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

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