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Horse Slaughter

Some Leachman horses headed for a kill plant

Some Leachman horses headed for a kill plant

Nine of the former Leachman horses raised east of Billings have been sold to one of Canada’s largest horse slaughter plants, according to the Montana Board of Livestock.

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Wyoming state rep opposes move against horse slaughter plants

CHEYENNE -- State Rep. Sue Wallis says the Obama administration's proposal in its 2014 budget that would effectively ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption is "a pretty sorry situation."

April 12, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Citizen board recommends BLM sterilize wild horses

Citizen board recommends BLM sterilize wild horses

SALT LAKE CITY — The federal agency charged with managing wild horses and burros that roam freely across 11 Western states should consider sterilizing some mares to control booming mustang populations and protect rangelands, a citizen advisory panel recommended Tuesday.

October 30, 2012 6:00 pmLoading…

No progress for plans for horse slaughter plant

ROCKVILLE, Mo. - The primary backer of a proposed horse slaughtering operation in western Missouri said she isn't giving up, even though plans have stalled because of legal problems surrounding the plant that was to be used for the business.

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Horse slaughterhouse slated for Riverton

CHEYENNE, Wyo. —A Wyoming company is looking to build one of the only horse slaughterhouses in the country in the Riverton area within the next year, according to state Rep. Sue Wallis, R-Recluse, the company’s chief executive.

May 22, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

At least 2 horse meat plants possible in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — A state lawmaker says at least two groups are considering opening horse slaughterhouses in Wyoming now that Congress has cleared the way for such operations.

December 05, 2011 7:59 am Related Loading…
Lifted ban means horse slaughter will likely resume by spring

Lifted ban means horse slaughter will likely resume by spring

The nation's first horse slaughter facility in years could be operational by spring now that a de facto ban on the practice has been lifted, Western supporters said Wednesday.

November 30, 2011 6:00 pm Photos

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Horse sale

Horse sale

A man looks over a pen of loose horses at the Billings Livestock Commission in 2008. Bill Parker, who owns the business, said he expects horse slaughter facilities will reappear in the United States before the spring grass.

November 30, 2011 4:10 pmLoading…
Billings Livestock Commission holds regular horse sales

Billings Livestock Commission holds regular horse sales

The Billings Livestock Commission holds regular horse sales. Supporters of lifting the ban on horse slaughter facilities say a U.S. processor is needed to stabilize prices for all horses.

November 30, 2011 2:05 pmLoading…

Horses could soon be slaughtered for meat in United States

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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Baucus praises bill to end to horse slaughter ban

Baucus praises bill to end to horse slaughter ban

HELENA - U.S. Sen. Max Baucus says Congress is moving closer to allowing U.S. horses to be slaughtered primarily for their meat with a move that allows inspections of the facilities.

September 12, 2011 4:32 pmLoading…
Horse welfare declines after closing of U.S. slaughter plants

Horse welfare declines after closing of U.S. slaughter plants

The closure of the last U.S. horse slaughter plants in the fall of 2007 has failed to reduce the number of horses shipped to slaughter.

June 23, 2011 12:10 am Photos

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Complaint filed against Wyoming horse-slaughter advocate

GILLETTE — Campbell County prosecutors are looking into an ethics complaint filed against a state lawmaker who has been working to promote horse slaughter.

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Horsemen rally to revive horse slaughter industry

LAS VEGAS  — Horses should be slaughtered and processed in the United States and then sold as food to other countries that regularly consume the lean, tender meat, speakers said Wednesday at a conference aimed at reviving the country's unpopular horse processing industry.

January 05, 2011 5:38 pmLoading…

Slaughtering of horses results in much cruelty

Rep. Ed Butcher's fervor to promote horse slaughter perpetuates the myth that butchering these animals is a humane form of death. In fact, the entire journey - from the killer buyer's truck to the slaughterhouse floor - is both painful and cruel.

November 08, 2009 12:00 am Related

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Governor excises parts of horse-slaughter bill

HELENA - Montana's governor has vetoed part of a contentious horse slaughter bill, sending it back to lawmakers after striking the key legal protections it allowed for slaughterhouses.

April 03, 2009 11:00 pmLoading…

Horse-slaughter bill gallops closer to governor

HELENA - The bill to encourage construction of a horse-slaughtering plant in Montana won endorsement from the state Senate Thursday, putting it one step away from the governor's desk for signature into law.

March 19, 2009 11:00 pmLoading…

Horse-slaughter bill gallops through state Senate

HELENA - The bill to encourage construction of a horse-slaughtering plant in Montana won endorsement from the state Senate Thursday, putting it one step away from the governor's desk for signature into law.

March 18, 2009 11:00 pmLoading…

Horse-slaughter bill advances

HELENA - A bill to allow horse-slaughtering plants in Montana cleared another legislative hurdle Tuesday, as a Senate committee endorsed the measure and sent it to the Senate floor.

March 17, 2009 11:00 pmLoading…

Horse-slaughter bill gains strong support

HELENA - The Montana House on Tuesday easily endorsed a bill to allow and encourage horse-slaughtering plants in the state, as supporters said it will address a national crisis of horse abandonment and bring jobs to Montana.

February 24, 2009 11:00 pmLoading…

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