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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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Together, we can reduce needless cruelty to animals.

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Soring involves the intentional infliction of pain to a horse's legs or hooves in order to force the horse to perform an artificial, exaggerated gait. Caustic chemicals—blistering agents like mustard oil, diesel fuel and kerosene—are applied to the horse's limbs, causing extreme pain and suffering...

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TEXAS–Summertime for the more than 700 tigers, primates, bears, horses, pigs and others living at the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch means splashing, swimming and lounging under shade trees and enjoying refreshing icy fruit pops. The residents living at the 1,400-acre sanctuary in Murchison...

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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 shooting death of a nine-month-old thoroughbred colt in Nicholasville, Kentucky. The Humane Society of 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 deaths of at least 14 horses found shot near a strip mine in Floyd County, Kentucky. The Case: The Floyd...

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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 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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