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

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

Mystery of Trump’s nomination of Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture

MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — For horses a lot hangs on who is eventually appointed as Secretary of Agriculture. Former George Governor Sonny Perdue was reportedly nominated but confirmation hearings still have not been set. So Perdue remains unconfirmed. Although not a food animal in the US, the person appointed to head up the Agricultural Department will… Continue reading Mystery of Trump’s nomination of Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture

Federal legislators plan bills to restore USDA’s animal welfare records including soring

WASHINGTON, DC – Oregon’s Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR] (above left) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer  [D-3-OR] (above right) plan to introduce bills to require the U.S. Department of Agriculture to restore records of animal welfare inspections, removed last month, to its web page. The department’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service database went dark shortly after the… Continue reading Federal legislators plan bills to restore USDA’s animal welfare records including soring

Trump Administration removing animal abuse records from USDA website including soring

The beginning of the end of animal protection and welfare under Trump warned about by many is appearing. Here are three sources on the Trump Administration's recent move to hide the records of animal abusers by removing them from the USDA website. This is supposedly being done to protect the abusers' rights as individuals. Not surprisingly… Continue reading Trump Administration removing animal abuse records from USDA website including soring