Recent News for Equine Rights & Welfare

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Good Horse Keeping and Other Advice From Equine Rescuers

December 24, 2014

Rescue operators share advice on small steps owners can take to keep their horses out of less-than-ideal situations.... Read More

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WVRC Eyes Independent Review of Head-On Collision

December 19, 2014

The Dec. 13 collision led to a horse being euthanized after a race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.... Read More

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Spending Bill Maintains Horse Slaughter Ban

December 17, 2014

The bill will effectively prevent any horse slaughterhouses from opening until Sept. 30, 2015.... Read More

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Second Saddle Research Trust Conference Held in England

December 14, 2014

Researchers examined, discussed, and debated the latest research on saddle-related welfare and performance issues. ... Read More

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Researchers Identify Signs a Painful Donkey is Improving

December 14, 2014

Scientists behind a new study have identified behavior changes donkeys show when they experience pain relief.... Read More

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Aftercare Alliance to Award $2.4M in Grants

December 13, 2014

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will award $2.4 million in grants to its 42 accredited facilities for 2014.... Read More

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Lawsuit Targets St. Louis Cab Regulators

December 12, 2014

The lawsuit alleges that the St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission failed to regulate horse-drawn cabs in that city.... Read More

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N.Y. Congressional Delegates Split on Carriage Ban Ordinance

December 12, 2014

The proposed law would ban horse-drawn carriages from New York City's streets.... Read More

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NYC Council Gets Horse Carriage Ban Ordinance

December 08, 2014

The New York City council received the proposed ordinance to banish horse-drawn carriages from city streets Dec. 8.... Read More

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Saylor Joins Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Board

December 07, 2014

Thoroughbred owner and businessman Paul Saylor has been elected to the board of directors.... Read More

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Owners Seeking Restitution in Florida Horse Feed Recall Case

December 05, 2014

Owners who believe their horses were affected by tainted feed are seeking restitution from Lakeland Animal Nutrition.... Read More

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2015 Racehorse Welfare and Safety Summit Scheduled

December 05, 2014

The summit will be held July 8 at Keeneland and is open to the public. A live webcast also will be available.... Read More

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Horses Removed in New Jersey Cruelty Case

December 05, 2014

A herd of horses is receiving rehabilitative care after being removed from a farm operated by a Standardbred trainer.... Read More

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Montana Police Probe Horse Shooting

December 04, 2014

Montana authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a Quarter Horse near Butte.... Read More

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Complaints Prompted FDA Scrutiny of Equine Ulcer Products

December 03, 2014

A series of complaints prompted the FDA to warn several firms that were marketing ulcer treatments without its approval.... Read More

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Salt Lake City Bans Horse-Drawn Carriages

December 02, 2014

The city council banned commercial horse-drawn carriage rides from the Salt Lake City streets last week.... Read More

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SPANA Launches Appeal to Tackle Diseases in Working Equids

November 30, 2014

The charity is raising the funds needed to vaccinate against and treat life-threatening diseases such as tetanus.... Read More

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The Equine Necropsy: A Sensitive but Important Topic

November 26, 2014

A necropsy is not something most horse owners contemplate until faced with the death of a horse.... Read More

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Sweeping New Racehorse Drug Rules Approved in New York

November 24, 2014

The agency says the rules are intended to protect the integrity of New York's wagering system and racehorses' health.... Read More

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Funds Committed to Aftercare via Breeders' Cup Pledges

November 23, 2014

Thoroughbred owners and trainers have pledged more than $45,000 to racehorse aftercare.... Read More

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California Horse Owner Faces Multiple Cruelty Charges

November 21, 2014

A California man is facing charges for allegedly maltreating dozens of horses residing on two of his properties.... Read More

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Pair Indicted in Mare Mutilation Case

November 21, 2014

Two Texas men have been indicted for allegedly mutilating a mare before abandoning her in San Patricio County.... Read More

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10 Horse Rescue Resources on TheHorse.com

November 20, 2014

Get horse rescue resources to help with everything from finding a reputable rescue to refeeding a starved horse.... Read More

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California Horse Owner Sought

November 19, 2014

California authorities are seeking the owner of an injured mare abandoned in the Lake Pillsbury area of Lake County.... Read More

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Whip Use by Jockeys Restricted in California

November 19, 2014

Jockeys won't be allowed to whip a horse more than three consecutive times without giving the horse a chance to respond.... Read More