Recent News for Horse Industry Controversies

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Horse Processing Advocate Sue Wallis Dies in Wyoming

January 30, 2014

Sue Wallis, who made headlines as a vocal proponent of U.S. horse processing, died Tuesday. She was 56.... Read More

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BLM Seeks Ideas on Wild Horse Management

January 29, 2014

The BLM is seeking management ideas, but critics say previously suggested methods haven't been implemented.... Read More

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Racehorse Drug Policies Questioned at HBPA Convention

January 27, 2014

Some attendees suggested questionable studies might be the basis for some medication policies.... Read More

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Register Now for Northeast Wild Horse Adoption Conference

January 23, 2014

The conference's aims are to connect equine community members and promote successful wild horse adoption.... Read More

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Racehorse Drug Penalty System Next Up in West Virginia

January 22, 2014

Officials will soon consider a penalty system for drug violations that dovetails with uniform model rules.... Read More

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Judge Rules against N.M. Horse Processing Plant

January 21, 2014

A judge granted an injunction preventing Valley Meat Co. from opening its long-sought horse processing plant.... Read More

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Omnibus Bill Passes, Nixes Horse Processing

January 20, 2014

Congress has passed a bill that eliminates funding to carry out horsemeat inspections at domestic plants. ... Read More

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California Group sues TWHBEA

January 18, 2014

The group says TWHBEA is violating law by making them to travel to remove a board of directors member.... Read More

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Excessive Cobalt Levels Detected in Meadowlands Racehorses

January 16, 2014

The cobalt was presumably used as a performance-enhancing substance, a statement said. ... Read More

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2014 Fiscal Bill Could Defund USDA Horsemeat Inspections

January 14, 2014

If passed, the proposed legislation would once again strip the USDA of funding for horsemeat inspections.... Read More

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The Meds Maze

January 13, 2014

Get helpful information for navigating the crowded field of performance-horse medications. ... Read More

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Florida Horses Found Butchered in Miami-Dade County

January 09, 2014

Less than two weeks into the new year, two horses have been found butchered in separate incidents.... Read More

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California Owners, TWHBEA Grapple over Vote

January 08, 2014

The TWHBEA members contend the association is forcing them to travel in order to remove a director.... Read More

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Attorney Threatens to Sue N.M. Attorney General

January 07, 2014

The suit is the latest volley in the battle surrounding the opening of a horse processing plant in New Mexico.... Read More

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N.M. Judge Extends Horse Processing Plant Hearing

January 06, 2014

A judge will hear arguments on both sides of the case on Jan. 13 before issuing a ruling.... Read More

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Great Britain Beefs Up Equine Anti-Doping Policy

December 25, 2013

Steroid scandals prompted the British Horseracing Authority to amend its medication control policy.... Read More

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Booklet on Maryland Racehorse Medication Guidelines Released

December 24, 2013

The booklet lists 24 therapeutic medications with their withdrawal times and threshold levels.... Read More

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NM Attorney General Sues to Halt Horse Slaughter Plant

December 20, 2013

The lawsuit is intended to prevent Valley Meats Co., LLC, from starting horse processing operations next year.... Read More

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Appeals Court Sides with Horse Processor

December 16, 2013

A federal appeals court ruled against animal rights groups that challenged U.S. horse processing plants. ... Read More

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Kentucky Steps toward Racehorse Medication Uniformity

December 15, 2013

The KHRC approved changes to its withdrawal time guidelines for all racing breeds. ... Read More

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Racehorse Drug Testing Not Without Its Challenges

December 14, 2013

Out-of-competition drug testing has broad support, but some issues have made use difficult for regulators... Read More

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Multi-Breed Racehorse Drug Uniformity No Easy Task

December 13, 2013

The Ohio State Racing Commission indicated it's not prepared to adopt a uniform national drug policy. ... Read More

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Wheelon, Three Others Plead Not Guilty to Charges

December 11, 2013

The Tennessee Walking Horse trainer pleaded not guilty to cruelty charges for allegedly soring horses. ... Read More

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Grand Jury Indicts Horse Trainer Wheelon, Three Others

December 06, 2013

Wheelon is free on bond after a jury indicted him on animal cruelty counts for allegedly soring horses. ... Read More

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British Racehorse Trainer Butler Gets Five-Year Suspension

December 05, 2013

Nine horses in Butler's barn tested positive for anabolic steroid use. ... Read More