Devices which exacerbate pain of caustic chemicals burned into the horses' skin and conceal hard or sharp objects jammed into their soles are integral to the soring process.
AAEP hails passage of Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) in the U.S. House of Representatives which will help end the cruel and inhumane practice of horse soring.
Forest Service and livestock interest groups have falsely inflated wild horse numbers to secure tax dollars for roundups to remove most of the wild horses from the Modoc Forest.
Wild horse advocates see the BLM plan to continue cruel treatment of wild mares as irresponsible and a waste of tax dollars while PZP vaccine is readily available for humane management.
It's time for the Forest Service to abandon its cruel plan to treat these national treasures like trash by selling them for $1 a piece by the truckload, without limitation on slaughter.
The exaggerated and artificial gait that results from soring is referred to as the “Big Lick,” and it has been rewarded in the Tennessee walking horse industry.
Groups will encourage the BLM to expand the PZP fertility control program to stabilize the Onaqui wild horse population as opposed to the expensive and cruel planned roundup.
The US Congress has reinstated safeguards to prevent unscrupulous kill buyers from purchasing large numbers of wild horses and funneling them to slaughter.
It is no secret that we have a drug crisis in the horse racing industry, one that has led to the premature deaths of thousands of horses over the years.
The American Wild Horse Campaign has taken aim at the BLM's new policy of paying people $1,000 to adopt a wild horse or burro from BLM holding facilities.