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

Hurricane Cowboy rescues abandoned horses from Florence floodwaters

By Kelly Avellino | September 25, 2018 at 6:42 PM EST - Updated September 26 at 6:01 AM HENRICO, VA (WWBT) — He’s been named the “Hurricane Cowboy.” Patrick McKann, of Henrico, is leading an effort to rescue horses, cows and other farm animals left suffering in the flood-torn Carolinas. McKann said so far it’s… Continue reading Hurricane Cowboy rescues abandoned horses from Florence floodwaters

Foto Friday: Horses in Xinjiang Autonomous Region, China

FOTO FRIDAY — A man herds livestock including horses in heavy snow in Altay, Xinjiang Autonomous Region, China, on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. We can only begin to imagine what life is like for horses in that vast, remote country.

Governor joins lawmakers in betraying Kentucky’s horses by tagging them as livestock

FRANKFORT, KY — On March 27, 2017, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed SB 139 into law. Previous to SB 139 becoming law, Kentucky horses were categorized as domestic animals and had the protections that go with it. Not that animal protection is a high priority in Kentucky. Kentucky is in the bottom five of the country in… Continue reading Governor joins lawmakers in betraying Kentucky’s horses by tagging them as livestock

Kentucky bill reducing horses to livestock sent to Governor to sign into law

FRANKFORT, KY — Take action. Contact Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin saying you OPPOSE SB 139 becoming law. On March 15, 2017, SB 139, the Kentucky State Bill reducing horses to livestock — removing what precious few protections they have — was sent to the Governor's Office to sign into law. Kentucky already has an abysmal record when it comes to… Continue reading Kentucky bill reducing horses to livestock sent to Governor to sign into law

Uncommonly good comments on Kentucky bill SB 139

Racehorse tied in stall.

In addition to the many excellent thoughts expressed on Tuesday's Horse here are uncommonly good comments that stood out to us concerning SB139 the bill reclassifying horses as livestock. “KEEP is just another pro-slaughter organization cloaked in the name of care and education by the racing community. Terribly disappointed they don't value their horses enough… Continue reading Uncommonly good comments on Kentucky bill SB 139

Kentucky State House Committee on Agriculture set to hear SB 139 March 8 at 9 am

Kentucky State Capitol Bldg Rotunda Dome. Encircle™ Photos.

FRANKFORT, KY — SB139 (the bill to reclassify horses as livestock)  will be heard by the Kentucky State House Committee on Agriculture, Wednesday, March 8, just days after the Kentucky State Senate passed the measure and sent it to them for consideration. SB139 Wednesday, March 8, 9:00 am, Annex Room 129 HOUSE STANDING COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE… Continue reading Kentucky State House Committee on Agriculture set to hear SB 139 March 8 at 9 am

13 Investigates: Indiana horses sent to slaughter

Horses on slaughter truck to Mexico. HSUS photo.

Cross-posted from WTHR-TV Ch. 13 Indianapolis BOB SEGALL / 13 INVESTIGATES Indianapolis -- Despite the closure of all horse slaughterhouses in the United States, 13 Investigates has discovered thousands of Indiana horses are still ending up on dinner plates. A 3-month Eyewitness News investigation shows local horses are being slaughtered for their meat following a… Continue reading 13 Investigates: Indiana horses sent to slaughter