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You Asked: Homes for Horses

By on January 29, 2008 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
You Asked: Homes for Horses

Today I’d like to respond to a query that came in after last week’s blog about the National Call-In Day for Horses. Q. If people can’t afford to take care of their horses, besides slaughter and auction, what other avenues do they have? Just a . . . 

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Make the Call for Horses

By on January 22, 2008 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Make the Call for Horses

If you are on our email list, this morning you may have received an alert about today’s National Call-In Day for Horses. I don’t have to tell you that this is a crucial time to make your voice heard. Our horses are being shipped to . . . 

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Riding Roughshod Over Horses

By on October 30, 2007 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Riding Roughshod Over Horses

More tragedy for horses this past week. First, at a sloppy and soaked Monmouth Park in New Jersey on Saturday, European horse racing star George Washington broke down in the home stretch of the Breeder’s Cup. As workers rushed to the hobbling 4-year-old colt, who . . . 

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Talk Back: Help Our Horses

By on October 16, 2007 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

We are at an odd moment in the fight to stop horse slaughter. We’ve shut down the plants in the United States, and documented horrific cruelty to American horses shipped to Mexico and also to Canada. But the horse and veterinary groups aligned with the . . . 

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Advocates of Horse Slaughter All Wrong

By on October 5, 2007 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Advocates of Horse Slaughter All Wrong

© The HSUSPresenting Michael Vick’s talking points toCarol Leifer (left) and Lori Wolf (right). I just met with Carol Leifer and Lori Wolf at their Los Angeles home to present them with a framed copy of the notes Michael Vick used when he apologized to . . . 

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Congress Must Act After Horse Cruelty Caught on Tape

By on October 4, 2007 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

All of the horse slaughter plants in the United States have now closed, but some American horses are still being slaughtered. Thousands of American horses are being exported this year, funneled to slaughter plants in Canada and Mexico. These horses are transported harrowingly long distances—in . . . 

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Talk Back: Compassion for Carriage Horses

By on October 2, 2007 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

In September, a 13-year-old carriage horse died after she was spooked and bolted onto a sidewalk near New York City’s Central Park. Readers grieved the mare’s death and criticized having the horse-drawn carriages in such a heavily congested area. Among the comments we received: Horse-drawn . . . 

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Horse Trafficking for Slaughter Must Stop

By on October 1, 2007 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Horse Trafficking for Slaughter Must Stop

Yesterday, I was in the passenger seat driving by the parched pasture land outside of Lexington, Ky., reading news clips on my laptop on our way to the Kentucky Equine Humane Center in Nicholasville. I was focused on the news story in the Houston Chronicle . . . 

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Foolish Arguments Can’t Disguise Horse Slaughter

By on September 27, 2007 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Foolish Arguments Can’t Disguise Horse Slaughter

In some ways, we’ve already won the larger argument in society. Almost no one defends cruelty any longer. Animal welfare is widely recognized as a social virtue, and even the people and corporations that harm animals for recreation or profit try to disguise their conduct . . . 

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Case Closed: U.S. Horse Slaughter Must End

By on September 21, 2007 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

News flash… I am thrilled to report to you that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, based in Chicago, has ruled in our favor on a major horse slaughter case. In a unanimous 3-0 decision, the Court upheld the constitutionality of a . . . 

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Big Apple Bustle No Place for Horses

By on September 18, 2007 in Equine, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Big Apple Bustle No Place for Horses

New York is a fantastic city. Manhattan is its financial and arts and culture center. And at its heart—some might say at its lungs, since its thousands of trees breathe oxygen into the city—is Central Park.  A masterstroke of urban planning, Central Park came to . . . 

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Reform Needed to Rid Cruelty From Horse Competitions

By on August 30, 2007 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Social change comes about not just with vision, but with practical action. Horse industry leaders have joined with The Humane Society of the United States and other humane groups in urging a ban on horse slaughter. Wolfgang Puck and other food industry leaders have joined . . . 

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