Equine

Nation Needs to Quit Horsing Around – Protect Horses

By on December 20, 2013 in Equine, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Nation Needs to Quit Horsing Around – Protect Horses

This has been a big and challenging year for horses, with many equine issues covered in the news throughout 2013. There was the horse meat scandal in Europe, a move by the horse slaughter industry to resume killing on U.S. soil, continued excessive and often . . . 

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Navajos Say Hold Your Horses on Slaughter

By on October 10, 2013 in Equine, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Navajos Say Hold Your Horses on Slaughter

The horse slaughter industry is a global enterprise, with the bunchers, sellers, transporters, and slaughterers and packers often clandestinely going about their work of moving horses from stable to table. In the United States, which has the world’s largest horse population, there is broad opposition . . . 

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Search Results: Cultured Meat and Horse Sense

By on August 6, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care, Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Search Results: Cultured Meat and Horse Sense

Sergey Brin, the Google founder, innovator, and billionaire, craved a burger, but wanted to hold the suffering and the slaughter. Yesterday, the news broke that Brin – a primary driver in one of the most revolutionary developments in the modern era, developing new ways of aggregating . . . 

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Step by Step Progress for Walking Horses

By on July 30, 2013 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Step by Step Progress for Walking Horses

We are making steady progress in our campaign to crack down on trainers and owners who injure the feet and legs of Tennessee walking horses to induce an unnatural, high-stepping gait in the show ring. Yesterday, a federal court in Texas rejected a legal claim . . . 

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Sundance Kid Rides in to Help Horses

By on July 22, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care, Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Sundance Kid Rides in to Help Horses

When your business is horse slaughter, you don’t attract many fans. It’s a transactional business, with ruthlessness and profit driving the enterprise. The people who work with you aren’t idealists or even hobbyists, but hired guns – people who lobby or file lawsuits or send . . . 

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New Interior Secretary Can Turn Around Broken Wild Horse Program

By on July 19, 2013 in Equine with 1 Comment By Wayne Pacelle
New Interior Secretary Can Turn Around Broken Wild Horse Program

Those of you who regularly watch our good friend Jane Velez-Mitchell’s show on HLN may have seen me last night in a brief segment talking about a potentially dangerous situation for 1,800 captive wild horses at a Bureau of Land Management facility near Reno, Nev., where . . . 

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A Reckoning of Sorts for Disgraced Walking Horse Trainer

By on July 10, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care, Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Reckoning of Sorts for Disgraced Walking Horse Trainer

HSUS undercover investigations have triggered a number of milestones in animal protection over the years – the first criminal prosecution of slaughterhouse workers, the largest meat recall in U.S. history, major corporate policy changes on gestation crates, shutdowns of rogue slaughter plants and stronger federal . . . 

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Problems with USDA Oversight at Slaughter Plants

By on July 2, 2013 in Equine, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Problems with USDA Oversight at Slaughter Plants

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mike McGraw of the Kansas City Star wrote a front-page story this past weekend about the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s failure to consistently enforce federal animal welfare laws at slaughter plants, particularly for pigs. In addition to recounting details of a recent . . . 

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USDA Approves Horse Slaughter, Despite Overwhelming Opposition

By on June 28, 2013 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
USDA Approves Horse Slaughter, Despite Overwhelming Opposition

Today, in a mystifying and infuriating decision, the U.S. Department of Agriculture granted an inspection permit to a discredited horse slaughter plant operator in New Mexico, bringing the nation closer to its first horse slaughter operation since federal courts and state lawmakers shuttered the last . . . 

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Miracle Horse Returns Favor

By on June 12, 2013 in Animal Rescue and Care, Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Miracle Horse Returns Favor

Two years ago, I wrote about a foal named “Moonstruck,” a colt who survived against all odds. While pregnant with Moonstruck, his mother, Catori, was crammed aboard a cattle trailer, bound for slaughter in Mexico, when the driver fell asleep at the wheel. The truck careened off the . . . 

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NRC Gets It Right in Panning BLM Wild Horse Program

By on June 5, 2013 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
NRC Gets It Right in Panning BLM Wild Horse Program

For years The HSUS has been pressing the Bureau of Land Management to reform its broken wild horse management program. In March 2011, we’d hoped that the BLM had turned a corner and that long-awaited changes in the agency’s failed management paradigm were imminent when . . . 

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Ag-Gag, Horse Soring, Animal Care Expo Converge in Tennessee

By on May 8, 2013 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Ag-Gag, Horse Soring, Animal Care Expo Converge in Tennessee

I am in Nashville today for the official opening of Animal Care Expo, which will host 2,000 people from all across the country and from 40 nations. It’s the animal welfare movement’s leading training, education and inspiration conference, and I am so pleased that The . . . 

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