Local and State Legislation

Judge Rules Against New Mexico Horse Processing Plant

A New Mexico district court judge has sided with that state’s attorney general by expanding a 2014 injunction to include the new owners of a plant that was once intended to process horses. Horse slaughter has not taken place in…

Circus animal ordinance stalls in committee

Austin Monitor – Wednesday, June 3, 2015 by Tyler Whitson A proposed ordinance aiming to protect circus animals within city limits sparked a passionate debate at a City Council Health and Human Services Committee meeting on Monday, with supporters calling…

Please Oppose California Senate Bill 716

ACTION ALERT FROM THE NATIONAL ANIMAL INTEREST ALLIANCE California Senate Bill 716 would ban the use of the elephant guide (also called a bull hook/ankus) in the State of California beginning in 2018. It would apply not only to circuses but…

EXCLUSIVE: New York City carriage horses are stress-free even after long day of trotting, academic says

Daily News You’re probably more stressed than a New York City carriage horse, according to a new study. A California academic who specializes in equine medicine conducted an intensive study of stress levels on Big Apple carriage horses and found…