March 21, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States Petitions USDA to Prosecute Illegal Doping in the Tennessee Walking Horse Industry as a Felony
The Humane Society of the United States filed a legal petition asking the United States Department of Agriculture to treat the use of illegal numbing or masking chemicals on horses’ legs as a felony under the Horse Protection Act.
March 1, 2012
Nationally known Tennessee Walking Horse trainer Jackie McConnell and several of his associates have been indicted on 52 counts of violating the federal Horse Protection Act (including 18 felony counts), and also charged with numerous violations of the Tennessee Cruelty to Animals Statute.
February 28, 2012
The HSUS announced that it will pay a reward of $10,000 to the horse industry participant who provided critical evidence that led to the arrest and conviction of Barney Davis, a Tennessee trainer of Spotted Saddle horses.
January 25, 2012
The USDA has sentenced Paul Blackburn for “soring"—deliberately inflicting pain to the feet and legs of Tennessee Walking horses to create an exaggerated gait.
December 29, 2011
The HSUS helped donkeys in Hawaii, rescued and cared for horses who were cruelty victims throughout the country, fought horse slaughter, and worked to end soring in 2011.
October 20, 2011
September 20, 2011
The International Equine Conference (September 26–28) will take on horse slaughter, cruelty, and the treatment of wild horses and burros.
May 13, 2011
Artist and animal advocate Peter Max is helping to raise awareness about the plight of New York City's carriage horses.
April 27, 2011
The HSUS Applauds the USDA and Justice Department for Obtaining Horse Soring Abuse Indictment under the Federal Horse Protection Act
The HSUS applauds the USDA's Office of Inspector General, the U.S. Justice Department, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Knoxville, Tenn., for obtaining an indictment against three individuals charged with conspiring to violate the federal Horse Protection Act.
October 28, 2010
The USDA’s law enforcement arm has released a report agreeing with The HSUS's call for greater protection for Tennessee walking horses. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service promises to step up.