Who Does It
The Int'l Fund for Horses is driven by a dynamic team of volunteer horse activists.
Our President Vivian Grant Farrell, with the support of paid administrative staff to assist her, is responsible for the smooth day-to-day
operation of the organization.
Vivian also edits Tuesday's Horse and creates many of the concepts and campaigns you see
here at the Fund.
Public education work is performed by volunteers and interns with press, media, video, graphic arts, audio and event management experience.
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.
What We Do
Examples of activities we carry out are:
- Educating the public on horse welfare issues
Sending quick and effective alerts to our constituent base
Helping to draft horse protection resolutions, orders and legislation
Lobbying for the passage of horse protection legislation
Developing and implementing successful campaigns to raise awareness and rally for change
Advising government agencies and appointed officials on horse welfare
Working with the horse industry on how to better the lives of the horses they employ
Conducting private investigations
Where We Do It
A majority of our staff and volunteers, including our President, work in home-based offices.
For our staff and volunteers, working in their own space and setting their own hours
gives them the flexibility necessary to work for us.
For the Int'l Fund for Horses, this gives us the freedom to recruit from among the most highly skilled
and knowledgeable staff available unrestricted by geographic location.
Additionally, working this way substantially reduces our overheads, and allows us to build a phenomenol team without the usual hiring constraints.
The Int'l Fund for Horses has its head office in Austin, Texas and its central administrative office in Louisville, Kentucky. We also maintain a presence in
New York, Washington DC, London and more recently Brussels.
As of this writing, the Int'l Fund for Horses has four paid staff and more than 90 volunteer staff in 9 countries, including lobbyists and legal professional
working virtually around the clock.
How We Do It
- Educating grassroots advocates on lobbying techniques and etiquette
Mentoring and employment of professional lobbyists
- Press releases, statements and editorials
Tabling at equine events
Designing and distributing door hangers, posters, pamphlets and flyers
Funding private investigations
Assisting law enforcement with crimes against horses