Mary Nash's Horse Meat Website
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Is a collection of articles, correspondence and photographs related to the slaughter of America's majestic horses.
Mary Nash passed away in 2005 at her home,
a few hundred yards away from Dallas Crown horse
slaughter plant in Kaufman, Texas.  It was her life's dream to see the end of  horse slaughter.

This site will be continued in her honor by those who believe as she did.
(warning- some pictures and video on this website are distrubing)

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FOIA Documents
FDA Case Reports
Court Documents
Video Downloads
Press Release

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Thirty-six months after making a Freedom of Information Request of the U.S.D.A.
 regarding violations of the “Commercial Transportation of Equines to Slaughter Act”,
the documents were received. The 906-page FOIA includes almost 500 separate photographs of severe and alarming
 cruelty of horses due to the horse slaughter undustry that happened on U.S. soil.



"The 40 acre farm next to the Dallas Crown horse slaughter plant in Kaufman, Texas has been in my family for 150 years."   Mary Nash

Mary Nash

These are Dallas Crown horses waiting for slaughter.  Do they look old, sick, crippled or crazy to you?

Mary Nash
Kaufman, Texas 

"People lie.  And for so many years they’ve been lying about this horse slaughter plant.  They’ve been saying, 'Oh, all the horses over there are old and sick and crippled.'  Well that’s not right.  They’re just saying that so that nobody will question what they do."          Mary Nash, from "Blood Country...a Texas Shame."


The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, 2011-2012 (Senate version introduced 06/09/2011)
S 1176 Co-Sponsors

The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act of 2011 (House version introduced 09/19/2011)
H.R. 2966 Co-Sponsors

Humane Society of the United States - The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act Video

US Horse Slaughter Stats 1989 - 2012 - Thank you Darrell!!!

Violations to the Commercial Transportation of Equines for Slaughter Act (9 CFR PART 88 ) *warning pictures on the linked "violations" web page are graphic*

george baker

Pictures taken Oct. 27, 2011, at 4:51am at a service plaza in Oklahoma on I-44 West. Witness heard loud banging coming from inside the trailer and saw the trailer rocking hard back and forth. During this time, the driver was poking what appeared to be an electric cattle prod inside the trailer. The witness believes the driver was trying to get up a downed horse.

We the People Petition the Obama Administration to Support a Ban on Horse Slaughter Link to Sign Petition
President Obama should support the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act of 2011, S.B. 1176/H.R. 2966, to ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption:

Video- It's Too Late To Apologize- Feb., 2009

Horse Slaughter Industry Influences Diagram

New European Union Regulations for Horses Sent to Slaughter
(These regulations require that horses going to slaughter are free from ever receiving bute and free of other drugs for 180 days before being sent to slaughter
Health Certificate and Affidavit - Mexico

Canadian Equine Information Document
(this document includes a list of drugs prohibited, and other drugs that require a 6 month withdrawal time for horses going to slaughter)

Freedom of Information Act - Humane Slaughter Violations and Horses Slaughtered by Breed Type

Information on Horse Slaughter Plants that were formally open in the United State (Dallas Crown, Beltex and Cavel)

