Recent News for Equine Rights & Welfare

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Five Sentenced in Ohio Fairgrounds Horse Abuse Case

May 26, 2016

The five were sentenced to probation in relation to the maltreatment of two horses at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds.... Read More

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'Lily' Adopted

May 23, 2016

Comedian Jon Stewart and his wife Tracey adopted the mare who recovered after being abandoned at an auction barn.... Read More

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Senate Committee Passes Anti-Slaughter Budget Amendment

May 20, 2016

The amendment would prevent the USDA from using any of its 2017 budget revenue to pay for horsemeat inspections. ... Read More

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The 'Horse Waterboarding' Incident Deconstructed

May 20, 2016

An equine behaviorist weighs in on "flooding" in horse training and offers a less stressful alternative.... Read More

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Pain, Behavioral, or Both?

May 19, 2016

Often, a horse's behavior problems are rooted in either pain or incomplete training. Here's what to consider.... Read More

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New Equine Canada Horse Welfare Rule Effective Immediately

May 17, 2016

Horses not accepted at the first FEI inspection may not compete in national classes at the same event for 48 hours.... Read More

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Rider, Horse Die in Two Jersey Fresh Cross Country Falls

May 15, 2016

Philippa Humphreys died after a rotational fall, and Skyler Decker's horse, Inoui Van Bost, suffered a fatal injury. ... Read More

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IHC Considers Alleged Viral Horse Trainer Incident

May 13, 2016

Leadership is considering its response to the incident and whether or not to revoke Logan Allen's championship title.... Read More

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Spotting the Problem Patient

May 12, 2016

The key is understanding a horse's arousal, or alertness, level.... Read More

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Advocates Concerned about Blindfolded Bull-Fighting Horses

May 12, 2016

This practice, some international welfare organizations say, puts the horse in a vulnerable position for injury.... Read More

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Long-Haul Transport and Horse Health Risks

May 05, 2016

Long-distance transport poses risks for horse health and welfare that should not be taken lightly, researchers found.... Read More

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Churchill Downs Releases Derby, Oaks Security Protocols

May 02, 2016

The enhanced equine security measures are part of the track's ongoing safety and integrity program.... Read More

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Veterinarians, Students Serve Working Horses in Honduras

April 29, 2016

Take a behind-the-scenes look at how the group provided care to more than 300 working equids in Southern Honduras.... Read More

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Summit to Cover Racehorse Nutrition, Biosecurity, and More

April 28, 2016

The Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit will also feature talks on equine injuries, respiratory health, and more.... Read More

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Group or Individual Horse Housing: Which is Less Stressful?

April 28, 2016

Horses in the group housing situation had fewer stress indicators than those stalled individually, researchers found.... Read More

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Eventer Boyd Martin Named Brooke USA Ambassador

April 28, 2016

In this capacity, he will represent the equine welfare charity throughout the country and in his travels abroad.... Read More

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Congressman's Email Draws Ire From Oregon Dressage Riders

April 27, 2016

A group of Oregon equestrians are concerned that a letter from a Congressman might erroneously link soring to dressage.... Read More

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Los Angeles Police: Horse Death Appears Accidental

April 26, 2016

Investigators believe the horse probably died of strangulation after being improperly loaded into a trailer.... Read More

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Belmont Stakes Celebration to Benefit Equine Research

April 26, 2016

The celebration, which will benefit the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, will be held June 9 in New York City.... Read More

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Grandin Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 26, 2016

Temple Grandin, PhD, is an internationally recognized leader in humane animal handling techniques.... Read More

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Veterinarians Balance Economics With Equine Welfare in Haiti

April 23, 2016

Learn how vets are trying to improve working equid health and welfare within their owners' economic confines.... Read More

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Do Riders Maintain Consistent Rein Pressure?

April 23, 2016

A rider's rein tension can vary within the same stride, which could have equine welfare repercussions, researchers said.... Read More

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Florida Police Seek Miniature Horse Shooter

April 21, 2016

An owner in Palmetto reported April 18 that her Miniature Horse had been shot during the overnight hours of April 17.... Read More

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Research-Based Weaning Tips to Reduce Stress

April 21, 2016

Start planning early to make the transition away from mom as smooth as possible.... Read More

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How Can I Tell if My Horse is in Pain?

April 20, 2016

A veterinarian and an equine behaviorist describes behavioral signs of pain in horses.... Read More