Roundup, disease outbreak punctuate year of headlines for wild horses

by DENNIS WEBB, Grand Junction Colorado Sentinel » THE deaths of scores of rounded-up wild horses in a holding facility in Cañon City and the removal of hundreds more from public rangelands in Rio Blanco County kept the controversial issue of wild-horse management front and center in media headlines this year. More than 140 horses… Continue reading Roundup, disease outbreak punctuate year of headlines for wild horses

Your giving means a lot

Horse Fund signature horse. Used with permission. ©Bob Langrish.

Tuesday's Horse is the official blog of the Fund for Horses. We only occasionally request donor support here on our blog for our horse protection work. This is one of those occasions. We need some extra help this year. To make an online donation, please go here. Click the word 'send' (in blue) on the… Continue reading Your giving means a lot

In the News

Horse Fund signature horse. Used with permission. ©Bob Langrish.

National animal rescue buys NYC-area farm for retired carriage horses Just say “hay!” A national animal rescue group is buying a Westchester County farm to provide a home and permanent sanctuary for retired carriage horses and other neglected farm animals. The nonprofit group, The Gentle Barn, kicked off its local expansion plans for the hamlet… Continue reading In the News

Horse slaughter ban hits D.C. speed bump

The SAFE Act stalled in a Congressional committee earlier last week, which means horses are still not safe from entering the slaughter pipeline. Slaughter for human consumption. Why do we continue supplying people with meat from our horses when a reportedly eight out of 10 Americans oppose it? "The reality of horse slaughter is horrific… Continue reading Horse slaughter ban hits D.C. speed bump

Victory in court for sored horses

Tennessee Walking Horses peers from his stall during search for proof of horse soring. HSUS image.

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson | HSUS Some really good news from a federal courtroom on a fight we’ve long been waging for horses: Last month the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the United States Department of Agriculture had unlawfully withdrawn a 2017 rule designed to fix… Continue reading Victory in court for sored horses

Memorial Day 2022

More than 8 million horses, mules and donkeys died in World War I alone. These rugged animals transported ammunition and supplies over landscapes that vehicles could not navigate. And they suffered the same fate as the human warriors, dying from shellfire, weather, chemical gas, or disease. First World War: 7,000 horses died in one day… Continue reading Memorial Day 2022

Racehorse that ran down a Kentucky highway is being treated for burns from a barn fire

"It turns out that the 30-minute run a 2-year-old filly took Saturday on a Kentucky highway after shedding her jockey and bolting from a racetrack wasn’t the horse’s only terrifying experience of the weekend," reports the Washington Post on 22nd August. "Recovering from the trauma of a run that made national news and left her… Continue reading Racehorse that ran down a Kentucky highway is being treated for burns from a barn fire

Carriage horse controversy swirls after fresh allegations of abuse

CBS NEWS CH.2 NEW YORK Carriage horses are again the center of controversy in New York City. Animal activists say a horse has been forced to work despite being emaciated and having open wounds. Animal activists "say" . . . ? Look at the image. As CBS2’s Thalia Perez reports, it was a war of… Continue reading Carriage horse controversy swirls after fresh allegations of abuse

Matching gift offer extended to 6pm August 30th

Make a donation between today and 6pm EST, Monday, August 30th, 2021, and two of our supporting partners will double the amount you give. We are so grateful to the horse-loving couple who are making this extensive campaign possible. OFFER HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 6PM EST, AUGUST 30TH Your donation will help us fight a… Continue reading Matching gift offer extended to 6pm August 30th

When it comes to HISA, much of what we know is how much we don’t know

Racehorse in red hood. The Horse magazine online.

HISA stands for Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (in case you are just now seeing it). Before we get to Natalie Voss's article on HISA (only she can unravel this mess), let's take a look at how the HISA website describes the Act: When the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (“HISA”) was signed into law… Continue reading When it comes to HISA, much of what we know is how much we don’t know