Turning Copper Into Gold
PA Horse Rescues
EPN Provides Sanctuary to Horses
The EPN needs donations to cover the cost of the horses entrusted to our care.
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You can make monthly automatic payments via PayPal. Just select the horse that you want to sponsor from the drop down list.
A donation of $3000.00 covers all expenses involved in maintaining a horse in the EPN Sanctuary Horse for one year, and provides a website link to your company's website.
The Equine Protection Network, EPN, has compiled this list of contacts. A listing here does NOT mean that the EPN endorses any of these individuals or organizations.
"As a practicing veterinarian, the bonding and companionship role between horses and their owners has been very evident to me, and is unquestionably as strong as that which occurs between humans and their pet dogs and cats."...Robert M. Miller, D.V.M.
Humane Society Police Officers,(HSPO) in PA are governed under Act 135 0f 1994, Humane Society Police Officer Enforcement Act,Title 3, Section 456.1 et seq.and Title 22,Section 501,et seq.Detectives and Private Police.
PA Humane Society Police Officers have the authority to enforce the cruelty section of the PA Crimes Code, Title 18, Section 5511.
This information has been provided to the EPN by the agencies listed below.
Note: It is unlikely that LAPS will respond to complaints regarding New Holland Sales Stables. LAPS is no different than the other law enforcement agencies that finds some excuse not to do their job at New Holland Sales Stables. The PA State Police is the only law enforcement agency that performed their duty without excuses. PSP did their job so well that Senator Noah Wenger from the town of New Holland, and also the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, used his political power to prevent the PSP from doing their job in New Holland.
Every Humane Society Police Officer contacted by the EPN regarding the enforcement of the cruelty law at New Holland Sales Stables and other auctions, sooner or later responded with, "Why don't you get badged and do this job!" The PA State Police never responded to the EPN in that matter - most likely because they knew their job and with assistance from a person familiar with horses they knew the questions to ask to prove the elements of the crime. The PA State Police was the first law enforcement agency to enforce the law against selling sick, lame, and debilitated horses at New Holland Sales Stables because the EPN provided the right question for the troopers to ask the vet to prove the elements of the crime. A question that no PA Humane Society Police Officer with their state mandated training and other training, including experience with horses, knew to ask.
For years the question asked was, "Can the horse make the trip?" The response was almost always, "Yes, as long as the horse is gated separate from the other horses." The EPN pointed out that the correct question to ask was, "Would it be cruel to work or use this horse in the condition it is in right now at the time of sale?" If the answer is "No", then the horse cannot be sold, nor can it be transported unless it is to the nearest appropriate facility for medical care, humane keeping, or destruction. An auction does not meet that definiton, nor does a slaughterhouse hundreds of miles away. Neither does a rescue that is hours away, because it is not, "the nearest appropriaite facility."
"A horse is a luxury item. You have no business owning them if you can't pay for them. Are we going to give tax breaks to yacht owners, too?" - Morgan Silver
The EPN defines a sanctuary as a 501c(3) non-profit organization that accepts the donations of horses. The horses remain at the sanctuary's facilities until the horse's death. Sanctuary's do not do adoptions of horses.
The EPN regrets that we can no longer provide an up to date listing of horses rescues for several reasons:
The EPN's website is maintained by volunteers. The EPN does not have the means to investigate all the "rescues" who wish to be listed, nor is it in our scope of operations to do so.
We believe in fairness to all the horse welfare/rescue organizations in existence, that in lieu of listing horse welfare/rescues here on our website, the EPN recommends that people interested in becoming involved with a horse rescue on any level use the following resources:
For more information on adopting or donating horses please refer to our Adoption and Donation pages.
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