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What is the PAST Act? The Prevent All Soring Tactics, or PAST Act, is the federal bill to end the cruel practice of horse soring. The PAST Act would amend the Horse Protection Act to do the following: Amend the industry's failed system of self-policing; Ban the use of devices implicated in the...

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The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the killing and dismemberment of five horses. The horses’ remains were found in a cluster of locations along...

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(MURCHISON, Texas) – On June 27, 2019 the Humane Society of the United States, Safe Haven Equine Rescue and Retirement Home and Camp County Sheriff’s Department, rescued more than 150 horses, mules and donkeys from a property in Camp County, Texas. The footing was thick with mud and grime and a foul...

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What are captive hunts? Captive hunting operations—also referred to as "shooting preserves," "canned hunts," or "game ranches"—are private trophy hunting facilities that offer their customers the opportunity to kill exotic and native animals trapped within enclosures. Some facilities have even...

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WASHINGTON - The Humane Society of the United States released today the results of a disturbing undercover investigation into two wildlife killing contests in Frederick County and in Waldorf, Maryland. Investigators documented the judging portions of the events, with participants lining up rows of...

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Facts, statistics and trends of animals abused in the U.S. Categories of animals abused, relationship to domestic violence and legislative trends.

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Representatives Steve King (R-IA) and James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) have introduced bills H.R. 4879 and H.R. 2887, which have been dubbed the States' Rights Elimination Acts. These bills could completely undermine the authority of states to pass laws to protect animals and their citizens. A diverse and...

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