For years The HSUS has called on the USDA to meet its responsibilities and deal with significant and ongoing abuses of horses at the hands of horse show exhibitors. The USDA’s Horse Protection Program is meant to protect these wonderful animals, ensuring that Tennessee Walking . . .
The life of Secretariat, as depicted in the uplifting Disney film of the same name, is a great American story: an underdog beats the odds, defies the skeptics, and rides to glory. The movie opened in theaters across the nation last week, and it is . . .
This video shows the change you help make possible — our West Virginia state director Summer Wyatt visits three families who adopted seven of the 49 horses, donkeys and mules The HSUS helped to remove from severe neglect on a Prichard, W.Va. farm in May.
Over the past few weeks, tens of thousands of you have contacted the federal Bureau of Land Management, encouraging the agency to impose an immediate moratorium on the senseless wild horse gathers being conducted on our public lands. Saving America’s MustangsAdopted mustang Pony Express and . . .
Last week I asked you to take action on two urgent matters of wildlife mismanagement by the federal government—urging the Bureau of Land Management to stop the cruel and senseless roundups of wild horses, and encouraging Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to have no part of . . .
Today, I need your action on another urgent concern — urging the Bureau of Land Management to stop the cruel and senseless roundups of wild horses and instead to develop humane, sustainable programs for managing the herds, such as fertility control through immunocontraception.
In addition to the enormous gains we made to help billions of animals through our big-picture work in 2009, I was pleased to inventory how much we accomplished, and how many animals we helped, through direct care programs.
I was delighted to learn this week that the New York Racing Association has just instituted an anti-slaughter policy, with penalties for those who either directly or indirectly sell a horse for slaughter. And The Tennessean, one of the state’s largest newspapers, comments today on the horse slaughter issue
For a classic example of how poor implementation can undermine the original intent of legislation, look no further than the Bureau of Land Management and its efforts to protect wild horses and burros under the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act.