18/2004

Horsemen's Council of Illinois report misrepresents slaughter issue
Chicago Barn to Wire, 2/14/2004

Illinois Horse Fair peaceful demonstration planned
Chicago Barn to Wire, 2/12/2004

Whoa! Six letters shoot down horse slaughter advocates
Illinois Leader, 1/30/2004

11 letters skewering horse slaughter company
Illinois Leader, 1/27/2004

Two letters requesting balance in horse slaughter reporting
Illinois Leader, 1/27/2004

Horse slaughter co. responds to Illinois Leader
Illinois Leader, 1/21/2004

Letters to Illinois Leader on horse slaughter article
Illinois Leader, 1/20/2004

Legislation proposed to end horse slaughter in Illinois
Illinois Leader, 1/19/2004

Group: Don't kill horses for food
Daily Herald, 1/14/2004

Horse-slaughter bill up for debate again
Bloomington Pantagraph, 1/14/2004

Lawmaker wants horse slaughter banned in Illinois
WIFR-TV, 1/14/2004

Horse slaughterhouse continues with plans to reopen
Chicago Barn to Wire, 1/9/2004

Activists fighting Dekalb horse slaughterhouse
WMBD-TV, 1/9/2004

Anti-horse slaughter bill still needed while plant continues rebuilding
Chicago Barn to Wire, 1/9/2004

Anti-horse-slaughter forces get a key backer
Chicago Sun-Times, 1/1/2004

US continues to export tainted horsemeat for human consumption
Chicago Barn to Wire, 12/27/2003

Horse slaughterhouse surrenders license
Chicago Barn to Wire, 12/19/2003

Slaughterhouse issue back to the forefront
Chicago Sun-Times, 12/15/2003

Stop horse slaughter fundraiser at After the Races
Chicago Barn to Wire, 12/9/2003

Illinois horse slaughterhouse may reopen as bill delayed
Thoroughbred Times, 11/20/2003

Horse-slaughtering bill dropped for now out of respect for Wirsing
Daily Chronicle, DeKalb County, 11/20/2003

Horse bill tabled
Northern Star, 11/20/2003

Groom learns lesson: When in stall, hold it in
Chicago Sun-Times, 11/20/2003

Horse-slaughtering bill passes House panel
Daily Chronicle, DeKalb County, 11/19/2003

Lawmaker's death could doom anti-slaughter bill
Chicago Sun-Times, 11/19/2003

Horse-slaughter bill moves forward
Bloomington Pantagraph, 11/19/2003

Activists battle company's plan to reopen horse slaughtering plant
WTVO, Rockford, 11/17/2003

DeKalb horse slaughter facility decried
Chicago Tribune, 11/16/2003

Illinois slaughterhouse rebuilding
The Horse, Nov. 2003

Nationwide effort under way to convince city to nix Cavel
Daily Chronicle, DeKalb County, 11/8/2003

Horse lovers tell Illinois lawmakers: Stop turning Mr. Ed into Mr. Edible
Illinois Times, 11/6/2003

Billboard denounces practice
Rockford Register Star, 11/3/2003

Support? Yes, but we'll pass on meal
Rockford Register Star, 11/3/2003

BC Pick Six win is official; feds might be snooping
Chicago Sun-Times, 11/3/2003

Lawmaker pushes bill outlawing horse slaughting
Dispatch/Argus, Quad Cities, 11/1/2003

National Horse Protection Coalition formed
Chicago Barn to Wire, 10/29/2003

Wirsing, Burzynski oppose bill against horse slaughtering
The MidWeek, DeKalb County, 10/29/2003

Billboards protest planned processing of horses at facility
Northwest Herald, 10/24/2003

Cavel prepares to reopen despite local opposition
The MidWeek, DeKalb County, 10/22/2003

Horse-slaughter bill won't affect Cavel's decision
Daily Chronicle, DeKalb County, 10/22/2003

Horse-slaughtering plant set to reopen DeKalb location amid controversy
Northern Star, 10/21/2003

Group begins campaign to stop slaughter
The Bloodhorse, 10/16/2003

Illinois lawmaker planning legislation to bar horse slaughtering
Thoroughbred Times, 10/3/2003

Slaughterhouse ban gains political backing
Chicago Sun-Times, 10/2/2003

Illinois legislator to introduce horse slaughter ban
The Bloodhorse, 10/1/2003

Molaro to introduce animal rights legislation
Chicago Barn to Wire, 10/1/2003

Plans for slaughterhouse in DeKalb draw protest
Chicago Sun-Times, 9/24/2003

Stop the horse slaughter rally, information fair, and candlelight vigil
Against Slaughter, 9/22/2003

Horse slaughter debate heats up
Daily Chronicle, DeKalb County, 9/17/2003

Plans finalized to rebuild Illinois slaughterhouse
The Bloodhorse, 9/15/2003


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