When will the horse racing industry get some horse sense?
April 9, 2019

When will the horse racing industry get some horse sense?

Rash of horse deaths at Santa Anita signals fundamental problems for industry
By Wayne Pacelle
More than a few in the horse racing world think the rules about the responsible treatment of animals don’t apply to them or to their industry. Doping horses on race day to enhance performance,… read more

A horseman’s take on the issue of horse soring
April 3, 2019

A horseman’s take on the issue of horse soring

The intentional injuring of their feet and legs of Walking horses is a continuing disgrace
Note:  Today, U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Mark Warner (D-VA) reintroduced the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act  with five additional Republicans and five additional Democrats as original… read more

Animal Issues Starting to Move in the 116th Congress
March 28, 2019

Animal Issues Starting to Move in the 116th Congress

Key committee conducts hearing on four major animal protection bills
By Penny Eastman

In 2017 and 2018, House Republican committee chairmen – such as Bob Goodlatte of Judiciary and Rob Bishop of Natural Resources – refused to conduct hearings on even a single animal welfare bill assigned… read more

Massive Federal Spending Bill Good News for Horses and Wolves
February 15, 2019

Massive Federal Spending Bill Good News for Horses and Wolves

Measure does not strip federal protections for wolves and bars the opening
of any new horse slaughter plants in the U.S.
The House gave approval to the Fiscal Year 2019 spending bill last night by a vote of 300 – 128, on the heels of an 83 -16 vote in the Senate. It goes to President… read more