Horse on the Hill: May 20, 2008

By VIVIAN GRANT Congress Passes Farm Bill On Wednesday the House voted 318-106 to agree on the conference report for H.R. 2419, the farm bill extension. The Senate agreed on the report on Thursday. It extends farm programs for five years at a cost of $289 billion. In addition to adding $10 billion to nutrition… Continue reading Horse on the Hill: May 20, 2008

Horse on the Hill: May 13, 2008

CALL TO ACTION REGARDING HORSE SLAUGHTER As members of the Fund for Horses already know from correspondence they have received in the past few weeks, our advisors in Washington DC have recommended we make one last big push to get HR 503 and S 311 passed into law. HR 503 and S 311 are companion… Continue reading Horse on the Hill: May 13, 2008

Slaughter vs Rescue (US)

In an article entitled "Slaughter vs. Rescue" we learn: Just a few weeks ago, Little Cliff, a one-time contender for the 2006 Derby, was rescued from being sent to slaughter. "Let me tell you something, if they're not careful, you'll see another Ferdinand," said two-time Derby winning trainer Nick Zito, the original conditioner of Little… Continue reading Slaughter vs Rescue (US)

Horse on the Hill: March 25, 2008

By VIVIAN GRANT SPRING WORK PERIOD Congress is out of session this week for the "Spring District Work Period." Many members and their staff are back in their state or district meeting with constituents about the issues that are important to them. One popular method of doing so is the town hall meeting, where constituents… Continue reading Horse on the Hill: March 25, 2008

Video of the Week: Cavel Miracle Horses

By DAWN MANCINA My daughter and I put the story of the Cavel Miracle Horses, Snickers and Willie into a video. I hope you enjoy it. It's kinda long, but gee - its a long story to tell! You will also see some pics of more of the Miracle Horses that you may not have… Continue reading Video of the Week: Cavel Miracle Horses

Cattlemen fight horse slaughter ban (US)

Co-sponsor of legislation hears concerns over humane treatment Scott A. Yates of Capital Press filed this report: SPOKANE - They love their horses, but cattlemen believe their four-legged partners would be better off if a slaughter option existed to end the lives of old, sick and maybe even starving steeds. As a result, they oppose… Continue reading Cattlemen fight horse slaughter ban (US)

Measure would ban horse slaughter

By JAMES R. CARROLL Louisville Courier-Journal WASHINGTON -- Buried deep within the government spending bill Congress passed last month is a provision that effectively bans horse slaughter in the United States. The measure bars the U.S. Department of Agriculture from collecting fees to pay for horse meat inspections, without which slaughter can't legally continue. But… Continue reading Measure would ban horse slaughter

AQHA Falsely claims Landrieu bill would ban all horse transportation

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) issued a press release containing misleading statements, including one that upset Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA). The AQHA stated in essence that passage of the amended Horse Protection Act banning slaughter and export for slaughter, the Senate version of the bill (S. 311) introduced by Landrieu, would ban all horse… Continue reading AQHA Falsely claims Landrieu bill would ban all horse transportation

The Horse on the Hill: Nov. 13th, 2007

By VIVIAN GRANT PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES IN THE 110th CONGRESS OF THE U.S.* Legislation to Ban Horse Slaughter/Export for Slaughter H.R. 503/S. 311 Do you know where the presidential candidates currently serving in Congress stand on horse slaughter? DEMOCRATS CandidateRankStateCo-Sponsor Joe BidenSenatorDelawareYes Hillary ClintonSenatorNew YorkYes Chris DoddSenatorConnecticutYes Dennis KucinichRepresentativeOhioYes Barak ObamaSenatorIllinoisNo REPUBLICANS CandidateRankStateCo-Sponsor Ron PaulRepresentativeTexasNo McCainSenatorArizonaYes… Continue reading The Horse on the Hill: Nov. 13th, 2007

The Horse on the Hill, Nov. 6, 2007

By VIVIAN GRANT FEDERAL BILLS BANNING HORSE SLAUGHTER AND EXPORT FOR SLAUGHTER H. R. 503 As of this writing, the House bill has 188 co-sponsors. We are delighted to see that Rep. Gene Green (D-TX-29) has signed on to this bill. Rep. Green has been a longstanding supporter of any legislation banning horse slaughter, and… Continue reading The Horse on the Hill, Nov. 6, 2007