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

Heroic horses getting a new home on the National Mall

WTOP NEWS, WASHINGTON DC new home for the horses used by the U.S. Park Police will open soon, and should be completed before the end of the year along the National Mall. Construction crews just completed their work on the roof, a milestone that was celebrated last Friday. “Our horse-mounted unit was started in 1934,… Continue reading Heroic horses getting a new home on the National Mall

D.C. Police disbanding Mounted Unit

D.C. mounted police horses. Image:

Disbanding of horse mounted police units continues across the U.S. The horse mounted unit in the nation's Capitol is the latest casualty. WJLA reports: The Horse Mounted Unit of the Metropolitan Police Department is being disbanded, D.C. police confirmed. A spokesperson for the department said the changes are a result of recent budget cuts by D.C.… Continue reading D.C. Police disbanding Mounted Unit

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

Republican cosponsors and the SAFE Act

US Capitol Dome and Flag.

Calling all Americans. Do you have a Republican Representative in the U.S. House? If so, help boost Republican support of the SAFE Act by asking your Representative to cosponsor H.R.961. Here's why. There are 435 voting members in the U.S. House. 218 equals a majority. As of this writing the SAFE Act has 228 cosponsors. However, in… Continue reading Republican cosponsors and the SAFE Act

The horsemeat scandal and American horses

Meat in grinder. By Danielle Scott.

Do you remember the horse meat scandal of 2013? I don't think saying it sent shockwaves around the world is much of an overstatement. Horsemeat masquerading as beef! But should it have been, really? Accurate and reliable food labeling has long, long been a problem in many countries. Findus was front and center of many… Continue reading The horsemeat scandal and American horses

The Legislative Process (video)

The Legislative Process It can be very challenging yet rewarding to take part in the legislative process, working to shape and enact laws that are just and fair. You do this every time you take part by contacting your federal legislators in Washington to sponsor or oppose bills pending before Congress. Learn how it works… Continue reading The Legislative Process (video)

Raffle Time — Get Your Ticket Here!

Hello there, and welcome back. We are running a series of posts on H.R. 961 — The Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2019. The purpose of the Act is, "To prevent human health threats posed by the consumption of equines raised in the United States".  If successful, the resulting law will remove American horse… Continue reading Raffle Time — Get Your Ticket Here!

To recess or not to recess; to call or not to call

WASHINGTON, D.C. — August is typically a time when Congress adjourns for the month and lawmakers return to their constituencies — or in other words, go home. This is not a typical Congress and August it seems will not be a typical month. Senators are probably the least likely to get out of town even… Continue reading To recess or not to recess; to call or not to call