Yet another horse has collapsed while pulling a carriage through New York’s Central Park. Dozens of other horses have been badly treated by this often cruel and irresponsible industry. Help finally ban horse-drawn carriages.
Convicted animal abusers could soon be prevented from owning animals thanks to a proposed new bill. The bill would create a registry of convicted animal abusers and sanction all pet stores, breeders, and shelters who provide pets to them. Demand that the Florida House of Representatives pass this important bill.
Please remind TPWD officials that gassing is inhumane, indiscriminate, and harmful to the environment and urge them to ban this practice.
Thank you to everyone who signed the petitions…
January 13, 2017
Washington – The USDA announced today that new rules prohibiting the use of padded shoes, chains, action devices, and other methods of soring horses have become law. The rule states, in part “Amend the regulations to prohibit use of pads, substances, and action devices on horses at horse shows, exhibitions, sales, and auctions…” Horse owners have 30 days to comply after publication of the final rule to cease using all action devices, except certain boots, at shows, sales or auctions. Pads and wedges are outlawed starting Jan 1, 2018.
The Office of Management and Budget finalized their review of the proposed changes to the 1970 Horse Protection Act on January the 10th.
As previously reported, those who show and participate in Walking Horse shows stated “The USDA proposed rules will severely negatively impact every aspect of the horse community,” a worker at the Bedford Tack booth told News of the Horse. When asked if padded shoes and chains are necessary for the Walking Horse show, he replied “No comment.” Celebration Show Staff refused to comment on the proposed USDA rules, other than to say they had never heard of them.
While Animal welfare activists are celebrating the rule changes, no doubt those in the Walking Horse industry are preparing lawsuits to file against the rule changes.
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Convicted animal abusers may soon be required to place their names on a registry which animal control and shelters would have access to, thanks to a proposed new law. Demand that the governor sign this legislation.
A dog recently died an excruciating death after being caught in a trap set out to catch wildlife. Demand that these barbaric and indiscriminate snares are banned.
American turtles are being harvested to feed the appetites of Chinese consumers. While many states have banned or restricted the collection of turtles, Louisiana still has very lax restrictions in place. Sign this petition to tell Louisiana to protect its turtle population.
Dozens of exotic cats and other animals were reportedly found locked in bedrooms and kept in horrific living conditions. These innocent animals deserve better than to be treated like collectors items. Sign this petition to demand that the people who did this are brought to justice.
The group that’s fighting to lift the ban on abusing bulls in Brazil is full of bulls**t.
Source: Brazil: Cruelty Isn’t Culture