Each year, tens of thousands of American horses—former riding horses, racehorses and even wild horses—are purchased at auction, loaded onto over-crowded trailers and shipped to slaughter plants outside the U.S. for human consumption abroad. The majority are young, healthy animals; often, slaughter plant buyers outbid families and rescue groups who want to give these horses new, loving homes. The HSUS leads the fight to shut down this brutal industry by urging Congress to enact a federal ban on both the domestic and foreign slaughter of American horses, educating the public about the cruelty of the slaughter system and supporting programs that aid at-risk horses.
In this issue: Looking back and moving forward; greyhound racing takes its final lap; whimsical tales spread compassion for community cats; organizations look to the Adopters Welcome model to promote diversity and inclusion; an equine group steps up to help Florida horse owners; shelters find successful alternatives to traditional fundraising events; demand surges for virtual behavior services; studies show that helping others helps you; and more.
In this issue: A decade of promoting shelter pets; summer camp, COVID style; innovation sensations; hole-istic cat housing; creating videos with viral potential; teaming up with sports stars to promote your organization; new approaches to feline retroviruses; and more.
In this issue: The HSUS Pets for Life team shifts tactics but retains core beliefs during the COVID-19 pandemic; new science about cat allergies may prevent surrenders; an upstate New York shelter teams with local pizzerias to promote adoptable animals; VCA adds a nail in the coffin of elective declawing; an Idaho nonprofit helps ‘sweeten the pot’ for harder-to-place cats; and more.