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Horsemeat

Billy Ray Brown Jr., son of the owner of the local B and B Livestock auction, is accused of sending a horse called Lacey out of state to slaughter for human consumption. (Madera County Sheriff / CBS)

Auctioneer 1st Man Charged Under California Law To Protect Horses From Slaughter

They were called Lacey and Squirt, two professional rodeo horses and beloved pets. But they ended up sold for meat on someone’s dinner plate overseas. In a landmark case, a suspect has been charged with delivering at least one of them to slaughter.

06/05/2014

Horses at Golden Gate Fields. (CBS)

KPIX 5 Reports On Horse Auctions Brings Changes To Golden Gate Fields

Following our series of reports, Golden Gate Fields has launched a landmark new program to make sure retired racehorses avoid an all too common fate: ending up on someone’s dinner plate.

10/02/2013

Horses racing at Golden Gate Fields. (CBS)

Bo Derek Renews California Effort To Ban Horse Slaughtering Nationwide

The USDA said it will increase inspections of imported beef, in the midst of a horsemeat scandal in Europe. So far, none of the tainted products have made it to the United States. But the scandal is renewing efforts to ban American horse slaughter.

04/30/2013

New Macho Man, a two-year-old thoroughbred, ended up on the auction block after being injured at Golden Gate Fields. He was saved by the group Auction Horses Rescue. (CBS)

Golden Gate Fields Investigating How Horse Went Up For Auction

A Bay Area race track is investigating why one of its thoroughbreds ended up on the auction block, where horses are at risk of being sent to slaughter.

04/05/2013

Horses racing at Golden Gate Fields. (CBS)

Calif. Race Tracks, Rescue Groups Take Action Against Horsemeat Trade

California horses are supposed to be protected by law from slaughter for human consumption. Yet many still end up in the slaughter pipeline, including thoroughbreds. That’s why some race tracks are taking protective action.

02/12/2013

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Undercover Investigation Reveals Little Oversight At California Horse Auctions

Americans don’t eat horsemeat, but we do export horses for slaughter. Most end up on dining tables in Europe and China. While California is one of the few states that bans the exports, some activists have said the ban isn’t working.

02/12/2013

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