Horse Diving Act Belongs Only in the History Books
Horse diving became popular in Atlantic City in the 1920s―with horses forced to walk up to the end of an elevated platform, which then drops and sends them plummeting 30 to 40 feet into a tank of water. The owners of the Atlantic City Steel Pier have announced a plan to bring back this cruel attraction.
Talk Back: Victories and Continuing the Fight against Horse Slaughter
Recently, you’ve taken heart from our accomplishments for animals and have had a lot to say about the problem of horse slaughter. Here are some of your comments.
‘War Horse’ and the Ties that Bond
Steven Spielberg’s War Horse is a must-see film. You’ll be inspired by the seemingly unbreakable bond between a young man and his horse—but also by flashes of human kindness that carry the story forward.
Urgent Action Needed to Save American Horses from Slaughter
Congress recently chose not to include a ban on funding USDA inspectors at horse slaughter plants in the United States, opening the door for these plants to open here. We need to ban the slaughter of American horses throughout North America by passing the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act. Please take action today!
Rhapsody’s Story and the Ugly Truth about Horse Slaughter
Today’s apologists for cruelty are sophisticated and deceptive, now laying claim to the argument that they are the best defenders of animals. But if you know the details of the horse slaughter industry, there’s an inescapable conclusion that it’s disreputable and predatory, gathering up horses from all sorts of sources and turning them into meat exports for profit.
Hawaii Donkeys Say Aloha to New Lives at Sanctuary
In Hawaii, The HSUS has teamed up with island groups, veterinarians, and a local cattle rancher to help hundreds of donkeys at risk of starvation or being killed.
Another Step to Crack Down on Horse Slaughter Abuses
Last week, the Obama administration took action on a couple of HSUS priorities, offering the prospect of greater protection for captive chimpanzees in the United States and the promise that young puppies from foreign puppy mills will not be legally brought into our country for . . .
Greener Pastures for Cast-Off Horses
Our Duchess Sanctuary in Oregon, run in partnership with the Fund for Animals, is one of our five animal care facilities. Many of the horses there were formerly used to produce an estrogen replacement drug called Premarin, but they are now living the good life at Duchess.
Stopping the Slaughter of Our Horses
There’s been a flurry of activity with bearing on our campaign to stop the slaughter of American horses. A few weeks ago, I asked you to call your U.S. representative and urge him or her to support an amendment led by Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., . . .
One Phone Call to Help Horses and Wildlife
The House of Representatives is debating a bill today that sets U.S. Department of Agriculture spending. Please call your U.S. representative now to oppose any pro-horse slaughter amendment and to support an amendment cutting funding for killing wolves and other wild animals with cruel methods such as poisons and steel-jawed traps.
Rescued Horses Show Their Fighting Spirit
A horse who previously survived a trailer crash on the way to a Mexican slaughterhouse also survived a severe tornado in Oklahoma last week, along with her foal. In Missouri, our Animal Rescue Team is helping to care for displaced pets at a shelter in Joplin.
Talk Back: New Beginnings at Doris Day Horse Rescue and Adoption Center
The HSUS is fighting for horses on many fronts, pushing for new policies to protect them and also sheltering them at our new Doris Day Horse Rescue and Adoption Center. Many of you wrote in to the blog and on Facebook welcoming these new opportunities for rescued horses.