Horse Neglect & Abandonment

The state of equine welfare in the United States has suffered since the closure of the processing plants with no provisions put into place, many supporting a federal bill have indicated that this is not the case. Following are some articles regarding the situation:

Ag commissioner candidate faults rival on bill to allow horse sale for slaughter

Dallas News AUSTIN — Agriculture commissioner candidate Tommy Merritt is drawing attention to rival Sid Miller’s past support for horse slaughter, noting in a mailer to Republican primary voters that Miller introduced measures in the House to legalize the sale…

Judge clears way for domestic horse slaughter

CBS News ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. A federal judge on Friday cleared the way for horse slaughterhouses to resume operating in the U.S. as early as next week. U.S. District Judge Christina Armijo in Albuquerque threw out a lawsuit by The Humane…

Drought, hay prices putting pressure on horse owners

The Denver Post The drought that has scorched the state is sending hay prices skyward and forcing horse owners to make painful decisions. Many owners, who struggled to keep their horses through the economic downturn, are giving up their animals…

Drought takes heavy toll on roaming horses

Navajo Times   T he water hole at Lichii naazniil near Cottonwood, Ariz. has dried up. A rotten smell of dead carcasses linger in the air. The rancid smell came from the 17 dead horses in various stages of decomposition…

Back Door Route to Blocking the Processing of Horses in the United States

AWC Press Release  – For Immediate Release June 2, 2013 Contact: Animal Welfare Council  at awc@animalwelfarecouncil.org        Back Door Route to Blocking the Processing of Horses in U.S. Legislation and regulation introduced to date that bans processing horses for human…

HSUS horse sanctuary director sues over firing

Capital Press The former director of a horse sanctuary operated by the Humane Society of the United States claims she was fired for “whistleblowing activities” involving environmental and workplace safety rules. Kathleen Strek, former director of the group’s Duchess Sanctuary…