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

Mother-daughter team up with kill buyer to save horses from slaughter

PEABODY, KAN. — Donald Bradley, reporting for the Kansas City Star, writes: Every day, often several times a day, Saje Bayes drives the dirt road to the kill lot. There she sees the horses that will soon be loaded on a truck to Mexico for slaughter. Saje and her mother, Amy Bayes, save the ones… Continue reading Mother-daughter team up with kill buyer to save horses from slaughter

Supporters of Kentucky SB 139 respond to their critics in Blood-Horse article

FRANKFORT, KY — Kentuckians please take action. In an article posted online by the Blood-Horse [1] it states: A Kentucky bill that would uniformly designate horses as livestock has been approved by both houses of the legislature and now awaits the signature of Gov. Matt Bevin. Once the legislation (SB 139) becomes law, it would provide… Continue reading Supporters of Kentucky SB 139 respond to their critics in Blood-Horse article

Mystery of Trump’s nomination of Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture

MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — For horses a lot hangs on who is eventually appointed as Secretary of Agriculture. Former George Governor Sonny Perdue was reportedly nominated but confirmation hearings still have not been set. So Perdue remains unconfirmed. Although not a food animal in the US, the person appointed to head up the Agricultural Department will… Continue reading Mystery of Trump’s nomination of Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture

Kentucky bill reducing horses to livestock sent to Governor to sign into law

FRANKFORT, KY — Take action. Contact Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin saying you OPPOSE SB 139 becoming law. On March 15, 2017, SB 139, the Kentucky State Bill reducing horses to livestock — removing what precious few protections they have — was sent to the Governor's Office to sign into law. Kentucky already has an abysmal record when it comes to… Continue reading Kentucky bill reducing horses to livestock sent to Governor to sign into law