Annual Spring Fundraiser

Horse in field of yellow flowers. Google search result. Photographer not credited..

Hello, it’s that time again. Our Annual Spring Fundraiser.

Please make a donation of $10.00 (or more) so we can spring forward with our work on behalf of horses. Spring forward…. did we just say that? Yes, we did!

We work steadily, year after year, on issues that impact the health, safety and welfare of horses in North America and around the world wherever we identify a need and feel we can help.

The Horse Fund is in its 15th year. No one does what we do. No one does it the way we do it. Or gets done what we get done.  That’s because we work across the spectrum of horse safety and protection issues wherever it takes us.

Please support us with a donation of $10.00. Right here. Right now. Thank you!

Learn more about The Horse Fund at horsefund.org.

The Horse and Civilization tees are back

Back by popular demand — “The history of mankind is carried on the back of a horse” tees.

Bonfire Horses and Civilization T-Shirt Campaign.

Besides being beautiful featuring unique artistry created just for The Horse Fund, here is what wearing this design with pride will remind folks:

For 5000 years the horse has been an ever present ally in war and peace. Civilizations have risen and fallen on their backs. Evidence of what horses have given to mankind is seen everywhere. Yet somehow, following the increasing pace of mechanization in the 1930s, we have so quickly forgotten how indebted we are to the domestication of this magnificent animal. Help change that with this evocative design.

Available on black, charcoal grey and navy unisex and slim fit ladies and unisex youth tees. Also available in crew neck and hooded sweatshirts. Limited time offer! Shop now »

Dual campaigns can benefit all NA horses threatened with entering the slaughter pipeline

Galloping horse statuary near Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. Photographer unknown.
Galloping horse statuary near Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. Photographer unknown.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Horse Slaughter) — Dual anti-horse slaughter campaigns launched by The Horse Fund could benefit all NA horses threatened with entering the slaughter pipeline.

Canadian horse slaughter plant owners are lining the pockets of U.S. federal lawmakers and lobbying them to ensure U.S. horses continue to go to their country for slaughter.

Horse slaughter plants in Canada are scared of the knock on effect it could have on their business if we eliminate all U.S. horses from entering the human food chain.

Ending the export of U.S. horses might very well be the final nail in the coffin of an already struggling Canadian horse slaughter industry and they know it.

Eliminating U.S. horses from the Mexican slaughter pipeline could also harm the Mexican horse slaughter industry causing one or more of their plants to shut down.

If we work together and end the slaughter of U.S. horses, think how many horses would benefit if not a single horse from the U.S. entered the slaughter pipeline. It would put kill buyers out of business, shut down those hideously cruel feedlots and eliminate the nightmare of transport to slaughter for thousands and thousands of horses.

We need to continue to work at the State and Federal levels to do this.

Ready to help? 

Matching Gift Opportunity

One of The Horse Fund’s loyal supporters who has matched many a financial contribution over the years was so impressed with our dual anti-horse slaughter campaigns he has stepped in once again with yet another matching gift opportunity for us.

Make a donation to support one campaign — Join the Horse on the Hill™ Gang — and our generous benefactor will match it dollar for dollar and donate it to the other campaign — Join Our State Anti-Horse Slaughter Campaign — both launched today here on Tuesday’s Horse.

Make a Matching Gift Donation

Please give in your own currency and where necessary it will be converted into U.S. dollars at the current rate of exchange.

Thank you so very much.

THE HORSE FUND

Join the Horse on the Hill™ Gang

Join The Horse Fund's Horse on the Hill™
Join The Horse Fund’s Horse on the Hill™

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Horse Slaughter) — The Horse on the Hill™ was created by the Int’l Fund for Horses in 2005 to raise awareness in the nation’s capitol and lobby on equine related legislation.

The Horse on the Hill™ established itself just two years later as legislative experts concerning equine matters successfully influencing federal lawmakers through powerful grassroots lobbying [1] in 2007.

To promote this work The Horse on the Hill™ set up a recognized giving program called the Horse on the Hill™ Gang.

The Horse on the Hill™ Gang is a group of supporters who contribute their time and donation dollars lobbying for the passage of needed equine protection laws and defeating anti-equine legislation.

Today our Horse on the Hill™ Gang is still the single most influential grassroots voices for horses in the halls of Congress.

For the past ten years we have been going diligently about our work with your support.

However, the stakes have never been as high as they are right now. Yes, we employ professional lobbyists now also. But believe us, we need you more than ever. Our nation’s horses need you more than ever. It is your particular voice that is so necessary.

Will you join us and continue to help with us with this critical work during these unpredictable and dangerous times for horses?

Recognized giving options online range from $25.00 to $500.00.

Your name will appear as a member of the Horse on the Hill™ Gang under your level of giving on our website.

Campaigner $25.00
Legislative Aide $50.00
Legislative Director $100.00
Representative $250.00
Legislative Aide $500.00

See more levels and current Members »

We track your donations and move you to the next level of recognition as you reach it. Make a donation online now.

Thank you everyone helping to rid our horses of the threat of slaughter, soring, horse race doping abuses and freeing our wild horses and burros from ritual bureaucratic mismanagement, cruelty and murder.

“Activism begins with you. Democracy begins with you.
Get out there. Get active! Tag, you’re it”.
― THOM HARTMANN


[1] Grassroots lobbying is an approach that separates itself from direct lobbying through the act of asking the general public to contact legislators and government officials concerning the issue at hand, as opposed to conveying the message to the legislators directly.