HISAwatchdog.org is dedicated first and foremost to serving as a watchdog for the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) created by the enactment of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act that Animal Wellness Action helped successfully achieve to stamp out doping and other abuses, and create a uniform national standard for drug testing and enforcement in the United States. Our mission is to ensure the proper implementation and execution of the new law and to hold HISA accountable by ensuring transparency across the board, and action against those who seek to drug horses, rig the system, and cheat the betting public.
As we have seen historically with the Horse Protection Act of 1970 enforced by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and the Wild and Free Roaming Horse and Burro Act in 1971 enforced by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, new federal laws often have unintended consequences, loopholes, and have seen a tremendous lack of enforcement over the past half-a-century. As the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act became the first new federal horse protection law seen in 49 years, it is imperative the those charged with enforcing the law are held accountable from the starting gate and at every turn.