House Committee moves to reform federal wild horse program

Wild horses roam in the Kosciuszko National Park. CREDIT:JOE ARMAO

PRESS RELEASE Appropriations bill would set aside $11 million in dedicated funding to pursue safe and reversible fertility control options. WASHINGTON, DC (July 1, 2021) —The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) commend the U.S. House Appropriations committee for advancing bipartisan language today that would require the Bureau of Land… Continue reading House Committee moves to reform federal wild horse program

Anti-Horse Slaughter Transport Amendment passes U.S. House by voice vote

Three Angels' Farm horses on their way to slaughter. Google image.

An amendment led by U.S. Reps. Troy Carter, D-La., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., John Katko, R-N.Y., Dina Titus, D-Nev., and Steve Cohen, D-Tenn. to H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act, cleared the full U.S. House by a voice vote in a bloc of amendments. The measure would ban the transport of equines across State lines… Continue reading Anti-Horse Slaughter Transport Amendment passes U.S. House by voice vote

Please support these federal campaigns to protect our horses

We are working on the following campaigns right now in the 117th Congress (2021-2022). Horse slaughter The first campaign is lobbying for the passage of H.R.3355 which will put an end to horse slaughter for human consumption. H.R.3355 got off to a strong start with 60 cosponsors. We have well-trained and well-versed boots hitting the… Continue reading Please support these federal campaigns to protect our horses

U.S. bill banning horse slaughter H.R.3355 has 60 cosponsors

Interior of the Capitol Hill dome, Washington D.C.

H.R.3355 — Federal legislation "To amend the Horse Protection Act to prohibit the shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or donation of horses and other equines to be slaughtered for human consumption, and for other purposes." The bill was introduced May 19, 2021 by Rep. Janice D. Schakowsky [D-IL-9] and referred to the… Continue reading U.S. bill banning horse slaughter H.R.3355 has 60 cosponsors

House Committee passes Horse Transportation Safety Act

Horses peer out from trailer. CBC.

The HTSA would ban double-deck trailers for hauling horses in interstate commerce AWI PRESS RELEASE The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) commends members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for passing the Horse Transportation Safety Act (HTSA) June 10 as part of surface transportation legislation. The HTSA would ban the use of unsafe double-deck trailers to… Continue reading House Committee passes Horse Transportation Safety Act

U.S. Reps. introduce amendment to INVEST Act barring the transport of slaughterbound horses

Dome of the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building Dome in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

117th Congress (2021-2022) On June 8, 2021, U.S. Reps. Troy Carter, D-LA, John Katko, R-NY and Brian Fitzpatrick, R-PA, introduced an amendment to H.R. 3684, the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America, or INVEST Act. If successful, it will effectively ban the transport of horses destined for slaughter… Continue reading U.S. Reps. introduce amendment to INVEST Act barring the transport of slaughterbound horses

New anti horse slaughter bill introduced by Rep. Janice Schakowsky; act now

TAKE ACTION — H.R.3355 On May 19, 2021, Rep. Janice D. Schakowsky [D-IL-9], introduced H.R.3355 in the 117th U.S. Congress (2021-2022): "To amend the Horse Protection Act to prohibit the shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or donation of horses and other equines to be slaughtered for human consumption, and for other purposes."… Continue reading New anti horse slaughter bill introduced by Rep. Janice Schakowsky; act now

Take action for wild horses

Sign on to the prospective letter to President Biden requesting a moratorium on wild horse gathers/roundups. The letter, signatures, and full list of co-signers will be transmitted directly to President Biden. Interior Secretary Haaland will also be sent the letter. Use link below. Letter: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdqgKnOm6YuBh78KCDvrX7MuaFXeQEHxw6b7UNVRGcUiD2NLg/viewform Thank you so much everyone. Please share! Featured Image: Shutterstock

Governor signs horse racing safety bills in California

Trainer Bob Baffert and Justify. Alex Evers/Eclipse Sportswire/Getty Images.

VIA THOROUGHBRED DAILY NEWS | Sept. 29, 2020 Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa Tuesday to improve horse racing safety across California and build on reforms adopted last year. Additionally, the governor signed a second horse racing bill, co-authored by Sen. Dodd and Assembly member Adam Gray, D-Merced, incorporating recommendations… Continue reading Governor signs horse racing safety bills in California

Remembering Mongolian Groom

The off hind leg of Mongolian Groom fractures at the Breeder's Cup and he is taken off of he track and destroyed.

Whenever we think of the bill still pending before Congress that would result in the creation of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority our thought turns to Mongolian Groom. Here's a replay of an event from last year. It illustrates that American racehorses have absolutely no friends within the industry. Training videos suggest Mongolian Groom… Continue reading Remembering Mongolian Groom