Take action for sored horses

Image from 2015 HSUS Horse Soring Investigation.

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 Protection Act (HPA) rule promulgated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to end… Continue reading Take action for sored horses

Kenya bans ‘wanton and unmitigated slaughter’ of donkeys

Eleanor Jones, writing for the Horse & Hound, reports: A ban on slaughtering donkeys in Kenya has been greeted as “tremendous news” by campaigners. The ban was announced on 24 February by agriculture secretary Peter Munya, who had been presented with a petition by Kenyan donkey owners. Kenya had become a hub for the skin trade… Continue reading Kenya bans ‘wanton and unmitigated slaughter’ of donkeys

Trump picks Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to head up Agriculture

US Agriculture Secretary Nominee Sonny Perdue. Image source: NBC News.

WASHINGTON, DC — President-elect Donald Trump selected former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to lead the Department of Agriculture. Perdue, 70, served on Trump's agricultural advisory committee during his presidential campaign. His nomination, which must be confirmed by the Republican-led Senate, will complete Trump's proposed cabinet just two days before he is sworn in as president… Continue reading Trump picks Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to head up Agriculture