Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies

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BLM to Gather Sand Wash Wild Horses in October

September 26, 2016

Some mares will be treated with a contraceptive vaccine while other young horses will be prepared for adoption.... Read More

Denmark’s Stinna Tange Kaastrup and "Smarties," double bronze medalists at the Rio 2016 Paralympics in the Grade 1b para-dressage.

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All Drug Tests From Rio Para-Dressage Competitors Clean

September 23, 2016

This means back-to-back clean Paralympic games (London 2012 and Rio 2016) for para-equestrian participants.... Read More

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BLM to Begin Emergency Gather in the Big Sand Spring Valley

September 21, 2016

The BLM said it will gather and care for up to 300 wild horses impacted by drought conditions.... Read More

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AAEP Foundation Distributes Funds to Benefit Equine Welfare

September 21, 2016

The foundation will distribute $459,198 to 27 organizations and special projects committed to improving equine welfare.... Read More

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Emergency Wild Horse Gather Begins in Cherry Spring Area

September 20, 2016

The BLM said it plans to gather about 60 horses from the Nevada range due to declining water sources.... Read More

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BLM Responds to Reports on Advisory Board Vote

September 15, 2016

The BLM says it has no plans to euthanize wild horses currently held in short- and long-term holding facilities. ... Read More

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BLM Hauls Water to Wild Horses in Eastern Nevada

September 14, 2016

The agency is supplementing spring sources impacted by drought to prevent further declines in animal health.... Read More

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BLM Nixes Surgical Spay Plan

September 13, 2016

Also, a wild horse and burro advisory board resolution might result in the euthanasia of animals in holding facilities.... Read More

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RMTC Approves New York Drug Testing Laboratory Accreditation

September 12, 2016

The NYDTL is the eighth laboratory to become accredited by the RMTC since 2013.... Read More

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Unwanted Horse Coalition Revives Ambassador Program

September 09, 2016

Program volunteers represent the UHC at meetings nationwide to present information about unwanted horses.... Read More

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Feral Horses in Nevada Killed in Collision

September 08, 2016

The state Department of Agriculture is asking drivers near the Virginia Range to be alert for roaming feral horses.... Read More

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BLM Conducting Wild Horse Gather in Stone Cabin HMA

September 08, 2016

Additionally, the BLM Nevada plans to hold an adoption event in conjunction with the Stone Cabin gather.... Read More

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Emergency Wild Horse Gather Underway in Nevada

September 08, 2016

The BLM said wild horses residing on private lands in the Wood Hills area, outside the Spruce-Pequop HMA boundary.... Read More

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Oregon Emergency Wild Horse Gather Concludes Successfully

September 07, 2016

In total 155 horses--33 foals, 55 mares, and 67 stallions--were gathered and transported to an adoption facility.... Read More

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Some Horses Missing From Mustang Monument Found

September 06, 2016

More than 50 horses released when their pasture fences were cut have been returned to the equine sanctuary.... Read More

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BLM Concludes Outside Silver King, Triple B Horse Gathers

September 03, 2016

The BLM removed 105 horses from outside the Silver King HMA and 181 horses from in and around the Triple B HMA.... Read More

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BLM Vale District Conducting Emergency Wild Horse Gather

August 30, 2016

The gather comes in response to the Cherry Road Wildfire, which has burned 90% of the area in which a herd resides.... Read More

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All Horse, Human Drug Tests From Rio Olympics Clean

August 29, 2016

A total of 60 equine samples--30% of the 200 competing horses--were tested during the Games. ... Read More

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Forest Service Offers Wild Horse Gather Operation Viewing

August 26, 2016

The Modoc National Forest office will conduct a wild horse gather from private and tribal lands between Sept. 6 and 16. ... Read More

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California Racehorse Drug Testing Moving Forward

August 23, 2016

Researchers will be studying the use of biomarkers drug testing.... Read More

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Pennsylvania Track Groom Accused of Fixing Horse Races

August 23, 2016

Several horses had allegedly received clenbuterol, and groom Marian Vega was found to be in possession of the drug.... Read More

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BLM Concludes Nevada Burro Gather

August 18, 2016

The BLM gathered 42 burros utilizing a temporary corral stocked with hay and water. ... Read More

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Pennsylvania Adopts Racehorse Uniform Medication Program

August 16, 2016

Pennsylvania is the 10th state to fully adopt the National Uniform Medication Program.... Read More

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Wild Horse, Burro Advisory Board to Meet in September

August 05, 2016

The meeting will take place Sept. 8-9 in Elko, Nevada, and will be live-streamed online.... Read More

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Three Female Burros Shot and Killed in Arizona

August 01, 2016

The BLM is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.... Read More