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U.S. House of Reps Committee Votes to Slaughter Wild Horses and Burros
The 1971 Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act designated 242 million acres for use by wild horse (and burro) herds. Since then, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has drastically reduced their use to 27 million acres. For decades, the BLM has catered to special interests like the agriculture/livestock industry which has been allowed […]
Canada to Japan: Horse Slaughter Pipeline
Horse slaughter is NEVER humane. The cruelty begins long before a horse reaches the kill box if it lives that long. America needs to do better by its horses. Every year, thousands of horses are sent to Canada, where horse slaughter is legal. Then the meat is sold all around the world! However, as covered in a […]
Horse Theft: How to Protect Your Horses
Are your horses safe from thieves? Horse theft can happen almost anywhere at any time. Keep this website bookmarked to protect your horse(s) ahead of time and know what to do if you or someone you know experiences this horrible crime. On the site, you can you can file a report of your missing horse, order […]
BLM Budget Update: “Cut and Kill” Policy
The cut and kill policy for America’s wild horse program is completely unacceptable. In order to cut the costs for long-term holding corrals and other expenses, the new budget would allow for what we see as a “cut and kill” policy. This includes the “humane euthanasia and unrestricted sale of certain excess animals” where horse […]
BLM Budget is Bad News for America’s Wild Horses!
The $1.1 billion budget request is bad news for America’s Wild Horses. To reduce growing herds of wild horses and burros on federal rangelands, the BLM would allow “humane euthanasia and unrestricted sale” of animals it is unable adopt out to other agencies or individuals. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available! To help […]
Horrible Abuse of Havasu Canyon Equines
Havasu Canyon, a popular tourist location at the edge of the Grand Canyon, has been abusing horses, burros, and donkeys for years. It is a beautiful location, but nearly everyone who goes into the canyon is carried on the backs of these equines. Because it is located on tribal land, people hire local Havasupai people […]
Wildfires, Floods and Other Emergencies
It’s the time of year that brings severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, and wildfires. Make sure you have a safe and practical evacuation plan ready for your horses! Natural disasters often strike with little warning, so being prepared can save your life as well as the life of your horse(s) and other animals. The ultimate responsibility for the […]
Spending Bill Sends Mixed Messages to Horse Advocates
This week revealed details from the government’s massive Omnibus spending bill to cover the final months of the fiscal year 2017 (through September 30). The bill includes language to prohibit funding for horse slaughter inspections. This means that no horse slaughter plants can operate in the U.S. at this time. Unfortunately, the “reprieve” is only […]
Encouraging News from Our Nation’s Capitol
Contact your Congressional representatives to support an end to horse slaughter. Encourage them to join these members of Congress who already have taken a stand against this brutal and unnecessary industry. According to a recent article on Tuesday’s Horse, Representative Earl Blumenhauer (D-OR) issued a statement about his work with the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus […]
Discounted Dental Clinics Are a Success!
Discounted dental clinics are filling fast, with many more to be scheduled this year. We very much appreciate the feedback from both veterinarians and horse owners who are able to participate. “Thank you Dancer’s Legacy Foundation for the grant enabling Dr. Parker at Rangeview Equine Associates to provide discounted floats this last March. My two […]
Horse’s Hooves & Teeth – More Connected Than We Think?
We all know the importance of regular hoof trimming and equine dental care. Now there is a very interesting connection between both for our horses. Dr. Tomas Teskey, DVM, has been working on horse feet and teeth as a specialty for 17 years. He is one of the few, but perhaps slowly growing number of […]
Pro-Slaughter in KY
Pro slaughter elements are at work in Kentucky. This bill also undermines the limited protections horses have with anti-cruelty statutes. Read more from The Horse Fund here.
BLM Rounding Up Mustangs in 2017
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plans to remove over 3,000 wild horses during Fiscal Year 2017. Winter roundups have been ongoing. The agency intends to pause during foaling season (March to June). Over 650 mustangs will have lost their homes on taxpayer funded public lands prior to that time. Roundups include the Cedar Mountain […]
S.A.F.E. Act Passes Subcommittees
With bi-partisan support, the Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2017 (S.A.F.E.) was introduced in early January. The bill is currently moving through subcommittees. This Act will end the brutal slaughter of American horses for human consumption. Read the text of this critical piece of legislation here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/113/text Action Needed: Contact your representative (www.house.gov) to urge […]