The goal of this very important day is to draw people's attention to the cruelty inherent in the live transport of animals bound for slaughter. At Animals' Angels, we'll be sharing a variety of reports and information which will illustrate the suffering - the absolutely needless suffering - that these animals endure for 28 hours at a time. Please join us in our Facebook and Twitter campaign to raise awareness nationwide!
We’re glad to see that the issue of horse slaughter is getting notice in a reputable publication such as the San Antonio Express-News. It is especially necessary to raise awareness of the stark realities of the horse slaughter pipeline to the audience in Texas where the export pens are located. Kudos to journalist John MacCormack for doing a story on this very important issue.
We were gratified to see our work in the EU recognized as we have worked diligently on our EU Campaign for quite some time. “We flew to Brussels and I met with the European Commission myself,” said Sonja Meadows, founder of the Maryland-based group.
Animals’ Angels, an investigative agency dedicated to animal rights, has released their findings from a two-year investigation into “killer buyer” Mike McBarron of Forney, TX.
The organization alleges that McBarron, owner of M and M Livestock and M and M Farms (a trucking company), has repeatedly violated The Commercial Transport of Equines to Slaughter Act. Additionally, they document poor conditions at McBarron’s Forney collecting station.
In the September 13, 2015 issue of our newsletter, we shared information about the latest industry found to exploit defenseless horses: blood farms. "Equine blood farms? are raking in millions of dollars for the parmaceutical industry, who in turn use the blood extracted from the horses to develop drugs for a variety of uses, including applications for pork producers.
Some two years after the first reports from Animals’ Angels and our European partners at TSB (Tierschutzbund Zuerich) exposed the cruel conditions horses face in the slaughter pipeline in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Argentina, and Uruguay, to the primary consumers in Europe, GVFI International , a major European importer of horse meat, has finally decided to act.
A new undercover investigation carried out by Animals' Angels, Inc. (AA) and their European partner, Tierschutzbund Zuerich/Animal Welfare Foundation (TSB/AWF) reveals yet another way humans have found to exploit horses; this time to garner multi-million dollar profits for none other than pharmaceutical companies. Shocking evidence has uncovered the existence of "blood farms" in the U.S. as well as in countries like Argentina and Uruguay.
FVO Audit of Horse Slaughter Industry in Canada Confirms Food Safety Concerns as Expected
Neglects to Address Welfare Issues as Uncovered by Animals’ Angels Recent Investigation
In anticipation of the recent release of the latest EU Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) Audit Report (read audit here), Animals’ Angels investigators spent last week in Canada to obtain the most up to date and accurate information regarding the current status of the US/Canada slaughter horse trade.
New Holland Sales Stable was convicted of animal cruelty today for an incident of horrific neglect that occurred at the auction on February 16, 2015. Judge Rodney Hartman and the District Court of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania found New Holland guilty of the two animal cruelty charges brought before the court by D.A. Christy Wilson for which the Judge imposed a fine of $750 for each count of animal cruelty for a total $1500 in fines.
New Holland Sales Stables has been cited after allegedly tossing a sheep and a goat — injured but alive — onto a carcass pile, where they remained overnight in subfreezing weather. The livestock auction business has been cited for two cases of animal cruelty. The case will be heard at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 29, by District Judge Rodney Hartman.
You may recall that on July 4th of this year Animals' Angels and our international animal welfare coalition partners, Tierschutzbund Zurich (Switzerland) and Global Action in the Interest of Animals (Belgium) met with the EU Commission to discuss the issues surrounding horse meat imports from the Americas.
In the meeting we presented the findings of our comprehensive investigations in Canada, Mexico and the United States which outlined the abuse and torture that defines the horse slaughter industry. We also showed the complete lack of reliable traceability as to where horses caught in the pipeline come from and demonstrated that the so-called "kill buyer affidavits" were often fraudulent.