Recent News for Equine Rights & Welfare


New Animal Welfare License Plate Available in Maine

October 15, 2009

A new welfare specialty license plate for the state of Maine is now available for purchase, announced Planet Dog. The plate directly supports the health and welfare of Maine's companion animals.
The plate features colorful silhouettes... Read More


Morris Animal Foundation Highlights its Hot Topics Blog

October 15, 2009

Looking for new and compelling information about the latest in animal health information and research, veterinary advances, and animal-related events? Morris Animal Foundation's Hot... Read More


Water Bucket Cozy from Wild Angel Cozy Company

October 07, 2009

The Waterbucket Cozy has removable insulation for your standard 5-gallon water bucket and heated bucket. The Cozy provides easy, effective insulation of your horse's water supply by wrapping around the bucket and securing with a Velcro closure,... Read More


Georgia Horse Farm Damaged in Flash Floods

September 29, 2009

Recent flash floods in Georgia killed nine people and caused the region to be declared a federal disaster area. Willowbrook Equestrian Center in Villa Rica, Ga., sustained significant damage including the loss of two horses. Willowbrook is owned... Read More


Seven Horses Die in Maryland Boarding Barn Fire

September 28, 2009

Seven horses died in a fire at a boarding facility in Chesapeake City, Md., Sunday morning, The Associated Press reported.

Joseph... Read More


Equine and Animal Welfare Symposium Takes Shape

September 27, 2009

As animal agriculture comes under scrutiny and animal welfare issues are hotly debated, the time to become educated to proactively address animal welfare issues is now.

"Animal welfare is a prominent issue in Ohio and the United States and eve... Read More


Abandoned Horse Teleconference Scheduled Oct. 6

September 14, 2009

Amidst reports of horses being abandoned due to the struggling economy, the University of Illinois Extension has scheduled a telephone conference on October 6 from 6:30 to 8:00p.m. to address this issue.

"Horses and other animals are... Read More


Southern Illinois Equine Science Program Rebuilding, Purina Donates $10K

September 11, 2009

Purina Horse Feed has donated $10,000 to the Southern Illinois University – Carbondale (SIUC) Equine Science Program in an effort to help rebuild the SIUC Horse Center after a severe storm struck Carbondale, Ill., on May 8, 2009. The SIUC Equine... Read More


Miami Gardens Horse Reported Butchered

September 10, 2009

Investigations into a series of horse poaching incidents in Florida expanded again on Wednesday when a horse was discovered dead in the paddock of a Miami Gardens ranch.

The... Read More


Former Owners of Seized Retired Polo Ponies Sought

September 09, 2009

An equine welfare advocate is hoping to reunite polo ponies seized from a farm owned by Polo Pony Retirement Foundation operator Nancy Mackall in August with former owners who want them back.

Twenty equines were residing on the farm when... Read More


Cornell Equine Health Receives Funds From Sporthorse Tournament

September 04, 2009

Cornell University's Equine Health Advancement Fund will get a boost from the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament's ticket sales and silent auction.

The tournament will be held at the Oncenter Complex in Syracuse, NY, from Oct. 28-Nov.... Read More


The Replacements: Alternative Forages and Feeds

September 01, 2009

Quality forage and grain alternatives can help owners manage horses during drought and economic downturn.... Read More


Seized Arabians in Custody of Texas Group

August 28, 2009

More than 70 allegedly neglected Arabian horses seized from their owner earlier this month are now in the permanent custody of the agency directing their care.

Denton County... Read More


Fund Drive for Seized Horses at Saratoga Race Course

August 25, 2009

Fans coming to Saratoga Race Course Aug. 26 will be able to help the almost 200 Thoroughbred horses recently removed from a Greene County Farm. In April, 2009, police raided the Climax, N.Y., farm of horse breeder Ernest Paragallo, who has been... Read More


New York Thoroughbred Breeder Arraigned on Cruelty Charges

August 18, 2009

Horse breeder Ernest Paragallo, who was banned from racing after 177 allegedly malnourished horses were seized in a raid of his upstate New York farm, has been arraigned on 35 counts of animal cruelty.

Paragallo appeared Tuesday before Judg... Read More


76 Arabian Horses Seized in Texas

August 17, 2009

The operator of a Texas horse breeding farm was arrested after law enforcement authorities removed 76 allegedly neglected horses from his ranch on Friday.

Denton County Sheriff's Deputies discovered the horses at the Renazans Arabians ranch... Read More


AQHA Animal Welfare Working Group Moving Forward with Objectives

August 16, 2009

The American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee recently approved three objectives established by the Association's Animal Welfare Working Group.

1.)   Develop a written commitment to be signed by AQHA and its alliance... Read More


Farm Animal Welfare Symposium Coming to Ohio State

August 13, 2009

Issues in farm animal welfare continue to be hotly debated across the United States, with many farm animal production practices under scrutiny. On October 16, a symposium on animal welfare at The Ohio State University will offer perspectives tha... Read More


U.S. Thoroughbred Stallion Reported Butchered in Peru

August 11, 2009

Drilling for Oil, a U.S. Thoroughbred graded stakes winner who was sent to Peru in July for stallion duty, was found dead after being butchered for his meat, according to the Read More


Thoroughbred Breeder Paragallo Indicted on Cruelty Charges

August 07, 2009

Thoroughbred breeder Ernest Paragallo, whose farm in upstate New York became the center of allegations over animal neglect claims, was indicted today by a grand jury on 35 counts of animal cruelty.

The indictment, stemming from an April... Read More


Equestrian Federation Bans its President's Husband, Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed, For Six Months

August 07, 2009

The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) banned its president's husband--Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed--from riding in endurance races for six months after his horse twice failed doping tests.

Sheikh Mohammed accepted the suspension based... Read More


Horse in the UK Slashed With Knife

August 07, 2009

In an article on comes a report of a valuable show horse that was attacked in his field and cut by a knife in County... Read More


HSUS Releases List of Humane Options for Disposal of Horse Remains

August 04, 2009

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) released a national list of humane resources for horse owners making end-of-life arrangements for their equine companions.

"Providing a humane, dignified death for your horse is simply... Read More


Cutting Horse Costs a Focus of UK Welfare Group Publications

July 23, 2009

The UK's National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC) has produced two new brochures on responsible horse management in response to the high number of requests for help that their members are receiving from horse owners struggling... Read More


Missing Horses Sought in Oregon Neglect Case

July 22, 2009

Police in Marion County, Ore., are seeking several horses that might have been hidden by a barn operator accused of animal neglect.

Investigators believe the horses were moved by Kristina Early, operator of the Early Rise Ranch, a training... Read More