January 17, 2013
The Homes for Horses Coalition, a resource and representative voice of the nation’s horse rescue and sanctuary community, announced the appointment of Cindy Gendron as the program’s new coordinator.
January 15, 2013
The Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s largest animal protection organization, has released its fourth annual “Humane State Ranking” report, a comprehensive analysis of animal protection laws in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. The HSUS graded states on the strength of a wide range of animal protection laws, including public policies dealing with animal cruelty and fighting, pets, wildlife, equines, animals in research, and farm animals.
January 11, 2013
A young Percheron horse named Teddy Bear was being bullied and beaten by a group of older stallions in an unsheltered pasture. He is regaining strength at Duchess Sanctuary and preparing for a new adoptive home.
December 21, 2012
"Shadow Trade," an investigation into Thai dog trafficking, wins The HSUS's 2012 ACE Documentary Film Grant. "Horsepower," the runner-up, touches on a variety of equine issues.
November 12, 2012
One of dozens of starving horses removed from a Montana property, George was one of the most handsome -- and most high-strung -- of the horses rescued. He will find freedom to roam among nearly 200 other rescued horses on hundreds of acres at Duchess Sanctuary.
October 29, 2012
Two mustang mares were saved from slaughter, bailed out of the Nevada feedlot by the Ark Watch Foundation only hours before the truck was to depart for Canada. Rescued just a couple of weeks apart, the mares were transported to safety at the Duchess Sanctuary.
October 5, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States Praises Museum Restaurant’s Decision to Keep Horsemeat off the Menu
Brian Shapiro, New York state director for The Humane Society of the United States, issued the following statement in response to news that the owners of M. Wells Dinette will not feature horsemeat on the menu at their restaurant in the Museum of Modern Art’s PS1 gallery:
October 2, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States is urging the Museum of Modern Art to prevent the M. Wells Dinette, located in MoMA’s PS1 gallery, from serving horsemeat.
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.
September 18, 2012
The HSUS condemns the killing and stuffing of two mules for a new exhibit in the American Museum of Agriculture in Lubbock, Texas.