Recent News for Equine Rights & Welfare

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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

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Rutgers Webinar Series Focuses on Disaster Management

October 18, 2011

In response to Hurricane Irene the webinar series will focus on "Disaster Preparation and Recovery.... Read More

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Owners of Stray Caddo Parish, La., Horses Sought

October 18, 2011

Louisiana authorities are seeking the owners of three horses discovered wandering in Caddo Parish on Monday.... Read More

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Houston Police Probe Horse Killing

October 14, 2011

Houston, Texas, police are seeking whoever is responsible for the stabbing death of a horse last week.... Read More

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More Charges Filed in Maryland Neglect Case

October 06, 2011

A Maryland farm operator has been charged with additional cruelty counts for allegedly neglecting her horses.... Read More

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Seized North Carolina Hackney Pony Dies

September 29, 2011

A man facing multiple animal cruelty charges could face an additional charge after another of his ponies died.... Read More

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California Man Dead After Horse Stabbing Incident

September 28, 2011

California authorities shot and killed a man who threatened deputies after attacking his neighbor's horse.... Read More

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Disaster Assistance Available to New Jersey Horse Farms

September 27, 2011

Several government organizations are offering disaster assistance to farm owners impacted by Hurricane Irene.... Read More

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Reward Offered in Oregon Horse Shooting Case

September 27, 2011

A $2,500 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.... Read More

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New York County Ponders Cruelty Offender Registry

September 22, 2011

Convicted animal cruelty offenders would be required to register with an offender registry under a new bill.... Read More

"Mamma" was euthanized Sept. 15 after failing to respond to treatment. She was discovered tied to a tree with no food or water on Sept. 12 in Ontario, Calif.

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California Horse Abandonment Probed

September 17, 2011

California animal welfare authorities are seeking whoever abandoned an emaciated horse near a rural road.... Read More

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Waterman Named Arizona Racing Medications, Welfare Adviser

September 12, 2011

Scot Waterman, DVM, is the first animal medication and welfare adviser for the Arizona Department of Racing.... Read More

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Charges Filed in Pennsylvania Neglect Case

September 09, 2011

A farm operator is facing charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of animals in York county.... Read More

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New York Rescue Operator Faces Fraud, Cruelty Charges

August 29, 2011

An equine rescue is facing charges for allegedly defrauding financial contributors and maltreating horses.... Read More

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New Charges Filed in Texas Neglect Case

August 22, 2011

The owner of nine horses that died allegedly due to lack of water in Texas is facing animal cruelty charges.... Read More