January 06, 2011
As the lackluster economy continues to challenge the horse industry, ranchers, lawmakers, and horse owners gathered at the Summit of the Horse in Las Vegas, Nev., this week to discuss the economic state of the industry and the unwanted horse issues. ... Read More
January 01, 2011
I believe that, in their hearts, every true horseman would like to see the perceived need for equine slaughter eliminated. Now, a unique opportunity to do just this has presented itself... Read More
December 30, 2010
A Pennsylvania-based equine rescue organization hopes a billboard advertising campaign will raise awareness of horse slaughter issues, particularly among non-horse owners.
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December 22, 2010
A Wyoming woman has asked the Speaker of the State's House of Representatives and other officials to investigate Representative Sue Wallis on grounds that the lawmaker violated ethics laws when she sponsored legislation to allow horse processing ... Read More
December 21, 2010
Exactly 740 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What are your horse's favorite holiday treats?"... Read More
October 05, 2010
Horses might experience increased stress during equestrian events and competitions, but that stress appears relatively mild and might even be beneficial according to new research by Austrian, German, and French equitation scientists.... Read More
August 26, 2010
A bill instructing California's congressional delegation to support federal legislation that would forbid the transport of horses to horse processing plants in Canada and Mexico took its final step to passage on Wednesday when that state's Senate app... Read More
June 22, 2010
A proposed Canadian law could halt the export of U.S. horses for slaughter in that country, one equine welfare advocate said. Along with Mexico, Canada became a major destination for U.S. slaughter-bound horses after court actions shuttered rema... Read More
June 01, 2010
Who should get the credit--or blame--for the closings of Texas horse slaughter plants? Start with the horse industry itself, and its heroic, romantic image of the horse.... Read More
May 28, 2010
Computer-assisted surgery (CAS) with a passive optical tracking system is the new future for repairing internal hoof fractures, providing highly accurate placement of screws and the chance for "perfect" results, according to a new stu... Read More
May 18, 2010
Anyone who slaughters a horse and sells its meat for human consumption in Florida now faces criminal felony charges under a new measure signed into law by Gov. Charlie Crist on May 14.
HB 765 prohibits the mutilation or killing of an... Read More
May 17, 2010
Language that would have established regulations and fees for horse processing operations in Missouri was removed from an omnibus agriculture bill that was passed by that state's Senate on May 14.
SB 795 contained language derive... Read More
May 12, 2010
A controversial Missouri bill that would allow horse processing plant development in that state was sent to the Senate Conference Committee May 11 for refinement. The committee has the power to strip slaughter language from the bill.
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May 10, 2010
Some horse slaughter opponents are using social networking sites to urge the defeat of Missouri legislation that would allow horse processing plant development in that state.
Introduced by Rep. Jim Viebrock, HB 1747 would establish p... Read More
April 30, 2010
The Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence Symposium: Hoofbeats and Society: the Horse-Human Relationship is scheduled for May 15-16 at the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton, Mass.... Read More
April 27, 2010
The American Horse Council's Legislative Director Ben Pendergrass participated in the April 16 White House Conference on America's Great Outdoors held at the U.S. Department of the Interior.
The conference focused on the challenges, opportuniti... Read More
April 22, 2010
That horses endure significant stress while waiting to be slaughtered has often been assumed. But a new study measuring stress hormone levels now confirms that theory, according to Italian researchers.
In the 45 minutes between remov... Read More
April 22, 2010
A Florida bill to that would make it a felony to slaughter horses and sell their meat for human consumption drew closer to passage on April 21 when that state's House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the measure.
HB 765 p... Read More
April 15, 2010
In analyzing 30 years of American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA)Â registration data, AQHA discovered some trends that could help breeders and owners of American Quarter Horses make business decisions for the future. These trends, which ar... Read More
April 09, 2010
Drug compounding can be defined as the art and science of mixing ingredients, which may be active, inactive or both, to create a specific dosage form to meet a specific patientâ€™s needs. Compounding can be performed by a veterinarian or by... Read More
April 03, 2010
What to do with unwanted horses is the most urgent issue facing the equine industry, according to responses from a recent survey.
The findings are part of the American Horse Publications nationwide online survey, conducted from Oct. ... Read More
April 03, 2010
A bill establishing horse processing plant operation and meat inspection regulations was passed by the Missouri House of Representatives on Monday (March 29). HB 1747 also requires plant operators to pay registration and processing fees to unde... Read More
March 26, 2010
Lawmakers in South Dakota have passed a resolution seeking the reinstatement of USDA inspection of horse processing plants. A federal appeals court ceased private-pay funding for horsemeat inspections after states took action to closed horse pr... Read More
March 11, 2010
Wyoming livestock authorities can slaughter stray or feral livestock, including horses, and sell their meat under a measure signed into law by Gov. Dave Freudenthal on Tuesday. HB 122, the Disposal of Livestock Act... Read More
March 06, 2010
Illinois Rep. Jim Sacia is a horse owner, and while he stated in an article that he would not personally use slaughter plants as an end-of-life choice for his animals, he believes that decision should be left up to individual horse owners. ... Read More
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