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Utah State University Publishes Paper on Horse Slaughter

March 1, 2008     E-mail this page to a friend!

A cooperative research study by students and faculty of Utah State University has resulted in publication of “The State of the Horse Industry Since the Closing of the Horse Harvesting Facilities.”

Patricia Evans, EdD, the Extension equine specialist with the university’s Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences Department describes an objective, revealing approach to the topic: “This project has opened the eyes of many students and others across the country as to what the impact is for horses and horse owners.”

In describing the research, she explained, “Utah State University undergraduate students helped with researching what rescue facilities and auction companies across the country were experiencing.”

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