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Critical votes on two horse protection bills and on a funding bill with key horse provisions made today a benchmark date in the long history of equine advocacy by the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Legislative Fund. The Subcommittee on Consumer Protection & Commerce of the...

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WASHINGTON—The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Legislative Fund commend the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the U.S. House of Representatives for holding a hearing on the Save America’s Forgotten Equines (SAFE) Act, H.R. 3355, and Prevent All Soring Tactics...

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The Humane Society of the United States is providing a $7,500 grant to Blaze’s Tribute Equine Rescue. The rescue recently took in 28 horses from an alleged cruelty situation in Skiatook, Oklahoma. The grant funds will assist Blaze’s Tribute Equine Rescue with veterinary care for the horses rescued...

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Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment to the defense appropriations bill that would increase funding for the Veterans Affairs’ Adaptive Sports Grant Program for equine-assisted therapy. The amendment increases funding by $5 million for fiscal year 2018.

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Washington⁠—The Humane Society of the United States has been honored with an Equine Media Award from American Horse Publications (AHP), for its 2018 Protecting America’s Horses Brochure/video collaboration with Tanya Tucker promoting the PAST Act. American Horse Publications is a media organization...

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WASHINGTON—Today, a diverse group of equine industry and animal welfare organizations announced the Final Stretch Alliance to End Horse Slaughter—a collaborative effort to permanently ban the slaughter of American horses. In an open letter to congressional leaders, including House Speaker Nancy...

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Portrait of Robin Mock and adopted burro Samson

The Mock family had been operating a horse rescue for several years when an article in All Animals inspired them to add a new equine. The article was about the Platero Project, a privately funded HSUS program that collaborates with the Bureau of Land Management to help burros. The loyal, resilient...

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Our wildlife sanctuaries are made possible thanks to the generosity of landowners like you. The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust (the Trust) has always depended on the donation of land or conservation easements to fulfill its mission of protecting wildlife by protecting habitat. We appreciate that...

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On May 21, 2018, Duchess Sanctuary, operated by the Fund for Animals in partnership with the Humane Society of the United States, will celebrate its 10th anniversary. One of the nation’s largest horse sanctuaries—and the largest in the Pacific Northwest—Duchess is home to 196 equines, including 188...

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The Humane Society of the United States will be providing over $100,000 in grants to equine rescues experiencing financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The grants are made possible by donors and funding partners. Additionally, the Humane Society of the United States’ Responsible...

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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 brutal attack on horses at the Big Pine Saddle Club. The Case: The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office responded to...

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WASHINGTON—The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Carter-Fitzpatrick Amendment to the INVEST in America Act, which would ban the slaughter of American equines. Led by Reps. Troy Carter, D-La., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., John Katko, R-N.Y., Dina Titus, D-Nev., Vern...

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The U.S. House Appropriations Committee failed to adopt an amendment to prevent the slaughter of horses for human consumption on U.S. soil. The amendment to the agriculture appropriations bill, offered by Rep. Sam Farr, D—Calif., resulted in a tie vote, with the Chair of the Committee, Hal Rogers...

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The U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted to adopt an amendment to prevent the slaughter of horses for human consumption on U.S. soil. The amendment to the agriculture appropriations bill that bars spending by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to inspect horse slaughterhouses was offered by...

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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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Washington D.C. — The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court ruling that vacated a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule to remove Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region, which includes Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The ruling maintains...

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