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.
April 4, 2012
Three severely neglected horses have been taken in by The HSUS after Constable Dennis Taylor’s Office seized them pursuant to a court order finding that the owner’s mistreatment of the horses violated the Texas Health and Safety Code.
March 29, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest and abandoning and injuring a horse in Soso, Miss.
March 27, 2012
Humane Groups Petition FDA 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. Food and Drug Administration to prevent former companion, working, competition and wild horses from being used as human food.
March 26, 2012
One family of horses survives PMU industry to find a life of peace, together, at Duchess Sanctuary in Oregon
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 29, 2012
Duchess Sanctuary ranch manager Jennifer Kunz on the dramatic history of the special Oregon sanctuary for horses,
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.
February 3, 2012
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., is the 2011 Humane Horsewoman of the Year. Every year The HSUS honors an individual who has demonstrated a strong commitment to protecting America’s horses from cruelty.