Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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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

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Massachusetts Trail Ride to Benefit Injured Rider

June 02, 2007

Everything changed in an instant for Montague, Mass., horsewoman Olivia "Pinnie" Sears when a horseback riding accident April 11 on the Montague Plains left her facedown on the ground. Sears sustained numerous injuries when her horse, Julio,... Read More

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American Farrier's Executive Committee Taking Meetings on the Road

June 02, 2007

In an effort to reach out to the American Farrier's Association (AFA) members and chapters and increase input to the organization, the association's executive committee has decided to take it's five annual face-to-face meetings on the road.... Read More

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Veterinary Ethics

June 01, 2007

Owners, trainers, and veterinarians are responsible for the health and welfare of the horse. Performance horses need to be treated like any other athletes. This often entails medical treatment by veterinarians, which allows horses to compete in a... Read More

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In Living Color

June 01, 2007

Has it been sorted out whether horses can see in color? ... Read More

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Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society Conducting Adoption Drive

June 01, 2007

Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society (BEHS) has announced "Bluebonnet Adoption Days," to be held from June 15 to July 15, 2007.

In two years of operation, the organization has taken in almost 200 horses but nearly 100 of those horses are still... Read More

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Illinois Horse Slaughter Plant to Reopen

June 01, 2007

A federal judge ruled Friday that Illinois' only horse slaughter plant could temporarily resume operations while challenging a state law that forced it to close last week.

Belgian-owned Cavel International Inc. filed a lawsuit May 25 claiming ... Read More

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Horses Impounded in Ongoing Indiana Neglect Case

May 31, 2007

Gibson County officials and the Indiana Horse Rescue last weekend removed 15 horses from a southern Indiana farm in another chapter of what they call a chronic case of horse neglect. An additional 35 horses were removed from the property last... Read More

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World's Oldest Living Pony Dies at 56

May 30, 2007

Sugar Puff, the world's oldest living pony as declared by the Guinness Book of Records, has died at age 56, Horse & Hound reported.... Read More

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Eight to be Inducted into Racing Hall of Fame

May 29, 2007

Five persons and three horses will be inducted into the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Aug. 6. The class is the largest since nine were inducted in 1978.

Jockeys Jose Santos and John Sellers; trainers Henry... Read More

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Calendar Available with Pfizer Dewormer Purchase

May 29, 2007

Throughout the year, horses require routine health care, such as deworming, vaccinations and other veterinary services, farrier appointments, and dental exams. Some horses might even receive chiropractic care or other therapies for treating... Read More

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Oldest Melbourne Cup Winner Arwon Dead at 33

May 28, 2007

The longest-living Melbourne Cup winner was humanely put down at George Hanlon's Leopold property on the Bellarine Peninsula near Geelong on Friday, according to an Australian Associated Press story by Robert Windmill.

Arwon gave Hanlon... Read More

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Neglected Maryland Horses Continue Recovery

May 28, 2007

Seventy-five horses seized from a Sharpsburg farm in Maryland are gradually finding homes from the Humane Society of Washington County, according to an article at www.baltimoresun.com Read More

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Police Horses in New Hampshire Found Ill-Kept

May 28, 2007

The police in Hampton, N.H., the state's busiest beach town, are investigating whether the four police horses they use for summer patrols were abused, accoring to an AP article on Read More

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New 80-Mile Trail Opens in Wales, UK

May 28, 2007

According to an article today (May 28) by Trevor Cooper of Horse & Hound, a new 80-mile horseback riding path has been opened in Wales by the British... Read More

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22 Horses Seized From Farm, Woman Charged

May 27, 2007

Authorities seized 22 horses from a southwest Iowa farm and have cited the owner with 22 counts of animal neglect.

The horses were removed from Amanda Boyle's farm on Monday after officials with the Harrison County sheriff's office received a... Read More

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Horse Barns at Iowa State University Get a Facelift

May 26, 2007

Improvements are underway at the main horse barns on the Iowa State University campus. The barns, located at the corner of Pammel and Stange on the north side of campus, are well known by current and former students.

Two wings of the main barn... Read More

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Two Horses Injured in Trailer Accident on New Jersey Highway

May 26, 2007

Two horses suffered minor injuries when the trailer they were traveling in overturned Friday afternoon on a busy highway in northern New Jersey, causing major traffic delays at the start of the holiday weekend.

The accident occurred whe... Read More