Organizations and Individuals Opposed to Horse Slaughter

This is a current listing of organizations and individuals opposed to the slaughter of American horses for human consumption. They support all local, state and federal legislative efforts to ban the practice in the US including the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act and American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.

Individuals and organizations were asked to endorse the following statement:

“I/We oppose the slaughter of American horses for human consumption. I/We support all local, state and federal legislative efforts to ban the slaughter of American horses for human consumption in the US and their export for that purpose abroad.”

If you represent an organization and would like your group's name included on the growing list of supporters, please send an email with your name, job title, organization, address, phone number and website to [email protected].

National Humane Groups

American Sanctuary Association
The American Standardbred Adoption Program, Inc.
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Animals' Angels USA
Animal Legal Defense Fund
Animal Welfare Institute
Born Free USA
Captive Wild Animal Protection Campaign
Doris Day Animal League
Episcopal Network for Animal Welfare
The Equestrian Society - United States
The Exceller Fund
FOSH (Friends of Sound Horses)
The Fund for Animals
Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
Homes for Horses Coalition
Hounds and Heroes
The Humane Society of the United States
In Defense of Animals
IJA (Independent Judges Association)
The National Humane Education Society
The Pegasus Foundation
The Progressive Animal Welfare Society
Saddlebred Rescue, Inc.
United Animal Nations
United Equine Foundation
United States Equine Sanctuary & Rescue
United States Equine Rescue League
Veterinarians for Equine Welfare
World Animal Protection
World Events Ending Animal Cruelty

Agricultural Organizations

National Black Farmers Association

Native American

Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe and spiritual leader of the Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Nation
Chief David Bald Eagle, Chief of the Minikoju Band of the Cheyenne River Tribe Lakota Indians, First Chief of the United Indigenous Nations of the Americas
Paul Crane Tohlakai, Dineh Elder/and Horseman, Navajo Reservation
Dine' Hataalii Association, Inc.
Nohooká Dine'

Veterinary Groups

Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association
Sheila Lyons, DVM American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
Veterinarians for Equine Welfare 

Horse Industry

American Sugarbush Harlequin Draft Association
American Walking Pony Association
The American Holsteiner Horse Association, Inc.
The American Sulphur Horse Association
American Indian Horse Registry
Blue Horse Charities
California Horse Racing Board (SAFE Act)
Eaton & Thorne
Eaton Sales, Inc.
Fasig-Tipton Company, Inc.
Hambletonian Society, Inc.
Horse Industry Partners
Hughs Management
International Pleasure Walking Horse Registry
Maryland Horse Council (SAFE Act)
National Show Horse Registry
National Steeplechase Association, Inc.
National Walking Horse Association
New Jersey Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
New York Racing Association, Inc. (SAFE Act)
New York State Thoroughbred Racing and Development Fund Corporation
New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc.
North American Mustang Association and Registry
Ocala Breeder's Sales Company (OBS)
Palomino Horse Association, Int.
Racetrack Chaplaincy of America
Responsible Horse Breeders Council
Stronach Group (SAFE Act)
Texas State Horse Council
Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau
Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation
United States Eventing Association

Horse Industry Leaders

Josephine Abercrombie – Owner, Pin Oak Stud
Peggy Augustus – Owner, Keswick Farm
Richard L. Duchossois – Chairman, Arlington Park
Tracy & Carol Farmer – Owners, Shadowlawn Farm
John Fort – Peachtree Racing Stable
Gainesway Farm
David Israel – Honorable Chair of the California Horse Racing Board
Reiley McDonald – Partner, Eaton Sales
George Stout – National Cutting Horse Association Members Hall of Fame
Dan and Jocelyn Sumerel – Sumerel Training and Therapy
Becky Thomas – Sequel Bloodstock
D.G. Van Clief, Jr. – former NTRA Commissioner
Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson – owners of BIRDSTONE, 2004 Belmont Stakes winner

