Florida Poachers Target Horses

March 31, 2009

On Feb. 27 Ivonne Rodriguez's Paint horse, Geronimo, went missing from his Miami, Fla., pasture. Rodriguez immediately filed a police report and canvassed the neighborhood for information about her horse. Six days later, Miami-Dade... Read More


Senate Bill Tackles Horse Slaughter Issue

March 27, 2009

Two U.S. Senators have introduced legislation to prohibit the transport of horses for slaughter in Mexico and Canada. Senators Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and John Ensign (R-Nev.) introduced Read More


Montana, North Dakota Horse Slaughter Bills Advance

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 Read More


Update on State Slaughter Resolutions; Idaho Joins Debate

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


Auction Operator Fined for Equine Transport Law Violations

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


Montana House Backs Slaughter Bill

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 (Read More


List of States Introducing Slaughter Legislation Grows

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


House Committee Gets New Mustang Bill

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


Montana Lawmakers Ponder Slaughter Plant Legislation

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


States Ask to Retain Control of Equine Transport, Slaughter

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


Illinois Track Implements Welfare Plan

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


Hoof Summit Offers Education for Horse Owners, Vets, and Techs

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


Horse Transport Bill Reintroduced

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


Horse Slaughter Legislation Reintroduced

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


Unwanted Horse Survey Available Online

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 Read More


Suffolk Downs Bans Five Trainers Under Anti-Slaughter Rule

November 14, 2008

Holding fast to its zero tolerance policy toward horse slaughter, Suffolk Downs decided to ban five trainers who were involved--although all claim unknowingly--in an incident that... Read More


Thoroughbred Adoption Service Launched for FREE Horses

November 01, 2008

Thoroughbreds are great athletes, and they also are great pleasure and companion animals for those who love horses. and are teaming up to bring Thoroughbreds in need of homes to the attention of hundreds of... Read More


Calgary Trailer Accident: Surviving Horses Returned to Origin

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


12 Horses Die in Calgary Trailer Accident

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


Magna Racetracks Announce Anti-Slaughter Policy

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


Horse Slaughter Bill Moves on to House

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


Kester News Hour

August 15, 2008

A variety of topics were highlighted during the reinvented Kester News Hour at the 2007 AAEP Convention. ... Read More


House Subcommittee Hears Slaughter Testimony

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


Veterinary Group Opposes New Slaughter Legislation

July 30, 2008

U.S. House Judiciary Committee hearings on new anti-slaughter legislation will begin July 31, and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has gone on... Read More


New Federal Horse Slaughter Bill Introduced

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