Publications, Press Releases, Articles 2012 - 2011

08/01/12 - WSMV Nashville, Reporter Nancy Amons - Three Angels Farms owner involved in new company
07/26/12 - Again?! New Complaints Filed Against Three Angels Farms: Chameleon Carrier (Three Angels Farms)
link to full report
07/25/16 - WSMV Nashville, Reporter Nancy Amons - Investigators document horse farm violations
07/25/12 - WSMV Nashville, Reporter Nancy Amons - Former Three Angels driver says owner ignored safety hazards
06/29/2012 - U.S Department of Transportation Orders Three Angels Farms to Shut Down
06/12/2012 - Private Citizen Files Federal Motor Carrier Complaint Against Three Angels Farms
05/20/2012 - Private Citizens Trail Three Angels Farms from Lebanon, TN to Presido, TX
04/22/2012 - Don't Slaughter Horses - Letter to the Editor by Mikaela Roland - Kansas City Star
04/14/2012 - NM Meat Plant Owner Defends Horse Slaughter Plan - Boston Globe.Com
04/14/2012 - Horse Slaughter Battle Heats Up -
04/06/2012 - Overview of the American Equine Summit - Huffington - written by Liz O'Connell
04/06/2012 - Recently Found Documents from the Cave's regarding Dallas Crown (the Cave's lived near the plant)
Newspaper Articles regarding Dallas Crown from 1991 and 2005
03/05/12 - Horse Slaughter: Separating Fact From Fiction
01/10/2012 - Mayor of Kaufman, Texas Kicks Some Ass - Vickery Eckoff - (pdf of article)
12/06/2011 - - Vickery Eckhoff - Horse Slaughterhouse Investigation Sounds Food Safety and Cruelty Alarms
12/06/2011 - Airtalk radio 89.3 KPCC - Larry Mantle - Gates opening to allow domestic horse slaughter mp3 archive
12/06/2011 - Operation "Doolittle" - Equine Welfare Alliance
12/04/2011 - Canadian Horse Defence Coaliton Investigation - From Pasture to Plate (The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) presents a fourth investigation documenting inhumane horse slaughter at a Canadian slaughterhouse and provides compelling evidence that the much touted Equine Identification Document (EID) program put forward by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) invites fraud) full investigative report
11/29/2011 - Forbe' - Vickory Eckhoff - Racing Industry Silent about Slaughter Thoroubreds
11/09/2011 - Action Alert from Texas Humane Legislation Network (USDA Horsemeat Inspections)
11/09/2011 - Equine Welfare Alliance - Appropriations Alert
11/09/2011 - Animal Welfare Institute -Keep Taxpayers From Funding U.S. Horse Slaughter Inspections!
11/04/2011 - Animal Law Coalition - Congress Deciding Now on De-funding
11/04/2011 - Animals' Angels - FVO Inspection Report Canada Released, Not OK Says EU
10/23/2011 - Paula Bacon, former Mayor of Kaufman, Texas responds to New York Times article
08/26/2011 - Message from Kaufman, Texas (letter from Robert and Jualene Eldridge read at the International Equine Conference
07/26/2011 - Prison Horses Public Information Request
05/16-05/18/2011 - Animals' Angels - Gary Morris Horse Collecting Station, Muleshoe, TX
06/09/2011 - The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, 2011-2012 S 1176 Co-Sponsors
06/2011 - GAO (United States Government Accountability Office) Horse Welfare Report
06/24/2011 - North Platte Telegraph - Horse Welfare Report Released
06/24/2011 - Thoroughbred Times - Government study says equine slaughter has shifted to Mexico, Canada
06/25/2011 - Horseback Magazine - Investigative Team Reveals Extreme Negligence From Texas County Official at feedlot

Publications, Press Releases, Articles 2009-2010 
(Archives of Publications, Press Releases from 1980-2008 can be found below)

July 20, 2010 - The Humane Society of the United States Applauds Passage of H.R. 305
This bill prevents the use of double decker trailers to haul horses
April 20, 2010 - Colorado House District 59 Candidate Brian O'Donnell's stance on horse slaughter
Colorado House District 59, candidate J Paul Brown's record showing he sent horses to slaughter
J Paul Brown horse slaughter records page

