“No effective enforcement at our ports,” says Greg Barker.
Slowdown not as great as anticipated.
“Who could do that to animals?” owner asks.
Ban “a fantastic card to play in the politics of Washington …”.
Legislation signed by US president continues defunding of meat inspections.
How will the EU Mexico ban affect the trade in US horses?
Ongoing concerns around traceability spark ban from March 1.
Firm says it is a victim of long delays and “predatory ligitation”.
Strict controls of last four years not well enforced – advocacy group.
European Commission describes results as encouraging.
Measure likely to be retained in the final bill sent to president.
New agreement will protect horses, but enforcement is needed.
“Many more legislators now realize horse slaughter has run its course.”
Viral encephalitis suspected as samples sent overseas for analysis.
The need for a permanent ban on US horse slaughter and the shipping of horses to Mexico or Canada for that purpose was among hot topics at the American Equine Summit.
Home checks under way ahead of muster of New Zealand wild horses.