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The Humane Society of the United States applauds the U.S. Department of Agriculture for announcing a proposed rule that contains significant reforms to end the cruel practice of horse soring—in which caustic chemicals, chains, hard objects, cutting and other gruesome techniques are used to injure...

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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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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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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 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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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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Humane Society Legislative Fund

The Humane Society of the United States applauds New Jersey lawmakers for strengthening the state’s protections for animals by authorizing courts to include animals in domestic violence restraining orders. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed A1633/S540, the Domestic Violence Pet Protection Order...

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WASHINGTON—Sens. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, introduced legislation today to permanently end the slaughter of American horses for human consumption in the United States and abroad. The John Stringer Rainey Safeguard American...

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Shark being filmed for the movie Sharkwater Extinction

Rob Stewart was 9 the first time he came face-to-face with a shark. While he was snorkeling along a reef in the Caribbean, the shark swam into view and quickly reversed direction. The encounter lasted mere seconds, but it changed Stewart’s perception of the oft-misunderstood predator. “For me, that...

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By Emily Smith

A federal bill to protect Tennessee walking horses from the cruel practice known as “soring” reached two congressional milestones by far surpassing 218 cosponsors in the House (at 240 and counting) and by earning its 50th cosponsor in the U.S. Senate: Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, chairman of the...

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Keith Dane, director of equine protection for the Humane Society of the United States, issued the following statement in response to the sentence of three years probation and a $75,000 fine handed down to Jackie McConnell, the notorious horse trainer who was at the center of an undercover...

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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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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 and Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association applaud and join the call by two of the nation’s largest veterinary groups for a ban on the use of action devices and performance packages in the training and showing of Tennessee Walking Horses. These...

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Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association