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2013-03-13 12:33:40

Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act prohibits cruel export and slaughter of drugged horses for human consumption WASHINGTON, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), The Humane Society of the United States (The HSUS) and the Center for Science in the Public Interest applaud U.S. Sens. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Reps. Patrick Meehan,...

2013-02-27 16:25:20

New guidelines offer expanded advice for veterinarians on preferred methods SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) published the 2013 edition of the AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals. Led by a 13-member panel, more than 60 experts--including veterinarians, animal scientists, behaviorists, physiologists, psychologists and an ethicist--deliberated more than three years to create the 2013 Guidelines....

2012-10-12 19:20:21

CHICAGO, Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. horses are no longer being accepted by Canadian horse slaughter plants, according to multiple sources. The Shipshewana auction in Indiana confirmed reports that they have discontinued loose (slaughter) horse sales for an indefinite period of time. A spokesperson for the Sugar Creek Ohio auction also confirmed that the kill buyers were no longer taking slaughter horses because "the plants are shut down." This was further confirmed by a...

2012-09-19 23:03:59

Poll also finds that a large majority of residents in Oakland City Districts 1 & 3 are mostly undecided about their first choice candidate in their local district race Oakland, CA (PRWEB) September 19, 2012 A new flash poll conducted by Neighbors Opposed to Backyard Slaughter (NOBS) found that over 50% of Oakland residents in City Districts 1 & 3 — areas with the highest concentration of urban livestock — are opposed to the breeding, keeping, and slaughtering of animals...

2012-05-07 09:13:30

Former British Veterinary Association president says current situation is 'not acceptable' The slaughter of animals for commercial meat supply without stunning them first should at the very least be curbed, if not banned, concludes a former president of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) in an opinion piece in this week's Veterinary Record. There has been a steady rise in the number of animals killed in this way over the past decade, the available data suggest. UK and EU...

2012-04-25 06:24:01

TEMECULA, Calif., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nitro Active, the great great grandson of Secretariat, was headed to a slaughterhouse just three months after his last race on December 16, 2011 at Hollywood Park Racetrack. After three wins and earning nearly $200,000 in his career, Nitro Active is no longer able to race. He endured years of overuse on the track where he suffered leg fractures, required surgery on his front legs and he currently has severe degenerative arthritis according to...

2012-03-27 02:28:31

CHATHAM, N.Y., March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Horse experts from across the country will converge on Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary http://www.equineadvocates.org/ in Chatham, NY for the 2012 American Equine Summit on Saturday, March 31st and Sunday, April 1st with one objective -- to reverse the damage done by Congress in Nov. 2011 by mobilizing an effective grassroots movement to end the slaughter of America's horses in the US and abroad. The attendees will be comprised...

2011-09-22 03:30:00

LONDON, September 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stream Espana [http://www.streamspain.es ] the Spanish branch of online media company StreamUK [http://www.streamuk.com ] is set to live stream the last ever bullfight to take place in Barcelona this weekend. A ban in Barcelona was passed on the 17th Century sport that will come into effect in January 2012. The event taking place on both Saturday and Sunday will coincide with Barcelona's La Merce city festival, where bullfighting...

2011-06-29 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) is encouraging grocery store and restaurant chains to monitor the animal welfare record of their meat suppliers and refuse to deal with any company that repeatedly violates humane standards. In a letter to retailers, AWI president Cathy Liss urged retailers to not do business with companies on AWI's list of repeat offenders of the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, the federal law regulating the treatment...

2011-04-20 13:00:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Upon viewing deeply disturbing new footage showing calves being abused at a Texas cattle farm, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) today strongly condemned the cruelty and issued a call for stricter adherence to humane animal handling standards. The AVMA labeled the abuse, which includes calves being beaten with pickaxes and hammers, as barbaric, inhumane and unacceptable. "What is depicted in this video is totally...