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USA Today Shines Light on Animals’ Angels Fight Against Horse Slaughter Industry

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USA Today exposes the heartbreaking truth of the horse slaughter industry in a feature article, revealing for the first time on a national level the ruthless activities of kill buyers like Mike McBarron, who admitted to USA Today that horse slaughter, “is just a job” to him and that he’s “just trying to make a little money” by selling retired racehorses for slaughter.

2019 Light the Sky Fundraiser on November 16th in Denver, CO - Register Now!

Get ready to celebrate Animals’ Angels’ 11th annual Light the Sky event on November 16th. We hope you’ll let us light the sky with a candle to honor a beloved pet who lives in your home, or a dearly missed animal who continues to live on in your heart, and that you’ll add their story and photo to our Tree of Hope. All proceeds will be used to finance our 2020 investigations. Click here to participate and buy your candle for the animals! 

New Holland Sales Stables - We demand a Change!

Imagine walking into an animal auction and seeing a horse lying on the ground with a bloated stomach and its head tied tightly to a feed trough...so incapacitated it can't stand up or protect itself when auction visitors kick it as they walk by.

Imagine horses in holding pens with swollen limbs, festering skin abrasions, devastating pelvic injuries, some so emaciated they look like they haven't eaten in weeks, some just babies with debilitating septic joint infections.

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The Truth about the Stanley Brothers

There's one family everyone familiar with the horros of the horse slaughter pipeline knows by name:  The Stanley Brothers.  These notorious kingpings of the slaughter industry work with cohorts like large-scale Kill Buyer Mike McBarron to send thousands of horses to a terrible fate.  But when the EU banned horsemeat from Mexico, they saw a dip in their business.  Rather than turn to a more humane endeavor, they built a whole new offshoot of their evil empire:  On-Line Horse Brokering, that preys on kind-hearted people and innocent horses.  Here's what you need to know to help shut them down!

Animals' Angels calls for immediate ban of all horsemeat from Argentina and Uruguay

Washington, DC/Frankfurt/Brussels

Animals' Angels (AA) and its European partner Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) are calling on the European Union Commission to ban the importation of horse meat from Argentina and Uruguay. Through in-depth investigative reporting carried out by AWF the agencies have confirmed, once again, that horse slaughter facilities in the two countries are failing to comply with even the most basic of the European Union's animal welfare regulations and traceability requirements endangering not only the health of the horses, but also threatening the safety of unaware consumers across Europe

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Platinum Ticket's Final Ride

Washington, DC, May 18, 2018 -- Animals' Angels is proud to announce the release of the much-anticipated film, 'Platinum Ticket's Final Ride' on Youtube and www.animalsangels.org.

Through the powerful story of a once-successful racehourse named Platinum Ticket, this documentary exposes the horrors of the hourse slaughter pipeline.  When the film begins, the gentle gray Thoroughbred finds himself, injured and emaciated, at a low-end auction where he faces being purchased by "kill buyers" determined to squeeze every last cent from his hide by sending him to slaughter.

Update on Horse Slaughter Shipments - Final Figures for 2017

UPDATE:  As the final numbers regarding slaughter horse shipments to both Canada and Mexico have become available, we wanted to share some positive news with you. In addition to reduced shipments to Canada, Mexico has also continued to see a significant decrease over previous years.

In 2017, 17,208 fewer horses were shipped to Canada from the US for slaughter as compared to 2016. It should be noted that 2016 also saw a substantial decrease in shipments from 2015.

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