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On Capitol Hill: Backers, Opponents Debate Horseracing Integrity Act

Change vs the status quo. That was the theme of Friday’s debate at a hearing on Capitol Hill about the Horseracing Integrity Act. The bill would, among other things, ban the use of Lasix on race day and put drug testing and medication oversight in the hands of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Whether […]

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U.S. Senate Committee Takes A Stand To Protect Horses And Burros

The United States Senate Appropriations Committee passed the FY19 Agriculture Appropriations bill with a provision to maintain the ban on the slaughter of horses and burros for human consumption on U.S. soil. The provision bars spending by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to inspect horse slaughterhouses, saving millions of taxpayer dollars, and effectively banning horse slaughter […]

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HSUS Humane Horseman Of Year Award To South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham

The Humane Society of the United States announced U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, as its Humane Horseman of the Year. Each year, the group bestows the award on an individual who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to protect American equines. Sen. Graham is being recognized for his ongoing leadership to protect horses and burros from […]

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HSUS Supports Parts Of Trump’s Budget Bill

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is supporting parts of the final 2018 budget bill from President Trump that went into law in March. The HSUS stated on their website that the bill “includes language that will restrict funds from being used to harm horses and to address a purge of key animal […]

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Pacelle Steps Down As HSUS President; Kitty Block Acting President/CEO

After reports of sexual harassment allegations surfaced involving Humane Society of the United States President and CEO Wayne Pacelle, the organization reports Pacelle has stepped down, effective last week. Kitty Block, president of Humane Society International, has taken over as acting President/CEO, according to a press release. Block, who is an attorney, joined HSUS in […]

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Report: HSUS President Subject Of Multiple Sexual Harassment Complaints

Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, has been the subject of three complaints of sexual harassment, according to a report by the Washington Post this week. An investigation conducted by an independent law firm hired by HSUS also found the organization offered settlements to three other workers who […]

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House Approves $5 Million Increase To Equine Therapy For Veterans

On Wednesday evening the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment to the defense appropriations bill that would increase funding for the Veterans Affairs’ Adaptive Sports Grant Program for equine-assisted therapy. The amendment increases funding by $5 million for fiscal year 2018. The funding will enable an expansion of services that use equine-assisted therapy to […]

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HSUS President Pacelle Deems Congress Slaughter Proponents Hypocrites

The head of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Wayne Pacelle has called some of the lawmakers involved in reopening equine slaughter plants in the U.S. hypocrites, believing they have a feigned interest in protecting the horses in the States, reports HorseTalk. The Appropriations Committee of the US House of Representatives narrowly passed […]

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Pennsylvania Governor, Boston Terrier Sign Animal Cruelty Bill Into Law

Governor of Pennsylvania To Wolf, along with a furry friend, signed a bill into law on Wednesday, June 28 that will strengthen the state’s animal protection laws. Wolf’s signature was followed by a paw print in ink by Libre, a Boston terrier who was found emaciated and disease-riddled at a puppy mill-style breeding operation. The […]

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Animals Rights Activists Pushing For Obama To Add To Horse Protection Act

While the current version of the Horse Protection Act does ban the use of chemical agents on the legs of Tennessee Walking Horses and similar breeds, animal rights activists are asking President Obama to push through additional regulations related to the act before Trump takes office, according to USA Today. The new regulations, currently under […]

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