January 12, 2017
Federal lawmakers have introduced legislation to prevent the establishment of horse slaughter operations within the U.S., end the current export of American horses for slaughter abroad, and protect the public from consuming toxic horse meat. The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, H.R. 113, was introduced by Reps. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.), Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Ed Royce (R-Calif.), and Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.). The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Legislative Fund announced their enthusiastic support for the legislation.
December 14, 2016
The new documentary Harry and Snowman shares the story of a horse who was saved from slaughter and went on to become a champion jumper. Director/producer Ron Davis hopes the film will inspire viewers to learn more -- and help horses.
April 19, 2016
The U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted to adopt an amendment to prevent the slaughter of horses for human consumption on U.S. soil.
July 8, 2015
The U.S. House Appropriations Committee failed to adopt an amendment to prevent the slaughter of horses for human consumption on U.S. soil.
April 22, 2015
Federal lawmakers today introduced legislation to prevent the establishment of horse slaughter operations within the U.S., end the current export of American horses for slaughter abroad, and protect the public from consuming toxic horse meat.
February 9, 2015
You can help pass laws that protect animals in your state. Humane Lobby Day is easy, fun and guaranteed to make you feel like a powerful animal activist. We'll help you find the Humane Lobby Day in your state.
January 21, 2015
An Oklahoma state court will decide whether to limit Attorney General Scott Pruitt in his nearly yearlong campaign of political harassment and public vilification of The Humane Society of the United States.
December 17, 2014
With President Obama signing the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill, the United States will continue to forbid the domestic slaughter of horses for human consumption.
December 8, 2014
The European Commission dealt a game-changing blow to the North American horse slaughter industry with its decision to impose a moratorium on the import of horsemeat from Mexico following a series of audits by the Food and Veterinary Office.
December 4, 2014
The Humane Society of the United States and its affiliate teamed up with Carter Horse Ranch, a renowned trainer in natural horsemanship, to create a year-long, virtual training program. Called Plan for Progress, the program is designed specifically for trainers working with horses that have been through traumatic experiences.