"We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.
Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented".
― ELIE WIESEL
• Educate the public on horse welfare issues
• Develop and maintain a large, well-informed and active constituent base
• Help to draft horse protection resolutions, orders and legislation
• Lobby for the passage of horse protection legislation and the enforcement of existing laws
• Develop and implement successful horse protection campaigns to raise awareness and rally for change
• Advise government agencies and appointed officials on horse welfare policies and oversight
• Work with industry leaders on how to better the lives of the horses they employ
• Conduct lawful, private investigations into breaches of horse welfare practices, laws and regulations
• Educate grassroots advocates regarding lobbying procedures, techniques and etiquette
• Employ and mentor political, governmental and industry lobbyists
• Street team to meet and greet the public and raise awareness
• Billboard advertising
• Press releases, statements and editorials
• Table at equine events
• Design and distribute door hangers, posters, pamphlets and flyers
• Sponsor research
• Fund private investigations
• Assist and advice law enforcement regarding crimes against horses
• Take legal action
The Horse Fund is driven by a dynamic team of volunteer advocates.
Our President Vivian Grant Farrell is responsible for the smooth day-to-day operation of the organization. She is supported by a solid administrative team to accomplish this. Additionally, Vivian personally oversees every campaign.
Vivian also edits Tuesday's Horse and comes up with many of the concepts and campaigns you see here at the Fund.
Public education activities are performed by staff, volunteers and interns who have press, media, video, graphic arts, audio and event management skills.
Intervention work is conducted by volunteer researchers, analysts, writers and issue leaders collaborating with a network of skilled "go to" professionals and highly placed experts in all sectors of the horse industry.
Legislative work is carried out with the assistance of top lobbyists, strategists and political insiders who help our political action team write, promote and enact new and stronger horse protection laws.
Our staff and volunteers work in home-based offices.
For our staff and volunteers, working in their own space and setting their own hours gives them the flexibility and convenience necessary to work for us.
This gives our organization the freedom to recruit from among the most highly skilled and knowledgeable staff available unrestricted by where they work and what they do.
Additionally, working this way substantially reduces our overheads, and allows us to build a phenomenal team without the usual hiring constraints.
During re-organization, The Horse Fund moved its administrative offices to Louisville, Kentucky.
As of this writing, The Horse Fund has four staff and just over 120 volunteers working virtually around the clock in 13 countries including the U.S.
We also from time to time employ legal professionals, veterinary specialists and private investigators on an ad hoc basis.