Recent News for Equine Rights & Welfare

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Storm Warnings Issued Along Gulf Coast

September 21, 2007

Severe weather, including a tornado, damaged about 50 homes in central Florida, before the system became a tropical depression Friday and had parts of the Gulf Coast under tropical storm warnings.

The tornado touched down late Thursday and... Read More

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Second 'Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse' Summit Planned

September 20, 2007

Participants from the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit announced a second summit is scheduled for March 17-18, 2008, at Keeneland. In addition, members on Sept. 20... Read More

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ASPCA Forensic Veterinarian to Present at American Humane Conference

September 19, 2007

Melinda Merck, DVM, forensic veterinarian with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will present at the American Humane Association's annual conference in Alexandria, Va. next week.

Merck frequently testifies as a... Read More

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HSUS Releases Statement on NYC Carriage Horse Death

September 18, 2007

In light of the recent death of a carriage horse in New York City, the Humane Society of the United States reiterated its call for more humane working conditions, and suggested removing horses from congested city streets and implementing the... Read More

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Wandering Oklahoma Zebra Returned Home

September 18, 2007

The mystery of the wandering zebra has been solved. Sharon McConough, who lives in the Ranger Creek, Okla., area east of Fort Gibson Dam, was startled on Friday when she spotted a zebra trotting on her driveway. She took a photo of the animal... Read More

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Australians Seek American Help in Fight Against Equine Influenza

September 16, 2007

In a Sept. 14 meeting at Keeneland Race Course, William Inglis and Son – Australia’s leading Thoroughbred sales agency since 1867 – sought American help to fight the ramifications of an equine influenza outbreak that could result in the loss of... Read More

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Spat Over Horse Manure Wafts Into Court

September 16, 2007

A Milford, Conn., man has filed a lawsuit against his neighbor, claiming he can't sell his house because of the smell of horse manure from next door. In court documents filed in Superior Court, Gino Sciortino claims Helen Catlin is permitting... Read More

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September 14, 2007

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Montana Man Faces 16 Cruelty Counts

September 14, 2007

Authorities have filed 16 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty against a Corvallis, Mont., man, after reporting they found dozens of neglected horses, dogs, pigs, and other animals on his property last month.

The case met criteria for felon... Read More

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Hurricane Humberto Hits Texas; Category 1 Expected to Weaken

September 13, 2007

Hurricane Humberto crashed ashore along southeast Texas early Thursday, bringing heavy rains and maximum sustained winds of up to 80 mph as it made its way to Louisiana, the National Weather Service said.

The Category 1 storm made landfall... Read More

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Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Web Site Updated

September 12, 2007

The Web site reporting progress stemming from the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit  has... Read More

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North Carolina Drought Continues Despite Tropical Storm

September 11, 2007

North Carolina's first tropical storm of the year did virtually nothing to ease drought in the few coastal counties it touched, so the state's hopes Monday turned to a forecast o... Read More

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ASPCA Issues Statement on NYC Carriage Horse Report

September 09, 2007

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) released a statement Sept. 6 praising the New York City Comptroller's recently released Audit Report on the... Read More

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Iowa Man Fined $334 in Horse Neglect Case

September 08, 2007

A Montrose, Iowa, man who authorities say starved and abused his eight horses and one foal was fined $334 after he pleaded guilty to one count of animal cruelty.

Michael Jacob Cain, 30, pleaded guilty Sept. 6 in Lee County district court.... Read More

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Walking Horse Trainers, Inspectors Get Credit for Successful Celebration

September 07, 2007

The 69th Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, held Aug. 22 through Sept. 1,  was pronounced a success by show managers, competitors, and trainers who said the event marked a milestone of cooperation among inspectors and... Read More

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Authorities Seize Animals from Allegedly Neglected Menagerie

September 07, 2007

Law enforcement officers in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, checking on a complaint about an abused horse found nearly two dozen neglected animals living inside a double-wide trailer home--including two whitetail deer stashed inside the... Read More

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Louisiana Equine Disaster Preparedness

September 07, 2007

The Equine Branch of Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART) has spent the past two years since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita working on local, regional, and state emergency preparedness and response.

LSART is the operational arm of... Read More

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Audit Criticizes NYC Carriage Horse Conditions

September 06, 2007

The horses that pull tourists on leisurely carriage rides through Central Park are working without enough water, shade, or oversight from authorities, a city report says.

City agencies haven't kept up with required veterinary checks and... Read More

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Equine Influenza: 700 Horses, 70 Properties Infected

September 01, 2007

Primary Industries Minister Ian Macdonald today, Sept. 1, said efforts would be maintained throughout the weekend to contain further spread of equine influenza (EI) in North South Wales (NSW).

Minister Macdonald, who today visited... Read More

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Horse Rehabbed by U.K. Welfare Group Medals at International Vaulting Event

August 30, 2007

A former police horse deemed unsuitable for duty has triumphed at a major international vaulting competition thanks to the dedication of equine welfare charity the International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH) and his new borrower.... Read More

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Serbia to Return Allegedly Neglected Lipizzaner Horses

August 29, 2007

A herd of famed Lipizzaner horses, which were brought to Serbia during the Balkan wars and allegedly faced neglect, will return to Croatia, officials said Tuesday.

Agriculture Ministers Slobodan Milosavljevic of Serbia and Petar Cobankovic... Read More

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ASPCA Awards Summer Equine Welfare Grants

August 29, 2007

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) recently announced that five equine rescue groups received grants totaling more than $17,000 during the months of July and August. The grants are intended to aid them in their... Read More

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Horse Attacked with Ax: HSUS Offering Reward for Information

August 29, 2007

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for attacking a horse with a tobacco ax in Robertson County, Tenn.

On Augus... Read More

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Owner Relinquishes Horses in Tennessee Neglect Case

August 29, 2007

Derek Ulmer appeared in Marshall County, Tenn., General Sessions court Aug. 28. He agreed to relinquish his ownership rights to all 16 horses seized on August 4, 2007. Ulmer requested a preliminary hearing on both sets of charges. The May charge... Read More

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Tennessee Sheriff: Man Charged with Cruelty to Horses Not Serving in Iraq

August 28, 2007

A Lewisburg, Tenn., man charged with animal cruelty was not performing military service in Iraq as The Associated Press reported, but was actually stateside when Marshall County... Read More