VegNews Daily

Horse Slaughter is a Looming Possibility in the US

Animal-advocate groups oppose horse slaughter for consumption and export outside the US, citing health concerns with drugs and lack of inspection resources.

The Obama administration recently processed a horse-slaughter inspection application, which may lead to Valley Meat Company LLC becoming the first enterprise to kill horses for human consumption since 2007 in the US. Animal-advocacy groups have expressed disapproval at the federal government’s decision, noting that horses are often administered drugs that are not allowed in animals that will be slaughtered for food, and that these drugs have been discovered in horse meat from Canada and Mexico. This public safety risk is exacerbated by the spending cuts that may reduce food safety inspections. “Slaughtering horses for human consumption is archaic, inhumane, and unsafe, given the medicine chest of drugs often administered to horses and prohibited for human consumption,” says Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of HSUS.

New Nonprofit Aims to Give Animals Legal Council

Against All Oddz Animal Alliance formed to give abused and wrongfully killed animals their day in court.
Read More »

Washington State University Expands Vegan Options

College hires vegan dietician to make campus dining more veg-friendly and cater to students’ dietary preferences.
Read More »

DJ Sensation Dillon Rupp Goes Vegan

Young musician and social media star firmly commits to going vegan for "eternity."
Read More »

Toucan Given 3D-Printed Beak, Sparks Anti-Cruelty Crusade

Bird survives having most of its upper beak cut off by callous humans—galvanizing Costa Ricans to push for anti-abuse legislation.
Read More »

New Study Shows Dogs Choose Love Over Treats

Lead researcher says the results provide evidence “that dogs value human contact in and of itself.”
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »