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

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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

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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

Deaths of rescued slaughter bound horses a painful reminder not much has changed

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HORSE SLAUGHTER (by Vivian Grant Farrell) — 2017 has been a tough year for many reasons. The toughest for me personally has been the deaths of two beloved horses. Fourteen years ago, when Texans for Horses became the Fund for Horses I rescued four slaughter bound Quarter horses from a Texas feedlot. They had no… Continue reading Deaths of rescued slaughter bound horses a painful reminder not much has changed

U.S. Agribusiness lobbying hard for return of horse slaughter

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Meat peddlers in the U.S. are happy. Why? In a word. China. While trying to put together some statistics on U.S. meat production and consumption during Meat Out for Mustangs, a meat man made this remark to Tuesday's Horse, "The meat industry here [U.S.] could care less if the entire English speaking world… Continue reading U.S. Agribusiness lobbying hard for return of horse slaughter