Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies

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BLM Seeks Comment on Sulphur Wild Horse Gather EA

December 21, 2015

The assessment includes a proposal to remove excess wild horses and apply fertility control over a 10-year period.... Read More

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2016 U.S. Omnibus Bill Denies Horsemeat Inspections

December 17, 2015

The bill includes a provision that forbids funding of horsemeat inspections at horse processing plants.... Read More

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U.S. Forest Service Will Not Impound Salt River Horses Yet

December 14, 2015

The agency is working with interested parties to find a solution to address the unauthorized horses.... Read More

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BLM Seeks Comment on Central Utah Wild Burro Gather

December 14, 2015

Researchers hope to study burros' fertility, reproductive rate, survival and mortality, habitat selection, and more.... Read More

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Australian Vets Condemn Cobalt Misuse in Horses

December 11, 2015

Equine Veterinarians Australia says the misuse of cobalt in horses is a serious welfare issue.... Read More

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NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance Updates Code of Standards

December 10, 2015

The changes encourage governing jurisdictions to adopt RMTC criteria pertaining to official drug testing laboratories.... Read More

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Accused Florida Farm Owner Can Keep Horses on Property

December 07, 2015

The man, accused of illegally possessing horsemeat for human consumption, is allowed to keep horses on his property.... Read More

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BLM to Host Public Tour of Axtell Wild Horse Corrals

December 04, 2015

This tour, scheduled for Dec. 14, is the first offered since the privately owned and operated facility opened in June.... Read More

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Second Call for Nominations for Wild Horse Advisory Board

November 30, 2015

Nominees are needed for the following categories: humane advocacy, wildlife management, and livestock management.... Read More

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First Phase of Ohio Cobalt Study Complete

November 23, 2015

Preliminary results suggest cobalt could have detrimental effects on a number of equine body systems.... Read More

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BLM Utah to Host Hearing on Vehicles and Wild Horses

November 23, 2015

The hearing will focus on the use of motorized vehicles and aircraft in wild horse and burro management.... Read More

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Checkerboard Wild Horse Gather Comment Period Open

November 20, 2015

The BLM said public input is valuable and will help the bureau to develop a well-informed environmental assessment. ... Read More

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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