Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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Wisconsin Firefighters Rescue Donkey from Well

June 11, 2007

Firefighters in Plymouth, Wis., used a harness and a tow truck to pull a donkey from an old well Friday after it fell 15 feet. The rescue happened about an hour and a half after the fire department responded to a 10 a.m. call to the home of Francis... Read More

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Kentucky Mounted Unit Offering Training Clinic

June 11, 2007

A clinic teaching the horse training techniques used by mounted police officers will be offered June 30 at Masterson Station Park in Lexington, Ky. The clinic is designed to promote confidence in horse and rider and help horse owners learn... Read More

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Animal Cruelty Charges Against 4-H Queen Dropped

June 11, 2007

A judge dismissed animal cruelty charges Monday against the Oakland County, Mich., 4-H Club queen, who had been suspended and faced losing her crown if convicted.

Lapeer District Judge Laura Barnard dismissed the charges against Kate Mills, 20... Read More

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Paulick Joins TRF Board of Directors

June 10, 2007

Ray Paulick, editor-in-chief of The Blood-Horse, has been elected to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's board of directors.
 
"We are very pleased that someone of Ray Paulick's stature sought to join the TRF board," sai... Read More

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Bengals' Johnson Beats Horse in Run for Charity

June 10, 2007

Chad Johnson got a head start without having to jump offside, and beat his coverage to the goal line again.

The Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver was waiting at the finish line when Restore the Roar arrived at the end of his one-eighth-mile... Read More

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Kentucky Animal Diagnostic Lab Seeking Funds for Expansion

June 10, 2007

Wade Northington is hoping for more room to spread out his diseases.

Northington, director of the Murray State University Breathitt Veterinary Center, in Hopkinsville, Ky., has asked Gov. Ernie Fletcher to include funds for an... Read More

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Foal Control: Herd Managers Tackle Corolla Horse Population

June 09, 2007

Corolla wild horse herd manager Steve Rogers crept to within 10 feet of a black mare grazing in a wax myrtle thicket.

A stallion stood nearby pawing the ground, agitated over the intruder.

Using an air-powered pistol, Rogers fire... Read More

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Increased RSPCA Presence at Appleby Horse Fair

June 09, 2007

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is on hand with an increased number of inspectors at this year's Appleby Horse Fair, the first to take place since the Animal Welfare Act 2006 became law.

A 12-strong... Read More

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Focus Turns to Conformation Horse as Group Forms

June 09, 2007

More than 40 concerned halter horse owners, breeders and trainers from nine states gathered in Tioga, Tex., May 29-30 for a think tank strategy meeting to discuss issues facing the halter horse industry and methods for response, including the... Read More

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Animal ID: Canadian, Mexican Secretaries of Ag. to Share Views

June 08, 2007

Secretary Mike Johanns, Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Alberto Cardenas, Mexico's Secretary of Agriculture, have been invited to give their nations' perspectives on animal identification at the National Institute for Animal... Read More

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Agreement Will Permit 'Ruffian' Movie to Air

June 07, 2007

An agreement has been reached between Frank Whiteley and Jacinto Vasquez, the respective trainer and jockey of the top racemare Ruffian; the Walt Disney Company ABC; ESPN; and a movie production company over a movie about the filly.

A statemen... Read More

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Horse Owners Advised to Enter ICE Listings in Cell Phones

June 07, 2007

Horse owners are advised to enter In Case of Emergency (ICE) contact information in their cell phones, with listings for designated contacts for themselves and their horses. "ICE" is an international designation that emergency medical... Read More

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Ohio Woman Killed in Semitrailer Collision with Horse Buggy

June 07, 2007

A semitrailer collided with a horse-drawn uncovered wagon Wednesday, killing the driver of the wagon, the Ohio Highway Patrol said.

Patricia Hiller, 57, of Polk, Ohio, was transported to Samaritan Hospital in Ashland and later died, Sgt.... Read More

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Animals as Property (Book Excerpt)

June 07, 2007

Like other property, animals are considered "goods" under the Uniform Commercial Code. This body of law, adopted in some form in every jurisdiction, governs business transactions. Disputes involving animals are resolved in the same way as disputes in... Read More

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Charges Filed in Indiana Horse Neglect Case

June 07, 2007

Charges have been filed in the ongoing Gibson County, Ind., horse neglect case. Richard Stallings, 66, of Owensville, was charged June 6 with five counts of felony animal neglect and 30 misdemeanor counts of neglect of a vertebrate... Read More

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Hamilton Research Celebrates 25 Years of the Equitainer

June 06, 2007

In the search for a better, safer, and more effective way to breed horses over long distances, career horsewomen Meg Douglas-Hamilton and Mary Lou Cabot created the Equitainer, the first container designed to keep shipped unfrozen semen cool and... Read More

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Report on Equine Impact on New Jersey Green Space Released by Rutgers

June 06, 2007

The New Jersey equine community is doing more than its share to keep the green in the Garden State, according to Karyn Malinowski, director of the Rutgers Equine Science Center. This is one conclusion among many that can be drawn from a new... Read More

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Sentencing for Slaughter Plant Arsonist Postponed

June 06, 2007

Sentencing was postponed Tuesday for a leading figure in the animal rights movement who admitted to setting fire to a horse slaughterhouse in 1997 after his defense lawyer objected to the way the judge applied federal sentencing guidelines.... Read More

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Pike County Neglect Case: More than 50 Horses Sold

June 05, 2007

More than 50 of the horses impounded in February from a farm in Pike County, Ga., were sold Saturday at a Georgia Department of Agriculture auction.

The 54 lots sold for $17,495, which will be deposited into an escrow account and held... Read More

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U.K. Equine Welfare Charity Launching 'Right Weight' Campaign

June 04, 2007

The International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH), a U.K. equine welfare charity, has organized a campaign to help horse owners accurately measure their horses' weight and design nutrition plans to keep the pounds in check.... Read More

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Street Sense, Hard Spun to Stand at Darley Upon Retirement

June 04, 2007

Sheikh Mohammed's Darley has announced that Street Sense and Hard Spun, the one-two finishers, respectively, in the Kentucky Derby, will retire to Darley near Lexington at the conclusion of their racing careers. Street Sense is a son of Darley... Read More

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Update on Legislation Affecting Horse Industry Available on AHC Web Site

June 04, 2007

It's been a busy spring in Washington and at the American Horse Council (AHC) offices. Federal representatives introduced nine new bills affecting the horse industry between the end of April and the end of May.

The new legislation include... Read More

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Report: Darley Buys Breeding Rights to Street Sense

June 03, 2007

The Darley Stud of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum has purchased the breeding rights to Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Street Sense, according to Daily Racing Form.

The publication said trainer Carl... Read More

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Rolex Alleged Abuse Case Hearing Scheduled for June 25

June 03, 2007

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the international governing body for equestrian sport, announced Friday (June 1) that U.S. eventing rider Amy Tryon has requested a hearing regarding an incident of alleged abuse that occurred o... Read More

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Wild Horse and Burro Adoption to be Held in Georgia

June 02, 2007

The Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States (BLM-ES) will hold a special wild horse and burro adoption at the Chicopee AG Center, 1855 Calvary Church Road, in Gainesville, Ga.

"A wonderful selection of animals will be... Read More