Tennessee “celebrates” another year of hideous horse cruelty

Image from 2015 HSUS Horse Soring Investigation.

Horse Soring The show must go on for these serial horse abusers — but who attends these hideous events? Not many. The days when the stands were comparatively full during Celebration are long since gone. Attendance has been dwindling for years (with and without COVID). The Walking Horse Report brags that this year's paid attendance… Continue reading Tennessee “celebrates” another year of hideous horse cruelty

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

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

Impact of Covid-19 on stability of US horse industry

Horse looking out from Barn Door from blog.posterjack.ca.

In an article posted by HorseTalk.co.nz entitled, "US horse industry shows stability in face of Covid-19 pandemic," the following data caught our attention: The most frequently selected issue facing the equine industry was land use issues (43.5%), followed closely by horses in transition or at risk (43.1%), and the cost of horsekeeping (42.8%). Frequently mentioned… Continue reading Impact of Covid-19 on stability of US horse industry

Ban horse soring

Image from 2015 HSUS Horse Soring Investigation.

Horse soring should be banned outright. The objective of soring is so horses will perform in an exaggerated high stepping gait known as “the Big Lick” in order to win ribbons in competitions. The Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act (S. 2295) was introduced to the Senate to combat the inhumane practice of “soring” horses.… Continue reading Ban horse soring

Crapo, Warner reintroduce bipartisan PAST Act to prevent horse soring

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 24, 2021) — U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Mark Warner (D-Virginia) have again reintroduced the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act (S.2295) to protect horses from the abusive show practices.  Soring is a process by which horse trainers intentionally apply substances or devices to horses’ limbs to make each step painful and force… Continue reading Crapo, Warner reintroduce bipartisan PAST Act to prevent horse soring

What are you doing right now?

How would you like to help horses. . . right now? Horses who are suffering . . . under threat of death; perhaps even extinction? You can do it from the comfort of your home, on your phone or laptop, anytime day or night. There are three urgent horse protection issues that need attention —… Continue reading What are you doing right now?

Take action for sored horses

Image from 2015 HSUS Horse Soring Investigation.

Urgent! Contact Agriculture Secretary Vilsack by email at agsec@usda.gov OR use Contact My Politician (Vilack's name is already inserted), using the words "Reinstate the HPA Rule" in the subject line stating:— "I respectfully request that you immediately reinstate the 2017 Horse Protection Act (HPA) rule promulgated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to end… Continue reading Take action for sored horses

U.S. legislation seeks to create an animal cruelty crimes unit in DOJ

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

On August 14, 2020, the Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act of 2020 was introduced in the U.S. House and Senate. The U.S. House version the Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act of 2020, HR 8052, was introduced by Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO-2) with three originating cosponsors: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL-1), Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-9) and Rep Earl L.… Continue reading U.S. legislation seeks to create an animal cruelty crimes unit in DOJ

2020 Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration attendance hits rock bottom

Tennessee Walking Horses competing with stacks.

Clant Seay is writing up what he witnessed at the 2020 Tennessee Walking Horse “Celebration” show, in this instance exposing the Celebration's numerous lies about attendance — with pictures to prove it. We are posting some of the highlights of his article below. Go here for Seay's full post and pictures. Seay states: In Shelbyville,… Continue reading 2020 Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration attendance hits rock bottom