Abuse & Neglect News
December 25, 2006
A group of 4-H club members are devoting their holiday break to helping two veterinarians and others feed and care for seven seriously malnourished horses rescued from a Dayton-area farm.
Members of the Making Strides 4-H Club started preparin... Read More
December 22, 2006
The International Equestrian Federation upheld one doping ban and reduced another on appeal.
An FEI arbitration court upheld rider Thierry Rozier's three-month suspension and disqualification from the Mediterranean Games in July 2005.... Read More
December 17, 2006
Authorities in Dodge County, Wis., responded this week to a call about a stabbed zebra -- but they say they're not treating it as a criminal investigation.
The sheriff's department received a call Monday about a 12-year-old zebra found dead... Read More
December 13, 2006
A Dover, Pa., area horse farm owner accused of animal cruelty has been placed on probation under a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Under the agreement, 14 of the 15 abuse and neglect charges have been dropped. And the deal means that... Read More
December 08, 2006
While the brother of a South Korean rider killed in an eventing accident arrived in Qatar on Friday to collect the body, equestrian officials defended their decision to continue running the cross-country competition after the man died in... Read More
December 04, 2006
November 29, 2006
High prices and scarce supply for hay this season are leading to abandoned horses, according to animal-welfare groups.
"This is the first year where people are literally just opening the gate and kicking them (the horses) out," said Chuck... Read More
November 08, 2006
A Utah man has been charged in the fatal castration of a wild horse. At least three people now face charges in the cruelty case.
Terry John Reid, 48, of Dutch John, was released on his own recognizance after an Oct. 31 initial appearance on... Read More
October 30, 2006
The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the severe neglect and abandonment of two horses in Lecanto, Fla., last... Read More
October 16, 2006
Katherine Caldwell's husband, Tony, promised to buy her a horse when their children turned 5.
"The trouble is," she said, "we never had any kids."
So 12 years ago, the couple founded Indiana Horse Rescue, a nonprofit organization... Read More
July 19, 2006
The 35 horses removed from James DeNoyer's northwestern
July 14, 2006
March 01, 2006
On Jan. 13, prosecutors filed criminal charges against a California owner of 35 horses seized by animal control officials in December 2005. The bony, malnourished horses ranged from weanlings to geriatrics.
Mendocino County Animal Care... Read More
June 17, 2005
The two central Kentucky women charged with animal cruelty after authorities seized their 24 horses from a Lexington farm in January 2005 received a split verdict in court on June 8. After a two-day trial, the mother, Nancy Nygaard, was acquitte... Read More
April 01, 2005
Equine veterinarians are in a unique position to recognize neglect or the potential for neglect in horses. They have direct access to horses and horse property, and they get to know horses and their owners by providing care for many years. As... Read More
March 03, 2005
Numerous horse abuse cases have been reported during the month of January throughout the United States.
- Miami, Fla., humane officials are working with the unnamed owner of five malnourished horses removed from his property on Jan. 4. On... Read More
January 18, 2005
Amy Labbe, owner of the mare and foal seized by the Lexington Humane Society (LHS) in Lexington, Ky., on Jan. 5 and brought to Hagyard Equine Medical Institute (HEMI) because of their malnourished condition, comes to the defense of Nancy an... Read More
January 10, 2005
Twenty-four horses have been confiscated from a Lexington, Ky., farm by the Lexington Humane Society (LHS) after one dead horse was found in a pasture. Four of the horses were in acute condition from starvation and were transported to Hagyard... Read More
December 14, 2004
According to an AP story on Bloodhorse.com, racehorse trainer Glenn Hild pleaded innocent Dec. 7 to misdemeanor charges of animal cruelty.
Hild, former owner of Broken Word Farm, nea... Read More
November 17, 2004
An arrest warrant was issued yesterday (Nov. 16) for Arkansas trainer Glenn Hild on 17 charges of animal cruelty, according to Mary Ann Taft, Arkansas State Humane Officer. The 17 Thoroughbreds Hild allegedly mistreated... Read More
October 18, 2004
According to an Indianapolis newspaper and television station, four horses were stabbed in their Zionsville paddock late on Oct. 5 or very early on Oct. 6. One of the horses was killed in the attacks. The horses were found by their owner,... Read More
October 01, 2004
At the request of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky issued a seizure warrant on Aug. 11 for what it called various illegally compounded drug products for use in horses found at... Read More
May 15, 2003
There are still no clues as to the identity of the person or persons who left a badly malnourished and injured horse in a riverbed west of the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway last month, according to the Whittier Daily News. However, a... Read More
November 01, 2001
The first wave of outside assistance has reached the Karachi Race Course in Pakistan. On July 1, the Associated Press reported that 250 abandoned horses were at the racetrack and had not been moved... Read More
November 01, 2001
A racecourse that hosted Pakistan's largest races has closed, and more than 200 Thoroughbreds there are slowly starving, according to the Associated Press.
The racetrack was shut down after a dispute with the government about licensing fees... Read More