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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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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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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 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 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 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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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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CHICAGO – The Humane Society of the United States today honored Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., as its 2019 Humane Horsewoman of the Year. This award is given on an annual basis to an individual who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to protecting American equines. Rep. Schakowsky is being...

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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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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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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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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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ANNAPOLIS—The Humane Society of the United States today honored Steuart Pittman, founder of the Retired Racehorse Project, as its Humane Horseman of the Year. This award is given on an annual basis to an individual who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to protect American equines. Anne Arundel...

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Updates April 9, 2014: Senate Committee Approves Bill to Protect Tennessee Walking Horses from Abuse September 18, 2012: Federal Court Sentences Former Tennessee Walking Horse Trainer Jackie McConnell August 17, 2012: The Humane Society of the United States Launches Hotline for Tips on Horse Soring...

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WASHINGTON—In a move designed to spare tens of thousands of America’s wild horses and burros from ongoing threats including mass slaughter, the Senate Appropriations committee advanced a reform-focused budget increase for the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Program in its Fiscal...

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