Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Alleged New York Horse Shooter Arrested

February 04, 2016

Robert Webster Jr. is facing multiple charges in connection with the shooting death of a horse last year.... Read More

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Sentence Pending for Florida Man Accused of Killing Horse

February 03, 2016

Christopher Todd, accused of killing a Tennessee Walker and injuring a rider, could face up to 35 years in prison.... Read More

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Horses Working in Mexican Garbage Dump to Receive Assistance

February 01, 2016

The Brooke USA is helping horses working in a garbage dump and recycling center in San Martin, Mexico. ... Read More

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Horses Removed from North Carolina Rescue Operation

January 29, 2016

Forty horses are receiving rehabilitative care after they and more than 500 other animals were seized by authorities. ... Read More

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New Equine Welfare Code Takes Effect in New Zealand

January 28, 2016

The code includes standards for food and water requirements, husbandry practices, equine health, and more.... Read More

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Future of Thoroughbred Jump Racing in Australia Uncertain

January 28, 2016

Thoroughbred jump racing remains in the spotlight of welfare debates despite safety improvements in recent years.... Read More

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TCA Named Thoroughbred Club of America Beneficiary

January 24, 2016

TCA will use the funds to support organizations that work on behalf of Thoroughbreds and the people who care for them.... Read More

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Houston Task Force Battles Equine Cruelty Crimes

January 21, 2016

Monty's Task Force aims to provide education, increased access to low-cost veterinary services, and more.... Read More

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Is Sustainability a Heritable Trait in Thoroughbreds?

January 21, 2016

While environmental factors, such as nutrition and training, shape sustainability, genetics influence it, as well.... Read More

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Ocala Stud, FTBOA Join Grayson-Jockey Club Ocala Initiative

January 20, 2016

The Ocala Initiative is designed to build support for equine health and welfare research in Florida.... Read More

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NYC Mayor, Carriage Cabbies Reach Agreement

January 20, 2016

The agreement would reduce the number of carriage horses in New York City and relocate the stables to Central Park.... Read More

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Polo Player Roldan Named Brooke USA Ambassador

January 17, 2016

Nic Roldan is also the first polo player to become an ambassador for the Brooke USA.... Read More

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Ontario Barn Blaze Claims 12 Horses

January 15, 2016

Authorities said one horse escaped the blaze. The cause remains under investigation.... Read More

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ASPCA Grants More Than $1 Million to Assist At-Risk Horses

January 15, 2016

in 2015 the ASPCA awarded more than $1 million in grants to support 124 organizations across the country.... Read More

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Data Shows Decrease in Breaches of British Racing Whip Rules

January 15, 2016

A new report revealed a 9% decrease in offences in 2015 compared to 2014.... Read More

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Police Seek Tips in New York Horse Shooting

January 13, 2016

An alleged drive-by shooting left a Kirkland horse dead late last month.... Read More

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Rehoming Your Horse? Remember These Tips

January 13, 2016

Finding a safe home for a horse is not an easy process. Do your homework to ensure your horse lands in a good place.... Read More

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Indiana Horse Death Probed

January 12, 2016

Authorities are investigating the death of a Quarter Horse attacked in a barn at a riding stable in Decatur.... Read More

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Surrendered Horse Herd Receiving Rehabilitative Care

January 08, 2016

Twenty horses are recovering after they were surrendered to animal welfare authorities in Orangeburg, South Carolina.... Read More

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Woman Allegedly Practices Vet Medicine Without a License

January 07, 2016

Jacque Smith is accused of duping horse owners into allowing her to treat their animals and more.... Read More

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Stud Fees Help Fund TAA in 2015

January 07, 2016

The stallions' connections pledged to donate 25% or more of the advertised stud fee for each horse to the TAA.... Read More

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Tennessee Launches Statewide Animal Abuser Registry

January 05, 2016

The registry is the nation's first database to list information about convicted animal abusers on a statewide basis.... Read More

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Hyperflexion in International Dressage: 1992 vs. 2008

January 05, 2016

Hyperflexion was more common in the 2008 World Cup than the 1992 Olympic Games in dressage classes, researchers found.... Read More

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The Horse's Top Special Features of 2015

January 01, 2016

Learn about donkeys, leptospirosis, West Nile virus, influenza, preparing for disasters, and working equids.... Read More

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Study: Winter Shelter Preferences Vary Among Horses

December 31, 2015

In many cases, a good shelter with adequate food is enough to keep horses warm during winter weather, researchers found.... Read More