Recent News for Equine Rights & Welfare

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ReRun Awarded Grant from ASPCA

November 26, 2011

The grant allowed ReRun to launch its "Transitioning off-the-track Thoroughbreds" project.... Read More

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FEI Celebrates 90 Years of Horse Sport

November 26, 2011

November 24 marked the 90th anniversary of the Federation Equestre Internationale's founding.... Read More

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Old Friends Receives Second Grant from ASPCA

November 24, 2011

The Thoroughbred retirement facility received a $50,000 grant from the ASPCA earlier this week.... Read More

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Georgia Woman Pleads No Contest to Cruelty Charges

November 23, 2011

A Georgia woman has pleaded no contest to charges connected with the alleged maltreatment of 41 horses .... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Survey Launches

November 21, 2011

A University of Kentucky-led study aims to assess the number of horses in the state and their economic impact.... Read More

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BEVA Publishes Book to Celebrate 50 Years

November 20, 2011

The book's 17 chapters were each written by an individual who had a significant role within the organization.... Read More

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2011 FEI General Assembly Discusses 'Hot' Topics

November 16, 2011

Topics discussed include microchips, controversial tack, medication fines, and obligatory postmortem exams.... Read More

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Three Plead Guilty in HPA Violation Case

November 10, 2011

The three were accused of applying equine soring practices and falsifying forms required to show the animals.... Read More

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New York Bill Would Make Horse Abuse a Felony

November 09, 2011

The bill would make it a felony to maltreat a horse used for recreation or those being rehabilitated.... Read More

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Pfizer Opens New Equine Research Center in Michigan

November 09, 2011

The center will be Pfizer's hub for research and development of equine vaccines and novel therapeutics.... Read More

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N.Y. Bill Would Create Statewide Cruelty Convict Registry

November 08, 2011

Convicted animal cruelty offenders would be required to register with a statewide animal cruelty database.... Read More

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Neck, Back Mobilization Help Treat Equine Back Pain

November 05, 2011

Research has shown that performing carrot stretches can strengthen the muscles that stabilize a horse's back.... Read More

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Not Guilty Plea Entered in New York Cruelty Case

November 04, 2011

A woman accused of maltreating horses on her Saratoga County property has pleaded not guilty to the charges.... Read More

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BHA: Changes to Grand National Could Improve Equine Welfare

November 03, 2011

Recommended changes include raising the minimum equine age allowed to run and expanded veterinary inspections.... Read More

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California Rancher Faces 70 Animal Cruelty Charges

November 02, 2011

Dwight Bennett allegedly starved more than 50 horses on his ranch; Faces 70 counts of animal cruelty. ... Read More

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The Horse as a Model for Human Research

November 01, 2011

Equine disease research results could be used to investigate similar health conditions in humans. ... Read More

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Researcher: Prime Equine Performance Linked to Good Welfare

November 01, 2011

Horses need good health care, and to be treated fairly and as individuals to perform at their best.... Read More

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Indiana Thoroughbred Trainer Handed 10-Year Abuse Suspension

October 31, 2011

Janey Adams is fighting a 10-year suspension resulting from the alleged maltreatment of a horse in her care.... Read More

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Rancher Convicted on Mustang Cruelty Charges Paroled

October 30, 2011

Jason Meduna, who was convicted on multiple felony animal cruelty counts, has been granted parole.... Read More

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Michigan Authorities Probe Horse Shooting

October 29, 2011

Michigan authorities are investigating the shooting death of a mare discovered fatally wounded in her field.... Read More

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California Man Charged in Animal Cruelty Case

October 28, 2011

A California man is facing cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of more than 50 horses.... Read More

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ASPCA Celebrates 145 Years of Equine Protection

October 26, 2011

The ASPCA will host educational presentations, meet and greets, and a parade of rescued and adoptable horses.... Read More

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Florida Thoroughbred Found Butchered

October 25, 2011

A Thoroughbred horse was discovered butchered alongside a road in northwest Miami-Dade County, Fla., Oct. 20.... Read More

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New York Horse Owner Facing Animal Cruelty Charges

October 24, 2011

A New York woman is facing multiple animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of hors... Read More

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BHA Amends Whip Rules; World Horse Welfare 'Disappointed'

October 24, 2011

The BHA has softened the new whip rules implemented Oct. 10, much to the dismay of World Horse Welfare.... Read More