Presentation on theme: "The Criminal Record of Horse Slaughter John Holland, Pres. Equine Welfare Alliance in the matter of HB 1392."— Presentation transcript:
The Criminal Record of Horse Slaughter John Holland, Pres. Equine Welfare Alliance in the matter of HB 1392
Non-profit 501(c)(4) corporation. 290 member organizations and partners in 21 countries. Provides research and investigation in matters of equine welfare. Our studies, data and investigations are available to law makers, law enforcement and the public.
Horses are not raised in the US as food animals. Horses are given drugs that are banned in animals intended for human consumption. Phenylbutazone, aspirin for horses, causes cancer and bone marrow suppression in humans. Children are especially vulnerable. In the EU, horses must be designated for slaughter at birth, and all drugs given them are tracked through a passport microchip system. Selling this contaminated meat is immoral at best. Food Safety
Pollution and Environmental Damage
Pretreatment Tank at Cavel (Mar. 06)
Cavel operated for 3 years without meeting discharge requirements a single month
Organ disposal at Natural Valley Farms
Blood spill at Dallas Crown
Political Corruption (GAO Report )
Equine Abuse and Neglect Our statistical studies show increases in horse slaughter correlate with increases in abuse. Horses sent to slaughter are not old and unwanted. They are mostly young sport horses. Horse abuse correlates most closely with the price of hay.
In one 19 month period of operation Dallas Crown committed 481 violations.