Last week the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued the long awaited go ahead for the inspection of humane and regulated horse processing in the United States to bring much needed relief to the welfare of horses nationwide.
USDA's recent rejection of the Humane Society of the United States' petition to prevent horse slaughter on the grounds of meat residues and humane handling should put to rest the false information and propaganda of horse meat posing a threat to human health and safety to rest. Read USDA's petition response here.
Horse prossesing in the U.S. will take place under the watchful and rigorous oversight of the USDA - Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) which inspects for both food safety and humane handling.
Those who seek to eliminate any possibility of humanely processing horses in the U.S. offer ZERO solutions.
The lack of horse processing in the U.S. for seven years has exacerbated the suffering of horses, increased the number of needless and wasteful deaths, and has caused more abandonment, neglect, pain and misery for horses nation-wide.