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Tips To Recognizing Legitimate Horse Rescues

In June, 159 horses were seized from Scarlet’s Legacy Equine Rescue in Camp County, Texas. A 501(c)(3), the organization, based on 45 acres, was managed by Deanna Tierney. Local media covered the seizure extensively, and Horse Nation reported on how horse lovers can help horses in need, like those who were taken from Scarlet’s Legacy, […]

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Nearly 150 Horses Rescued In Alleged Cruelty Situation In Texas

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is assisting the Camp County Sheriff’s Office and Safe Haven Equine Rescue and Retirement Home in removing approximately 150 horses from an alleged large-scale cruelty situation in Camp County, Texas. The Camp County Sheriff’s Office served a seizure warrant on an approximately 45-acre property at approximately 7:30 […]

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Gillibrand, McSally Introduce Horseracing Integrity Act In U.S. Senate

The Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity (CHRI) announced its strong support for the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2019, introduced in the U.S. on Senate Wednesday by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Martha McSally (R-AZ). The bill would create a private, independent horse racing anti-doping authority, the Horseracing Anti-Doping and Medication Control Authority (HADA), responsible for […]

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‘I Have No Idea Why Horse Racing Is Still A Thing’: Mainstream Media Responds To Santa Anita Deaths

Santa Anita’s rash of equine fatalities has not only rocked the horse racing world — it’s attracting attention outside of it, too. The track’s indefinite closure made headlines in state and regional newspapers and got a mention on the ESPN news ticker Tuesday night. Sports Illustrated ran a brief video report on the situation Wednesday, […]

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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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