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.
July 23, 2014
Where Are They Now? Catching Up With a Few Animals Whose Plights, Flights and Remarkable Spirits Touched Our Hearts
Meet 15 animals rescued by The HSUS who have found their way home from desperate situations.
June 20, 2014
Wild Red defends his mares from the white-masked stallion on a Central Idaho wild horse preserve.
January 16, 2014
The spending bill passed this evening by the Senate, and that cleared the House yesterday, includes a provision that halts any efforts to resume slaughtering horses for human consumption on U.S. soil.
January 14, 2014
Congress released the details of a FY 2014 spending bill, which includes language that halts any efforts to resume horse slaughter for human consumption on U.S. soil. The legislation will forbid spending by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on inspections at U.S. horse slaughter plants, reinstating a ban on domestic horse slaughter for the fiscal year. A similar spending prohibition had been put in place in 2005, but it was not renewed in 2011.
January 10, 2014
Bill Richardson, former New Mexico governor, U.S. Energy Secretary and Ambassador to the United Nations, has been chosen as the 2013 Humane Horseman of the Year by The Humane Society of the United States. The HSUS recognized Richardson for his leadership in working to block horse slaughter from resuming on U.S. soil and his efforts to protect New Mexico’s wild mustang and burro population. Each year, The HSUS offers the award to an individual who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to protect America’s equines.
August 13, 2013
Iowa company Responsible Transportation is dropping plans to slaughter horses.
August 2, 2013
Sway was rescued with 157 other horses from two properties where the bodies of dead horses were also found. She has regained health and found a permanent home at Duchess Sanctuary.