Recent News for Equine Rights & Welfare

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Nebraska Authorities Seek Owner of Abandoned Horse

August 21, 2014

The allegedly malnourished mare was apparently left in a pasture where other horses reside, officials say.... Read More

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Lessons Learned about Equine Welfare

August 21, 2014

There are no easy answers regarding equine welfare. One vet shares what he's learned from being involved in the issue.... Read More

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Massachusetts Bill Requires Vets to Report Animal Cruelty

August 20, 2014

The bill requires vets to notify local law enforcement authorities if they suspect that an animal is being maltreated.... Read More

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Oklahoma Authorities Seek 10 Missing Horses

August 15, 2014

Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding 10 horses missing from their pasture near Sparks.... Read More

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North Dakota Man Faces Probation Violation Charges

August 13, 2014

A man who pleaded guilty to maltreating more than 100 horses last year has violated terms of his probation.... Read More

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Panel: Racehorse Welfare Tied to Cultural Change

August 13, 2014

Panelists say improvements in regard to horse health and welfare is closely tied to racing cultural changes.... Read More

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WEG and Welfare: Are They Compatible? Science Says Yes!

August 11, 2014

Our reporter wonders if competitions reach the borders of unethical, but top researchers say that's not so.... Read More

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Arizona Woman Accused of Maltreating Minis

August 11, 2014

A woman is facing charges in connection with allegedly maltreating more than 20 Miniature Horses.... Read More

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West Virginia Horse Strangulation Probed

August 06, 2014

While authorities investigate the death, a humane society hopes a reward will help find those responsible.... Read More

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Racing Regulators Examine Cobalt Studies

August 05, 2014

Regulators are considering the study results before making a formal regulatory testing limit recommendation.... Read More

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Del Mar Once Again Shifting Races Off Turf

August 01, 2014

The move comes following another breakdown, the fifth since July 17, on the newly installed turf course.... Read More

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Ethics Allegations 'Unfounded,' Whitfield Says

July 31, 2014

Rep. Ed Whitfield sponsored a measure that would ban the use of performance packages on Tennessee Walkers.... Read More

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How Ireland is Managing its Unwanted Horses

July 31, 2014

Researchers are establishing trends and seeing a clearer picture of Ireland's unwanted horse population.... Read More

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Alabama Man Faces Multiple Animal Cruelty Charges

July 30, 2014

An Alabama man faces charges related to 16 allegedly malnourished equids and 16 dead horses.... Read More

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Del Mar Shifts Races Off Turf after Breakdowns

July 28, 2014

Del Mar moved the races to its main track Sunday following four breakdowns on the turf course since July 17. ... Read More

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Intruders Spray-Paint New York Horse

July 25, 2014

Authorities hope the public can help identify who spray-painted a horse and cut the animal's mane and tail.... Read More

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Utah Authorities Seek Horse Shooter

July 23, 2014

Authorities hope the public can help identify whoever shot and killed four Davis County horses.... Read More

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Commentary: Keeping the Promise

July 22, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor shares thoughts on a promise to keep racehorses safe on all track surfaces.... Read More

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Minnesota Man Charged in Horse Deaths

July 22, 2014

A Minnesota man is facing animal cruelty charges connected to the deaths of two foals and two older horses.... Read More

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Dehydration Eyed as Cause of Utah Horse Deaths

July 22, 2014

As authorities probe possible dehydration-related horse deaths, learn why water is crucial to horses' health.... Read More

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Iowa Horse Shooter Sought

July 21, 2014

Iowa authorities hope a $1,000 cash reward will help identify whoever shot a 14-month-old horse.... Read More

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Bill Targeting Illegal Fly Grazing in England Introduced

July 18, 2014

Fly grazing is the practice of leaving a horse to graze on a piece of land without permission.... Read More

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Tennessee Authorities Seek Horse Slasher

July 18, 2014

Authorities are hoping the public can help identify whoever cut a horse's leg while it grazed in its pasture.... Read More

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Commentary: Using a 'Checklist' Mindset for Racehorses

July 16, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief shares how a checklist could benefit racehorse health.... Read More

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North Carolina Woman Charged with Animal Cruelty

July 16, 2014

A North Carolina woman is facing charges for allegedly maltreating 54 horses on her Sampson County property.... Read More