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Finch: "I Quit"

Posted on January 12, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Jerry Finch, who's fought for the dignity of the horse for many years, is saying he's fed up with the lame reasons people use to justify slaughter. It's about money, no matter how often proponents simper about "welfare" and "unintended consequences". That's a smokescreen that Americans, for heaven's sake, should be savvy enough to see through. It's about money, political favors, clout, big business squelching individual voices... It's about our loss of humanity.


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Eckhoff: Texas Mayor Kicks Slaughter Tail

Posted on January 10, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Vickery Eckhoff, blogger for Forbes Online, has batted another home run in her latest article, "Texas Mayor Paula Bacon Kicks Some Horse Slaughter Tail". She begins:

"Every small-town mayor is bedeviled by something. For Paula Bacon of Kaufman, Texas, it was Dallas Crown, which slaughtered horses next door to her friend Mary Nash’s 40-acre f...

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Horseback: Wallis Leaves United Horsemen

Posted on January 2, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Press release from United Horsemen published on Horseback Magazine, January 2, 2012:

Wallis Steps Down From United Horsemen Post to Focus on “Business of Humane Horse Processing” in New Years Day Announcement

HERMISTON, OR (United Horsemen) – We have some big changes to announce, with more to come in the coming days and weeks. You already know that we are working hard every day to make a real difference for horses, and for ...

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Long: EWA's "War Horse" Assault on Pols

Posted on December 31, 2011 at 11:00 AM

From Horseback: Equine Welfare Alliance Launches "War Horse" Assault on Three Troubled Political Careers

By Steven Long
December 31, 2011

Billboard Plea to Save Horses Up In 24 Cities Coast to Coast

HOUSTON, (Horseback) – The Chicago based Equine Welfare Alliance launched the most sophisticated assault yet against the return of equine slaughterhou...

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Bloodhorse: Plan for Retired Racehorses

Posted on December 27, 2011 at 10:15 AM

From Bloodhorse: NY Panel Issues Plan for Retired Racehorses

By Tom LaMarra
Posted: Sunday, December 25, 2011

"A New York task force has recommended a percentage of revenue from video lottery terminals and purse accounts go toward retraining and retirement programs for racehorses in the state.

"The New York State Task Force on Ret...

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Eckhoff: Lobbyists Work Through Holidays

Posted on December 25, 2011 at 6:55 PM

On Forbes: "Lobbyists Work Through Holidays To Block Humane Legislation"

By Vickery Eckhoff

Vickery Eckhoff identifies key legislators and lobbyists working to dismantle provisions that protect animal and horse welfare:

"Lobbyist Charlie Stenholm has been working hard since before Thanksgiving. First, there was his Opinion piece in The ...

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Harmonay: New York's Racing Industry

Posted on December 24, 2011 at 11:45 AM

New York's racing industry must be responsible for retired racehorse care

Maureen Harmonay reports on a statement just issued by The New York State Task Force on Retired Racehorses:

"Stakeholders in New York’s racing indu...

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Eckhoff: How Many Congressmen?

Posted on December 23, 2011 at 10:35 AM

From Vickery Eckhoff, Forbes Contributor: "How Many Congressmen Does It Take To Screw A Horse?"

In her 12/21 blog post for Forbes Online, Eckhoff succinctly outlines recent legislative tactics designed to get horse slaughterhouses up and running in this country again. In answer to the question "How many Congressm...

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EWA: Mystery of Abandoned Horses Solved

Posted on December 18, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Obama Signs Appropriations Bill Legalizing Equine Slaughter

Posted on November 20, 2011 at 1:25 PM

Press Release (Download as PDF)

Media contact: Simone Netherlands (928) 925-7212

For immediate release:

Agricultural appropriations bill s...

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