Recent News for Equine Rights & Welfare

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New Director of Designated Qualified Persons and Animal Welfare Named

December 10, 2006

The National Walking Horse Association (NWHA) announced Dec. 8  Dr. Martha M. Day as the new Director of Designated Qualified Persons (DPQ) and Animal Welfare.

The NWHA board is convinced that Day will continue to... Read More

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ASPCA Exhibit on Display at Empire State Building

December 08, 2006

The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has coordinated a historical exhibit at the Empire State Building to run through the end of the holiday season.

The five exhibit windows feature different aspects in the... Read More

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Officials Defend Decision to Continue After Rider Death at Asian Games

December 08, 2006

While the brother of a South Korean rider killed in an eventing accident arrived in Qatar on Friday to collect the body, equestrian officials defended their decision to continue running the cross-country competition after the man died in... Read More

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Animal Control Needs Housing for 40 Seized Maryland Horses

December 04, 2006

Days End Farm Horse Rescue of Lisbon, Md., currently has 20 horses at its farm that were seized in the Washington County animal control case. Washington County Animal Control is... Read More

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Give a Unique Gift--Sponsor a Morris Animal Foundation Study

December 01, 2006

This Christmas give the animal lovers on your list a unique, heartwarming gift in the form of a cosponsorship of an animal health research study directed by Morris Animal Foundation (MAF), the world's leading private foundation dedicated to... Read More

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Equine Affaire California

November 30, 2006

Dozens of Renowned Equine Professionals in One Place for One Weekend

Equine Affaire, the premiere horse exposition in North America, returns to Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., with a powerhouse lineup of clinicians and presentations... Read More

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The Horse Launches Free RSS Feeds

November 30, 2006

Staying on top of the latest news and information in the seemingly ever-changing world of proper equine health care is a time-consuming and sometimes challenging chore for concerned horse owners who are dedicated to giving their horse(s) the bes... Read More

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High Hay Costs Push Up Cases of Horse Abandonment

November 29, 2006

High prices and scarce supply for hay this season are leading to abandoned horses, according to animal-welfare groups.

"This is the first year where people are literally just opening the gate and kicking them (the horses) out," said Chuck... Read More

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South Africa Welfare Group Attacks Racing

November 27, 2006

According to an article in the Sunday Times of South Africa, the country's largest animal welfare group has now "officially opposed all forms of horse racing." An article in the SunTimes.co.za said there was fierce reaction from the... Read More

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Wisc. Offering Voluntary Animal ID Cost Sharing Program

November 27, 2006

The state of Wisconsin is inviting livestock producers to participate in a voluntary animal identification program. With a premises registration system in place, the state wishes to support those producers who are ready to begin recording... Read More

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Gary's Good Grub; San Antonio Edition

November 27, 2006

Each year we ask Gary Norwood, DVM, of Louisiana, to give dining guidance to the veterinarians and visitors who attend the American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention. This year’s conference is in San Antonio, Texas. In a town of fin... Read More

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Canadian Troops in Afghanistan Adopt Donkey

November 26, 2006

A group of Canadian engineers stationed in Panjwaii, Afghanistan, purchased a donkey from a local farmer who had beaten her. The donkey's official job is to carry sandbags up a mountain where an observation post was under construction. However,... Read More

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Horse Protection Groups Hoping for Action on Slaughter Legislation

November 22, 2006

Animal protection groups are hoping legislation banning the slaughter of horses for people to eat gets to the president's desk before the lame duck session ends this year.

Before the elections, the House overwhelmingly approved a bill... Read More

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Animal Rights Party Poised for Historic Win in Dutch Elections

November 20, 2006

The Roman emperor Caligula is fabled to have made his horse a senator. The Dutch Party for Animals won't go that far, but looks set to score a milestone in elections Nov. 22 by becoming the first animal rights party in Europe to have its own... Read More

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Off-Duty Police Officer Shoots Neighbor's Miniature Horse

November 20, 2006

An off-duty police officer in Brazos County, Texas, shot and killed his neighbor's Miniature Horse stallion on Friday (Nov. 17), saying the loose Mini had injured his full-size horses, reports Read More

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S.C. Man Dies After Car Strikes Horse

November 18, 2006

A 32-year-old Union, S.C., man has died after the car he was driving struck a horse in western Union County.

George Holloway was heading home to Union from Greenville on Thursday night when his Ford Focus hit a horse crossing state Highway... Read More

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Michigan State Offering Online Horse Behavior and Welfare Course

November 16, 2006

Every horse owner has at some time wished that his or her steed could suddenly turn into Mr. Ed and talk about its likes, dislikes, pains, and fears. Because that's not likely to happen, a new online educational program is available to help hors... Read More

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EponaShoe With Optional Carbide Tips

November 16, 2006

The EponaShoe is a polyurethane horseshoe that can flex with the hoof. It supports the frog properly, and is a great choice if you are concerned about hoof health and soundness.... Read More

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British Steeplechasing Star Desert Orchid Dies at Age 27

November 13, 2006

Desert Orchid, the former Cheltenham Gold Cup winner who built up a huge fan following as one of Britain's most popular racehorses, died Monday, Nov. 13, at 27.

Former trainer David Elsworth said the gray gelding --nicknamed "Dessie" -- died... Read More

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Government Claims Victory Over Ecoterrorism Group

November 12, 2006

Five years ago a special ecoterrorism task force was stymied by a string of firebombings that caused some $30 million in damage to western ranger stations, genetic engineering facilities, a truck dealership, a ski resort, wild horse corrals, and... Read More

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Reining Horse Fundraiser at OKC

November 11, 2006

While at the 2006 NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show in Oklahoma City, you won’t want to miss this year’s extravaganza, the Second Annual Denim & Diamonds Gala. The highly anticipated event is scheduled fo... Read More

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Racehorse Welfare and Safety Recommendations Released

November 10, 2006

Edited press release

A cross-section of prominent participants from the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry who participated in the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit in Lexington, on Oct. 16-17, have drafted recommended... Read More

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New Cruelty Charges in Fatal Castration Case

November 08, 2006

A Utah man has been charged in the fatal castration of a wild horse. At least three people now face charges in the cruelty case.

Terry John Reid, 48, of Dutch John, was released on his own recognizance after an Oct. 31 initial appearance on... Read More

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AQHA's "Your Horse's Health" DVDs

November 08, 2006

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UK Animal Welfare Legislation Receives Royal Assent

November 08, 2006

The most important piece of animal welfare legislation for nearly a century received Royal Assent today (Nov. 8).

By updating and bringing together more than 20 pieces of animal welfare legislation relating to farmed and non-farmed animals,... Read More