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Unwanted Horse Coalition Offering Resources for Horse Owners

January 30, 2008

Recent articles in prominent newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times have reported on an apparent increase in the numbers of unwanted horses.... Read More

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South Dakota Legislators Kill Slaughter Incentive Bill

January 29, 2008

A bill that would make a state-funded loan of up to $1 million available to construct a horse slaughtering facility in South Dakota is no longer under consideration.

A spokesperson for Sen. Jay Duenwald, chair of the state's Senate Agriculture... Read More

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Horse Euthanatized After Fair Grounds Fall

January 27, 2008

A jockey was thrown from his horse and injured in the 10th race Saturday at the Fair Grounds. The horse was euthanatized because of an injury to its right front leg, according to a news release from the race track.

It said John Jacinto, 31,... Read More

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South Dakota Legislators to Consider Horse Slaughter Plant Incentive

January 27, 2008

A bill that would make a state-funded loan of up to $1 million available to construct a horse slaughtering facility in South Dakota is scheduled for a hearing in the state's Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday (Jan. 29).

The bill, known as... Read More

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Horses Seized from Another Colorado Rescue

January 23, 2008

Operators of another Colorado horse rescue have been accused of animal cruelty, less than a month after a similar case occurred in the state. Now, one rescue industry operator in that state says the two seizures illustrate the plight of... Read More

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Equine Welfare Group Issues Slaughter White Paper

January 16, 2008

The group Veterinarians for Equine Welfare (VEW) recently issued a white paper entitled "Horse Slaughter--Its Ethical Impact and Subsequent Response of the Veterinary... Read More

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Horse Slaughter: A French Butcher's Perspective

January 14, 2008

VIDEO | Campaigns designed to stop the consumption of horsemeat and American slaughterhouse closings have caused some need for supply chain reorganization, but busines... Read More

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Soring Suspension List Now Posted on FOSH Web Site

January 14, 2008

Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) has developed a Web site for reporting all current Horse Protection Act suspensions.

Under the USDA Horse Protection Operating Plan for 2007-2009, signed in mid-2007 by most of the horse industry organizations... Read More

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First Keeneland Sale Since New Steroids Rule; One Test Requested

January 14, 2008

Although Keeneland's January Thoroughbred horses of all ages sale was the first to be conducted under new policies allowing buyers the right to request testing for exogenous anabolic steroids in weanling and yearling purchases, there was only on... Read More

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Cohesive Rules for Racehorse Steroids Sought

January 11, 2008

The head of a major horsemen's group in the United States has proposed a national approach for regulation of anabolic steroids in racehorses with an implementation date of Jan. 1, 2009.

Roughly 10 jurisdictions around the country are preparing... Read More

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Racing Association Joins Unwanted Horse Coalition

January 10, 2008

The Oak Tree Racing Association of Arcadia, Calif., has become the newest member organization to join the Unwanted Horse Coalition.

"Oak Tree Racing is another wonderful addition to our already distinguished list of members," said Tom... Read More

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Racing Officials, Legislators Discuss Racehorse Steroids

January 09, 2008

An impending Congressional hearing on steroid use in Major League Baseball--and the possibility the inquiry could expand to other sports--has led the Thoroughbred racing industry to take preemptive action on Capitol Hill.... Read More

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Livestock Group Opposing Change to Slaughter Transport Rules

January 08, 2008

The Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) issued a statement Jan. 7 indicating that the organization is not in support of the USDA's proposed rule on transporting horses. The LMA said the proposed rule, which would ban the use of... Read More

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Horse Council Weighs in on Proposed Slaughter Transport Change

January 08, 2008

The American Horse Council (AHC) today released a statement expressing the group's support of the USDA proposal to amend the regulations governing the commercial transportation of equines for slaughter. The proposed changes would extend the... Read More

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Horse Rescuers Taking in Record Numbers Amid Drought, Hay Prices

December 30, 2007

A horse rescue agency that operates in North Carolina and two other states has taken in almost double the number of abused and neglected horses it usually accepts each year, and more than half came from North Carolina.

Workers with the... Read More

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National Horsemen's Group Setting Racehorse Steroid Policy

December 28, 2007

The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association is formulating a position on regulation of anabolic steroids in racehorses.

The National HBPA has affiliates in about 30 jurisdictions, some of which already have adopted rules to... Read More

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Kentucky Moves to Regulate Racehorse Steroids

December 18, 2007

The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority (KHRA) supports the regulation of anabolic steroids in racehorses in the state, and took the first step toward drafting and adopting the revised model rule offered by the Association of Racing Commissioners... Read More

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USDA Proposing Change to Horse Slaughter Transport Regulations

December 17, 2007

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is considering a change to its regulations concerning the humane transport of horses being shipped to slaughter.

Current special regulations pertaining to slaughter-bound horses only... Read More

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Court OKs Compounding Pharmacy to Sell Controlled Substances to Vets

December 17, 2007

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decided Dec. 11 that a veterinary compounding pharmacy does have the right to dispense compounded formulations of controlled substances to veterinarians, overturning an earlier actio... Read More

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Delaware Park Banning Racehorse Steroid Use

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

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Cavel Planning Supreme Court Slaughter Ban Appeal

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

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BLM Planning to Thin Nevada Wild Horse Herds

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

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Horse Talk Radio to Host Horse Slaughter Prevention Act Discussion Dec. 8

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

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Animal Welfare Group Blocked from Attending Paris Horse Expo

December 06, 2007

The anti-hippophagy campaign of the France-based Foundation Brigitte Bardot (FBB), a non-profit organization which aims to prevent animal cruelty worldwide,... Read More

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Georgia Woman Offers Reward after Horse Shot to Death

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