by Wayne Pacelle ~ President and CEO, The Humane Society of the United States “The American public has made clear they oppose horse slaughter and today’s vote reflects the will of the people.” Late Friday morning, the House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment, offered by Rep. Jim Moran, […]
Source: The Cloud Foundation WASHINGTON, DC (August 20, 2013) – Ginger Kathrens, Founder and Executive Director of The Cloud Foundation (TCF) was nominated to the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board position of Public Interest (Equine Behavior) by Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM), with recommendations from Congressman […]
Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat and co-chair of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) approval of an application for federal inspections at a horse slaughter facility in New Mexico. “I am deeply disappointed in today’s (July 2nd) […]
House Appropriations Committee Votes to Eliminate Funds for Inspection of U.S. Horse Slaughter Facilities
Source: ASPCA.org Approved amendment would protect horses from cruel practice in the U.S. NEW YORK—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) commends the members of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee for approving an amendment to its fiscal year 2014 Agriculture Appropriations bill that […]
Source: By Debra Zimmerman Murphey of WeMakeItNews.com “public backlash has triggered grassroots and national attention…on horse slaughter“ For the first time on the policy front, and through the Obama White House, the United States Department of Agriculture’s proposed upcoming budget supports an initiative to defund horse meat inspections in […]
Source: Office of Rep. Jim Moran Requests agency include slaughter ban in FY ’14 budget Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat and co-chair of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, today sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack calling on the USDA to deny […]
OpEd by R.T. Fitch ~ volunteer president of the Wild Horse Freedom Federation Many Thanks to the Unsung Heroes of the Equine Advocacy It’s over, 2012 is nothing more than a distant memory left to be recounted in history books and comedian jokes, finished, done, stick a fork […]
OpEd by R.T. Fitch ~ volunteer president of Wild Horse Freedom Federation Dicey Question, Difficult Choice We are late in publishing a commentary, today, because one of the cardinal rules of this blog has been to avoid discussion on both politics and religion with good reasoning; the above […]
For The Love of Horses: No Horse Slaughter Plant Yet For Missouri As Antagonists Continue Opposition
by Frank Buchman of the Kansas Rural Messenger “Americans don’t eat horse meat…” “The ‘bleeding hearts’ got reprieve again.” It sounds terribly rude, and crude, but that’s exactly the way one lifelong horse breeder, champion-horse exhibitor, internationally-recognized horse merchandizer, and true horse lover evaluated announcement that a horse […]
Dear Fellow Equine Welfare Advocates:
No press release, just a simple thank you note.
On a personal level I would like to thank everyone involved for the success of delivering your heartfelt letters to D.C. asking the President to put a stop to the senseless management to extinction of our wild horses and burros.
Thanks go our Wild Horse Freedom Federation’s BoD, Habitat for Horses, the Cloud Foundation, the Office of Rep. Jim Moran, Horseback Magazine, PPJ Gazette, Protect Mustangs, Respect4Horses, Equine Welfare Alliance, Native Wild Horse Protection, Animal Law Coalition, Marin Mustangs, my wife Terry, Jerry Finch and the thousands and thousands of outraged American taxpayers who took the time to collect their thoughts and forward their feelings to us so that we could take them to Washington D.C. (apologies to anyone I may have forgotten)