March 19, 2010-Animal Law Coalition - A MO bill to promote horse slaughter just passed a legislative committee with an amendment that would basically void many current animal cruelty and animal welfare laws in MO. (Read the very last line of the substitute version of the bill.) No one spoke in opposition to this bill during the committee hearing.  Please help stop this bill. Click here for more information and how you can help.  
Jan 12, 2010-Gillette News Record-Horse group says boycott PETA, celebrities
Jan 9, 2010-Equine Welfare Alliance-Slaughter Supporters Call for Boycott of Some of America’s Most Beloved Horsemen and Most Effective Horse Organizations
Jan 9, 2010-UOH and UHF-Horse owners & rural America call for boycott of Carrie Underwood, Willie Nelson, United States Equestrian Federation, Pat Parelli, & others for taking dirty money and selling out to HSUS and PETA
Oct 8, 2009-American Horse Council Washington Update regarding GAO Study of Horse Welfare
Aug 6, 2009- Undercover Investigation Underscores USDA - Documented Brutality
30 month long investigation proves worst-case scenario is ongoing
For more information and copy of reports, click here...
Aug 6, 2009-European Union Bans American Horsemeat-Habitat for Horses
Aug 5, 2009-Opinion:Slaughtering horses, poisoning people; is the US asleep at the wheel?- R.T. Fitch
Aug 3, 2009-Press Release from Equine Welfare Alliance- New Eu rules may end slaughter of American horses
March 18, 2009-Prices Soaring for Unwanted Horses-John Holland
Feb 2009 - Former Mayor Paula Bacon's Open Letter to State Legislatures

Publications, Press Releases, Articles Archive 2006-2008

Publications, Press Releases, Articles Archive 1980-2005

The Truth About Abandoned Horses
Animal Law Coalition Press Release-Study shows ban on horse slaughter would not result in numbers of unwanted horses-June 17, 2008
Report-Deleting the Fiction: Abandoned Horses-Dec 23, 2007
Report-Deleting the Fiction: Abandoned Horses, Part 2-March 2008
Report-Deleting the Fiction: Short Paper-Feb,2008-Factual Evidence Against Written Articles on Abandoned horses
A Study of the Relationship between Horse Slaughter and Reported Cases of Abuse and Neglect- John M. Holland January 22, 2006
John Hettinger's White Paper "Where Would all the Horses Go?"

saving america's horses
The film "Saving America's Horses" is a compelling compilation of expert testimony, undercover footage and true life stories shot against the dramatic backdrops of the American countryside. Viewers will adventure across the nation's sweeping landscapes to witness the magnificence, power and free spirit of one of America’s most treasured icons, the horse.
PSA Message from Deb Lopez
Review - “Saving America’s Horses is a powerhouse narrative, telling of the often inglorious fate of our glorious horses, bought by ‘killer buyers’ for slaughter. This film takes in every aspect and tells its story with intelligence and a deep-running composure. The factual authority of soft-spoken experts, the dismay of a racehorse jockey, the anger of horse owners deceived, and the vows of politicians committed to righting a wrong--all play alongside the beauty and inspiration of America’s horses and the determination of those working to save them.” Paula Bacon, Former Mayor Kaufman Texas

pictures taken at feedlot in Shelby, MT.

Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2009, HR 503 
A bill introduced to prohibit certain conduct relating to the use of horses for human consumption.
Link to Thomas.Gov  The library of Congress

HR 503 Text
HR 503 Co-sponsors
List of co-sponsors for HR 9598, 2008 Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act
111th Congress Phone and Fax Directory
HSUS direct link to write Congress

2008 Legislation- The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (AHSPA)
Who support
ed HR 503, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act?  Supporting Organizations
Senate Version S. 311  List of co-sponsors
House Version HR 503    List of co-sponsors

 Wyo Ag Coalition website-Nation-Wide Horse Pages-
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)- Horse Industry Resolution

(submitted by Representative Dave Sigdestad and Representative Sue Wallis)
An NCSL Resolution for Common Sense & Compassion-Power Point Presentation

                       Picture taken at killer buyer Terry Saulters in Waco, Tx

Horse Killer Buyers
Killer Buyer List
Email regarding Lometa, Texas auction house and Trent Saulters (son of killer buyer Terry Saulters)
Killer Buyer Trent Saulters Police Record
Killer Buyer Terry Saulters Criminal Record
Killer Buyer Terry Saulters violation from the Texas Animal Health Commission

