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Our troubled economy has a trickle-down effect onto animals. Horse owners who struggle financially often find it difficult to adequately care for their high-maintenance animals. The result is a record-high number of horses who suffer from neglect or starvation. Some are even being sent to slaughter...

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Horses in the U.S. are not raised for food. They are bred for transportation, farm work, sport and companionship—not for meat. But some groups are eager to bring horse slaughter plants back to the U.S.—despite the terrible cruelty of horse slaughter, the risks to human health associated with tainted...

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Proper feeding is a critical part of equine care.

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A good disaster plan is vital to keeping yourself and your animal companions safe. But horses require extra consideration because of their size and specific transportation needs. Since you won’t have much time to think or act during an emergency, take time now to create an effective emergency plan...

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1. Get the facts. Learn more about the cruel practice of horse soring. 2. Support the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act. Contact your federal legislators and ask them to increase enforcement funding of, and close loopholes in, the Horse Protection Act by passing the PAST Act. Let them know it's...

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Hundreds of horse auctions are held each year, in virtually every state. And an unthinkable fate can await horses sold there.

To thrive, horses require healthy amounts of food and water, adequate shelter and competent care. Horse owners must commit a great deal of time, energy, skill and money to ensuring their horses have everything they need to live a happy, healthy life of thirty years or more. Any time a horse changes...

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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. The...

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Supporters of horse slaughter put forth many arguments to support their position. But if you look at the facts, you'll see the truth: The slaughter of horses for meat is not only unnecessary and inhumane, it is also harmful in many ways. Below are answers to some of the most common questions about...

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Apollo at Doris Day

Case history Eight Tennessee walking horses were rescued from the property of trainer Jackie McConnell after a federal investigation revealed illegal training methods. Names Pride of Titleist, Cheers, Right or Wrong, I’m Nancy Lopez, Taj Mahal, All American Plan, Paroled in The Night and Mucho Bueno...

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by Ruthanne Johnson

This list is provided as a resource for horse owners and is for informational purposes only. Please contact specific vendors for more information on their services. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all listings. This list is not exhaustive and is subject to change over time. The...

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The sudden death of a New York City carriage horse on October 23 is once again shining a light on the inhumane plight of horses who have to live in multistory warehouses without pasture, endure harsh pavement and loud noises and breathe exhaust from car tailpipes for eight or nine hours every day...

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Julie Hauserman

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal lawmakers introduced legislation today to permanently ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption in the United States and end the current export of American horses for slaughter abroad. Introduced by Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.), the...

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WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing today on “Improving Safety and Transparency in America’s Food and Drugs.” Included on the agenda for this hearing was the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act (H.R. 961), federal...

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The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Legislative Fund are pleased that the 2017 omnibus spending bill includes provisions directing the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to protect our nation’s wild horses and burros. The bill prevents the BLM and its contractors from sending...

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(April 27–2011)—The U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Knoxville, Tenn., filed a superseding indictment, charging four Tennessee residents with additional violations of the federal Horse Protection Act and related financial crimes. A federal grand jury in Chattanooga returned...

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Today, a bipartisan group of federal lawmakers reintroduced legislation to permanently ban horse slaughter in the United States and end the current export of American horses for slaughter. Sponsored by U.S. Sens. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Susan...

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