Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Racehorse Welfare, Safety Summit Concludes

June 29, 2016

Presentation topics included racing surfaces, equine injuries, and respiratory health for horses, among others.... Read More

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Kentucky Authorities Probe Horses' Alleged Abandonment

June 29, 2016

Officials found more than 40 apparently abandoned horses, mostly Thoroughbreds, in Mercer County in early June.... Read More

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HSUS Launches Racehorse Advisory Council

June 23, 2016

The new advisory council is designed to promote higher welfare standards for the horse racing industry.... Read More

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How to Introduce Horses

June 23, 2016

An equine behavior expert and veterinarian shares recommendations for introducing horses that will live together.... Read More

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Researchers: Education, Prevention Help Boost Horse Welfare

June 18, 2016

An improved economy, education, and other measures have reduced Minnesota's neglected horse population, researchers say.... Read More

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Kentucky Barn Fire Claims Saddlebred Horses

June 14, 2016

The farm owner unsuccessfully attempted to save 13 horses inside the barn.... Read More

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Online Horse Rescue Operator Charged With Animal Cruelty

June 12, 2016

A Pennsylvania woman who operated a rescue via a social media page has been charged with multiple animal cruelty counts.... Read More

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Accused Embezzler Pleads Not Guilty

June 11, 2016

Anne Schumate Williams is also facing animal cruelty charges stemming from the alleged maltreatment of dozens of horses.... Read More

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Peaceable Farm Horses Rescued Again

June 10, 2016

Six horses from the farm were among more than 40 allegedly maltreated horses seized from New Beginnings Horse Rescue.... Read More

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AFA Supports AHC Welfare Code

June 09, 2016

The American Farrier's Association is the latest organization to endorse the AHC's Welfare Code of Practice.... Read More

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Study Confirms Horses 'Talk' to Human Handlers

June 09, 2016

New research has revealed that horses do, in fact, try to intentionally communicate with us to achieve certain goals.... Read More

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California Man Takes Plea Deal in 2015 Horse Abuse Case

June 08, 2016

Frederick Atkinson pleaded no contest to charges connected to 41 horses removed from a California property last year.... Read More

The the mare was taken to a BLM facility in Axtell, Utah, to continue her rehabilitation.

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Woman Fined for Removing Free-Roaming Horse from BLM Land

June 08, 2016

The Idaho woman transported a free-roaming mare to an animal sanctuary because the horse appeared malnourished.... Read More

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Kentucky Livestock Investigation Training Registration Open

June 04, 2016

The event for county and state officials will take place Aug. 1-3 at Morehead State University.... Read More

Commentary

Stubborn as a Donkey?

June 02, 2016

One behavior expert explains the differences in behavior between donkeys and horses. ... Read More

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Florida Man Charged With Aggravated Animal Cruelty

June 02, 2016

Hector Manuel Febus Ojeda is facing charges connected to the maltreatment of one of his horses.... Read More

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Charges in 'Waterboarding' Case Denied

June 02, 2016

A Mills County, Iowa, judge denied charges due to lack of probable cause.... Read More

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'Buy a Donkey a Drink' Campaign to Help 11,500 Equids

June 01, 2016

Brooke USA hopes to provide water to thousands of working equids in Ethiopia. ... Read More

A man harnesses his horse after treatment for epizootic lymphangitis at the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad veterinary center in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia.

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OIE's New Priorities Include Working Equid Health, Welfare

May 31, 2016

Improving working equids' health and welfare could help them work longer and better to the benefit of their owners.... Read More

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Five Sentenced in Ohio Fairgrounds Horse Abuse Case

May 26, 2016

The five were sentenced to probation in relation to the maltreatment of two horses at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds.... Read More

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'Lily' Adopted

May 23, 2016

Comedian Jon Stewart and his wife Tracey adopted the mare who recovered after being abandoned at an auction barn.... Read More

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Senate Committee Passes Anti-Slaughter Budget Amendment

May 20, 2016

The amendment would prevent the USDA from using any of its 2017 budget revenue to pay for horsemeat inspections. ... Read More

Commentary

The 'Horse Waterboarding' Incident Deconstructed

May 20, 2016

An equine behaviorist weighs in on "flooding" in horse training and offers a less stressful alternative.... Read More

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Pain, Behavioral, or Both?

May 19, 2016

Often, a horse's behavior problems are rooted in either pain or incomplete training. Here's what to consider.... Read More

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New Equine Canada Horse Welfare Rule Effective Immediately

May 17, 2016

Horses not accepted at the first FEI inspection may not compete in national classes at the same event for 48 hours.... Read More