Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies

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BLM to Begin Cedar Mountain Horse Gather, PZP Treatment

February 10, 2017

The BLM will remove 200-300 horses; 200 mares returned to the range will be treated with a fertility control vaccine.... Read More

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Illinois Lab Receives Interim RMTC Accreditation

February 10, 2017

The University of Illinois Analytical Forensic Testing Laboratory performs drug testing for the Illinois Racing Board.... Read More

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HPA Inspection Reports Removed From APHIS Website

February 10, 2017

Going forward those seeking HPA inspection and enforcement information must submit a Freedom of Information Act request.... Read More

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BLM, University of Wyoming Begin Wild Horse Movement Study

February 08, 2017

Researchers will place GPS collars on up to 30 mares to study migration patterns and herd movements.... Read More

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BLM Concludes the Reveille HMA Wild Horse Gather

February 07, 2017

The BLM removed 81 horses and returned 68 to the range, including 30 mares treated with a fertility control vaccine.... Read More

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Regulatory Policies to Undergo Review at April ARCI Meeting

February 03, 2017

Conference attendees will discuss what is and isn't working in racing regulation.... Read More

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ARCI Forms Integrity Compliance Certification Panel

February 02, 2017

Three former regulators will comprise the independent panel that will certify compliance with key integrity standards.... Read More

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Buchanan, Blumenauer to Co-Chair Animal Welfare Caucus

February 02, 2017

Reps. Vern Buchanan and Earl Blumenauer will head the group intended to educate legislators on animal welfare issues.... Read More

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OSRC to Focus on Medications, Drug Testing in 2017

January 30, 2017

Ohio's racing commission will review medications, out-of-competition drug testing, and RMTC and ARCI recommendations.... Read More

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Anti-Soring Rule Suspended in Trump Administration Freeze

January 27, 2017

The rule is among a litany of new regulations pending review by the new administration and its department secretaries.... Read More

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BLM to Begin Reveille HMA Wild Horse Gather Jan. 30

January 27, 2017

The BLM will gather 140 to 160 horses, remove 80, and release 60-80 back to the range after fertility control treatment.... Read More

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SAFE Act Reintroduced in Congress

January 18, 2017

The bill is the latest attempt to outlaw the purchase and transport of U.S. horses for slaughter.... Read More

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Walking Horse Group to Challenge USDA Rule

January 18, 2017

The legal team for FAST is preparing a response to the new rule which bans the use of action devices and pads or stacks.... Read More

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Chains, Stacks Banned in Walking Horse Training, Exhibition

January 17, 2017

A new rule prohibits the use of action devices, pads, and wedges, except for those used for therapeutic purposes.... Read More

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BLM to Begin Sulphur Wild Horse Gather, PZP Treatment

January 16, 2017

About 400 horses, including 100-150 mares treated with the contraceptive vaccine, will be released back to the range.... Read More

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BLM to Begin Reveille Wild Horse Gather

January 15, 2017

About 80 horses will be removed from the HMA while approximately 55 horses will be released back to the range.... Read More

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Authorities Ask Court to Transfer Control of ISPMB Horses

January 10, 2017

South Dakota state's attorneys asked that the horses be placed in the care of Fleet of Angels and Habitat for Horses.... Read More

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BLM to Begin Frisco Wild Horse Gather, Removal, and Research

January 04, 2017

Some gathered horses will be fitted with tracking devices and returned to the range as part of the research project.... Read More

All gathered wild horses remaining in the temporary holding corrals outside Panaca, Nevada, were transported Dec. 29, to the BLM's Indian Lakes off-range corrals in Fallon, Nevada, to be prepared for adoption.

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BLM Concludes Eagle, Silver King Emergency Wild Horse Gather

December 30, 2016

The BLM removed 74 wild horses from in and outside the Eagle and Silver King herd management areas in eastern Nevada.... Read More

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Tennessee Ponders Grant Award to Walking Horse Group

December 29, 2016

The grant could help fund a study aimed at developing objective ways to detect soring in Tennessee Walking Horses. ... Read More

"Wild Horses in SW Wyoming (White Mountain)."
Photo submitted by Julianne Zimmerman Alley.

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BLM Seeks Nominations for Wild Horse, Burro Advisory Board

December 28, 2016

Nominees with experience in equine behavior, wild horse and burro research, and natural resource management are needed.... Read More

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RMTC Urges Adoption of Out-of-Competition, MMV Rules

December 27, 2016

The RMTC urged racing authorities to adopt the rules approved by the Association of Racing Commissioners International.... Read More

"Wild Horses in SW Wyoming (White Mountain)."
Photo submitted by Julianne Zimmerman Alley.

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BLM Seeks Input on Proposed Gather in North Lander Complex

December 24, 2016

The operation would include gathering wild horses and conducting fertility control treatments.... Read More

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BLM Seeking Comments on Pine Nut Mountains HMA Plan

December 23, 2016

The BLM will accept public comments on the draft Pine Nut Mountains Herd Management Area Plan through Jan. 22, 2017.... Read More

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Investigator: Vet Buyers Carefully Before Selling a Horse

December 22, 2016

The warning was issued after officials discovered a horse's severed head floating in a drainage canal in Florida.... Read More