Killer Buyer Mike McBarron DWI Record
I.W. Ward Warning Letter from the FDA-Streptomycin residue found in horse tissue sample
Kill Buyers Trent Ward and Mike McBarron complaint from the USDA
Colorado House District 59, candidate J Paul Brown's record showing he sent horses to slaughter

USDA Judicial Proceedings
Jack Reinhart
Leroy Baker
Trent Ward-Mike McBarron
Trent Ward
Billy Rowan
Randy and Jeff Smith
Ryon Simon

American horses slaughtered in Mexico
Animals' Angel Mexico Investigation
The Humane Society of the United States-The Export of American Horses
Oct 2, 2007 San Antonio Express-Horse slaughter evokes outrage
Investigative Report-Case Study of Suspected Illegal Exports of Geldings to Mexico- by Valerie James-Patton

US Horse Slaughter Plant Information and killer buyer records
(all horse slaughter plants in the United States are now closed)

Colorado House District 59, candidate J Paul Brown's horse slaughter records.

Beltex, Dallas Crown and Cavel slaughter plant locations, miscellaneous information and Dallas Crown killer buyer walk in list
All horse slaughter plants in the United States are now closed due to state laws

Dallas Crown Carnivore Diet Information

Dallas Crown 2004 Tax Returns Page  2 
(Obtained from Public Records)
*The tax return shows that Dallas Crown made over 12 million in gross sales, with a cost of goods sold of less than 8 million dollars, gross profits of 4 million dollars, and total taxes paid of 5 dollars*  

Letter regarding Dallas Crowns Federal Tax returns  Detailed Analysis

A Study of the Relationship between Horse Slaughter and Reported Cases of Abuse and Neglect- John M. Holland January 22, 2006

John Hettinger's White Paper "Where Would all the Horses Go?"

From the desk of Congressman John Sweeney-Myth vs. Fact

Horses injured on the way to Bel-tex (articles)
(The Humane Transport Act requires that horses injured en route are immediately given veterinary attention or euthanized.)

Horses injured on the way to Cavel (articles, videos) Texas A&M Transport To Slaughter Violation 1 SAFER-Saftey and Fitness Electronic Records System-Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Confused about horse slaughter?

Example of the humane treatment of horses at Dallas Crown horse slaughter plant in Kaufman, Texas

Picture taken August 15, 2005

"If we get 5 calls on an issue, we don't pay much attention.  If we get 25, we start, and when we get 100 we sit up and take notice."  Texas Congressman Saturday, June 7, 2003- Lamar Smith, Marble Falls Town Hall Meeting.


Slaughterhouse Sue

I Will Remember You-A horse slaughter video of pictures and video taken from 2003-2009

It's Too Late To Apologize- Feb, 2009

Lifting the Veil on Horse Slaughter- for best viewing watch on full screen-July, 2009

"Take Me Away"- They stood in crowded pens at Dallas Crown for days after the ruling that upheld Texas State Law Windows Media File

Willie Nelson's adopts 12 paint horses from Habitat for Horses-These horses are from a herd of 301 horses that a majority in foal went to Dallas Crown and to Beltex. These horses are now living in Luck, Texas.
Windows Media File

Willie Nelson and Friends-Video from Society for Animal Protective Legislation  

Reclaiming the American Horse (graphic content) Windows Media File  MPG

Photo Story

Captive Bolt-video

Tiff Bartlett's Blood Country...a Texas Shame  now available online  CD jacket cover  Contact Tiff Bartlett   

View undercover scenes from inside a Texas horse slaughter house

The American Horse-video by John Holland
  Windows Media File MPG

Humane Farming Video (graphic content) Windows Media File  MPG

Last of the Spanish Mustangs-by Len Johnson

HSUS HR 503 Hearing Video

HSUS Saved From The Slaughterhouse


     Mary Nash's Window

"Stay away from American Horses" cartoon
Nov 4, 2006 Willie Nelson with his adopted horses from Habitat for Horses
X-Tremely Lucky- Cass Williams 12, comforts an injured horse from double decker accident in Mo.

