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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)

(Please do not use contents, pictures, or videos on website without prior authorization)


Mary Nash

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

Mary Nash
Kaufman, Texas 

Did you know???

*The U.S. has approximately 10 million horses, and historically only 1% end up going to slaughter annually.
*The average age of a slaughter horse is 4 to 6 years old.
*Not old or sick, 92.3% are in good to excellent condition with no behavioral problems according to a USDA study.
*Only 4% of a horses slaughtered are over 9 years old.
*In a poll by the prestigious Lake Research Partners, 80% of Americans say no to horse slaughter

Horse Slaughter Statistics (number of horses going to Mexico and Canada for slaughter purposes) 2022   2023 
Horse Slaughter Statistics graph for number of horses going to Mexico for slaughter 2021

The Truth About Slaughter- (warning - images are extremly graphic) 906 page FOIA document shows images taken by USDA empolyess at Dallas Crown and BelTex

Equine Welfare Alliance and Animal Law Coalition (EWA and ALC) produce evidence showing GAO Horse Welfare report was fraudulent
press release
YouTube Video - How the GAO Deceived Congress About Horse Slaughter


01/26/202 -  Letter to Colorado from Paula Bacon, former mayor of Kaufman, Texas

AVMA - A review of horses sent to slaughter for human
consumption: impact of horsemeat consumption,
residual banned drugs, and public health risks
01/26/2023 - AVMA - A review of horses sent to slaughter for human consumption: impact of horsemeat consumption, residual banned drugs, and public health risks - (pdf) 

State and Federal Legislation
2023 - House Federal Legislation  - the “Save America’s Forgotten Equines Act of 2023” or the “SAFE Act of 2023”.  H. R. 3475
2023 - Senate Federal Legislation - S. 2037 - A bill to amend the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 to prohibit the slaughter of equines for human consumption
2023  - Texas Legislation introduced by Rep. Briscoe Cain to repeal Texas Ag. Code 149, which prohibits the transport of horse meat for human consumption - HB 3419               (passed)
2023 - Colorado Legislation to Prohibit Equine Slaughter for Human Consumption -  SB23-038 
            02/02/2023 - Hearing for SB23-038 will be in the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee on Febuary 2, 2023 (postponed).  Listen online
            02/02/2023 - Hearing for SB23-038 will be on Febuary 16t, 2023 at 1:30 (MST)  - Listen online
2021 - Federal Legislation - Safeguard American Foods Export Act (legislation died in committee) - H.R. 3355 
2021-  H.R.3684 - INVEST in American Act (Legislation died)2019/2020 - Federal Legislation - Safeguard American Foods Exports Act - H.R 875 - H.R. 961 
2019/2020 - Federal Legislation - John Stringer Rainey SAFE Act - S.2006
2017 Federal Legislation Introduce on 01/03/2017 - Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2017-2018 - H.R. 113
2015 Federal Legislation Introduce on April 22, 2015 - Safeguard American Food Export, (SAFE Act) - HR 1942 & S1214

FOIA Documents (Veterinary Health Certificates for 2020) Courtesy of Equine Welfare Alliance recieved, January 2023
Partial 1

Animal Welfare Institute SAFE act info and to contact your congressional member - SAFE Act

Stanley Brother's, dba M&M Livestock, Plantiff vs. Michael Lee McBarron and Katie McBarron, Defedant -  The case arises from the alleged theft of more than $800.000 from M&M Livestock  - pdf court document filed 12/15/2020 

2019-2023 - USDA, Office of Judicial Law Judges cases


Most Major Publications and Press Releases Regarding Horse Slaughter By Year

04/03/2023 - Action Alert from Equine Welfare Alliance - Texas attempting to roll back anti-horsemeat regulations under a smoke screen of denial   
02/15/2023 - CBS Colorado -  Prohibit Equine Slaughter For Human Consumption bill would criminalize horses being slaughtered for human consumption in Colorado
02/08/2023 - Letter to Colorado Senator Roberts from Jerry Finch, (Habitat for Horses) regarding Colorado SB23-038
01/31/2023 - Daily Camera - Letters to the Editor -  Cruel process of horse slaughter
01/31/2023 - Equine Welfare Alliance Action Alert - Colorado to Consider Horse Slaughter Ban
01/22/2023 - The Daily Sentinal - Colorado horses deserve protection for slaughter -  Roland  Halpern
07/01/2021 - Global Newswire -  Historic Comprehensive Anti-Horse Slaughter Transport Amendment Passes U.S. House 
06/08/2021 - Press Release from Animal Wellness Action regarding Reps. Carter, Fitzpatrick and Katco amendment to H.R. 3684, that would ban the transportation of horses across state lines or Canada or Mexico for slaughter for human consumption 

