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Les Viandes de la Petite-Nation Inc. slaughter house in Quebec has been temporarily closed, with inspections and audits being conducted at the plant by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) is pleased to report that the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act, H.R. 7, approved earlier today by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee includes a prohibition on the hauling of horses via double-deck trailers.

A poll conducted in January by Lake Research Partners for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) found that 80% of Americans are strongly opposed to horse slaughter.

Some politicians in Washington feel that restarting a horse slaughter industry on American soil is a good idea. We'd like to offer a small window into how the horse slaughter industry currently operates, as shady players make deals amongst themselves while duping innocent people into giving up their horses to be butchered. Read on...

The Equine Welfare Alliance (EWA) children's letter writing campaign to end horse slaughter, first announced on January 5th, has now received the support of The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) Humane Education Committee.

Jo-Claire Corcoran of the Equine Welfare Alliance's Research Team has launched a children's letter writing campaign to end the slaughter of American horses.

Equine Welfare Alliance (EWA) launched a major campaign on December 30 to expose the underhanded move by Rep. Jack Kingston (GA) and Sens. Kohl (WI) and Blunt (MO) that reinstated horse inspections and opened the way for horse slaughter to return to US soil.

A six month investigation by the EWA and other animal investigation organizations has finally determined the predominant source of abandoned horses in the Southwestern US.

A central Maine state representative wants the Legislature to take up the issue of slaughterhouses that butcher horses for human consumption. Rep. Jeff McCabe, D-Skowhegan, said horses could soon be slaughtered for meat in Maine after Congress last month lifted a five-year-old federal ban on funding horse-meat inspections

Harness racing's 'Standardbred Retirement Foundation' (SRF) will be the beneficiary from the Angels Among Us, spiritual evening with Gail Lionetti, the renowned spiritual advisor, medium, clairvoyant, and well-known author.

In 2009, Congress directed the Government Accountability Office to evaluate horse welfare in the United States following the ban on domestic slaughter in 2007.

During his 2008 campaign, President Obama promised his unequivocal support for a ban on horse slaughter - which includes some former harness racing horses. "Now is the time for you to keep that promise, Mr. President," says John Holland, president of Equine Welfare Alliance.

In a press release today titled "Equine Scientists Debunk Horsemeat Health Risk Claims", United Horsemen (UH), an extremist pro horse slaughter group, cited a letter from four equine instructors ostensibly written to the Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology complaining about the accuracy of the landmark study that found that the meat derived from horses administered the carcinogen phenylbutazone (PBZ/bute) is being shipped to the European Union for human consumption.

Earlier this year the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) was honored to announce the exclusive release of the Rolling Stones' classic "Wild Horses" - performed and produced by the legendary Willie Nelson and his family members.

As Congress heads into their busy fall season, Representatives Dan Burton (R-IN) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), along with 55 bipartisan cosponsors have reintroduced H.R. 2966, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.

As Senator Max Baucus and the horse slaughter lobby make a concentrated effort to persuade Congress to reverse the 2007 defunding of USDA horse slaughter inspections, evidence is growing that the main consumers of US horse meat are not likely to welcome the move.

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