Horses are iconic animals who have helped Americans in many ways since the earliest days of our nation's history. But these beautiful creatures face many threats. 

Thousands of American horses are slaughtered and shipped overseas for foreign dinner plates. Tennessee walking horses and related breeds are inflicted with pain and caustic chemicals in a practice known as "soring" to create an artificial high-stepping gait. These are just a couple examples of the threats facing these animals and why we continue to work with Congress and Regulatory Agencies to put an end to these abuses and give horses the protections they deserve.