To save horses and burros from cruelty.

We share the belief held by most Americans that equines are companion animals and partners in recreation, sport and work. Unfortunately, equine cruelty occurs nationwide.

Pass the PAST Act to end horse abuse!

No horse should be made to suffer for a blue ribbon. The PAST Act would end the failed system of industry self-policing, ban the use of devices integral to soring, strengthen penalties and make other reforms necessary to finally end this torture.

undercover photo of someone "soring" a horse to create an exaggerated and unnatural gait known as the “big lick."
Struggling to survive

Horses and burros living in the wild in western states are targeted by many who are advocating for changes in protections to allow for auctioning them off—which could result in tens of thousands of wild horses and burros being sold for slaughter. We believe that wild horses and burros deserve protections and should be humanely managed.

Did you know?
Horses in horse racing industry

Have 38 different sets of rules for drugs affecting racehorses.

Horse being subjected to "soring", with chemicals being applied to his legs

And counting, the ongoing era of the "Big Lick" faction of the Tennessee walking horse industry allows the routine crippling of horses as a core training strategy.

horses in pens before slaughter

Are sent to slaughter each year, but could have led productive lives.

Scared yellow dog left out in the rain and mud

For every animal saved, countless others are still suffering. By stepping up for them, you can create a future where animals no longer have to suffer in puppy mills, factory farms, testing labs or other heartbreaking situations. Start saving lives today!

Kathy Milani / The HSUS