Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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FEI Imposes Sanctions on Controversial Dressage Training Method

February 10, 2010

Participants in a Feb. 9 conference organized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) sanctioned aggressive riding, including that which results in hyperflexion of the horse's neck.

"The group redefined... Read More

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ReRun Thoroughbred Adoption Names New President

February 10, 2010

ReRun, a non-profit Thoroughbred adoption program, announced Feb. 10 that Jane Gilbert has been elected as its new president.

A lifelong horsewoman, Gilbert lives on a 36-acre farm in Titusville, N.J., where she and her husband breed... Read More

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Super Bowl Ads Get Humane Approval

February 09, 2010

Sunday might have been a tough day for the Colts, but it was a great day for frogs, dogs, Clydesdales, elephants, and other creatures featured in some of the eagerly awaited Super Bowl ads.

Americans were treated to nine commercials ... Read More

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Ohio Arabian Group Granted Custody of Seized Horses

February 09, 2010

An Arabian horse welfare organization has assumed the care of 31 allegedly malnourished horses seized from an Oak Harbor, Ohio, farm last month.

Animal welfare authorities from the Humane Society of Ottawa County discovered 37 animal... Read More

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Vets Form Equine Health and Welfare Alliance

February 07, 2010

A group of equine veterinarians have formed the Equine Health and Welfare Alliance (EHWA), which will be “dedicated to the proper care and maintenance of the horse and all equines,” according to a release.
 
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MSPCA Overwhelmed by Surrendered Horses

February 05, 2010

Horse surrenders throughout New England have reached a critical point, said the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA). Horse owners are battling the high costs of feed, hay, and stabling amidst a poor economy. T... Read More

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Texas Group Gains Custody of Seized Donkeys, Horses

February 05, 2010

Allegedly maltreated animals recently removed from a Texas ranch will be moving to new homes now that a Fannin County judge has put them in Habitat for Horses custody.

Fannin County police and Habitat for Horses investigators removed... Read More

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New York Carriage Horse Welfare Under Scrutiny

February 04, 2010

Amendments to improve care for New York's hard-working carriage horses were reviewed at a Feb. 3 NYC Health Department public hearing.

The NYC Administrative and Health Codes guide the health, safety, and well-being of the city&#... Read More

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Horse Hay Prices Shared by Readers

February 02, 2010

More than 1,570 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How much are you paying for small square bales of hay?"

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Tampa Bay Backstretch Worker Dies in Horse Accident

February 02, 2010

An exercise rider and backstretch worker died Feb. 1 after a horse fell on top of him while exercising at Tampa Bay Downs in Florida.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said Robert Shields, 60, died after one of the horses ... Read More

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Charges Filed in Ohio Arabian Cruelty Case

February 02, 2010

An Ohio woman faces multiple animal cruelty charges after county animal welfare authorities removed 31 allegedly malnourished Arabian horses from her property.

Last week animal welfare authorities from the Humane Society of Ottawa Co... Read More

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Racehorse Adoption: New Vocations Places 330-Plus in 2009

February 02, 2010

New Vocations racehorse adoption program placed more than 330 retired racehorses into new homes and careers during 2009. The program, which has facilities in Lexington, Ohio, Michigan, and Tennessee, has adopted more than 3,000 retirees into ca... Read More

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Reward Offered in Texas Horse Shooting

February 02, 2010

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting a horse near Weatherford, Texas.

Repo... Read More

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San Diego Police Horses Up for Auction

February 01, 2010

Seven San Diego police horses will be sold in an online auction after their unit was disbanded in December.... Read More

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All Eyes and Ears

February 01, 2010

The horse in the wild depends on keen eyesight and acute hearing to detect danger and flee from predators.... Read More

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Arabian Horses Removed from Ohio Farm

February 01, 2010

More than 30 allegedly malnourished Arabian horses are receiving rehabilitative care after officials removed them from a farm in Oak Harbor, Ohio.

On Friday, Animal welfare authorities from the Humane Society of Ottawa County discove... Read More

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Nevada Wild Horse Roundup Deaths

January 30, 2010

Wild-horse advocates have criticized federal land managers after the deaths of 26 mustangs so far in a government roundup on the range north of Reno, Nev., up from nine deaths a week ago.

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Texas Man Accused of Abusing Four Horses

January 30, 2010

A man in southeast Houston, Texas, is accused of abusing four horses, one of which died before it could be euthanized by the Houston Humane Society, according to Read More

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Haiti Animal Relief Coalition Working with Government

January 29, 2010

The Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH) team is meeting with officials from the Haitian government, as well as international agencies such as the United Nations, to define the country's most pressing animal-related problems. The... Read More

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German Competition Horse Medication Policies Revised

January 28, 2010

Getting away with doping in equestrian events is about to become even harder for equestrians practicing in a country recognized worldwide for its horsemanship.

The German Equestrian Sports Federation (FN) has announced new regulation... Read More

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31 Horses Seized, Oregon Rancher Faces Charges

January 28, 2010

An Oregon woman is facing multiple animal cruelty charges following the removal of 31 allegedly neglected horses from her property last week.

Linn County Sheriff's Deputies and animal rescue agency volunteers removed the animals ... Read More

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Haiti Veterinary and Animal Outreach Update

January 27, 2010

Lloyd Brown deployed to Haiti as part of the Humane Society International (HSI) field assessment team. He reports on horse and companion animal health concerns following the earthquake. ... Read More

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Mexican Donkey Welfare Aided by UK Sanctuary

January 26, 2010

A Donkey Sanctuary mobile unit working in Mexico recently met two working animals that contribute to their owners' lives in very different ways.

The Donkey Sanctuary has been working in Mexico City and the surrounding areas since... Read More

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Jail Sentence for California Horse Cruelty Family

January 25, 2010

The California family convicted on multiple animal cruelty charges connected to the removal of 100 horses from their Frazier Park ranch will serve jail time and are prohibited from... Read More

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Dressage Star Blue Hors Matine Euthanized

January 25, 2010

Dressage mare Blue Hors Matine, whose dressage freestyle at the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen became an Internet video sensation, was euthanized today after breaking a leg in a paddock accident, Read More