Federal legislators plan bills to restore USDA’s animal welfare records including soring

Sen. Ron Wyden (left) and Rep. Earl Blumenuer (right).

WASHINGTON, DC – Oregon’s Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR] (above left) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer  [D-3-OR] (above right) plan to introduce bills to require the U.S. Department of Agriculture to restore records of animal welfare inspections, removed last month, to its web page. The department’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service database went dark shortly after the… Continue reading Federal legislators plan bills to restore USDA’s animal welfare records including soring

World Horse Welfare launch Stamp Out Suffering campaign (UK)

World Horse Welfare has launched its Stamp Out Suffering campaign with the first-ever national SOS Survey in a bid to end horse cruelty and neglect. The charity is asking for people to get involved in identifying what they feel are the main causes of horse welfare abuse and ignorance in Britain today. With over 1.35… Continue reading World Horse Welfare launch Stamp Out Suffering campaign (UK)

Jury shown dead and starving horses (UK)

Cross-posted by Yahoo News for UK and Ireland A jury has seen pictures and video footage of horses allegedly left to starve on a family-run farm. The images, taken by RSPCA inspectors when they were called to Spindle Farm in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, show an emaciated horse, another animal just before it was put to sleep… Continue reading Jury shown dead and starving horses (UK)