Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies

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Lawmaker Wants Wild Horses Put Under States' Jurisdiction

February 26, 2017

Rep. Ken Ivory's resolution asks the federal government to control herd growth or relinquish jurisdiction of the horses.... Read More

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New Nonsurgical Equine Sterilization Technique in the Works

February 23, 2017

While the actual product might still be several years away, researchers are currently testing "promising technologies."... Read More

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BLM Plans Challis Wild Horse Bait Trap Gather

February 22, 2017

The BLM hopes to gather 150 horses, remove 50, and treat mares returned to the range with a fertility control vaccine.... Read More

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Congress Members Ask for Anti-Soring Rule Approval

February 17, 2017

Passed before Trump's administration took office, a clerical error led to the rule being put on hold, pending review.... Read More

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USEF to Host Workshop on Depo-Provera Use in Show Horses

February 17, 2017

Some veterinarians use this synthetic progestin in an attempt to suppress estrus and related behaviors in mares. ... Read More

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An Inside Look at Przewalski's Horse Hooves

February 15, 2017

Researching wild and feral horse hooves helps us better understand domestic horse hoof health. ... Read More

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Senators Ask USDA to Restore Records on APHIS Website

February 15, 2017

The senators say the public has the right to know if the Horse Protection Act has been violated and by whom.... Read More

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BLM Calls Wild Horse Slaughter Article 'Fake News'

February 15, 2017

The BLM said its policy is to not slaughter horses "and there has been no congressional direction to the contrary." ... Read More

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BLM to Begin Cedar Mountain Horse Gather, PZP Treatment

February 10, 2017

The BLM will remove 200-300 horses; 200 mares returned to the range will be treated with a fertility control vaccine.... Read More

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Illinois Lab Receives Interim RMTC Accreditation

February 10, 2017

The University of Illinois Analytical Forensic Testing Laboratory performs drug testing for the Illinois Racing Board.... Read More

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HPA Inspection Reports Removed From APHIS Website

February 10, 2017

Going forward those seeking HPA inspection and enforcement information must submit a Freedom of Information Act request.... Read More

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BLM, University of Wyoming Begin Wild Horse Movement Study

February 08, 2017

Researchers will place GPS collars on up to 30 mares to study migration patterns and herd movements.... Read More

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BLM Concludes the Reveille HMA Wild Horse Gather

February 07, 2017

The BLM removed 81 horses and returned 68 to the range, including 30 mares treated with a fertility control vaccine.... Read More

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Regulatory Policies to Undergo Review at April ARCI Meeting

February 03, 2017

Conference attendees will discuss what is and isn't working in racing regulation.... Read More

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ARCI Forms Integrity Compliance Certification Panel

February 02, 2017

Three former regulators will comprise the independent panel that will certify compliance with key integrity standards.... Read More

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Buchanan, Blumenauer to Co-Chair Animal Welfare Caucus

February 02, 2017

Reps. Vern Buchanan and Earl Blumenauer will head the group intended to educate legislators on animal welfare issues.... Read More

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OSRC to Focus on Medications, Drug Testing in 2017

January 30, 2017

Ohio's racing commission will review medications, out-of-competition drug testing, and RMTC and ARCI recommendations.... Read More

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Anti-Soring Rule Suspended in Trump Administration Freeze

January 27, 2017

The rule is among a litany of new regulations pending review by the new administration and its department secretaries.... Read More

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BLM to Begin Reveille HMA Wild Horse Gather Jan. 30

January 27, 2017

The BLM will gather 140 to 160 horses, remove 80, and release 60-80 back to the range after fertility control treatment.... Read More

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SAFE Act Reintroduced in Congress

January 18, 2017

The bill is the latest attempt to outlaw the purchase and transport of U.S. horses for slaughter.... Read More

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Walking Horse Group to Challenge USDA Rule

January 18, 2017

The legal team for FAST is preparing a response to the new rule which bans the use of action devices and pads or stacks.... Read More

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Chains, Stacks Banned in Walking Horse Training, Exhibition

January 17, 2017

A new rule prohibits the use of action devices, pads, and wedges, except for those used for therapeutic purposes.... Read More

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BLM to Begin Sulphur Wild Horse Gather, PZP Treatment

January 16, 2017

About 400 horses, including 100-150 mares treated with the contraceptive vaccine, will be released back to the range.... Read More

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BLM to Begin Reveille Wild Horse Gather

January 15, 2017

About 80 horses will be removed from the HMA while approximately 55 horses will be released back to the range.... Read More

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Authorities Ask Court to Transfer Control of ISPMB Horses

January 10, 2017

South Dakota state's attorneys asked that the horses be placed in the care of Fleet of Angels and Habitat for Horses.... Read More