Publications and Press Releases 2015
Publications and Press Releases 2011 - 2014
Publications and Press Releases 2009 - 2010
Publications, Pres Releases, Articles Archive 2006 - 2008
Publications, Press Releases, Articles Archive 1980 - 2005

03/18/2018 - Mexican Horse meat, gourmet export dish

***Horsemeat Found in US Food Chain***
Food and Science Thesis by Dawn Elizabeth Kane, Chapman University
Complete Research Study
- As Published in the Food Journal
08/21/15 - Research on meat species shows mislabeling in commercial products - Science Daily
08/21/15 - Horse Meat Found in Other Ground Meat Sold in U.S. - MSN
08/2015 - Chapman University Research on Meat Species shows Mislabeling in Commercial Products - Chapman University

January 15th 2014 - EU Ban for horse coming form Mexico goes into effect. Click here for the FVO Audit
News articles about the ban
12/13/14 - European Union Ban Threatens US Horse Slaughter Pipline - Horse Talk NZ
12/10/14 - Europe Posts Horse Meat Ban - ESPN News/Blood Horse

Killer Buyer List and names from public horse slaughter documents

Samples of slaughter horse paperwork without signed affidavits- Documents obtained via USDA Freedom of Information Act.

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

Observations of a Kill Buyer summary - A kill buyer contacted horse advocates 2 weeks before a vote that would make
horse slaughter illegal in CA. The 3 interviews by the Ventura District Attorney and information are not widely known.


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FOIA Documents
FDA Case Reports
Court Documents
Video Downloads
Press Release

 "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 Sham

 "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

Video's from Kaufman's Board of Adjustment Meetings Regarding Dallas Crown
Feb 7, 2006 - Video 1 Video 2  Video 3
March 9, 2006 - Video 1  Video 2

Kaufman Board of Adjustment Meeting Records - Part 1

Horse slaughter fact sheet - (pdf link)

Commericial Transportation of Equines to Slaughter Regulations - (9 CFR PART 88 )

Equine Welfare Alliance and Animal Law Coalition (EWA and ALC) produce evidence showing GAO Horse Welfare report was fraudulent
press release
YouTube Video - How the GAO Deceived Congress About Horse Slaughter

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?"

US Horse Slaughter Stats 1989 - 2014 - Thank you Darrell!!!

Attorney General Gary King
AG King Leads Fight Against Horse slaughter in New Mexico (press release)
Temporary Restraining Order Against Valley Meats from Attorney General Gary King

Congressman Jim Moran Calls on USDA to Deny Horse Slaughter Facility Permits

Mayor Paula Bacon Letter regarding horse slaughter and the effects on her community

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

Project Vote Smart - Find who represents you on a federal and state level and how they voted on issues

*Federal Legislation
March 14, 2013 - The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE Act)
S. 541
H.R. 1094
March 13th, Press Conference regarding the SAFE act, in Washington, DC
Contact your congressional members via the ASPCA

The Impact of Horse Slaughter Plants on Communities - A documented History
Power point by Equine Welfare Alliance - ppt version  pptx version

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

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

Samples of slaughter horse paperwork without signed affidavits- Documents obtained via USDA Freedom of Information Act.

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

Video - A Day at Dallas Crown, 2005 - Raw footage from the Dallas Crown horse slaughter plant taken in 2005.

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.

Horse Slaughter Industry Influences Diagram
Horse slaughterhouses 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)

George Baker/Charlie Carter FOIA for case AQ 09-0027 (FOIA was received Nov. 2012)

Information on Horse Slaughter Plants that are closed in the United State (Dallas Crown, Beltex and Cavel)

National Identification System?

01/03/13 - USDA Proposes New Animals Identification System
AQHA - Can I see some ID?
AAEP - Equine Identification

                       Picture taken at killer buyer Terry Saulters in Waco, Tx

Horse Killer Buyers and other related information (additional info can be found here)
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

Picture taken during trailing of Three Angels Farms from TN to TX
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


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

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

American horses slaughtered in Mexico
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 and articles.

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

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.


Glimpse into the horse slaughter issue (raw video) - Eagle Pass, Texas Investigation - Jan 2015

Tim Sappington,shares his thoughts about animal right activist and then shoots a horse. He then puts the video on YouTube. Sappington, was employed at Valley Meats in Roswell, New Mexico which currently has a pending application with the USDA to open a horse slaughter plant. The New Mexico Livestock Board is looking into animal cruelty charges. Due to the outraged of the video, Tim Sappington is no longer employed by Valley Meats. (warning - video is disturbing)
windows media file

flv file

90 year old Mr. John Ray is against horse slaughter - youtube link

11 year old Alexis Flint is against horse slaughter - youtube link

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

Wild Horses page

Related Links and Miscellaneous Documents

American Horsemeat 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


mary nash

 "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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