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June 25, 2010

Homes for Horses Coalition

Dedicated to ending horse slaughter and abuse

Two horses rescued in Tennessee

Karla Goodson/The HSUS

In 2007, The HSUS co-founded the Homes for Horses Coalition, the nation's premier professional organization for the equine welfare community.

Dedicated to ending horse slaughter and other forms of equine abuse while promoting growth, collaboration and professionalism in the equine rescue and protection community, the coalition is group of professionals working together to actively promote the welfare and protection of horses and other equines.

By working to end horse slaughter and other forms of equine cruelty, provide care and homes to horses in need, advance the highest operating standards for equine rescue and retirement homes and promote responsible horse ownership, the Homes for Horses Coalition is actively engaged in improving the lives of America’s equines.

Many of the coalition’s members operate equine care facilities, while others are involved in government policy affecting horses and other equines. They also partner with other professionals in the field, including breeders, trainers and veterinarians. The cumulative expertise of the group puts them in a unique position to advocate for equines from a highly informed perspective that, most importantly, always puts the welfare of equines above commercial interests.

The Homes for Horses Coalition believes that:

  • Every horse has intrinsic value and deserves humane treatment at all stages of his or her life

  • The horse industry, including the equine veterinary medical profession, has an obligation to promote responsible horse breeding, ownership and care

  • Horse owners have a responsibility to provide high-quality, long-term care for their horses

  • All horses deserve a humane end to life, and horse slaughter is neither humane or acceptable

For more information, please visit homesforhorses.org.

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