Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Horses' Remains Found in Florida

March 20, 2015

Authorities are seeking whoever butchered two horses and left their remains at a roadside in Lee County, Florida.... Read More

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Researchers Study Bit-Induced Trauma

March 20, 2015

Bits that do not fit properly, are aggressive, or used incorrectly can cause damage to horses' mouths, researchers said.... Read More

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TRF Launches Seventh Annual Hay Drive

March 18, 2015

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation expects its hay costs in 2015 to exceed $220,000.... Read More

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Arizona Men Charged in Horse Shooting

March 17, 2015

Two Arizona men are in custody after being charged with animal cruelty for allegedly shooting a horse multiple times.... Read More

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Device for Studying Horses' Lying Down Behavior Tested

March 17, 2015

The device could allow researchers to evaluate normal--and abnormal--lying behavior and how it relates to welfare.... Read More

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Oregon Horse Shooter Sought

March 16, 2015

Authorities are seeking whoever is responsible for tying a horse to a tree before fatally shooting the animal.... Read More

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North Carolina State Fair Drops Walking Horse Classes

March 12, 2015

A representative said Tennessee Walking Horse exhibitors are still welcome to enter classes at the open horse show.... Read More

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FEI Suspends UAE National Federation

March 12, 2015

The move follows an investigation into horse welfare issues and noncompliance with FEI endurance rules and regulations.... Read More

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NTRA Unveils 2015 Federal Agenda For Washington, D.C.

March 11, 2015

Issues include tax matters and racehorse drug and therapeutic medication regulation and testing.... Read More

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Request Grant Funding from the AAEP Foundation by May 1

March 11, 2015

The foundation annually supports those that develop and implement programs that improve equine welfare.... Read More

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Foal Carcass Discarded on Michigan Roadside

March 10, 2015

Authorities discovered the young foal's remains on March 5. Necropsy results are pending.... Read More

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Alleged Montana Horse Abuser Caught in Florida

March 07, 2015

The man wanted for allegedly maltreating more than two dozen horses was caught after nearly a year on the run.... Read More

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Florida Man Pleads in Horse Killing Incident

March 06, 2015

A man accused of killing a horse and injuring the animal's rider has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Breeding Farms Support TAA

March 04, 2015

Farms agreed to donate 25% or more of the advertised stud fee for each stallion on their roster to the TAA.... Read More

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App Connects New York Police With State Animal Statutes

March 03, 2015

The app is designed to give law enforcement personnel easy access to New York's animal laws.... Read More

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Charges Dismissed in Vermont Arabian Horse Cruelty Case

March 01, 2015

Animal cruelty charges against a Vermont woman accused of maltreating 23 Arabian horses have been dropped.... Read More

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Oregon Horse Herd Seized

February 27, 2015

Authorities have seized nearly 40 allegedly maltreated horses from a farm in Dallas, Oregon.... Read More

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FEI Removes UAE Endurance Events from Official Calendar

February 27, 2015

The FEI took an emergency measure to protect horse welfare and to preserve the integrity of its rules and regulations.... Read More

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Report: Six Horses Die in Kentucky Barn Fire

February 25, 2015

Six horses were killed in an early morning fire that consumed two barns at Chanteclaire Farm near Midway on Feb. 25. ... Read More

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Proposed Bill Would Give Wild Horse Management to States

February 25, 2015

The legislation would place wild horses under state and Native American tribe jurisdiction rather than under the BLM's.... Read More

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South Dakota Authorities Probe Horse Shooting

February 25, 2015

Authorities hope the public can help identify who shot and killed a horse near the city of Mitchell.... Read More

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Appeals Court Rules Against USDA on Soring Penalties

February 24, 2015

The court ruled that the USDA doesn't have authority to require minimum penalties for Horse Protection Act violators.... Read More

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Arizona Miniature Horse Association Vice President Charged

February 24, 2015

The Miniature Horse Association of Arizona's vice president has been charged with multiple animal cruelty counts.... Read More

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Texas Man Accused of Dragging Donkey

February 22, 2015

A Texas man is behind bars after being accused of dragging a donkey behind his truck for at least five miles.... Read More

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Study: Pawing Could be Indicative of Discomfort

February 21, 2015

Pawing could be a learned behavior that might reflect an effort to ease pain in the limbs or abdomen, researchers said.... Read More