PAST Act and SAFE Act Subcommittee hearings set for May 26

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The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Commerce and Protection will hold a hearing on the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act (H.R. 5441) and the Save America’s Forgotten Equines (SAFE) Act (H.R. 3355), scheduled for 12:00 PM EST on Thursday, May 26. The PAST Act addresses the practice of soring horses. The soring of… Continue reading PAST Act and SAFE Act Subcommittee hearings set for May 26

Will we ever completely outlaw horse slaughter?

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

Polls and studies conducted over the past couple of decades show that 80% of Americans are opposed to horse slaughter. The term “horse slaughter” refers to the killing of horses for their meat, chiefly but not limited to, for human consumption. Export for Slaughter The last three horse slaughter plants operating on American soil —… Continue reading Will we ever completely outlaw horse slaughter?

The 2022 Spending Bill and horses

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We have been fielding a lot of emails on this. — Fund for Horses On Friday, March 11, 2022, the President signed into law H.J.Res. 75, the “Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2022,” which provides fiscal year 2022 appropriations to Federal agencies, and for other purposes. The horse protection issues covered are as follows. Horse… Continue reading The 2022 Spending Bill and horses

SAFE Act needs your support

A horse in slaughter buyer Mike McCarron's trailer in Cleburne, Texas, August, 2019. USA Today.

Horse slaughter for human consumption is a grisly, predatory business — and big business. According to Beef Magazine production totals are about 1.6 billion pounds of horse meat annually. "This protein supply annually generates U.S. $1 billion in imports and exports combined," they write. Besides the obvious horrors of slaughter for the horses, there is… Continue reading SAFE Act needs your support

Horse protection bills pending in US Congress

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

Please take action on these bills. In this day and age, it is quicker and easier than ever. With so much at stake, we hope you will contact Congress on behalf of our horses. However much time it takes, we as horse lovers and defenders should be willing to give it. If you already know… Continue reading Horse protection bills pending in US Congress

When it comes to HISA, much of what we know is how much we don’t know

Racehorse in red hood. The Horse magazine online.

HISA stands for Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (in case you are just now seeing it). Before we get to Natalie Voss's article on HISA (only she can unravel this mess), let's take a look at how the HISA website describes the Act: When the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (“HISA”) was signed into law… Continue reading When it comes to HISA, much of what we know is how much we don’t know

Take action for horses (117th U.S. Congress)

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Take action on the following legislative activities pending before the 117th U.S. Congress. 1. Horse Soring: HPA Rule URGENT! Contact Agriculture Secretary Vilsack by email at agsec@usda.gov OR use Contact My Politician (Vilack’s name is already inserted), using the words “Reinstate the HPA Rule” in the subject line stating:— “I respectfully request that you immediately reinstate the 2017 Horse… Continue reading Take action for horses (117th U.S. Congress)

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