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

Republican cosponsors and the SAFE Act

US Capitol Dome and Flag.

Calling all Americans. Do you have a Republican Representative in the U.S. House? If so, help boost Republican support of the SAFE Act by asking your Representative to cosponsor H.R.961. Here's why. There are 435 voting members in the U.S. House. 218 equals a majority. As of this writing the SAFE Act has 228 cosponsors. However, in… Continue reading Republican cosponsors and the SAFE Act

Let’s get rid of “Big Lick” animal cruelty

Image from 2015 HSUS Horse Soring Investigation.

Back in June, Clant Seay, the champion of sored horses, wrote a special for the Columbia Daily Herald entitled "Walking Horse competition is not sport." We quote liberally below: The “Big Lick” is animal cruelty. Native Tennessean, MTSU Horse Science professor and equine veterinarian Dr. John Haffner said, “The “Big Lick” is a pain induced… Continue reading Let’s get rid of “Big Lick” animal cruelty

Help stop cruel transport of horses in double decker trucks

AWI (Animal Welfare Institute) Sept. 27, 2018 — The bipartisan Horse Transportation Safety Act (H.R. 4040)—led by Reps. Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Walter Jones (R-NC)—would prohibit the interstate transportation of horses in a motor vehicle containing two or more levels stacked on top of one another. This measure would ensure that horses are not crammed in… Continue reading Help stop cruel transport of horses in double decker trucks

Join the Horse on the Hill™ Gang

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Horse Slaughter) — The Horse on the Hill™ was created by the Int'l Fund for Horses in 2005 to raise awareness in the nation's capitol and lobby on equine related legislation. The Horse on the Hill™ established itself just two years later as legislative experts concerning equine matters successfully influencing federal lawmakers through… Continue reading Join the Horse on the Hill™ Gang

When it comes to horses and lawmakers you gotta have heart

MONDAY ROUND UP — “You gotta have heart. All you really need is heart”, says the famous song from one of America's classical musicals, “Damn Yankees”. It takes a lot of heart to continue fighting against the monstrous cruelties committed against horses. It takes a strong heart to deal with the roller coaster ride that… Continue reading When it comes to horses and lawmakers you gotta have heart

Let’s double up our efforts in Washington for our horses

Fund Horse, US Flag and Capitol Dome. Vivian Grant Farrell.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Join us in doubling up our support of two bills pending in the U.S. House of Representatives (1) against horse slaughter and (2) against horse soring. Double Up with Us. If you have been following us you know we have been very busy in State legislatures across the U.S. We are now working… Continue reading Let’s double up our efforts in Washington for our horses

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