Recent News for Equine Rights & Welfare


ASPCA Awards Nearly $550,000 in Equine Grants in 2009

January 21, 2010

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) awarded $546,789 in the form of 164 equine grants to rescue groups and humane organizations across the country in 2009, according to its just-released year-end report.

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Mobile Vet Clinic to Aid Haiti Animal Relief Efforts

January 20, 2010

The Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH) will be able to utilize a mobile veterinary clinic from by the Antigua and Barbuda Humane Society. The United Animal Nations recently provided an update on ARCH progress.

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Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti Adds New Members

January 19, 2010

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has joined the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti, a coalition created to address the needs of animals in Haiti following the country's devastating earthquake, and has ple... Read More


Nebraska Mustang Cruelty Sentencing Set

January 19, 2010

Jason Meduna, the former Nebraska training ranch operator convicted on multiple felony animal cruelty counts involving the maltreatment of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mustangs, will appear in Morrill County District Court on Feb. 23 for sen... Read More


Nebraska Mustang Trainer Guilty on Cruelty Charges

January 18, 2010

The former operator of a Nebraska training ranch for Bureau of Land Management mustangs has been found guilty on 145 of the 149 felony animal cruelty charges against him.

Jason Meduna was charged with 149 counts of class 4 felony ani... Read More


QuarterFest Tickets on Sale Now

January 17, 2010

The popular American Quarter Horse party known as QuarterFest is returning to Murfreesboro, Tenn., in 2010, and tickets are now on sale. The Tennessee Miller Coliseum at Middle Tennessee State University will host QuarterFest April 30-May 2.Read More


Additional Endorsements of National Welfare Code of Practice

January 15, 2010

The American Horse Council (AHC) is pleased to announce the American Endurance Ride Conference, the American Paint Horse Association, the National Cutting Horse Association, and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association have recently end... Read More

Article Facebook Gathers 3,000 Fans

January 14, 2010

Social media is an important part of the way horse owners, trainers, managers, veterinarians, and others connect today.'s Facebook page has broken the 3,000 friend ... Read More


Guide to Rehabilitating Neglected Horses Available

January 11, 2010

Want to rehabilitate a neglected horse but don't know where to start? A new brochure from the American Horse Council might help.

The new brochure, done in partnership with AHC sponsors Nutrena, Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Hea... Read More


Breeder's Short Course Offered in Kentucky

January 09, 2010

The University of Kentucky Gluck Research Center is sponsoring a Breeder's Short Course, to be held Jan. 20-21, 2010, at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion in Lexington. This course is designed for farm managers and owners of all horse breeds.... Read More


Two Seized Cincinnati Horses Euthanized

January 08, 2010

Two horses recently removed from an Ohio farm were euthanized due to poor body condition, said Clermont County Communications Director Kathy Lehr.

The two mares were among six allegedly malnourished thoroughbred horses removed by Cou... Read More


Cincinnati Horse Trainer Charged with Cruelty, Abandonment

January 08, 2010

Thoroughbred horse trainer Chad Moore faces multiple animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged abandonment and maltreatment of horses at his Ohio farm.

Clermont County animal control officials removed six allegedly malnou... Read More


Equine Cruelty Summit Planned in Wellington Friday

January 07, 2010

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will host an equine anti-cruelty summit and panel discussion on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at the George Morris Horsemastership Clinics at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center i... Read More


Equine Research Projects Get Racing Commission Approval

January 06, 2010

Six equine research projects totaling nearly $400,000 over a two-year period have been approved by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

All of the research, approved by the commission Jan. 5, will be conducted by the Kentucky Equine... Read More


Mark Todd Event Horse NZB Gandalf Euthanized

January 04, 2010

NZB Gandalf, an eventer piloted to the 2008 Olympics by Mark Todd, was euthanized due to a neurologic disorder, Horse and Hound reported.

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Family Pleads Guilty to Horse Cruelty Charges

December 31, 2009

A California family has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of felony animal cruelty in connection with the maltreatment of horses at their 21-acre ranch near Frazier Park, Calif.

Jane Bor, her son Ernie, and daughter-in-law Cecelia we... Read More


Donations Sought for Seized Horses in Cincinnati Area

December 30, 2009

The Clermont County Humane Society of Batavia, Ohio, is seeking donations of hay, feed, blankets, and other supplies needed to care for six allegedly malnourished Thoroughbred horses removed from a Bethel, Ohio, farm. County animal control offi... Read More


Eclipse Award of Merit Goes to Farm Owner Farish

December 29, 2009

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form, and the National Turf Writers Association today announced that William S. Farish, owner of Lane's End Farm and a pre-eminent industry leader of multiple organiza... Read More


Horses Abandoned on Mountain Find Homes

December 24, 2009

Two horses that were abandoned on the side of a mountain in British Columbia last Christmas have found permanent homes.

Just before Christmas last year, snowmobilers discovered the pair of horses trapped in chest-high snow in the mou... Read More


Horses Up For Adoption After Neglect Case, Foreclosure

December 23, 2009

Unexpected guests often drop in over the holidays, but what if your drop-ins were an entire herd of Quarter Horses?

That’s what happened to Falmouth, Ky., equine rescue facility Speak Up For Horses, when 48 mares, stallions, an... Read More


Another Butchered Horse Found in Florida

December 23, 2009

The number of horses apparently butchered for their meat in Florida rose to 22 this week when the dismembered carcass of bay mare was discovered in Southwest Miami-Dade.... Read More


New Orleans Track Receives Safety Accreditation

December 17, 2009

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced that Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans has been fully accredited by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance following a complete review of all racing operations at t... Read More


State Animal Cruelty Laws Graded

December 17, 2009

Kentucky, North Dakota, Hawaii, Idaho, and Mississippi have the weakest animal protection laws in the nation, according to a report released by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) on Tuesday.

The group annually ranks U.S. states and... Read More


New AQHA Drug Testing and Welfare Initiatives Announced

December 14, 2009

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) is implementing a drug testing and show processing fee that will go into effect January 1, 2010. Starting with shows in January, show management will begin collecting a $5 per horse per show fee tha... Read More


Seized Tennessee Horses Improving

December 11, 2009

Several of the 84 allegedly malnourished horses removed from a Cannon County, Tenn., farm have gained enough strength to move on to equine rescue facilities where their rehabilitative care will continue.

Last month, Tennessee State a... Read More