Kentucky Derby Winning Owners

Roy and Gretchen Jackson (BARBARO – 2006)
Jerry and Ann Moss (GIACOMO – 2005)
Patricia Chapman (SMARTY JONES - 2004)
Sackatoga Stable, Jack Knowlton, Managing Partner (FUNNY CIDE - 2003)
John and Debby Oxley (MONARCHOS - 2001)
Beverly Lewis (CHARISMATIC-1999, SILVER CHARM - 1997)
Mike Pegram (REAL QUIET - 1998)
William T. Young, Jr, Overbrook Farm LLC (GRINDSTONE - 1996)
Joseph and Eileen Cornacchia (GO FOR GIN - 1994, STRIKE THE GOLD - 1991)
Bill Condren (GO FOR GIN - 1994, STRIKE THE GOLD - 1991)
Mrs. Paul Mellon (SEA HERO - 1993)
Arthur and Staci Hancock (SUNDAY SILENCE - 1989, GATO DEL SOL - 1982)
Howard Keck, Jr. (FERDINAND - 1986)
Dell Hancock (SWALE - 1984)
Bert and Diana Firestone (GENUINE RISK - 1980)
Penny Chenery (SECRETARIAT - 1973, RIVA RIDGE - 1972)

Trainers and Jockeys

Jerry Bailey – Hall of Fame Jockey
Diamond Jim Brooks – 2006 Quarter Horse Jockey of the Year for the State of Texas
W.A. "Jimmy" Croll, Jr – Hall of Fame Trainer
Neil Drysdale – Hall of Fame Trainer
Julie Krone – Hall of Fame Jockey
Chris McCarron – Hall of Fame Jockey
Richard Mandella – Hall of Fame Trainer
Gary Stevens – Hall of Fame Jockey
Nick Zito – Two-time Kentucky Derby Winning and Hall of Fame Trainer

Political Leaders

The Honorable Robert J. Dole (R-KS), former US Senator
The Honorable Charles Grandison Rose, III (D-NC), former US Congressman
The Honorable James Albon “Jim” Mattox (D-TX) former US Congressman and Texas AG
The Honorable David M. McIntosh (R-IN) former US Congressman
The Honorable Bill Richardson, former Governor of New Mexico, Secretary of Energy and US Ambassador to the United Nations
Pennsylvania Young Democrats
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez
Gary King, former Attorney General of New Mexico
Dr. Ray Powell, former New Mexico State Land Commissioner

Horse Industry Press

Chicago Barn to Wire
Horse Connection Magazine
Horsin' Around TV
The Horseman's Voice
Living Legends Magazine
Natural Horse Magazine
Horseback Magazine
The Gaited Horse
The United States Harness Writers Association

Online Communities

Alex Brown Racing
Americans Against Horse Slaughter
Animal Law Coalition
Arabian Horse Association Mission Supporters – 'AHAMS'
Campaigning For Barbaro
Children 4 Horses
Common Horse Sense
Equine Welfare Alliance
Fans of Barbaro
Horse Friends
Humanity Against Horse Slaughter
Illinois Horse Online
Just Say Whoa
Mary Nash's Horse Slaughter Website
National Equine Rescue Coalition
The Scrolls of Equus
Wild Horse and Burro Freedom Alliance
Willie's Kids


Ghost Fleet Farm


Eagle's Nest Draft Rehab & Sanctuary


Apache Junction Horse Rescue Corp.
Americans Against Horse Slaughter in Arizona
Arizona Coalition for Equines
Arizona Equine Rescue
Care for the Horses
Dreamchaser PMU Rescue & Rehabilitation
Eclectic Equine, LLC
Equine Recline
Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary
Equine Wellbeing Rescue Inc.
New Dawn Livestock Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc.
Tierra Madre Horse Sanctuary
Wildhorse Ranch Rescue


All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc.
California chapter of Americans Against Horse Slaughter
The Brego Foundation
Equine Wellbeing Rescue, Inc.
Falconridge Equine Rescue, Inc.
Glen Ellen Vocational Academy
The Golden Carrot, Inc.
The Grace Foundation of Northern California
Grace Ranch Equine Rescue
Happy Tails Farm
Heart of The Redwoods Horse Rescue
Horses For Life
Humanity for Horses
The Lazy J Ranch
Liberty for Horses
The Last Furlong
Neigh Savers Foundation, Inc.
Pregnant Mare Rescue
Protect Mustangs
Rebel D Ranch
Red Bucket Equine Rescue @ Red Bucket Ranch
Rehorse Rescue Ranch
Rescue Me Inc.
Return to Freedom, American Wild Horse Sanctuary
Safe Haven Horse Rescue & Sanctuary
Saffyre Sanctuary, Inc.
Wild for Life Foundation
Z Thoroughbreds, LLC


Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center
Denkai Animal Sanctuary
Front Range Equine Rescue
Ruby Ranch Horse Rescue
Spring Creek Horse Rescue
WindDancer Foundation Inc.
Zuma's Rescue Ranch


Wildfire Farms Equine Rescue


Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary


Beauty's Haven Farm & Equine Rescue, Inc.
Epona's Parh. Inc.
Equine Rescue Adoption Foundation at Caring Fields Animal Sanctuary
F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Horse Rescue
Hidden Springs Horse Rescue
Hope Equine Rescue
Horse Protection Association of Florida
Horsesisters Equine Assisted Therapy & Rescue
Mary Kautzman
New Beginnings Equine Facility
Ohana Rescue Inc.
Pure Thoughts Inc. Horse Rescue
Quality Acres
Riding Star Ranch
Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy, Inc. (SMART)
South Florida SPCA
Strawberry Fields Farm
Triple L Horse Rescue, Inc.


Horse Rescue Relief and Retirement Fund, Inc.
Stamp Out Starvation of Horses, Inc.


BGB Horse Service and Rescue


Colt's Western Shop
Crosswinds Equine Rescue
Dawns Critter Rescue
Galloping Out
Hooved Animal Humane Society
Illinois Equine Humane Center


Friends of Ferdinand
Indiana Horse Rescue
Triple R Equine Ranch Inc.


Blue Ridge Rescue
Riverview Stables


AHL Rescue
Freeman Arabian Ranch & Rescue
Rainbow Meadows Equine Rescue and Retirement, Inc.
Shooting Star Equine Rescue, Inc.
Southern Winds Equine Rescue & Recovery Center, Inc.


Blue Horse Charities
Kentucky Equine Humane Center
Mountain View Rescue, Inc.
One Horse at A Time


Ever After Mustang Rescue, Training and Education
Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals


Animals' Angels USA
Days End Farm Horse Rescue, Inc.
Freedom Hill Horse Rescue
Frog Pond Acres
Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue Society, Ltd
Horsenet Inc.
Midatlantic Horse Rescue
Safe Haven Equine Warriors
Windy Rock Equine Rescue


Amazing Grace Equine Rescue
Blue Star Equiculture
National Equine Rescue Coalition
New England Equine Rescue North


Animal Advocates of Michigan
Beyond The Roses Equine Rescue & Retirement
Putters Green Stables
Saving Baby Equine Charity


Bentleys Outpost
Minnesota Hooved Animal Rescue Foundation
Sundown Horse Farm & Shelter, Inc.


Dark Horse Rescue, Inc.
Have a Heart Horse Rescue and Animal Protection Agency
Mississippi Horses


Angel Touch
Humane Society of Missouri - Longmeadow Rescue Ranch


Circle of Life Equine Therapy
Horse Haven Montana
Montana Horse Sanctuary, Inc.


Double R Horse Rescue
EPONA Horse Rescue
SS Horseshoe Ranch


Animal Waystation/Starlight Sanctuary
Eldorado Horse Rescue Foundation
Lipizzan Rescue Foundation
Shiloh Horse Rescue
Talk Soon Innovative Pet Therapy
Wild Horse Education

New Hampshire

Live and Let Live Farm, Inc. Rehabilitation Rescue
New England Thoroughbred Retirement Center
Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue
The Pegasus Foundation

New Jersey

Friends of Lord Stirling Stables Retirement Program
Helping Hearts Equine Rescue
Mylestone Equine Rescue
Renaissance Farm of Crosswicks
Saddlebred Rescue, Inc.
Sundew Stables & Equine Rescue
Timberline Equine Center

New Mexico

Animal Protection of New Mexico
End of The Road Ranch
Four Corners Equine Rescue
New Mexican Horse Project
New Mexico Equine Protection Fund

