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.
September 23, 2010
With the World Equestrian Games kicking off in Kentucky this weekend, HSUS staff will be on hand to advocate for and educate visitors on humane horse treatment and training.
August 4, 2010
The HSUS, ASPCA, American Horse Protection Association, Friends of Sound Horses and former U.S. Sen. Tydings filed a petition with USDA seeking new regulations to strengthen enforcement of the Horse Protection Act.
April 13, 2010
National equestrian champions Elissa Dauberman and her horse, Craving Blue, have set an example in the equine world with a natural and humane training approach.
February 18, 2010
Kentucky citizens are meeting with state legislators and rallying at the Capitol Rotunda in support of stronger animal cruelty and cockfighting laws.
November 25, 2009
The Humane Society of the United States and the Cannon County Sheriff's Department joined forces to rescue 84 horses from a property in Tennessee.
November 24, 2009
The HSUS released a statement regarding the recent endorsement of a national welfare code of practice for the horse industry. Drafted by the American Horse Council and endorsed by several major horse industry groups, the welfare code offers generic guidelines for responsible breeding, training and care of horses.
September 28, 2009
Thistle was “steady, stable, and ready to learn,” said Diane Miller, director of The Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch where the horses came after being rescued, making him an excellent candidate for the spotlight at the Fort Worth Parelli Celebration.
September 17, 2009
Amid charges of bribery and horse abuse, the 71st Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration recorded the greatest number of Horse Protection Act (HPA) violations of any show in recent memory – and perhaps ever.
September 10, 2009
The HSUS Applauds Kentucky Horse Racing Commission for Strengthening Horse Protection Act Inspections
The HSUS commends the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission for acknowledging the need for better enforcement of the Horse Protection Act and mandating more inspections to prevent "soring" of Tennessee Walking Horses.
June 8, 2009
The HSUS released a new video exposing the extreme suffering endured by some Tennessee Walking Horses.
February 6, 2009
Documents recently released by the United States Department Agriculture (USDA) contain shocking images of the extreme suffering of horses transported to U.S.-based slaughter plants.
January 16, 2009
Congress has introduced legislation to end the slaughter of American horses for human consumption in the U.S. and abroad.
January 13, 2009
Rescued horses across the country have gained a great ally through a special joint venture of The Humane Society of the United States and Parelli Natural Horsemanship.
January 6, 2009
The AAEP has issued a white paper condemning soring of Tennessee Walking Horses and calling for industry-wide changes to eliminate this practice.