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Advocacy

Do you want to know what you can do to help end horse slaughter, soring and other types of equine abuse, and improve the laws affecting equine welfare? The links below will lead you to the resources that can help you become an effective advocate for equines:

Compassion Index
A comprehensive website with information on federal legislators, bills, media resources and more. 
You can use the Compassion Index to Take Action and to 
Find Your Legislator, view their animal welfare-related legislative decisions, and see how much compassion they show on important animal protection measures currently before Congress.

Media Search Page 
Use this page to find and contact both local and national media outlets.
 
What You Can Do About Horse Slaughter
The HSUS Horse Slaughter Tool Kit-end horse slaughter and the transport of horses to slaughter in Canada and Mexico.

What You Can Do To Stop Soring
The HSUS Horse Soring Tool Kit-end the cycle of cruelty in the Tennessee Walking Horse Industry.

Animal Welfare Institute Horse Slaughter Prevention
Details, facts and background information on the national campaign to end horse slaughter in the U.S.

ASPCA Horse Slaughter Action Alert

THOMAS – The Official Website of The Library of Congress
Online information about current and past legislation, U.S. Code, the Supreme Court, the U.S. Constitution, legislative calendars, congressional floor schedules and more.

Lobbying

Nonprofit Organizations and Lobbying
The HSUS AnimalSheltering.org

Conducting Lobbying and Legislative Activities
ASPCA Professional Webinar




Websites

ASPCA Nickerings
A bimonthly newsletter of the ASPCA Equine Fund.

ASPCA Professional

A website designed to provide tools and resources for animal welfare professionals. Includes information on fundraising, disaster readiness and more.

AgriHayExchange
The purpose of this site is to connect hay buyers and sellers across the country.

RedRover Relief
Provides financial assistance grants so pet owners, Good Samaritans and rescuers can care for animals who need urgent veterinary care. While these grants aren’t intended for rescue groups, rescue groups are welcome to distribute this link as needed.

Penn State Cooperative Extension/Equine
Articles, studies, courses and workshops, news, and events related to equines.


The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center provides a wealth of information for the non-profit sector on philanthropy and fundraising.
The Hay Exchange
The Hay Exchange provides hay availability listings by state or province in North America.

The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
GFAS runs a thorough accreditation program for animal rescues and sanctuaries, offers professional services to its members, and more.

USA.gov for Nonprofits
A network of links to Federal government information and services of interest to nonprofit organizations

Veterinarians for Equine Welfare
Veterinarians for Equine Welfare (VEW) is a group of equine veterinarians committed to equine welfare. The organization supports measures to end horse slaughter.

Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Nutritional Supplements company that offers free teleseminars and web class rooms each month.


Sample Documents


Free Publications and Webinars

"Basic Guidelines for Operating an Equine Rescue or Retirement Facility"
Published by the Animal Welfare Institute and The Humane Society of the United States.
Click here for PDF

"Horse Slaughter – Its Ethical Impact and Subsequent Response of the Veterinary Profession"
Published by Veterinarians for Equine Welfare in 2008.
Click here for PDF. Also available online.

"Horse Slaughter: An Unnecessary Evil"
Published by the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation in 2002.
Click here for PDF.

"From Seizure to Adoption:  A Guide to Rehabilitating the Starved Horse" 
by Jerry Finch, Habitat for Horses.

"Making Your Horse Barn Fire Safe"
Published by The Humane Society of the United States

"Recommendations for Refeeding a Starved Horse"
Published by U.C. Davis

How to Recruit and Keep Equine Volunteers
by Cindy Gendron, Coordinator, Homes for Horses Coalition

Publications

"How to Start and Run a Rescue"
by Jennifer Williams, Ph.D., Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society


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