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Cool Checkers, front, and Nature’s Fancy were spotted at New Holland by CANTER Mid Atlantic’s Allie Conrad. She took their pictures and they were saved. Yet, Bev Strauss, a supporter of the SAFE Act, says hundreds of horses pass through that very same auction every week.

Historic anti-slaughter vote taken in Md.; it’s time

Saying it’s time to end the practice of shipping American horses to Canadian and Mexican slaughterhouses, the Maryland Horse Council last month took a historic vote to support the federal SAFE Act, legislation aimed at outlawing the sale and transport of American horses to slaughterhouses. By a 28-to-3 vote, (with one abstention), the board made an unprecedented reversal of its earlier decision against taking a stand on slaughter following three months of deliberation among its vast membership. “We just felt it was the right time,” said Council President Jane Seigler. “This is an issue that has been evolving with us.” Following months […]