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:
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.
Nonprofit Organizations and Lobbying
The HSUS AnimalSheltering.org
Conducting Lobbying and Legislative Activities
ASPCA Professional Webinar
A bimonthly newsletter of the ASPCA Equine Fund.
A website designed to provide tools and resources for animal welfare professionals. Includes information on fundraising, disaster readiness and more.
The purpose of this site is to connect hay buyers and sellers across the country.
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.
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.
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
"How to Start and Run a Rescue"
by Jennifer Williams, Ph.D., Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society
© 2014 The Homes for Horses Coalition