Animal Welfare Groups to New Mexico Regulators: Horsemeat May Be a Risk to Human Health
Please educate those you love. If we rely on the government to protect us…we are unprotected indeed!
Source: Front Range Equine Rescue
Front Range Equine Rescue and The Humane Society of the United States Petition State Board to Declare Horsemeat Unfit for Human Consumption
(April 2, 2013)-The Humane Society of the United States and Front Range Equine Rescue filed a legal petition with the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board requesting that it adopt a rule that renders any horse “unqualified” for use as food for human consumption. The petition states that horses are different than traditional food animals because Americans generally do not raise horses as food, and horses are often treated during their lifetimes with drugs that are banned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and/or potentially dangerous to humans.
These substances-to which virtually all American horses have been exposed-create the potential for great danger to humans if they are eaten, including cancer, life-threatening autoimmune diseases, and other illnesses. The petition alleges that the…
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