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[Updated]: Equine Evacuation Resources for Hurricane Irma

The latest images out of the Caribbean should be all the proof horse owners need that it’s time to evacuate if they’re in Hurricane Irma’s predicted path. Be realistic, even if you think your barn is hurricane proof, it’s probably… Continue Reading →

23,000 Acres of California Land Restored for Wild Horses

A Federal Appeals Court has ordered the U.S. Forest Service to restore 23,000 acres of California land for wild horses. The land, which connects two other wild horse territories, would create one large swath of protected area for the horses… Continue Reading →

[Updated] The Latest on Wild Horse & Slaughter Legislation

There’s been a flurry of activity lately pertaining to the future of wild horses and horse slaughter in the United States. Like most things in Washington these days, keeping up with the latest developments is not easy, so here’s a… Continue Reading →

House Panel Votes to Lift Ban on Horse Slaughter

Today, the House Appropriations Committee voted 27-25 in favor of lifting the ban on slaughtering horses for meat in the United States. The ban, which disallows USDA inspection of horse meat, remains in place until September 30th of this year…. Continue Reading →

Update on BLM Budget Urging Euthanization of Wild Horses (and it’s Good News)

America’s wild horses and burros have been granted a temporary stay of execution, thanks to new language in the House budget bill. A previous version of the bill contained language allowing for the unrestricted sale and euthanization of wild horses… Continue Reading →

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 →

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