Representatives Cohen, Fitzpatrick, Schakowsky and Buchanan Introduce PAST Act

I'm Mayhem competing in the 2017 Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration.

via Press Release WASHINGTON (Oct 1, 2021) — Representatives Steve Cohen (TN-09), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) and Vern Buchanan (FL-16) today introduced the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, to prohibit the intentional injury to the hooves and legs of performance walking horses such as Tennessee’s iconic walking horses. The measure was co-sponsored… Continue reading Representatives Cohen, Fitzpatrick, Schakowsky and Buchanan Introduce PAST Act

Horse protection bills pending in US Congress

Galloping horse statuary near Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. Photographer unknown.

Please take action on these bills. In this day and age, it is quicker and easier than ever. With so much at stake, we hope you will contact Congress on behalf of our horses. However much time it takes, we as horse lovers and defenders should be willing to give it. If you already know… Continue reading Horse protection bills pending in US Congress

U.S. bill banning horse slaughter H.R.3355 has 60 cosponsors

Interior of the Capitol Hill dome, Washington D.C.

H.R.3355 — Federal legislation "To amend the Horse Protection Act to prohibit the shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or donation of horses and other equines to be slaughtered for human consumption, and for other purposes." The bill was introduced May 19, 2021 by Rep. Janice D. Schakowsky [D-IL-9] and referred to the… Continue reading U.S. bill banning horse slaughter H.R.3355 has 60 cosponsors

Even with a developer looming over the last horse-drawn carriage company in Philly, this local activist wants a law in place that protects horses

By Brion Shreffler | Grid Philly When it comes to horse-drawn carriages in the city, the idyllic clip-clop of hooves on black top may be what comes to mind for most. That, and watching tourists take in the sites in Old City as everyone else on the road tries to get past on our bikes… Continue reading Even with a developer looming over the last horse-drawn carriage company in Philly, this local activist wants a law in place that protects horses

NAARV opposes HISA

We just posted that H.R.1754, the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) is set to be voted on today, Sept. 29th. There are powerful horse racing groups who are in favor of the bill; there are powerful horse racing groups who are opposed to it. All have been lobbying strongly for their wills to be… Continue reading NAARV opposes HISA

We have lift off

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We have been working since last October moving the Fund for Horses website to WordPress. Please check it out when you have a few minutes, and make sure to mark it so you can visit us there whenever you like. Being hosted by WordPress it is more than just a static site. You can like… Continue reading We have lift off

Horse Transportation Safety Act of 2019

Horses peer out from trailer. CBC.

H.R. 1400, The Horse Transportation Safety Act of 2019, was introduced by Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN-9] on February 27, 2019. As of this writing H.R. 1400 has 83 cosponsors. Purpose: To amend title 49, United States Code, to prohibit the transportation of horses in interstate transportation in a motor vehicle containing 2 or more levels… Continue reading Horse Transportation Safety Act of 2019

Back in the blogging saddle again soon

Hello there. It has been a wild and crazy month. We have been so busy since the beginning of the year we have hardly had time to catch our breath let alone blog. We even put Patsy our vegan bloggist on assignment so that's why you haven't heard anything from her. But she's been saving… Continue reading Back in the blogging saddle again soon

Secret Santa time Christmas match

Greetings horse lovers! Secret Santa Time Our Secret Santa for 2018 has been awesome and helping horses and us in all sorts of wonderful, magical ways. He is now offering a matching gift opportunity to all of you! Double up on yuletide love for horses with us. • Make a Matching Gift Donation » •… Continue reading Secret Santa time Christmas match

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