Help us get 2/3rds of the House to co-sponsor the PAST Act

Image from 2015 HSUS Horse Soring Investigation.

WASHINGTON, DC — Help us get 2/3rds of the U.S. House of Representatives to co-sponsor H.R. 1847, the PAST Act (Prevent All Soring Tactics).  We only need 80 more co-sponsors to do it. The PAST Act is written to help close the loopholes in the Horse Protection Act outlawing horse soring. Horse Soring Horse soring is… Continue reading Help us get 2/3rds of the House to co-sponsor the PAST Act

Big Lick Animal Cruelty Protest at Western North Carolina Agriculture Center

Image from 2015 HSUS Horse Soring Investigation.

EDITED PRESS RELEASE ASHEVILLE, NC (October 6, 2016) — Citizens Campaign Against 'Big Lick' Animal Cruelty (CCABLAC) advocates will peacefully protest the animal cruelty perpetrated upon Tennessee Walking Horses at the North Carolina Championship 'Big Lick' Horse Show held at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center, October 6 – 8, in Asheville. Almost 96,000 persons… Continue reading Big Lick Animal Cruelty Protest at Western North Carolina Agriculture Center

USDA Proposes Changes to End the Inhumane Practice of Soring

Stacked shoes of a sored Tennessee Walking Horse. HSUS image.

APHIS PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON, July 25, 2016--The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today announced proposed changes to strengthen enforcement of the Horse Protection Act (HPA) and end inhumane practices known as soring, which cause horses to suffer physical pain, distress, inflammation, or lameness while walking and moving. APHIS… Continue reading USDA Proposes Changes to End the Inhumane Practice of Soring