A typical horse has a life-span of more than 20 years and will have several owners over the course of his life. While most will find owners who love and cherish them, some will fall victim to abuse, neglect, or even death at a slaughter plant. We’re working to make sure that doesn’t happen.
News & Events
May 15, 2013
Celebrities, School Children, Advocates Gather at Capitol to Lobby for Permanent Ban on Horse Slaughter
As part of the “Horses on the Hill” event, celebrities, local school children, young equestrians and advocates joined lawmakers at the Capitol to urge legislators to permanently protect our nation’s horses from inhumane slaughter.
April 12, 2013
The high-stepping stride of the Tennessee Walker has long entertained equestrians in the South. But the gait of these splendid animals too often comes at a cost, when they are intentionally made to suffer for the sake of the spectacle.
April 1, 2013
In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Month, Duchess Sanctuary stories from several passionate volunteers.
March 15, 2013
Many of the horses at the Duchess Sanctuary in Oregon were saved from the incredible cruelty of slaughter
May 13, 2013
Gov. Bill Haslam vetoed the anti-whistleblower “ag-gag” bill, SB 1248/HB 1191, after hearing from thousands of Tennesseans urging the veto and a report deeming the bill constitutionally suspect by the Tennessee Attorney General.
February 5, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States applauds the Bureau of Land Management’s announcement outlining several new policies associated with the agency’s Wild Horse and Burro program.
November 2, 2012
The HSUS Applauds University of Tennessee for Showcasing Only Sound Horses at Annual Homecoming Game
The Humane Society of the United States commends the University of Tennessee for choosing to allow only sound horses to participate at this year’s annual homecoming game.
September 21, 2012
The HSUS Applauds NJ Governor Christie for Signing Bill Banning Horse Slaughter for Human Consumption
The HSUS applauds New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for signing A.2023, a bill that prohibits the slaughter of horses and sale of horse flesh for human consumption, bans the sale of horse meat or products derived from slaughtered horses and bans the transport of horse meat or live horses for the purpose of slaughter.