Recent News for Equine Rights & Welfare


Equine Charities Unite to Put Welfare Policy Into Practice

March 18, 2017

Brooke, The Donkey Sanctuary, SPANA, and World Horse Welfare will help implement global working equid welfare standards.... Read More


Rate of Fatal Thoroughbred Racing Injuries Declines Again

March 16, 2017

The fatal injury rate in Thoroughbred racehorses declined for a fourth consecutive year and has dropped 23% since 2009.... Read More


Study Reveals Working Donkey Pain Behavior

March 16, 2017

Researchers have confirmed that donkeys have far more subtle ways of expressing pain than horses.... Read More


New Rule Tightens Canadian Horse Processing Imports

March 15, 2017

Regulations would require horses imported from the U.S. to be held in Canadian feedlots for a minimum of 6 months.... Read More


Officials Seize More Than 40 Horses in Idaho

March 14, 2017

Authorities charged an Idaho couple each with 23 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty. ... Read More


More Than 40 Horses Seized From New York Farm

March 11, 2017

The allegedly maltreated horses are among 150 animals investigators seized from the Watertown, New York, farm.... Read More


Kentucky Equine Welfare Measure Advances

March 09, 2017

The legislation requires those convicted of equine cruelty to pay restitution for the animals' care.... Read More


Can Sport Horse and Racehorse Practice Be Ethical?

March 02, 2017

Practice can and should be ethical, but it's not always easy. Pressure applied by trainers or owners can be substantial.... Read More


Some Horses Returned After Colorado Seizure

February 27, 2017

A judge ordered that 24 horses be returned to their owner while another 39 remain impounded.... Read More


The Veterinarian's Role in Equine Cruelty Prosecutions

February 16, 2017

The equine veterinarian is the prosecutor's most important resource and witness in these cases, one attorney said.... Read More


HPA Inspection Reports Removed From APHIS Website

February 10, 2017

Going forward those seeking HPA inspection and enforcement information must submit a Freedom of Information Act request.... Read More


FEI Addressing Endurance Horse Welfare Issues

February 08, 2017

The FEI requested immediate action following seven endurance horse deaths in the UAE in the last four weeks.... Read More


How Veterinarians Become Involved in Equine Rescue Cases

February 07, 2017

Take a look at six ways vets might become involved as well as the legal considerations when dealing with these cases.... Read More


Will Coaxing a Nervous Horse Reinforce Her Nervous Behavior?

February 02, 2017

Some people believe petting a fearful horse will teach it to act more upset in the future. Read what our expert says.... Read More


Buchanan, Blumenauer to Co-Chair Animal Welfare Caucus

February 02, 2017

Reps. Vern Buchanan and Earl Blumenauer will head the group intended to educate legislators on animal welfare issues.... Read More


Best Practices for Equine Rescues

February 02, 2017

Quality rescues practice good horse husbandry, maintain a realistic annual budget, seek continuing education, and more.... Read More


Owner Pleads Not Guilty in Colorado Horse Cruelty Case

February 01, 2017

A Colorado woman accused of maltreating more than 60 horses has pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty charges.... Read More


Recognizing Signs of Equine Abuse: The Vet's Role

January 26, 2017

Equine practitioners must be familiar with the signs of abuse, its various forms, and their role in preventing it.... Read More


Woman Charged in Colorado Horse Seizure

January 24, 2017

Penny Gingerich has been charged with 64 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty.... Read More


Colorado Horse Herd Seized

January 23, 2017

Law enforcement authorities seized 63 horses from a property in Penrose last week.... Read More


Miami-Dade County Seeks Custody of Allegedly Abused Horse

January 20, 2017

A man was charged with animal cruelty in connection to riding the underweight horse from South Carolina to Florida.... Read More


The Veterinarian's Role in Equine Abuse Investigations

January 19, 2017

How a vet examines and treats allegedly abused horses can mean the difference between a successful or unsuccessful case.... Read More


SAFE Act Reintroduced in Congress

January 18, 2017

The bill is the latest attempt to outlaw the purchase and transport of U.S. horses for slaughter.... Read More


Tennessee Ponders Grant Award to Walking Horse Group

December 29, 2016

The grant could help fund a study aimed at developing objective ways to detect soring in Tennessee Walking Horses. ... Read More


Sending Signals

December 28, 2016

From biomechanical to psychological influences, what effects do we have on our horses while riding?... Read More