Each year, tens of thousands of American horses—riding horses, carriage horses, race horses, wild horses, and children’s ponies—are inhumanely transported and slaughtered, their meat shipped to places like France, Italy, and Japan for human consumption. Help us end horse slaughter.
Purchased by slaughterhouse middlemen at auction, horses are shipped long distances in cramped trailers without food, water, or rest. The majority of these horses are young, healthy animals who could go on to lead productive lives with loving owners.
We have made ending the slaughter of America's horses for human consumption one of our top priorities.
At the "Horses on the Hill" event, celebrities, equestrians, advocates, and sponsors of the bipartisan Safeguard American Food Exports Act urged legislators to protect our nation's horses from slaughter by voting for the SAFE Act.Read the story
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 22, 2013
As part of its efforts to protect American horses from inhumane treatment of slaughter plants, a council of reputable and influential horse breeders from around the U.S. has announced its support for the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, H.R. 1094/S. 541.
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 10, 2013
Congress could once again ban the use of federal funds to inspect horse slaughter plants in the United States if it follows the lead of the White House—a move that is strongly supported by The Humane Society of the United States, the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI).
May 15, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States presented a Humane Wildlife Stewardship Award to participants of Operation Turtle, a public-private partnership that has saved the lives of hundreds of aquatic turtles and other wild animals.
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.
May 8, 2013
A California court has upheld the constitutionality of Proposition 4, a 1998 state ballot measure banning use of cruel traps and poisons for the purpose of killing wildlife.
April 19, 2013
The Arkansas State Legislature passed a number of animal protection bills that were signed into law by Gov. Mike Beebe this legislative session, receiving praise from The Humane Society of the United States.