Horse Transport Law Cards
York Horse Transport Law
The Equine Protection Network (EPN) began in 1995 as a grassroots effort by concerned horse people who were determined to make a difference for abused, neglected and slaughter bound horses. The EPN has dedicated much of its efforts to the investigation and enforcement of horse cruelty laws and when necessary, to passage of legislation to protect America's horses. The EPN is now a non-profit charitable horse welfare organization, dependant on public donations.
Since its inception the EPN has been at the forefront in fighting for equine’s welfare. When the EPN observed the infamous double decker trailers at the New Holland, PA horse auction loading horses destined for Canadian slaughterhouses, we took action! Our efforts resulted in the successful enforcement of New York State's twenty-year ban on the use of inhumane double deck cattle trailers to transport horses (resulting in prosecutions), and three amendments to NY law that both increased the penalties and closed two loopholes in the law. At the same time we led the fight to pass PA's Horse Transport Law-- the strongest law in the United States banning double deck trailers to transport any horse, no matter what its final destination!
Download a card and carry in your car. Help enforce PA law banning the use of double deck trailers to transport any horse, no matter what its final destination!
When we observed sick, starving, and injured horses being sold at the New Holland horse auction, we again took action that ultimately led to an investigation of the New Holland horse auction by the PA. State Police. The result was the first successful enforcement of the 1985 PA law prohibiting the sale of sick, lame and debilitated horses.
The EPN has recently established a Sanctuary Program for horses, providing a lifelong home safe from neglect, abuse or slaughter. The EPN focuses on horses that have been ordered forfeited by the courts due to their owners being convicted of cruelty. The EPN's efforts have brought to public attention the issues of horse slaughter and horse cruelty, as well as recovery of stolen horses. The EPN strongly believes that irresponsible and neglectful owners must be held accountable for their actions if we are to truly make a difference for our beloved horses.
These accomplishments are only the beginning. The EPN has many goals to achieve, and it can only do so with your help. Please consider supporting the EPN via financial or material donation or through volunteer work. Join our mailing list to stay updated on the latest equine welfare news, and receive action alerts to learn what you can do to help Save America's Horses.