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Urge Lawmakers to Pass the SAFE Act, Ending Horse Slaughter in the US and Abroad

Last month, the Bureau of Land Management – the government agency responsible for the oversight of wild horses and burros – released its 2018 budget, slashing funding for wild horses by $10 million. Noting the severe financial strain caused by… Continue Reading →

FEI Tribunal Issues Final Decision in Kevin Thornton Case

The FEI Tribunal has issued its Final Decision on the case opened by the FEI last November against Irish Jumping athlete Kevin Thornton (FEI ID 10056297) for alleged abuse of the horse Flogas Sunset Cruise (FEI ID 103KQ92), which died… Continue Reading →

Texas A&M Responds to PETA Petition Alleging Horse Abuse

Last week, PETA launched a petition against Texas A&M University-Commerce for the 2014 shooting of a mare used in their agriculture program. The mare allegedly suffered from laminitis and, despite debilitating lameness, was impregnated. At the time of the mare’s… Continue Reading →

Rescue Spotlight: South Jersey Horse Rescue

In the eight years since it’s inception, South Jersey Horse Rescue has rehomed over 91 previously unwanted or slaughter-bound horses. Nestled in the Wharton State Forest in Weekstown, New Jersey, SJHR is a 501c3 non-profit that relies solely on donations… Continue Reading →

Latest Animals’ Angels Exposé Documents Disturbing Details About the US-Canada Horse Slaughter Pipeline

The investigative agency Animals’ Angels (AA) has released a detailed report on their findings pertaining to horse slaughter, focusing on the U.S. to Canada pipeline. According to AA, in 2015 67,894 horses were slaughtered for human consumption in Canada and… Continue Reading →

One Step Closer to Eliminating Horse Soring

A major victory was achieved yesterday for anti horse soring activists. Soring is the use of heavy pads, chains, nails, and chemicals on the feet of Tennessee Walking Horses in order to achieve the “big lick” – an unnaturally high-stepping… Continue Reading →

Steuart Pittman: Giving thoroughbreds a second chance

The $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover, sponsored by Thoroughbred Charities of America, gets underway tomorrow at The Kentucky Horse Park. We thought this would be a good time to repost our interview with the man behind Retired Racehorse Project and The Makeover,… Continue Reading →

Wild horse shot to death in Arizona

Arizona law enforcement is searching for the individual responsible for shooting at wild horses in the Pirates Island district of Salt River on Friday. On Saturday, a 6 month old foal was found dead, having been shot in the neck… Continue Reading →

Sharp Decline in EU Imports of Horse Meat from Canada

Animals’ Angels, an investigative agency dedicated to animal rights, has announced a sharp decline in horsemeat imports to the European Union and Switzerland from Canada. The organization reports that from January to August 2016, horse meat exports to France, Belgium,… Continue Reading →

Major Victory for Wyoming’s Mustangs

Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit upheld a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the State of Wyoming against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) seeking the removal of hundreds of wild horses from public lands… Continue Reading →

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