7,618 horses killed in Ireland for their meat in 2016

IRELAND (Mar. 28, 2017) — While Ireland and England are horrified at the thought of eating horses, 1bn people do so all over the world. Some 6,033 horses were slaughtered for meat in 2015, so last year’s figure is a 25% increase. However, at the height of the recession, in 2011, 24,000 unwanted horses were slaughtered… Continue reading 7,618 horses killed in Ireland for their meat in 2016

Photo of Houston Officer lying with dying police horse goes viral

HOUSTON, TX  — (Mar. 27, 2017). A heartbreaking photo of a police officer laying in the street with a police horse after the animal was struck by a vehicle is going viral. According to the Houston Chronicle online (chron.com), Charlotte is a 6-year-old Tennessee Walker ridden by Officer D. Herrejon of the Houston Police Department. Charlotte… Continue reading Photo of Houston Officer lying with dying police horse goes viral

Horse protection advocates meet with Congressman Wednesday on soring rule

WASHINGDON, DC (Mar. 26, 2017) — Early on Sunday evening, Clant Seay, founder of Citizens Campaign Against Big Lick Animal Cruelty (CCABLAC), released a short video in which he affirmed an event scheduled for Wednesday in Washington, DC and an appearance with a congressman. The group had previously scheduled the presentation of its petition containing… Continue reading Horse protection advocates meet with Congressman Wednesday on soring rule

Get ready for our 2017 Governor’s Day Twitter campaign against horse slaughter

MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — Next Tuesday, March 28, 2017 is our Governor's Day Twitter campaign against horse slaughter. Let's get ready now. As pro slaughter forces lobby to raise support for returning horse slaughter to US soil let's get together and let our US Governors know that their citizens are against horse slaughter. Your tweets should include a short message to your… Continue reading Get ready for our 2017 Governor’s Day Twitter campaign against horse slaughter

How Montreal’s tainted calèche industry harms horses – and how you can help

CARRIAGE HORSES — (Montreal, Canada).  Over the last couple of years, the calèche industry of Montreal, Canada has been in the spotlight. In May of 2016, after a serious collision between a horse-drawn carriage and car, the Mayor immediately instated a one-year moratorium on the industry, just before the start of the season. Promises of… Continue reading How Montreal’s tainted calèche industry harms horses – and how you can help

Friends of Animals’ court battle saves more than 2,000 of Wyoming’s wild horses

PRESS RELEASE — (March 20, 2017)  Friends of Animals (FoA) just obtained another remarkable victory for wild horses—the organization challenged one of the largest wild horse roundups in Wyoming’s Red Desert Complex and won. In 2016, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) authorized the roundup and removal of 2,096 wild horses from the Lost… Continue reading Friends of Animals’ court battle saves more than 2,000 of Wyoming’s wild horses