Wishing you the very best for 2019

Horse by Bob Langrish with permission. Fireworks and Horse by Vivian Grant Farrell. Not to be printed or reproduced by request of the photographer.
Horse by Bob Langrish with permission. Fireworks and Horse artwork by Vivian Grant Farrell. Not to be printed or reproduced by request of the photographer.


We wish you the very best for the new year ahead and so grateful to you for staying with us and taking part.

Over the next week we will be posting a year in review on each of the core issues we confront regarding the safety and welfare of horses.

As always, we welcome your thoughts and ideas so please continue to share them with us.

Your help and support is extremely valuable to the horses we love.

Warm regards,

The Horse Fund and the Tuesday’s Horse blog.


Honor someone special this Christmas with a gift donation

Santa Hattingdon (c) Vivian J Grant
You can also help raise funds this Christmas by shopping Hattingdon Horses. Proceeds are allocated as and where needed to further our horse protection and advocacy work. Thank you!


Honor someone special this Christmas with a tax deductible gift donation of $25.00 or more to Horse Charities, and we will send them a beautiful Christmas card announcing your gift in their name.

Support a program, or give to “where needed”. If you wish to support Horse Charities’ international media campaign to eliminate the public taste for horse meat and bring an end to horse slaughter, please choose “media and events”.

For more details and to donate, please see the Horse Charities home page.

Fund for Horses Charities is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization.
Donations are 100% tax deductible as provided by law.


If you would like to support our lobbying work to end horse slaughter in the US and Europe, please visit this link.

Fund for Horses Charities is a 501(c)(4) non profit organization.
Donations are not tax deductible as provided by law.

Thank you so very much.

Vivian J Grant
Fund for Horse Charities
Int’l Fund for Horses


Int’l Fund for Horses
Horse Charities
Hattingdon Horses

Occupy Obama’s mailbox against horse slaughter


Horse Slaughter Poster by Vivian J Grant

On November 18, 2011, President Obama signed budget bill H.R. 2112 into law. H.R. 2112 covers funding for the federal government’s fiscal year 2012, which runs October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012. Agriculture Department spending, including the USDA, is part of that bill.

Before H.R. 2112 was presented to the President, a small group of politicians collaborated to remove the provision suspending funding for USDA inspection of horse slaughter plants which has prevented the slaughter of horses on U.S. soil effectively since 2007.

The funding prohibition was originally enacted in 2005 as part of the FY2006 Agriculture Appropriations Act. However, the USDA responded by adopting new rules that allowed the slaughterhouses to pay for the inspections themselves. A 2007 court ruling ordered the USDA to stop these inspections. See When Horse Slaughter Comes to Town, Part 3.


Occupy President Obama’s mailbox with your message against horse slaughter.

Send a postcard today — and every day you can — asking the President to sign an Executive Order making it illegal to slaughter or transport a horse for slaughter; OR push Congress to quickly pass H.R. 2966 / S. 1176.

We need big numbers, so that means our horses need everyone — and that includes you — to take this quick and easy step. I went out and bought a bunch of Kentucky postcards just for this.

So please join me, and let us all “occupy” the President’s mailbox until horse slaughter is banned.


President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

If you prefer to call or fax,

Phone Numbers
Comments: 202-456-1111 *
Switchboard: 202-456-1414
FAX: 202-456-2461

* If the comment line is continuously busy, please call the White House switchboard.

Thank you everyone.

Matching gift campaign hits midway mark

Double the impact of your donation dollars when you take part in our matching gift campaign going on right now! Thank you everyone.

Anne Gumbel is matching every cash donation iFH receives, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000.00.

iFH has reached the midway mark toward that figure.

Now would be a really great time to become a Member or renew your Membership, even if it isn’t up for renewal for a few months yet.

In case you are wondering, we extend your iFH Membership for a year from the date your current Membership lapses, not from the date you make your renewal donation!

To all of you who have made a donation, thank you again for your kindness.

Some ways to give:

  1. Make an Individual Donation.
  2. Join or Renew Your Membership ($24.00).
  3. Make a Monthly Gift Donation ($5.00 or more). You can easily cancel at any time.