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Susan Wagner, executive director of Equine Advocates in New York, launched an effort to get 100,000 signatures on an appeal to end horse slaughter. She stands next to Press Exclusive, a Thoroughbred ex-racehorse who was trampled en route to slaughter and nearly died.

Horse charity launches huge anti-slaughter effort

A New York charity, looking to end horse slaughter once and for all, is seeking to raise 100,000 signatures on an appeal to the White House. Equine Advocates, a horse sanctuary based in Chatham, N.Y. launched a signature drive last week in an effort to gain enough signatures by Election Day to convince the current administration to intercede on behalf of the estimated 150,000 horses shipped to Mexico and Canada every year for slaughter. Stating that mounting scientific evidence, published in top scientific journal Elsevier, as well as in the mainstream press, indicates horse meat is tainting “beef products” sold […]