Action Alerts & Hot Topics
Resolution passed November 18, 2004 and awaiting action from the President of the U.S.
S. Res. 452 designates December 13, 2004, as National Day of the Horse and encouraging the people of the United States to be mindful of the contribution of horses to the economy, history, and character of the United States.
Introducted in the House Of Representative on February 13, 2003 - to prevent the slaughter of horses in and from the United States for human consumption by prohibiting the slaughter of horses for human consumption and by prohibiting the trade and transport of horseflesh and live horses intended for human consumption, and for other purposes. Write your local legislators and urge them to support this bill!
Sponsored by Rep. Betty Brown of Kauffman, TX (home to a horse slaughterhouse) this bill will LEGALIZE horse slaughter in TX!
CALL AND WRITE - OPPOSE TEXAS H.B. 1324 THANKS TO TH E HARD WORK OF SO MANY, THIS BILL IS NOW DEAD!
Senator Dianne Feinstein of California is soon to introduce the Horse Slaughter Bill. A better bill for a better future for our horses!
New York State Horse Council Publishes "Fit For Sale" Brochure
Guidelines for individuals selling their horses within the state of New York released on 9/28/02.
Any horse less than a 4 on the Henneke Scale is now considered unfit for sale!
Pennsylvania Publishes "Fit For Sale" Brochure!
Guidelines for individuals selling their horses within the state of Pennsylvania!
As it is written, this legislation will stand to recognize the "captive bolt" as a means for humane euthanasia - the CAPTIVE BOLT IS USED IN THE SLAUGHTERHOUSES AND IS CRUEL AND INHUMANE!!!!!!!!
New Holland sells horse suspected of strangles, boards horse for one week and then attempts to resell a 2nd time!
CONGRATULATIONS PENNSYLVANIA RESIDENTS - YOU DID IT!
Mad Cow Ravages US Equine Community
ASPCA Campaign Update
Horses are considered livestock and they will benefit from this legislation. Write letters urging the FDA to pass Docket No. 98P-0151/CP1
ERR attended the meeting.
THE THREE LEGGED BILL HAS BEEN TABLED!!!
YOUR EFFORTS, LETTERS, FAXES AND TELEPHONE CALLS DID MAKE THE DIFFERENCE!
PENNSYLVANIA RESIDENTS - YOUR URGENT ATTENTION IS REQUIRED!
The legislators need to near from you NOW on the 3-Legged Horse Bill.
Covers the issues, updates, contact names/numbers and links to orginal/amended bill.
PA newspapers have covered the story!
Link to PA Government page outlining the history of the "3 Legged Bill"
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Blind Thoroughbred sold at New Holland Auction is Slaughtered with 24 hours of the sale.
15 Horses in 5 States Infected w/WNV-7 Dead
One of the rescues involved, Waverly Animal Shelter may be closed for lack of funding! Donation Needed! Binghamton News Article
Another One Bites The Dust! An Equine Slaughter House Closes!
Central Nebraska Packing Inc. , located in North Platte, NE, no longer slaughters horses. Details to follow.
In New York City
ASPCA takes a stand on this age old issue. Check out their interactive goverment pages!
The fall is the time of year to get a child safe horse
Online letter writing campaign!
USDA considers replacing or modifying the system used to classify animal pain and distress
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