Equine

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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Talk Back: Horse Slaughter Is Wrong

By on June 19, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers responded to comments posted last week and the claim du jour of horse slaughter advocates—if we shut down horse slaughterhouses, people will abandon horses or even abuse them. Below is a sampler of the comments we received. What do you think? Join the conversation . . . 

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Abandon the Myth of the Unwanted Horse

By on June 15, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Abandon the Myth of the Unwanted Horse

I must say that the proponents of horse slaughter have done a pretty good job of staying on message and thereby confusing the issue. They know that Americans care about animal welfare, so they have been forced to concoct an argument that somehow makes horse . . . 

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Talk Back: Heard on Horse Slaughter

By on June 14, 2007 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Readers responded from both sides of the fence to last week’s update on the combination of setbacks and progress in the battle to stop the slaughter of American horses for human consumption. Below is a sampler of the comments we received: This news is really . . . 

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Struggle to Spare Horses

By on June 5, 2007 in Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Struggle to Spare Horses

If you are one of our many online advocates who have taken action on horse slaughter, you will receive an email from me sometime today providing the latest news about our battle to stop the slaughter of horses for human consumption. (If you have not . . . 

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Big Wins for Cockfighting and Horse Slaughter Bans

By on May 17, 2007 in Animal Rescue and Care, Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Big Wins for Cockfighting and Horse Slaughter Bans

There have been some signature wins in state legislatures this week—particularly on two of the worst forms of animal abuse The HSUS has been campaigning to stamp out through the law. First, on Tuesday, in the Louisiana Senate, lawmakers passed an immediate ban on cockfighting . . . 

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