September 7, 2006 Washington DC --   The Hawk and Dove  HR 503 Sign at Hawk and Dove    Rally   Rally1  Capitol
Are we next???  Almost out of Kaufman   Eat American Beef
May 18, 2006 Horses in pen at Dallas Crown
Feb 11, 2006 NHPC Ad-Washington Time, New York Times
Jan 26, 2006 Pony taken to slaughter at Dallas Crown
Jan 26, 2006 Blood from Hides in back of Dallas Crown
Aug, 2006 Sign in Kaufman, Texas
August 19, 2005 Injured Horse at Dallas Crown,
December 24, 2004  Lacking in equine experience,
Chairman Goodlatte was tragically unprepared for the legendary intelligence of the Arab breed
September 2, 2004  Dallas Crown horses waiting for slaughter
February 6, 2004 Slaughter Videos from Humane Farming Association
January 25, 2004 Laughing Horse Sanctuary Girls in the Snow
January 19, 2004 Double deck hauler pulling into Dallas Crown - expired license plates
November 11, 2003  Front window of 104 S. Houston St., Kaufman, TX
October 31, 2003 Chad Parker's horse trailer sticker: Just Say Whoa to Horse Slaughter  Sticker dealer
October 25, 2003 Monetary Justice and Quick Moment rescued by Carol Chapman, Last Refuge from the New Holland, PA auction
October 15, 2003  Freckles, adopted by Regina Anderson, Lone Star Equine Rescue
October 12, 2003  Mr. Peanut  with Cody
October 5, 2003 MPulse, saved from Killer-Buyer Jones, Stephenville, TX Auction by Sherillyn Flick, Flower Mound
September 30, 2003  Dallas Crown trailer comes loose from truck...blood spills everywhere A B C D E F G
May 9, 2003 Austin Rally to Save the Horses  A B C D E F
May 8, 2003 Writers for Mary Nash's speech on Texas Capitol Grounds (Rally to Save the Horses) Speech   Mary Nash, Musti Roller, Tiff Bartlett, Norma Minnis
September 1, 2002 Dallas Crown horses waiting for slaughter,   97 98 99 100 101 102 103 
September 14, 1975 Scat, Mary Nash, Steve Hulme, Stormy

horse harvesting           ;    
       "Horse Harvesting" by John Holland

Publications, Pres Releases, Articles Archive 2006-2008

Publications, Press Releases, Articles Archive 1980-2005

Wild Horses page

Related Links and Miscellaneous Documents

American Horsemeat website-
Animals' Angels, USA has a new website.

Horse Talk New Zealand-Big success for anti horse-slaughter lobbyists-March 11, 2008
Horse Talk New Zealand-Biggest ever push by anti horse slaughter lobbyist
Americans Against Horse Slaughter After Event Press Release-March 10, 2008
Americans Against Horse Slaughter Press Release-Feb 28, 2008
Americans Against Horse Slaughter Press Release-Feb. 18, 2008
An Invitation to lobby from Paula Bacon
March 4-5th Lobbying and Calling Congressional Members "Talking Points" on Horse Slaughter

109th Congress House Version H.R. 503  List of co-sponsors
Against Slaughter Yahoo Discussion Group
American Horse Council Foundation-National Economic Impact of the U.S. Horse Industry
American Horse Council Foundation-Economic Impact of the Texas Horse Industry 
American Horse Defense Fund, Inc
AHDF Slaughter Site
A Letter from Robert Redford
A letter from Willie Nelson
A letter from Willie Nelson regarding S. 1915
Animal Rights laws, by state
Animals, Nature and Albert Schweitzer
Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights
Boone Pickens helps to end horse slaughter (articles)
Canada - Slaughter horses imported into Canada from U.S. 1988-2003
Churchill Downs Green Pastures Program