New York

Ally Equine Coalition and Rescue Corp
Amaryllis Farm Equine Rescue
Catskill Animal Sanctuary
Equine Rescue Inc.
Equine Rescue Resource Inc.
Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program, Inc.
Godspeed Horse Hostel Inc.
Helping Horses
H.O.R.S.E. Rescue & Sanctuary
Horse Shoe Corner, Inc.
Horseracing Wrongs 
Little Brook Farm
New York State Humane Association
North Shore Horse Rescue
Peaceful Acres Horses, Inc.
Second Chance Thoroughbreds, Inc. 
Spring Reins of Hope, Getting to the Horse of the Matter LLC (NJ)
Squirrelwood Equine Sanctuary, Inc.
Sunshine Horses, Inc.
Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation

North Carolina

Bit O'Luck Equine Rescue, Inc.
Carolina Equine Rescue & Assistance, CERA
Horse About, Inc.
Horse Protection Society of North Carolina, Inc.
On All Fours
Paws Ranch Equine Rescue
United States Equine Rescue League

North Dakota

Triple H Miniature Horse Rescue


Another Chance Equine Rescue Inc.
Blairs Sunset Haven, Inc.
Brennan Equine Welfare Fund
H.O.P.E. Organization, Inc.
Sundancin Acres
U.S. Horse Outreach
Wild Horse Rescue Inc.


Angel Horse Rescue, Inc.
Blaze's Tribute Equine Rescue, Inc.
Blue HAWK (Helping Animals With Kindness) Foundation
Grey Oaks Farm Equine Sanctuary
Helping Hands Equine Assistance, Inc.
Horse Feathers Equine Rescue
Hytop Horses
No More Sore Feet for Equines, Inc.
Southwest Oklahoma Animal Rescue


Equamore Foundation
Equine Advocacy Organization
Equine Outreach Inc.
Linn County Animal Rescue
Other Mothers Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation, Inc.
Sanctuary One at Double Oak Farm
Strawberry Mountain Mustangs
The Duchess Sanctuary
Whispering Winds Animal Sanctuary


Adams County SPCA
Appalachian Horse Help and Rescue
Bright Futures Farm
Dr. Erika Moore (Individual)
Omega Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation Center
Ponytales Rescue
Ryerss Farm for Aged Equine
Saving Grace Farm Charitable Foundation

Rhode Island

Horse Play
New England Equine Rescues

South Dakota

Horse Help Providers, Inc. (DoubleHP)


Horse Haven of Tennessee
Memphis Horses
Mustang Alley Horse Rescue, Inc.


Doris Day Horse Rescue & Adoption Center
Habitat for Horses
The Humane Society of North Texas
Mesteo Native Horse Preserve
Me Mac Equine Sanctuary
Miracle Ranch Foundation
Never-E-Nuff Acres Horse Rescue
Panhandle Safe Hayven Equine Rescue
Remember Me Rescue
Triple Me Mac Equine Sanctuary
White Bridle Humane Society
Wild Burro Protection League, TMR Rescue Inc.


Best Friends Animal Society


Spring Hill Horse Rescue
Wells River Equine Rescue Inc.


Central Virginia Horse Rescue
Dominion Equine Welfare
Evelyn Alexander Home for Animals
Virginia Equine Welfare Society


All Breed Horse Res-Q
Animal Law Coalition
Chez Chevaux
Equine Aid
Horse Harbor Foundation
Horses at Heart
Professional Equine
Rainier Equine Hoof Recovery Center
Save A Forgotten Equine (SAFE)
Washington Horse Defense Coalition, Inc.

West Virginia

Second Wind Adoption Program (SWAP)


Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary, Inc.
American Standardbred Adoption Program Inc.
Spirit Horse Equine Rescue and Education Center
Wanekia Wanagi Shelter, Inc.


Jackson Hole Regional Horse Rescue
Wyoming Wild Horse Coalition


Spirit of The Red Horse Sanctuary
Canadian Horse Defence Coalition
International Horse Registry


Horn of Africa Peace and Animal Rights Org.


Phuket Horse Rescue


This list may not be used in any form without the permission of the Animal Welfare Institute.