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ACTION ALERT: What you can do to prevent the slaughter of U.S. horses

July 10, 2017 – This Wednesday, July 12, the U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committees will decide if your tax dollars will be spent on the cruel and inhumane slaughter of American domestic and wild horses. There are currently no horse slaughter plants in the U.S. because language in the annual federal spending bill prevents…

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Stand Up for the Horses on Give Miami Day

By Kathleen Monahan President, South Florida SPCA “Stand up for abandoned, abused and neglected horses and give them a fighting chance.” There’s grit behind this year’s South Florida SPCA Give Miami Day Campaign. Just look at the photo: two magnificent horses restored to health, rearing up on hind legs, specks of sunlight glittering off their…

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PAEZ CASE UPDATE: SOUTH MIAMI DADE BODY BUILDER PLEADS GUILTY TO HORSE CRUELTY

(MIAMI, FL – 11/16/2015) South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue, one of the nation’s leading advocates for equine legislation and humane protocols, has announced that bodybuilder Alejandro (Alex) Paez, 48, has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of animal abuse after three starving, emaciated horses were found in deplorable conditions at his South Miami-Dade ranch on…

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Horse Cruelty Charges: A VERY Big Deal at South Florida SPCA

The newest charges “… were no big deal. I wish the police would spend more time on human victims, and child victims, than on horses who skipped a meal.” – Alexander Michaels, attorney for defendants in animal cruelty case. (Miami Herald, Friday, October 25, 2015)   By Kathleen Monahan President, South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue…

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South Florida SPCA against horse slaughter, supports passage of Udall-Kirk amendment to defund slaughterhouse inspections

On Thursday, July 16, the Senate Appropriations Committee will vote on the Udall-Kirk amendment to defund horse slaughterhouse inspections, therefore preventing those facilities from operating in the U.S.  South Florida SPCA urges citizens to contact their senators who sit on the Appropriations Committee by phone and/or email and ask her or him to support the Udall-Kirk…

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International Equine Conference draws advocates and political representatives to McCullough estate in Wellington

Wellington, FL (September 22, 2014) Equine welfare advocates and experts from several countries met September 19-21 at the Fourth Annual International Equine Conference (IEC) at the estate of Victoria McCullough in Wellington. Organized by the Equine Welfare Alliance and Wild Horse Freedom Federation, the event connected and enlightened a wide spectrum of pro-horse attendees that included equine welfare organizations,…

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Equine Welfare: Legislative Update

For the first time in eight years, horse slaughter plants were poised to open in New Mexico, Iowa and Missouri. On January 17, 2014 they were stopped dead in their tracks when President Obama signed the Omnibus Spending Bill containing language to defund FDA inspections. Did you know that pro-slaughter advocates categorize horses as “livestock?”…

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Humane Scorecard: See how your legislators stand and voted on animal protection issues

Each year, the Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF) publishes a Humane Scorecard of Congress to inform us of every legislator’s record on animal protection issues. We urge everyone to take time to read the recently-published Midterm Report for the 113th Congress, an invaluable resource for staying informed on animal rights legislation. With this information, we…