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Horse Fund’s Top Horse Cruelty Issues of 2016

The long awaited Top Horse Cruelty Issues of 2016 and corresponding Year in Review are finally on their way.

2017 started off in a tumultuous fashion and it does not look like it is going to slow down any time soon insofar as horse cruelty issues go, or cruelty to animals in general. It is tragic and we simply do not understand it.

We have compiled the following list by looking at the issues that concerned you most based on your responsiveness and social media activities.

We were surprised and not surprised. That is why lists like these are so popular and relevant.

It is not an exhaustive list of everything we work on, but the horse cruelty issues on most people’s minds in 2016.

They are as follows.

  1. PMU Horses
  2. Horse Slaughter
  3. Horse Racing
  4. Horse Soring
  5. Wild Horses
  6. Carriage Horses
  7. Rodeo Horses

We will be publishing a 2016 Year in Review for each of the horse cruelty issues above, beginning with PMU Horses, which will appear shortly.

Thank you everyone.

5 thoughts on “Horse Fund’s Top Horse Cruelty Issues of 2016”

  1. Thanks for all your dedication to horses, and for rallying all of us horse lovers to such important issues.

    We must continue to be a voice for these voiceless gentle souls who are being used, and abused for human greed, and/or egos.


    1. Thank you Gina. It is dedicated advocates like you who are making the difference.

      We cannot give up no matter how impossible it looks. They are depending on us.


      1. Gosh, I don’t know where to start.


        chains under nosebands
        metal cavessons
        shock collars
        abusive bits particularly the twisted snaffle bit
        weighted boots
        whipping, esp. exhausted horses
        mouths tied shut
        working lame horses


        How about rollkur where the horses are forced through a variety of abuse techniques to arc their necks and curl them down into their chests?

        There’s much more. Eventing should be banned. There have been petitions esp. in the UK.


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