Horse slaughter ban hits D.C. speed bump

The SAFE Act stalled in a Congressional committee earlier last week, which means horses are still not safe from entering the slaughter pipeline. Slaughter for human consumption. Why do we continue supplying people with meat from our horses when a reportedly eight out of 10 Americans oppose it? "The reality of horse slaughter is horrific… Continue reading Horse slaughter ban hits D.C. speed bump

SAFE Act needs your support

A horse in slaughter buyer Mike McCarron's trailer in Cleburne, Texas, August, 2019. USA Today.

Horse slaughter for human consumption is a grisly, predatory business — and big business. According to Beef Magazine production totals are about 1.6 billion pounds of horse meat annually. "This protein supply annually generates U.S. $1 billion in imports and exports combined," they write. Besides the obvious horrors of slaughter for the horses, there is… Continue reading SAFE Act needs your support

Keep wild horses and burros wild

LETTER TO THE EDITORSC TimesTammi Adams | Elk RiverAug. 26, 2021 To the Editor: The Congressional Research Service recently reported the true cost of the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro program. From the report: “For FY2021, the appropriation for BLM management of wild horses and burros was $115.7 million, a 14% increase… Continue reading Keep wild horses and burros wild

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

Interior of the Capitol Hill dome, Washington D.C.

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

U.S. Reps. introduce amendment to INVEST Act barring the transport of slaughterbound horses

Dome of the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building Dome in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

117th Congress (2021-2022) On June 8, 2021, U.S. Reps. Troy Carter, D-LA, John Katko, R-NY and Brian Fitzpatrick, R-PA, introduced an amendment to H.R. 3684, the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America, or INVEST Act. If successful, it will effectively ban the transport of horses destined for slaughter… Continue reading U.S. Reps. introduce amendment to INVEST Act barring the transport of slaughterbound horses

Horses to benefit from Agriculture spending bill

Interior of the Capitol Hill dome, Washington D.C.

Congress has begun its annual process of funding federal departments, agencies and programs, and last night two House subcommittees voted to include several crucial provisions benefiting animals in their FY2021 appropriations bills. Two issues in particular are noteworthy. They are: HORSE SORING. The Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee bill increases funding to enforce the Horse Protection Act… Continue reading Horses to benefit from Agriculture spending bill

How a bill becomes law

Interior of the Capitol Hill dome, Washington D.C.

Who remembers Government class or Civics? Or do they even teach them any more? It seems a large percentage of American citizens do not know how a bill becomes law. When we started, some of us at the Fund for Horses did, but most of us had very little clue. We were in good shape… Continue reading How a bill becomes law

Horse whisperer speaks up for sored horses

Horse soring "stacks" on the front hooves of a Tennessee Walking Horse at Big Lick competition. HSUS.

WVLT-TV reports that American Horse Trainer Monty Roberts has reaffirmed his commitment to end soring as Tennessee Walking Horse events prepare to resume. Soring is the act of intentional infliction of pain to a horse's legs or hooves in order to force the horse to perform an artificial, exaggerated gait. Roberts, known as "the man who listens… Continue reading Horse whisperer speaks up for sored horses

Take action for wild horses

Help end conflicts between wild horses and public land ranchers The Voluntary Grazing Retirement Act — H.R. 5737 — would benefit wild horses and burros by providing another way to settle land and resource conflicts. H.R. 5737 would also allow third parties, like wild horse or environmental organizations, to compensate livestock grazing permittees who choose… Continue reading Take action for wild horses

Support H.R.961 now

MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — Calling all Americans! We end March with one last plea to ask your U.S. Representative to cosponsor H.R. 961 to help us reach 290 cosponsors which will release the bill from its Committee assignments and get it onto the U.S. House floor for a vote. H.R.961 currently has 228 cosponsors.… Continue reading Support H.R.961 now