Recent News for Equine Rights & Welfare

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Egyptian Arabian Horses Seized in South Carolina

April 01, 2014

The seized horses are receiving rehabilitative care, but 70 other horses from the herd are unaccounted for.... Read More

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Jockey Club Releases Equine Injury Database Statistics

April 01, 2014

The prevalence of race-related fatal injury for a five-year period was 1.91 per 1,000 starts.... Read More

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Texas Stock Horses Seized

March 31, 2014

Thirty stock horses are receiving rehabilitative care after being seized from their owner.... Read More

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N.C. Horse Shooter Sought

March 29, 2014

Authorities are seeking whoever shot and killed a horse while it grazed in its Wake County pasture.... Read More

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Applications for AAEP Foundation Funding Due May 1

March 28, 2014

The AAEP Foundation supports those that share the foundation's mission to improve equine welfare.... Read More

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PETA Makes Case; Medication Reforms Touted

March 27, 2014

PETA said it will "go away" if racing addresses medication issues. Racing officials say progress is ongoing.... Read More

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Determining Personality

March 27, 2014

How can a horse purchaser check out elements of a horse's character at the purchase exam?... Read More

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Louisiana Man Accused of Dragging Horse

March 25, 2014

A Louisiana man is accused of animal cruelty after he allegedly dragged a mare behind his truck.... Read More

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N.Y. Horse Rescuer, Suffolk Co. SPCA Settle Lawsuit

March 24, 2014

The litigation stems from a 2010 SPCA investigation on the New York Horse Rescue, operated by Mona Kanicper.... Read More

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Groups Step Up Call for Model Racehorse Drug Rules

March 24, 2014

Racing groups stepped up their call for swift adoption of national model rules on medication and drug testing.... Read More

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Report: PETA Probe Alleges Cruelty to Horses

March 20, 2014

A major Thoroughbred racing stable was the subject of a 2013 undercover PETA investigation.... Read More

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Kinematics of Riders' Hands and Horses' Mouths Studied

March 20, 2014

How we use our reins might give our horses signals we don't mean.... Read More

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Therapy Horses Missing From Pasture

March 17, 2014

The missing horses are used in an equine-assisted therapy for war veterans and disabled children.... Read More

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Horses Seized in Illinois Cruelty Case

March 17, 2014

More than 30 horses are receiving rehabilitative care after being seized in Kane County, Ill.... Read More

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AERC Presses for Horse Welfare Reforms

March 12, 2014

The American Endurance Ride Conference "condemns" abuses in international endurance riding competitions.... Read More

Roly Owers (left), Ingmar De Vos (center), and John McEwen (right) at the World Horse Welfare/FEI memorandum of understanding signing.

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FEI, World Horse Welfare Formalize Long-Term Collaboration

March 12, 2014

World Horse Welfare has signed a memorandum of understanding with the FEI.... Read More

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Time to Say Goodbye

March 12, 2014

If possible, make decisions regarding euthanasia ahead of time to make the process less stressful.... Read More

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Washington Horse Shooter Sought

March 08, 2014

Authorities are seeking those responsible for shooting eight Quarter Horses in their pasture.... Read More

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Obama Budget Could Halt Horse Plant Inspections Through 2015

March 07, 2014

A request contained in a budget proposal from President Barack Obama could halt horse processing through 2015.... Read More

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Horses Removed From Georgia Property

March 05, 2014

Sixteen allegedly malnourished horses were removed from the property and several horses' remains were found.... Read More

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Leachman Appeals Animal Cruelty Conviction to Montana Court

March 02, 2014

A Montana rancher found guilty of maltreating horses appealed his conviction to that state's Supreme Court.... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Shooter Sought

March 01, 2014

Authorities are seeking whoever is responsible for shooting and killing a 24-year-old horse.... Read More

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Bill Would be Alternative to PAST Legislation

February 28, 2014

A bill that would give lawmakers an alternate way to prevent soring was introduced this week.... Read More

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Mississippi Judge Allows Horse Herd Rescue

February 28, 2014

A herd of horses is receiving rehabilitative care after a judge granted a rescue group temporary custody.... Read More

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Oklahoma Woman Accused in Quarter Horse Theft

February 25, 2014

The woman is accused of selling a horse not belonging to her and altering ownership documents of another.... Read More