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Horse slaughter soon an option

November 30, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

TULSA, Okla. Horses could soon be butchered in the U.S. for human consumption after Congress quietly lifted a 5-year-old ban on funding horse meat inspections, and activists say slaughterhouses could be up and running in as little as a month.
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LETTER: SD: Make your own slaughterhouses

October 28, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Why don’t all the South Dakotans who want to slaughter their horses just form a corporation and build a horse slaughterhouse in South Dakota? Continue Reading

OUR VIEW: Slaughter plants are necessary for horses

October 21, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Horses aren’t human. Some do indeed have special relationships with humans, as do many other species, but it’s a fact that they are simply domesticated animals.
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Petition seeks horse processing restoration

October 20, 2011 in The Daily Republic

As of Wednesday, nearly 4,400 people had signed an online petition to the Obama Administration to restore humane horse slaughter.
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LETTER: Ban exports of horses for slaughter

July 22, 2011 in The Daily Republic

A new GAO report is a lot more nuanced than the horse slaughter industry suggests and provides some good insights into better policy solutions for horse welfare (“GAO report urges action on horse slaughter stoppage,” June 24). And it confirms what we have long known: that shipping horses long distances in double-decker trailers and killing them for food exports isn’t good for the horses.
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