City of Kaufman effluent test results Jan 2000-May 2003 City of Kaufman Industrial Waste Ordinance

Crosswinds Equine Rescue
Lawsuit against USDA-filed Feb 14, 2006
Dallas Crown Employee list information supplied by the City of Kaufman  Page One  Page Two
Dallas Crown Wastewater Discharge Summary 2004
DeKalb, Illinois zoning ordinance - special use permits   see Section 14.03.06
Ensign/Byrd- Amendment Floor Debate, Sep 20, 2005 How They Voted
Texas Auction Sites from
Economic impact of the horse industry
Economic impact of the horse industry 2004
Equine Advocates

Equine Welfare Alliance
Equine Protection Network
Equus Santuary

Equine Welfare Alliance
Farnum Companies horse products
Fund for Horses

Furall Topical Antibacterial For Wounds and Sores - Not for use on animals intended for food.
Habitat for Horses
Horse Cuts - graphic showing equine slaughter cuts (German language)
Horsemen's Council of Illinois

Horse Rescue & Sanctuary
Horse Slaughter Hall of Shame

HR857 The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act
(sponsored by
I.G.H.A. / HorseAid's U.S.D.A. Report
Just Say Whoa!!  Sherillyn Flick, Flower Mound     
Leviticus 11 - Instructions from God to Moses and Aaron on what animals to eat and not eat
Logic Fire Ant Bait label - "Logic Fire Ant Bait may be applied to pastures, rangeland, and other grazed areas on horse farms only if horses are not used for human consumption."
Lost & Found Horse Rescue Foundation (Tracy & Kelly Young, Pennsylvania)
Magic Hollow Horse Farms
Manes & Tails
National Horse Protection Coalition

National Renderers Association, Inc.
Newkirk Interview

Perfect Harmony Animal Rescue and Sanctuary

Petition to support HR 857

Quotable Quotes
Save the Horses

Shiloh Horse Rescue and Sanctuary

Slaughter Statistics

Society for Animal Protective Legislation  Horse Slaughter Brochure
Sweeney/Spratt- Amendment Floor Debate, June, 8, 2005  How They Voted
Stolen Horse International, Inc.
Texas Agricultural Extension Service history

Texas Humane Legislation Network

Texas Lawsuit documents
Texas Lawsuite Information and News Articles
Texas Governor elect Kinky Friedman's thoughts on horse slaughter   Horse slaughter section
The Texas Massacre  Horse Slaughter in America by Laura A. Moretti
Texas Agriculture Code, Section 148
  Slaughtering of Livestock
Texas Agriculture Code, Section 149
  Sale of Horsemeat for Human Consumption
Triple B Horse Rescue

Western States Ranches
- took rejected cutting horses to Stephenville, Tx auction on 9/5/03 (blind in one eye)
US Congress email addresses

USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
providing timely, accurate, and useful statistics in service to U. S. agriculture
USDA link to international horse slaughter data

USDA links to domestic and export slaughter data

Wild Horse & Burro Freedom Alliance
Wild Horse Spirit, Ltd.

HB 2396 Bill Analysis - 1997 legislation providing that $3 per slaughtered horse go to Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and $2 per slaughtered horse go to the Texas Agricultural Extension Service


saving america's horses
Saving America's Horses - A Nation Betrayed-Film Documentary

Animals' Angels Equine Welfare Alliance

 "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;
indeed it's the only thing that ever has." -- Margaret Mead
"In the end,
We will conserve only what we love,
We will love only what we understand,
We will understand only what we are taught."  --  Baba Dioum, Senegalese Conservationist

 History - Who eats horses and why   Blame Napoleon and his hungry soldiers.


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