Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies

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Attorneys: Horse Racing Drug Prosecutions on Solid Ground

August 17, 2015

A group of attorneys believe horse racing's anti-doping rules will continue to withstand legal challenge.... Read More

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Wild Horse Advisory Board Nominations Close Sept. 28

August 17, 2015

Nominees are needed to represent humane advocacy groups and wildlife and livestock management organizations.... Read More

Horse owner Karen Steenhof prepares to evacuate her Murphy, Idaho, property in the face of the massive Soda fire, which has already destroyed more than 287,000 acres .

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Idaho Wildfire Impacts Horse Owners, Wild Horses

August 16, 2015

Officials in southwest Idaho are combating a wildfire that's threatening both wild and domestic horses. ... Read More

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BLM to Begin the McGee Mountain Wild Burro Gather

August 14, 2015

The BLM will gather approximately 125 burros from the private property in Nevada starting Aug. 17.... Read More

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Pennsylvania Racehorse Trainer Indicted

August 14, 2015

The Thoroughbred trainer was indicted on charges connected to illegally administering substances to racehorses.... Read More

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BLM to Hold Tour for McGee Mountain Burro Gather

August 13, 2015

The public/media pre-gather tour for the McGee Mountain wild burro water- and bait-trap gather will take place Aug. 18.... Read More

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FEI Maintains Provisional Suspensions on Swiss Jumpers

August 10, 2015

The jumping horses--Nino des Buissonnets, Nasa, and Charivari KG--tested positive for prohibited substances.... Read More

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Federal Legislation to Reform Medication Rules Discussed

August 10, 2015

Speakers at a meeting agreed that Thoroughbred racing should continue pursuing legislation to reform medication rules.... Read More

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BLM Investigation into Wyoming Horse Killings Continues

August 07, 2015

Additionally, cash rewards related to the shooting deaths of 21 horses have increased to a total of $7,000.... Read More

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BLM Begins 2015 Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range Gather

August 06, 2015

The BLM expects to remove 15 to 20 horses, aged 1 to 3 years. All gathered horses will be available for adoption.... Read More

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BLM Issues Decision for McGee Mountain Wild Burro Gather

August 06, 2015

The BLM will gather and remove approximately 125 burros that have strayed from the McGee Mountain herd management area.... Read More

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BLM Wild Horse, Burro Advisory Board to Meet Sept. 2-3

August 04, 2015

The board will discuss issues relating to the management and protection of wild horses and burros on Western rangelands.... Read More

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Reward Offered for Information on Killing of Stray Horses

August 03, 2015

The Bureau of Land Management is investigating the killing of 21 stray horses near Thermopolis, Wyoming.... Read More

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BLM to Gather Wild Horses in Northwest Colorado

August 01, 2015

The BLM plans to gather up to 167 horses using water- and bait-trapping and helicopter gather operations.... Read More

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BLM to Proceed With Planned Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Gather

July 31, 2015

The BLM will gather 15 to 20 adoptable horses from the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range, south of Billings, Montana.... Read More

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PAST Act Reintroduced into U.S. House

July 30, 2015

The bill would amend the Horse Protection Act to ban performance packages and stiffen soring penalties.... Read More

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FEI Issues Decisions on 2014 Prohibited Substance Cases

July 30, 2015

The tribunal suspended two riders and an owner for 24 months each after their horses tested positive for propoxyphene.... Read More

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Operation Gelding Receives Grant From AAEP

July 28, 2015

The AAEP has awarded the Unwanted Horse Coalition a grant of $5,000 to be put towards its Operation Gelding fund.... Read More

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FEI Lifts Provisional Suspensions on Guerdat, Bichsel

July 27, 2015

Both riders had been provisionally suspended after their horses tested positive for prohibited substances.... Read More

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FEI Lifts United Arab Emirates Suspension

July 27, 2015

The move follows an investigation into horse welfare issues and noncompliance with FEI endurance rules and regulations.... Read More

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Trainer Amoss to Serve 45-Day Suspension in Indiana

July 26, 2015

Thoroughbred trainer Tom Amoss was suspended for 45 days and fined $5,000 for a 2011 positive test for methocarbamol.... Read More

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Bills Would Put States in Charge of Wild Horses, Burros

July 24, 2015

The legislation would place the herds under the jurisdiction of the states and Native American tribes that request it.... Read More

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Another Horse Found Butchered in South Florida

July 23, 2015

A 3-year-old filly was found butchered in a Hiaheah pasture on July 22. ... Read More

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BLM Hearing to Address Wild Horses and Motorized Equipment

July 23, 2015

The BLM Montana will hold a public hearing July 31 to address the use of motor vehicles in managing wild horses.... Read More

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Swiss Jumping Horses Test Positive for Prohibited Substances

July 21, 2015

Codeine, oripavine, and morphine were found in samples from three jumping horses.... Read More