12 horses seized due to severe animal cruelty

CBS47
The image of just how emaciated these horses are really tells the story, you can see their bones through their skin, and some can barely stand.
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FEDERAL LEGISLATION & REGULATION

Federal

Updates on legislation to watch for the 2011 Session will be coming soon.


Resources:

S1176.
the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act of 2011, would (if passed) amend the Horse Protection Act to prohibit the sale or transport of horses or equine parts in interstate or foreign commerce with the intent of processing them for human consumption
Link for more information and to take action: https://www.popvox.com/bills/us/112/s1176/report#nation

S1281
A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to prohibit the transportation of horses in interstate transportation in a motor vehicle containing two or more levels stacked on top of one another. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association is opposed to this bill click here for PRCA’s full report on their members transporting horses safely in double deck trucks.Â
Link for more information and to take action: https://www.popvox.com/bills/us/112/s1281

H.R. 2966
To amend the Horse Protection Act to prohibit the shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or donation of horses and other equines to be slaughtered for human consumption, and for other purposes.
For more information and to take action: https://www.popvox.com/bills/us/112/hr2966

Expert Predictions on Equine Welfare Realized
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The Unwanted Horse Issue in the United States and the Implications, written by Tom Lenz, DVM
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Article on the United States prohibition of horse slaughter, written by Dr. Terry Whiting, Chair of the CVMA Animal Welfare Committee and published in the November 2007 issue of The Canadian Veterinary Journal: Click here to read more (PDF)

NCSL – Ag & Energy Committee – Horse Industry Resolution – Adopted
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The State of the Horse Industry Since the Closing of the Horse Harvesting Facilities
By 
Dr. Patricia Evans—Utah State.
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Take Action:
American Quarter Horse Association
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The state of equine welfare in the United States has suffered since the closure of the processing plants with no provisions put into place, many supporting a federal bill have indicated that this is not the case.  Following are some articles regarding the situation:

Horse neglect on the rise in Montgomery County
yourhoustonnews.com
Neglected large animals have always been an issue in Montgomery County, but the problem is increasing.
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CA Horse abandonment probed
The Horse
Animal welfare authorities in California are seeking whoever is responsible for abandoning an emaciated horse near a rural road in the city of Ontario earlier this week.
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12 horses seized due to severe animal cruelty
CBS47
The image of just how emaciated these horses are really tells the story, you can see their bones through their skin, and some can barely stand.
Click here to read more