January 17, 2013
In 2012, The HSUS's horse protection work included an investigation exposing soring in the Tennessee walking horse industry, blocking horse slaughter plants from opening in several states, stopping government agencies from killing wild burros, among others. In 2013 we plan to expand our efforts against soring and horse slaughter.
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 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.
July 3, 2012
The HSUS Applauds the U.S. Department of Transportation for Barring Three Angels Farm from Transporting Animals
The HSUS thanks the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for ordering Lebanon, Tenn.-based Three Angels Farm to immediately cease all transportation services due to serious safety violations.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
February 29, 2012
Duchess Sanctuary ranch manager Jennifer Kunz on the dramatic history of the special Oregon sanctuary for horses,