Deputy Director, Equine Protection
Cheryl Jacobson is the deputy director of equine protection for The Humane Society of the United States.
Jacobson oversees The HSUS's international efforts to end the slaughter of America's horses and works closely with Humane Society International staff in Canada and Europe.
On a day-to-day basis, she assists with the management and development of the Equine Protection department's campaigns and activities, with a focus on horse slaughter and the practice of "soring" in the Tennessee walking horse industry.
Jacobson has worked in the animal welfare field since 1996 on both national and international campaigns. Before coming to The HSUS, she spent 10 years leading international efforts to end commercial seal hunting in Canada and Russia, as well as overseeing several other animal welfare projects, including marine-mammal stranding response, human-wildlife conflict resolution, and disaster response.
Jacobson received a Master of Studies in Environmental Law from the Vermont Law School and has served as a board member for the Massachusetts Animal Coaltion and for Equine Protection of North America.
She has spent many hours volunteering for equine rescue groups and wildlife rehabilitation centers, including The HSUS's Cape Wildlife Center.
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