Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Industry Stakeholders Discuss Racehorse Drug Reform

February 07, 2013

Industry stakeholders met discuss creating uniform equine medication policy between states.... Read More

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Owner Sues Humane Group over Stallion Seizure

February 06, 2013

The complaint alleges the stallion was wrongfully seized and asks the court to have him returned to his owner.... Read More

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BLM National Wild Horse, Burro Advisory Board to Meet March 4-5

February 06, 2013

The board will the management, protection, and control of wild horses and burros on Western public rangelands.... Read More

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New Mexico Slaughter Facility Bill Rejected

February 05, 2013

The bill that would have authorized a study evaluating the feasibility of a horse processing facility.... Read More

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FEI Continues Equine Doping Crackdown in 2013

February 04, 2013

The FEI Tribunal delivered a record number of equine doping decisions during the first ten months of 2012.... Read More

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New Mexico Panel Approves Horse Processing Study

February 04, 2013

The study will evaluate the feasibility of locating a facility in the state to process horsemeat.... Read More

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Horsemeat in British, Irish Hamburgers Traced to Poland

February 04, 2013

Polish food processing plants are believed to be the source of horse-tainted hamburger meat, officials say.... Read More

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BLM Board Member Describes Wild Horse, Burro Management (AAEP 2012)

February 03, 2013

One veterinarian provides insight on BLM wild horse and burro project and the challenges it faces.... Read More

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BLM to Begin Swasey Wild Horse Gather in Utah

February 02, 2013

The BLM plans to gather an estimated 262 wild horses, some of which will be re-released after the roundup.... Read More

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New BLM Policies Address Mustang Welfare, Roundup Transparency

February 01, 2013

The BLM says the new policy directives were developed in response to public concern about animal welfare.... Read More

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BLM Offers Reward in Burro Poaching Incident

February 01, 2013

The perpetrators unlawfully killed a burro, harvested the meat, and left the carcass in the desert. ... Read More

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N.D. Authorities Rescue More than 100 Horses

January 31, 2013

More than 100 allegedly malnourished horses are under rehabilitative care after being rescued.... Read More

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UHC Partners with ACTHA to Help Unwanted Horses

January 31, 2013

The UHC and the ACTHA are joining forces in 2013 to help unwanted horses and equine care facilities.... Read More

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N.Y. Man Charged in Second Horse Riding Incident

January 31, 2013

The man was previously charged for fatally injuring a laminitic horse by riding it for several miles.... Read More

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Charges Filed in Utah Horse Cruelty Case

January 30, 2013

A Utah man is facing cruelty charges for allegedly maltreating 25 horses on his Cache County property.... Read More

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Jockeys' Guild Supports Racehorse Medication Reform

January 30, 2013

The guild cited improved rider safety when they voted to support racehorse medication reform.... Read More

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W.Va. Horse Breeder Charged with Cruelty

January 30, 2013

The Arabian breeder allegedly maltreated more than 30 horses on her West Virginia farm.... Read More

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CANTER Mid-Atlantic Has Record Year

January 28, 2013

CANTER Mid-Atlantic is celebrating a milestone year for transitioning ex-racehorses into second careers.... Read More

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RMTC Sees Positive Trends in Bute Violations Study

January 28, 2013

A review of violation records reveals that fewer Bute overages are occurring at a lower medication threshold.... Read More

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USEF Bans Action Devices for Gaited Horses

January 25, 2013

The USEF executive committee approved a rule banning soring during its Dec. 17, 2012, meeting.... Read More

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N.Y. Bill: Ban Equine Performance-Enhancing Drugs

January 24, 2013

The legislation calls for a ban on equine performance-enhancing drugs in horse racing in New York.... Read More

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ASPCA Provided $1.8 Million in Grants to Equine Groups in 2012

January 23, 2013

The organization awarded more than $1.8 million in grants to support equine welfare groups. ... Read More

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BLM Wraps Up Contested Wild Horse Gather

January 22, 2013

The gather was suspended Jan. 5 due to the filing of a temporary restraining order, which was lifted Jan. 11. ... Read More

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South Dakota Authorities Seize Horse Herd

January 21, 2013

More than 60 allegedly maltreated South Dakota horses were removed from their owners earlier this month. ... Read More

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Responsible Horse Breeders Council Formed

January 21, 2013

Council members will work to discourage overbreeding and to promote responsible horse ownership.... Read More