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Horses will now have increased protections under the law just like dogs and cats. First-time offenders can be charged with a felony for serious offenses.

Pennsylvania Governor Signs Tougher Animal Cruelty Bill into Law

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed the animal cruelty bill into law meaning tougher penalties for animal abusers....
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Bill S.299, sponsored by Senator Terrence Murphy, R-Yorktown, which would increase the penalty for multiple convictions of torturing, killing or failing to provide sustenance to an animal to a felony, if convicted within five years from the date of a prior conviction. This will also help protect people as well because animal cruelty is often linked to violence against humans, the sponsors say.

NY Senate Passes Animal Protection Measures

The New York Senate passed measures aimed at bolstering animal protection. Under one measure, the maximum penalties for aggravated animal cruelty would increase from two years in prison and a $5,000 fine to four years in ...
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Sussman Allowed to Keep 20 Horses

Sussman Keeps 20 Gila Horses, 520 Horses Rescued

ISPMB's Herd Allowed up to 40 Horses South Dakota officials reached a settlement with the operator of the purported charity International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros (ISPMB). The disposition...
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Horse Auction and Kill Buyer - The Grey Mare's Death

Did Animal Cruelty Cause Horse's Death at Auction?

"She's dead anyway" Pennsylvania authorities are investigating the death of a horse at New Holland Sales Stables. Individuals described as "kill buyers" allegedly kicked the down horse's frail body prior to the animal's...
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South Dakota Authorities File Motion for Ownership of Karen Sussman, ISPMB Horses

Court to Decide Ownership of 540 ISPMB Horses

View ISPMB Transfer Ownership Motion South Dakota officials filed a motion seeking an ownership transfer of the remaining horses from a purported mustang sanctuary to "a suitable caretaker". The state's animal ind...
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South Dakota officials have postponed the auction of up to 650 mustangs. It is the latest turn after mustang sanctuary operator Karen Sussman allegedly starved her horses prior to the authorities involvement.

South Dakota Auction of Karen Sussman's Mustangs Postponed

South Dakota officials have postponed the auction of up to 650 mustangs. It is the latest turn after mustang sanctuary operator Karen Sussman allegedly starved her horses prior to the authorities involvement. ...
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550+ Seized Horses Head To Faith Auction, May Face Slaughter

550+ Seized Horses Head to Faith Auction, May Face Slaughter

South Dakota authorities announced the new auction location for horses seized from purported mustang sanctuary operator Karen Sussman. It comes after Philip Livestock Auction received threats making a change of venue to...
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Thoroughbreds Mutilated with Acid to Hide Identity by Removing Lip Tattoos

Thoroughbreds Dumped at New Holland Mutilated with Acid

The Pennsylvania SPCA is investigating a case of animal cruelty after three Thoroughbreds were discovered at the New Holland Auction with mutilated upper lips. ...
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Karen Sussman wild horse allegations of neglect

Wild Horse Annie Dies Second Death

Animal welfare issue A South Dakota prosecutor confirms no charges will be filed against a wild horse sanctuary operator accused of neglecting hundreds of horses. At least 30 horses allegedly died due to Karen Sussman's...
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Caren Brown's horses seized in Texas

Texas Deputies Seize 45+ Horses from Purported Thoroughbred Rescue

20 Graves with bones protruding through dirt: Authorities Texas authorities seized more than 45 horses Tuesday from a woman claiming to operate a Thoroughbred horse rescue in Hill County. The Hill County Sheriff's Dep...
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Sussman Seeks Return of 400 Horses to ISPMB: Sheriff

Karen Sussman of the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros (ISPMB) is seeking the return of 400 horses, the sheriff states. ...
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Vet says ISPMB's horses are neglected

Judge Orders 650+ ISMPB's Horses Impounded to Ensure Care

A South Dakota judge authorized the impoundment of at least 650 wild horses from Karen Sussman Tuesday. She operates the feigned charity International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros (ISPMB)....
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Starving horse shown dead at charity's ranch for wild horses.

30+ Wild Horses Starve as Charity's Mission Fails: Former Employee

Claims of more than 30 wild horses dying horrific starvation deaths fall upon the South Dakota charity International Society for the Protection of Mustang and Burros. WARNING: This article contains graphic images and...
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Whether intermittent, short-term or chronic, she recommends looking at the animal's level of emotional suffering when evaluating criminal animal abuse cases.

Veterinary Forensics Role in Animal Cruelty Cases

Veterinary forensics expert says look at each state's animal cruelty laws to see if they address both pain and suffering in animals....
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Madeleine Pickens needs your help finding those responsible for the deaths of at least 12 wild mustangs at her sanctuary.

$100K Bounty after Wild Horses Killed at Madeleine Pickens' Sanctuary

$100K Reward Madeleine Pickens needs your help finding those responsible for the deaths of at least 12 wild mustangs. She is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of those ...
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Thoroughbred Tattoo Cut Out of Lip Kill Buyer

Thoroughbred Mutilation Leads to Race for Truth

Update A Thoroughbred mare believed to have had her lip tattoo cut out has been identified by DNA testing. The Jockey Club provided DNA testing revealing the mare's name is Annabel Lee. She is an 8-year-old...
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Horse meat black market Florida

Two Horses Slaughtered in Miami: Authorities

Authorities say they found a second horse slaughtered Monday morning in South Florida, a day after the gruesome discovery of another butchered horse's head....
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Eli is waiting for someone to help him out of horse farm.

Whisper Ridge Equine Sanctuary: OSPCA Says Horses in "Improved Health"

Horse welfare proponents are fighting to get help for horses at a Canadian stable that bills itself as an equine sanctuary. Although, the Ontario SPCA said late last week the remaining horses are in "improved overall ...
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Whoa to Horse Soring

Vet Association Exposes Soring Lies

A veterinarian association is separating fact from fiction regarding soring and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) proposed rule change....
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Horses Dying leads to animal cruelty investigation

Horse Deaths Pose Questions about Equine 'Sanctuary'

Disturbing questions persist after Canadian equine sanctuary Whispering Ridge Equine Sanctuary is exposed regarding allegations of animal cruelty. WARNING: This article contains graphic images and video. User discret...
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