Local activist wins award for spearheading Chicago horse-drawn carriage ban

Chicago carriage horses and old man. GETTY IMAGES.

PETA Press Release (April 29, 2020) — CHICAGO. A Hero to Horses Award is on its way from PETA to Jodie Wiederkehr—the executive director of the Chicago Alliance for Animals and founder of the Partnership to Ban Horse Carriages Worldwide—for leading the charge to end the use of horse-drawn carriages citywide, which the Chicago City Council did in… Continue reading Local activist wins award for spearheading Chicago horse-drawn carriage ban

2019 Celebration Grand Champion winner suspended

Help End Horse Soring

The script never changes when it comes to horse soring, does it? Clant Seay writes: World Grand Champion “Big Lick” Trainer BOYZ Mr. Rodney Dick upholds “Tennessee Tradition” of going on the USDA federal suspension list for alleged "horse soring" shortly after the conclusion of this year's Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. But that's not… Continue reading 2019 Celebration Grand Champion winner suspended

Nashville Vote on Soring Ban Tonight

Horse soring "stacks" on the front hooves of a Tennessee Walking Horse at Big Lick competition. HSUS.

NEWS RELEASE Effort to Stop Animal Cruelty Secured an Overwhelming Majority of Lawmakers in Congress Voting for Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act NASHVILLE, TN, USA, August 6, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, H.R. 693, by a vote of 333 to 96. U.S.… Continue reading Nashville Vote on Soring Ban Tonight

Montreal carriage horse industry to end by 2020

Thanks to the tireless campaign of the all volunteer Anti-Caleche Defense Coalition and a sympathetic and courageous Mayor, the abusive carriage horse industry in Montreal, Canada, will shut down as of December 31, 2019. The City of Montreal began offering to buy the horses May 1, 2019 at $1000 per horse, which is more than… Continue reading Montreal carriage horse industry to end by 2020

Vote! U.S. horse racing: Should it be banned — yes or no.

Some people say that U.S. horse racing is downright criminal and it should be banned. Period. Others think that U.S. horse racing should be allowed to police itself and continue as is. A few – but not many – still believe it can be reformed. Many say it is way too late and let's take… Continue reading Vote! U.S. horse racing: Should it be banned — yes or no.

British horsemeat ban to be lifted

Cross-posted from The Times of LondonMarch 7, 2004Fund for Horses Archives Tens of thousands of British horses could be sent for slaughter in continental abattoirs under government plans to lift a 70-year ban on the trade, writes Jonathan Leake. Horses are regarded as livestock in countries such as Italy and France, where horse steaks and… Continue reading British horsemeat ban to be lifted