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

Bill would Amend HPA to Include Slaughter Ban

The transport, purchase, possession, or sale of horses for slaughter would be banned if the bill is passed. Read More

New York County Ponders Cruelty Offender Registry

Convicted animal cruelty offenders would be required to register with an offender registry under a new bill. Read More

FAA Investigates Mustang Gather Flyover Incident

Colorado officials are looking into an incident involving a small plane that interrupted a BLM mustang gather. Read More

Judge Backs Pharmacy in Veterinary Drug Compounding Case

The FDA can't prevent Franck's Compounding Laboratory from producing and selling compounded veterinary drugs. Read More

Travel Documents: Know What You Need to Travel with Horses

Find out what veterinary documents you'll need to secure before you travel with horses. Read More

California Horse Abandonment Probed

California animal welfare authorities are seeking whoever abandoned an emaciated horse near a rural road. Read More

Utah Men Charged in BLM Mustang Sale Scheme

Two men are facing charges in connection with a plot to buy wild horses and sell them to horsemeat processors. Read More

Search Continues for New York Thoroughbreds Lost in Flood

The horses' owner hopes aggressive ground searches will help locate the horses displaced in Hurricane Irene. Read More

Senate Bill Could Resume Horsemeat Inspection Funding

A Senator is working to pass a bill that could fund USDA horsemeat inspections at domestic processing plants. Read More

New York Man Charged in Alleged Horse Show Theft Scheme

A New York man is facing multiple charges for allegedly stealing more than $30,000 from a horse show.
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Police Investigate Horse Hair Theft

Massachusetts authorities are seeking whoever is responsible for cutting hair from two Cape Cod horses' tails. Read More

NYPD Mounted Unit Gets 9/11 Anniversary Duty

The New York City Police Department mounted unit will be called upon to observe the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Read More

Charges Filed in Pennsylvania Neglect Case

A farm operator is facing charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of animals in York county. Read More

USDA Rule Improves Transportation for Slaughter-Bound Horses

Double-decker trailers may not be used to transport slaughter-bound U.S.-based horses to processing plants. Read More

Wildfires: When Evacuation is Not an Option

Tips for horse owners caught in the lines of wildfires when evacuation is not an option. Read More

Too Soon to Assess Wildfire-Related Equine Injuries

While firefighters continue their efforts to contain wildfires burning in Texas, a veterinarian located Read More

Texas Wildfires: Too Soon to Know How Many Horses Evacuated

Members of Texas' equine community are working together to help horses threatened by raging wildfires. Read More

New Illinois Law Helps Boarding Barn Operators

Illinois barn operators can recoup costs of caring for horses abandoned by their owners under the new law. Read More

Search Under Way for 22 Horses Swept Away by Irene

The New York-based owner of 22 horses swept away during Hurricane Irene is hoping to recover his animals. Read More

Federal Judge Warns BLM over Helicopter Use in Roundups

A judge has instructed helicopter pilots in BLM wild horse gathers to use caution when driving the horses. Read More

AAEP Task Force: BLM Mustang Care "Appropriate"

The AAEP-BLM task force made recommendations to improve the care they already deem "appropriate." Read More

Feral Coastal Ponies Weather Irene

The feral ponies that reside on the Atlantic coast handled Hurricane Irene well. Read More

Complaint Seeks Halt to Nevada Mustang Gather

A previously contested BLM mustang gather is the focus of yet another lawsuit from a wild horse advocate. Read More

New York Rescue Operator Faces Fraud, Cruelty Charges

An equine rescue is facing charges for allegedly defrauding financial contributors and maltreating horses. Read More

Irene 'Just Another Storm' for Feral Outer Banks Ponies

The feral ponies that inhabit North Carolina's Currituck National Wildlife Refuge will weather Irene. Read More