July 2, 2012
As firefighters struggle to contain wildfires in Colorado, Montana, and Utah, The HSUS brings pet food and checks on animals left behind. In the Atlantic states, severe storms knocked out power and our Animal Rescue Team stands ready with help and advice.
June 25, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States Applauds the New Jersey Senate for Passing Legislation to Ban Horse Slaughter
The Humane Society of the United States applauds the New Jersey Senate for passing A.2023/S.1976, legislation that prevents the slaughter of horses for human consumption. The bill was approved by an overwhelming, bi-partisan majority vote of 35 to 4.
June 20, 2012
The Bureau of Land Management is conducting a declared emergency wild horse gather in the southern portion of the Jackson Mountains HMA in northern Nevada.
June 19, 2012
By a voice vote, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee today approved an amendment offered by Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., to block spending by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to inspect U.S. horse slaughter plants in Fiscal Year 2013.
June 18, 2012
As awareness spreads about the abusive treatment of Tennessee Walking Horses in the top levels of show competition, The HSUS is continuing its commitment to help bring violators to justice through the offering of a reward to crack down on abuse of these animals.
June 14, 2012
The HSUS and HSVMA Join Veterinary Groups’ Call for Increased Protections for Tennessee Walking Horses
The HSUS and HSVMA applaud and join the call by two of the nation’s largest veterinary groups for a ban on the use of action devices and performance packages in the training and showing of Tennessee Walking Horses.
June 12, 2012
On June 23, take a rare behind-the-scenes tour of Duchess Sanctuary, our sanctuary in Oregon for abused and abandoned horses.
June 7, 2012
The HSUS is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for blinding and disfiguring a horse in Essex, Vt.
June 6, 2012
The HSUS is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for killing a racehorse named Lady May Z in Northwest Indiana.
June 5, 2012
The HSUS Applauds USDA for Finalizing Regulations to Strengthen Enforcement of the Horse Protection Act
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the release of its final rule requiring uniform mandatory minimum penalties for violations of the federal Horse Protection Act.
May 25, 2012
See video from an undercover HSUS investigation that led the U.S. Department of Justice to file charges against a Tennessee walking horse trainer.
May 24, 2012
On the heels of an undercover investigation into horse soring practices by The HSUS, the organization is asking Tennessee’s Attorney General Reporter Robert E. Cooper, Jr. to investigate the role of horse show management in allowing sored horses to continue competing in spite of a state law criminalizing such conduct.
May 22, 2012
In the wake of The HSUS’ undercover investigation into the shocking abuse of Tennessee Walking Horses, notorious trainer Jackie McConnell pleaded guilty today to a felony conviction for charges related to conspiracy to violate the Horse Protection Act.
May 18, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States Releases Statement on Trainer Doug O’Neill’s Horse Drugging Record
Keith Dane, director of equine protection for The Humane Society of the United States, issued a statement about reports of Kentucky Derby winning trainer Doug O’Neill’s multiple violations of drugging horses
May 8, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States and the Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition are offering a reward of up to $3,750 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the abandonment of a horse on a road near Cheboygan, Mich.
April 27, 2012
The HSUS issued a report detailing the food safety risks associated with consuming meat that originates in American horses. Horses in the U.S. are primarily used for companionship or competition, therefore they are not treated in the same way as animals raised for human consumption. Horses are commonly given pharmaceuticals that have been banned for use in food-producing animals by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Commission’s Food and Veterinary Office.
April 25, 2012
Celebrities, School Children, Citizen Advocates Gather at Capitol to Lobby for Permanent Ban on Horse Slaughter
As part of the “Horses on the Hill” event, celebrities, school children and citizen advocates joined Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., sponsor of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (S. 1176 / H.R. 2966), at the Capitol to urge legislators to permanently protect our nation’s horses from inhumane slaughter.
April 20, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States Applauds BLM’s Selection of Madeleine Pickens Proposed Wild Horse Eco-sanctuary for Environmental Analysis
The Humane Society of the United States praises the Bureau of Land Management for its decision to support philanthropist and wild horse advocate Madeleine Pickens’ proposal to create an eco-sanctuary for America’s mustangs.
April 13, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States, the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), Front Range Equine Rescue and Animal Protection of New Mexico condemn plans to open a horse slaughter plant in Roswell, N.M.
April 9, 2012
Humane Groups Petition USDA to Block Companion, Working and Show Horses from Being Slaughtered for Human Consumption
Front Range Equine Rescue and The HSUS filed a legal petition with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to prevent former companion, working, competition and wild horses from being used as human food.