Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies
December 14, 2007
Efforts by regulators in the Mid-Atlantic region to ban the use of steroids in racehorses continued Dec. 14 with an announcement by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission that the substances would be outlawed when Delaware Park opens for... Read More
December 13, 2007
A company that ran what was the country's last remaining horse-slaughtering plant plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review an Illinois law that forced the facility to close this fall, a lawyer said.
"We are planning to file a petition... Read More
December 10, 2007
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced plans to gather and remove nearly 1,000 wild horses from public land in northeastern Nevada, citing insufficient forage caused by drought conditions.
Plans call for the removal of about... Read More
December 07, 2007
Horse Talk Radio, a weekly broadcast hosted by Jen Hegeman and broadcast on Park City, Utah's KPCW (91.9 FM), will again examine the Horse Slaughter Prevention Act tomorrow.
Guests on the Dec. 8 show will include: AAEP Past President Robert... Read More
December 06, 2007
December 05, 2007
A Buford, Ga., woman is offering a $500 reward for information in the shooting death of her 8-year-old Quarter horse.
Mary Lynn Whiten lives on five acres about a mile from the Mall of Georgia. She says she heard at least one gunshot and dogs... Read More
November 30, 2007
The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) recently approved new measures to ensure the legs of high-level jumping horses are not being intentionally sensitized to pain in order to provide a competitive advantage. Beginning in 2008, official... Read More
November 30, 2007
As expected, states in the Mid-Atlantic region have announced they are working to implement a ban on anabolic steroids in racehorses effective April 1, 2008.
The regulations in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West... Read More
November 29, 2007
Created by Cecilia May Hylton in honor of her late 1982 sorrel western pleasure stallion, the Flashy Zipper Fund not only honors a great horse, but it also benefits the work of the American Quarter Horse Foundation.
"I was honored to... Read More
November 28, 2007
The Bureau of Land Managed gathered about 850 wild horses this month in southwest Wyoming. The agency had wanted to delay the roundups until next year but proceeded after the state protested.
The roundups from the adjacent Little Colorado... Read More
November 23, 2007
The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) seeks to list facilities that provide specific services for unwanted horses, such as retraining facilities, therapeutic riding groups and police departments, and facilities that accept horses with special needs,... Read More
November 19, 2007
Colorado State University has announced a $3 million gift to establish a university chair in equine orthopedics in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The gift is from Abigail K. Kawananakoa of Hawaii; the chair is the... Read More
November 15, 2007
Keeneland Association and Fasig-Tipton Co. officials jointly announced Nov. 15 that the policy regarding exogenous anabolic steroids will be implemented for weanlings and yearlings beginning with their 2008 sales.
Keeneland and... Read More
November 14, 2007
The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) is asking breed registries, equine organizations, state associations and individual horse owners and service providers to spread the word to "Own Responsibly."
That was the message delivered by... Read More
November 14, 2007
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has reopened its wild horse center in Palomino Valley, Nev., seven weeks after it was shutdown because of a salmonella outbreak.
The outbreak occurred after 983 horses from the Jackson Mountains were... Read More
November 13, 2007
More than 2,400 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you support federal legislation banning equine transport in double-decker trailers for any purpose?"