This holiday was created to raise awareness through public education about the plight of horses in America from abuse and neglect to homelessness and slaughter as well as to promote adoption events to help unwanted horses find a forever home.
While it is an American holiday, no matter where you are in the world or whether or not you are currently a horse owner, there are many ways you can get involved to help protect horses in your community.
- Make a donation.
- Foster or sponsor a horse at your local shelter.
- Make this the year you adopt your very own rescue horse.
- Put together an event to raise funds for your local horse rescue or to raise awareness about horse-related issues.
- Get educated! Learn about the horse-related legislation going on in your country such as Bill Bill C-571 in Canada and the Exports (SAFE) Act (H.R. 1094/S. 541) in the USA.
7. Be a voice, don't just have one; make sure to vote on issues surrounding our equine friends.
Above all, National Horse Protection Day serves as a reminder that we owe it to these beautiful creatures to ensure that they are well looked after in the hands of humanity. We all have a role to play in ensuring they have healthy and happy futures, regardless of what country we reside in.
“We are forever responsible for that which we have tamed.” - Antoine de Saint Exupery