Market for slaughter horses plunging in wake of Burger-gate

Equine Welfare Alliance – April 5, 2013 – Vicki Tobin – John Holland

EWA (Chicago) – USDA data for the first quarter of 2013 indicates a precipitous drop in the number of horses going from the US to Mexico for slaughter. The flow of horses south had been increasing steadily for over two years but dropped 62% between the first full week of 2013 and the end of the first quarter.

 

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6 comments

  1. Linda L · ·

    Hoping that it will reduce a lot everywhere that there are campain.. Esperons que ca continue de reduire partour ou il y a des campagne contre l’abbatage de tout ces pauvres chevaux..

  2. horsewelfarenews · ·

    The auctions are the best places to watch for what’s really happening, as well as the larger lots such as Billings Livestock up north and Chavez’s lot down south. Let’s not kid ourselves – we know their words are worthless, as are their contracts.

  3. chris1055 · ·

    Thought that both Mexico and Canada have to abide by EU standards. Apparently, there is a gaping hole in the standards if Mexico does not test for Bute. What else don’t they do? What is happening to the horses in the mean time?

  4. Safe horses Sunny Georgia · ·

    Praise God! At last there is hope that our American horses will not be exported or slaughtered. Always in my prayers until they are all safe.

  5. jean robertson · ·

    Terrific news. Let’s hope it continues until there is NO market anywhere.

  6. wietrich jeannine · ·

    Non à l abattage des chevaux ,inhumain !

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