Only an annual budget proviso keeps USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service from providing equine inspection services. Without USDA inspection, horses cannot be slaughtered in the U.S. for human consumption.   

Whether or not the proviso gets included in each year’s annual federal budget has almost been like a flip-of-the
Continue Reading A permanent ban on horse slaughter might replace that yearly budget proviso

Editorial writers for Wyoming’s largest and capital city newspapers want the state Senate to reject the “Food Freedom Act” that just unanimously passed the state House of Representatives. “The measure, which lawmakers recently described as ‘an old friend,’ has come calling previously in many forms,” the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle editorialized this
Continue Reading WY Editorials Warn Against Dangers of ‘Food Freedom’ Bill

Wyoming State Rep. Sue Wallis (R-Recluse) was found dead early Tuesday at a Gillette hotel. She was 56. An autopsy is planned, according to Campbell County Coroner Tom Eekhoff. Governor Matt Mead ordered state flags at the Wyoming Capitol Building in Cheyenne and in Campbell County lowered to half-staff from
Continue Reading Wyoming Lawmaker Sue Wallis, Raw Milk and Horse Slaughter Advocate, Found Dead at Age 56

Regulations that will likely result in more people getting sick are the regulations most people want, says Dean Finkenbinder, consumer health services manager for Wyoming’s Agriculture Department. He is referring to language the department plans to send to the Attorney General, making it legal for cow shareowners to acquire the
Continue Reading Cow Share Agreements Will Start Raw Milk Flow in Wyoming