While our historic milestone provides plenty of reasons to take pause and commemorate our past, the urgency of our cause demands that we continue to look ahead. To that end, the ASPCA is at the forefront of three relatively new areas of animal welfare concentration where the potential for saving lives is nearly limitless.
The proposals are in line with BLM's distorted view that there is an "unsustainable proliferation of wild horses" on federal
The federal spending omnibus package President Obama signed today represents months of negotiations by the House and Senate. And while some of the loudest and largest passengers on that omnibus include defense spending, tax reform, and homeland security, a number of critical animal causes fortunately found seats as well.
The people of the United States do not see horses as a source of food, and despite all the scrutiny and pressure coming to bear on the horse slaughter industry, it has shown itself to be consistently reckless, unsafe and inhumane. There's no redeeming it.
The Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary has seen unspeakable cruelty. One horse arrived at the sanctuary with a fractured skull after being beaten with a two-by-four and dragged behind a truck. Another arrived with untreated third degree burns from a stable fire.
The BLM told us this could never happen, but it did. They told us they'd investigate how this happened, but they didn't. They said it would never happen again; do you trust them? You shouldn't.
Some foreign companies look at beloved American horses and see only two things: profit and food. They want to turn these majestic animals into frozen meat products for Europe and Asia, with no concerns about the unconscionable cost on life, health, the environment, or the integrity of our culture.
Last night, the House Republican leadership made a statement about animal welfare and their disregard for that universal
As the 2013 session comes to an end for the New York state legislature, horse owners, breeders and advocates are raising the profile of legislation aimed at banning the sale and transportation of horses to slaughter, as well as banning the sale of horse meat in New York.
As the NBC story points out, even though wild horses are protected by an act of Congress, they have powerful enemies. The power of the people is what's needed now to overcome the special interests allied against America's mustangs.
Five states looking to snag millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars to inspect horse meat plants may want to rethink their plans in light of a precipitous drop in demand.
Temple Grandin, who has applied herself to reforming the slaughter of cattle with some success, seems to straddle the line on the issue of using American horses as meat as she says, "It's a less bad option to slaughter them here," than in unregulated facilities abroad. But is the "less bad" option the right one?
"Everything we've heard is that everything is a 'go' and that it should be okay," De Los Santos said. After the plant is