Pat Raia

Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

Articles by Pat Raia

Reducing 'Unwanted' Horse Numbers

Industry members are thinking outside the box to help reduce the number of so-called unwanted horses. Read More

Bill Would Forbid Double-Decker Horse Transport

Transporting horses in double-deck trailers would be banned nationwide under legislation introduced into the Read More

Arrest Made in Oregon Horse Neglect Case

Law enforcement authorities in Oregon have located and arrested a woman accused of maltreating two horses Read More

Ohio Court Denies Appeal in Vess Neglect Case

Robin Vess, the Ohio woman convicted on more than 40 counts of second degree misdemeanor animal cruelty for Read More

Report: Equine Panic, Equipment Flaw Caused UF Horse Death

A University of Florida (UF) Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) review team has credited an Read More

Oregon Authorities Seek Owner of Allegedly Maltreated Horses

Law enforcement authorities in Oregon are seeking the owner of two allegedly maltreated horses confiscated by Read More

Microchips Will Monitor Horse Health at Calgary Stampede

More than 500 horses expected to compete in the chuckwagon races at the 2011 Calgary Stampede will receive Read More

Wildfires Still Challenging Arizona Equine Community

While firefighters struggle to contain the Monument wildfire in Arizona, the blaze is challenging members of Read More

GAO Report on Horse Processing Released

The Government Accountability Office issued a report June 22 investigating how processing plant closures have Read More

Maryland Farm Operator Charged with Animal Cruelty

A Maryland breeding farm operator is facing multiple animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged Read More

Royals Asked to Avoid Calgary Stampede

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, have been asked to avoid the Calgary Stampede when they Read More

BLM Reevaluating Wyoming Mustang Plan

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is reconsidering a Record of Decision that called for the spaying of wild Read More

Sponsor Nixes Fee-Based Horsemeat Inspection Amendment

An amendment that would have reestablished USDA horsemeat inspections on a fee-for-service basis failed to Read More

Louisiana Men Face Cruelty Charges

Two Louisiana men have been charged with animal cruelty after allegedly tying a dead horse to a tree along a Read More

Hawaii Police Probe Horse Shootings

Authorities in Hawaii County, Hawaii, are seeking whoever is responsible for shooting two horses earlier this Read More

Tips for Surviving a Barn Fire

Horse owners are frequently informed about how to reduce fire risks, but knowing how to react if a fire does Read More

Oklahoma Horse Transporter Cleared on Cruelty Charges

An Oklahoma man accused of animal cruelty in connection with the transport of horses in October has been Read More

Georgia Barn Operator Charged With Animal Cruelty

The operator of a boarding barn near Ludowici, Ga., is facing animal cruelty charges for allegedly neglecting Read More

Bill Would Ban Horse Transport to Foreign Processing Plants

Legislation introduced into the United States Senate on June 9 would ban the transport of horses from the U.S. Read More

Arizona Wildfire Displaces Horses

More than 70 horses are residing at the Apache County Fairgrounds in St. Johns, Ariz., after being evacuated Read More

Texas Lawmakers Pass Equine Dentistry Bill

Texas lawmakers have passed legislation that defines the role of nonveterinarian equine dentists in that state Read More

Minnesota Man Faces Animal Cruelty Charges

A Minnesota man is facing multiple animal cruelty charges after allegedly violating a horse residing in a Read More

Alabama Authorities Probe Horse Attacks

Law enforcement authorities in Clarke County, Ala., are seeking those responsible for using a pitchfork to Read More

Severed Horse Head Puzzles Pennsylvania Authorities

Municipal authorities in Washington, Pa., are seeking whoever placed a severed horse head in an alley in a Read More

Amendment Defunds USDA Horsemeat Inspections

Funding for USDA horsemeat inspections will not be part of the U.S. House of Representatives 2012 Agricultural Read More