Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies

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Racing Commissioner Resigns Over Anti-Slaughter Proposal

November 20, 2015

Illinois Racing Commissioner Kathy Byrne withdrew the proposal and resigned after the board did not vote on the issue.... Read More

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FEI Managing Several Prohibited Substance Cases

November 18, 2015

The FEI said a jumper and an endurance horse tested positive, and they issued decisions in other cases.... Read More

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New Synthetic Opioid Found by New York Racing Lab

November 09, 2015

The drug, AH-7921, is one of the novel psychoactive substances that continue to emerge onto the designer drug market. ... Read More

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Pictured Pair Uninvolved in Florida Slaughter Case

November 09, 2015

Two men thought to have information about the slaughter of a high-ticket show jumper were not involved in the incident.... Read More

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Accountability for USEF Drugs and Medications Violations

November 04, 2015

The USEF approved a rule change which expands the range of responsible parties for drug and medication violations.... Read More

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BLM Seeks Assistance in Identifying Abandoned Horses

November 03, 2015

Two domestic horses were found abandoned and suffering from extreme malnutrition, dehydration, and physical abuse.... Read More

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New Arrest Made in Florida Slaughter Farm Case

November 03, 2015

An eighth man has been arrested in connection with raids on three illegal slaughter farms in Florida.... Read More

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Rock Springs Wild Horse, Burro Facility Temporarily Closed

November 01, 2015

A new office building, hay storage area, and shop improvements are among the changes being made to the facility.... Read More

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Boise BLM Wild Horse Corrals Open to Public Oct. 29-30

October 28, 2015

The corrals will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. the public can view the wild horses gathered following the Soda Fire.... Read More

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BLM Cautions Drivers to Watch for Wild Burros on Highways

October 28, 2015

In the past, numerous wild horses and burros have been hit and killed or sustained injuries leading to euthanization.... Read More

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French Slaughterhouse Closes Amid Animal Cruelty Allegations

October 27, 2015

In an unprecedented move in a country known for its hippophagia, public pressure led to a slaughterhouse's closure.... Read More

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Buyer Sold BLM Mustangs to Slaughter, Federal Report Says

October 26, 2015

Livestock hauler Tom Davis admitted that most of the horses he purchased through the BLM went to slaughter in Mexico.... Read More

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Show Jumper Found Butchered in Florida

October 26, 2015

A recently purchased Selle Francais gelding named Phedras De Blondrel was found dead and dismembered on Oct. 24.... Read More

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BLM to Gather Remaining Horses at Sands Basin Following Fire

October 24, 2015

The BLM gathered 279 horses immediately following the Soda Fire, but 31 Sands Basin wild horses eluded capture.... Read More

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Wild Horse Bait Trap Gather Began in Water Canyon

October 23, 2015

The BLM will gather approximately 65 horses and 25 to 30 will be released back into the project area. ... Read More

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New Arrest in Florida Slaughter Farms Case

October 23, 2015

Rodobaldo Diaz of Palm Beach, Florida, was arrested on Oct. 20 and charged with four counts of animal cruelty.... Read More

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South African Jumper Tests Positive for Prohibited Substance

October 22, 2015

The show jumping horse Felix Van De Mispelaere tested positive for vasodilator minoxidil.... Read More

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Rewards Offered in Illegal Slaughter, Horsemeat Cases

October 20, 2015

Last week investigators raided three illegal slaughter farms in Loxahatchee and West Palm Beach, Florida. ... Read More

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TVMDL Receives Interim Accreditation From RMTC

October 20, 2015

The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory's drug testing lab is the seventh such to achieve this status.... Read More

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UAE Endurance Course Attracts Nearly 1,400 Delegates

October 18, 2015

Further, an Emirates Equestrian Federation official was provisionally suspended for failing to observe the FEI rules.... Read More

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Remains of Chincoteague Pony Found

October 16, 2015

The the 4-month-old filly went missing in September. The remains showed no signs of foul play, authorities said.... Read More

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Reward Offered in Salt River Horse Killing

October 16, 2015

The 12-year-old mare named Dotty sustained a single gunshot wound. Her remains were found on Oct. 1.... Read More

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Florida Raids Yield Arrests at Illegal Slaughter Farms

October 14, 2015

Six people were arrested following raids at the three illegal slaughter farms, some of which processed horses.... Read More

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Six More U.S. House Members Support Barr/Tonko Bill

October 14, 2015

The legislation would establish an independent authority to implement a national uniform racehorse medication program.... Read More

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Salt River Horse Death Under Investigation

October 14, 2015

A wild horse found at the Salt River Recreation Area in Arizona is now the subject of an animal cruelty investigation.... Read More