March 26, 2009
Legislation to establish privately owned horse processing plants in the United States advanced this week in two Western states.
On March 24, the North Dakota State Senate approved
March 12, 2009
Idaho has joined the list of states pondering legislation aimed at maintaining control of equine transport and re-establishing the horse processing industry in the United States.
Introduced into Idaho's House State Affairs... Read More
March 10, 2009
The USDA is seeking $162,800 in fines from an Ohio livestock auctioneer and shipper for violating the Commercial Transport of Equines for Slaughter Act, which regulates treatment of slaughter-bound horses. At issue is the shipment of 1,345... Read More
February 26, 2009
The Montana House of Representatives strongly endorsed a bill Feb. 24 that paves the way for construction of a horse slaughterhouse in Montana and aims to bring the industry back to the United States (
February 19, 2009
Twelve state legislatures are now considering measures to express their support of or actively encourage the reestablishment of U.S. horse processing plants.
Resolutions indicating opposition to HR 503, the federal... Read More
February 13, 2009
Wild horses and burros could get more room to roam under a bill introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee on Thursday by Committee Chairman Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) and Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), chairman of the... Read More
February 12, 2009
Legislators in Montana are considering a proposed measure to encourage private investor horse slaughter plant development in that state. The bill's author says the measure is intended to both create jobs in Montana, and address the state's... Read More
February 12, 2009
Lawmakers in two Western states have sponsored resolutions urging Congress to let state legislators make up their own minds about horse slaughter issues within their lines. Wyoming's House Joint Resolution (HJR 8) and Utah's House Joint... Read More
January 28, 2009
To make its position on horse slaughter clear, Fairmount Park in Illinois has put in place a zero-tolerance policy that would take stalls away from trainers linked to that industry. The track has also created an adoption program for Fairmount... Read More
January 24, 2009
Featuring in-depth sessions on all aspects of equine footcare, the 6th annual International Hoof-Care Summit offers 76 hours of continuing education opportunities.
Being held from Feb. 3-6, 2009, in Cincinnati, Ohio, this sixth annual... Read More
January 18, 2009
A bill before the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee would prohibit the use double-decker trailers for transporting horses across state lines.
Specifically, HR 305, or the "Horse Transportation... Read More
January 16, 2009
New legislation aimed at stemming the export of horses for slaughter in Mexico and Canada was introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on Jan. 14. Sponsored by Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich) and... Read More
November 17, 2008
The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) is performing further research into the issue of unwanted horses, with help from participants in the equine industry. The first step in this effort is an online survey, available at
November 14, 2008
November 01, 2008
Thoroughbreds are great athletes, and they also are great pleasure and companion animals for those who love horses.
Bloodhorse.com and TheHorse.com are teaming up to bring Thoroughbreds in need of homes to the attention of hundreds of... Read More
October 21, 2008
After 12 horses died Friday following a stock trailer accident in Calgary, Alberta, the remaining 32 horses have been returned to their point of origin in Bonnyville, according to Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada Chair Bill... Read More
October 20, 2008
Twelve horses died Friday when a stock trailer carrying 44 animals overturned onto the median of a Calgary, Alberta, freeway.
The driver, identified by Read More
October 10, 2008
Magna Entertainment Corp. has formally adopted a company-wide policy promoting the humane treatment of racehorses, the company announced Oct. 10.
Under the policy, any trainer or owner stabling at an MEC facility who directly or indirectly... Read More
September 24, 2008
The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has passed H.R. 6598, a measure known as the "Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2008."
This bill prohibits transport, sale, delivery, or export of horses for slaughter for... Read More
August 15, 2008
A variety of topics were highlighted during the reinvented Kester News Hour at the 2007 AAEP Convention. ... Read More
July 31, 2008
Animal rights advocates are urging lawmakers to pass a bill banning the slaughter of U.S. horses for consumption abroad, arguing the practice is inhumane. Opponents of the proposal say it would actually increase cruelty in the form of... Read More
July 30, 2008
July 25, 2008
Legislation introduced July 23 to the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee addresses the horse slaughter issue by linking the practice to animal cruelty and leaving enforcement to federal authorities.... Read More
July 21, 2008
The Shetland ponies donated to the Hong Kong Equestrian Federation officially changed hands July 10 in a special ceremony. The American Shetland Pony Club donated the ponies to salute Hong Kong's efforts in hosting the... Read More
July 18, 2008
The use of double-decker trailers to transport horses for any purpose would be banned nationwide if a new bill recently introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives becomes law. But some equine welfare advocates say the bill is flawed.... Read More