Since 1951, the Animal Welfare Institute has been dedicated to reducing animal suffering caused by people.

We seek better treatment of animals everywhere - in the laboratory, on the farm, in commerce, at home,
and in the wild.

AWI Quarterly

Winter 2014 Quarterly Cover - Photo by Michio Hoshino/Minden Pictures

Winter 2014
Volume 63
Number 1

Spotlight On

End Abusive Practice of Soring Horses - Photo by Randall Saxton

In 1970 Congress enacted the Horse Protection Act (HPA) to make illegal the abusive practice of "soring," in which unscrupulous trainers deliberately inflict pain on Tennessee Walking Horses' hooves and legs to exaggerate their high-stepping gait, known as "Big Lick," and gain unfair competitive advantage at horse shows. Unfortunately...