Equine Plight and the Role of Horse

Wild Horses

A government eradication program to remove wild horses from public lands has been in play for decades — behind most Americans’ backs. Learn about the politics that are slowly sealing the fate of this original American icon. The wild horse is fast becoming an extinct species…

Horse Slaughter

What few horse enthusiasts know is how many horses are slaughtered in America for the food trade in Europe and Japan. Join the campaign to end slaughter in America by learning all you can about the facts behind the horse flesh market…

Horse Racing

Behind the excitement and prestige of horse racing lies a hidden industry that disposes of horses like so much trash. Find out what you need to know to reform an American pastime that destroys thousands of horses every year…

PMU Farming (Pregnant Mare Urine)

Get the facts on pregnant mare urine (PMU) farming. Find out how the mares are treated and what happens to their offspring. Also learn how you can help adopt some of the animals who are no longer needed by the industry…

Carriage Horses

Few people realize what lies behind the use of carriage horses in modern cities. Many live indoors all their lives, and they are always in danger of injury and death…

War & Other Uses

It has been said that ‘from the backs of horses, we conquered nations.’ Visit the links here and learn about this great animal’s role in fighting human wars; they have sacrificed more than most everyone realizes…

Miscellaneous Abuses

Horses (and other equines) have been the most used by humans throughout our history. Horses have also been among the most abused. To learn about their exploited past and present, visit the links on this page to factsheets regarding their continued use for our entertainment, such as horse-tripping…

What You Can Do

See our What You Can Do section to learn about the campaigns, action alerts, petitions, etc., that are on the frontlines of equine defense…