Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies


Nevada Officials: Use Caution Driving in Virginia Range Area

February 26, 2016

Two wild horses died in separate collisions on Highway 50 near Dayton in the early morning hours of Feb. 25. ... Read More


BLM Concludes Eagle-Caliente Complex Emergency Horse Gather

February 17, 2016

The BLM gathered 122 horses from public and private lands adjacent to U.S. Highway 93 and State Route 322 in Nevada.... Read More


RMTC Hosts Horse Hair Testing Workshop at UC Davis

February 17, 2016

Participants learned how to detect, identify, and analyze anabolic steroids and other substances using hair samples.... Read More


Idaho BLM Seeks Comments on Motor Vehicles, Horse Management

February 16, 2016

The BLM is seeking public comment for an annual statewide hearing on motorized vehicle use in wild horse management.... Read More


BLM Nevada Gathering Horses from U.S. Hwy 93/State Route 322

February 09, 2016

The BLM said the gather is necessary to provide for public and animal safety. ... Read More


Final Order Ends New Mexico Horse Slaughter Plant Case

February 08, 2016

The final order blocks several entities from developing a horse processing plant in that state.... Read More


Cal Expo Stewards Suspend Trainer with History of Cobalt Use

February 04, 2016

Stewards suspended Marissa Tyler after tests revealed that Standardbreds in her barn had excessive cobalt levels.... Read More


Comment Period on Wild Horse Sterilization Research Extended

February 03, 2016

The BLM has extend the comment period one week to Feb. 10.... Read More


BLM Seeks Comment on Potential Wild Horse Off-Range Pasture

January 18, 2016

The proposed action involves a possible a wild horse facility on a 3,900-acre property near Fountain Green, Utah.... Read More


USEF to Host Additional Town Hall Meeting on Medications

January 13, 2016

The meeting, taking place at the USEF's annual convention, will focus on drug and medication accountability.... Read More


Lawsuit Challenges BLM's Plan for Saylor Creek Herd

January 05, 2016

The litigation claims the plan calls for the chemical or physical sterilization of horses in the Saylor Creek herd.... Read More


Protecting Wild Horses in Patagonia, Chile

January 03, 2016

Learn about the wild horses and how a nonprofit organization and a veterinary association are working to protect them.... Read More


Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility Closure Extended

December 30, 2015

The temporary closure will be extended from Dec. 30 to Feb. 29, 2016, due to weather delays and contract issues.... Read More


BLM Launches Scoping on Proposed Wild Horse Research Gather

December 23, 2015

The BLM hopes to research the behavior of spayed mares.... Read More


The Equine Industry's Top Welfare Issues

December 22, 2015

A rundown of equine welfare issues currently plaguing the U.S. industry and what's being done to address them. ... Read More


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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