Recent News for Equine Rights & Welfare

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Rolex Alleged Abuse Case Hearing Scheduled for June 25

June 03, 2007

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the international governing body for equestrian sport, announced Friday (June 1) that U.S. eventing rider Amy Tryon has requested a hearing regarding an incident of alleged abuse that occurred o... Read More

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American Farrier's Executive Committee Taking Meetings on the Road

June 02, 2007

In an effort to reach out to the American Farrier's Association (AFA) members and chapters and increase input to the organization, the association's executive committee has decided to take it's five annual face-to-face meetings on the road.... Read More

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Horses Impounded in Ongoing Indiana Neglect Case

May 31, 2007

Gibson County officials and the Indiana Horse Rescue last weekend removed 15 horses from a southern Indiana farm in another chapter of what they call a chronic case of horse neglect. An additional 35 horses were removed from the property last... Read More

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World's Oldest Living Pony Dies at 56

May 30, 2007

Sugar Puff, the world's oldest living pony as declared by the Guinness Book of Records, has died at age 56, Horse & Hound reported.... Read More

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Oldest Melbourne Cup Winner Arwon Dead at 33

May 28, 2007

The longest-living Melbourne Cup winner was humanely put down at George Hanlon's Leopold property on the Bellarine Peninsula near Geelong on Friday, according to an Australian Associated Press story by Robert Windmill.

Arwon gave Hanlon... Read More

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Neglected Maryland Horses Continue Recovery

May 28, 2007

Seventy-five horses seized from a Sharpsburg farm in Maryland are gradually finding homes from the Humane Society of Washington County, according to an article at www.baltimoresun.com Read More

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22 Horses Seized From Farm, Woman Charged

May 27, 2007

Authorities seized 22 horses from a southwest Iowa farm and have cited the owner with 22 counts of animal neglect.

The horses were removed from Amanda Boyle's farm on Monday after officials with the Harrison County sheriff's office received a... Read More

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Horse Barns at Iowa State University Get a Facelift

May 26, 2007

Improvements are underway at the main horse barns on the Iowa State University campus. The barns, located at the corner of Pammel and Stange on the north side of campus, are well known by current and former students.

Two wings of the main barn... Read More

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Illinois Governor Signs Anti-Slaughter Legislation

May 25, 2007

The state with the nation's last operating horse slaughterhouse has made it illegal to kill the animals for human consumption.

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said May 24 he was proud to sign the law, calling it "past time to stop slaughtering... Read More

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Seabiscuit Descendant Foaled Near Famous Ancestor's Home

May 24, 2007

Bronze Sea, a filly descended from Seabiscuit, was foaled at Tim and Jacqueline Cooper's American Legend Horse Farm in Northern California on May 23.

The dark bay filly is by High Brite and is out of the At the Threshold mare All in Fashion... Read More

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Emergency Stabling: USRider Looking to Expand Facility Availability

May 23, 2007

Traveling with horses is challenging enough, but imagine that you are traveling with your horses in an unfamiliar area when your vehicle breaks down or, you are involved in an accident requiring overnight repairs and temporary shelter for your... Read More

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Driver Who Struck Horse-Drawn Carriage Sentenced

May 22, 2007

A man who drove his van into a horse-drawn carriage in downtown Indianapolis, Ind., has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated and other charges.

The crash sent two tourists from... Read More

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Scholarships Available to 4-H Youth for "Voice of the Horse" Event

May 21, 2007

The Peter Stone Company will fund 10 registration fee scholarships for 4-H youth to attend the interactive Web cast conference "The Voice of the Horse" on June 30 and July 1. The conference is designed to focus on the horse-human... Read More

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Environmental Concerns Could Delay Tapeta Surface at Golden Gate

May 16, 2007

Environmental concerns could cause a delay in plans by Golden Gate Fields to install an all-weather racing surface this summer, the planning manager for the City of Albany, Calif., acknowledged May 16.

"It's hard to say at this point,"... Read More

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Pony Rescued from Abandoned Well

May 16, 2007

A pony that fell into an abandoned well in Killingworth, Conn., Monday morning was rescued unharmed after crews used a tow truck from a local auto repair shop to lift it to safety.

The pint-sized equine was reported trapped in the well on... Read More

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New Pennsylvania Track to Install Tapeta Surface

May 13, 2007

Presque Isle Downs, the new Erie, Pa. track owned by MTR Gaming Group, will install Michael Dickinson's synthetic Tapeta racing surface before its inaugural Thoroughbred meet begins Sept. 1., said Rose Mary Williams, director of racing at... Read More

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Federal Bill Seeks To Strengthen Animal Welfare Act

May 13, 2007

Legislation introduced earlier this week would prohibit the use of live animals in sales and marketing demonstrations of medical devices and products. U.S. Representatives Steve Israel (D-NY) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) introduced the Animal Welfare... Read More

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Starving, Neglected Horses Found in Oklahoma

May 12, 2007

Tulsa County sheriff's deputies have taken custody of several horses that were found allegedly starving and neglected on a Bixby couple's property (south of Tulsa, Okla.).

Darrell and Roberta Christian have been accused in at least 13... Read More

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Crestwood Stallion Storm Boot Dead

May 12, 2007

Thoroughbred stallion Storm Boot, who sired 46 stakes winners at Pope McLean's Crestwood Farm near Lexington, Ky., was euthanatized May 10 at Hagyard Equine Medical Center. A member of Storm Cat's first crop, 18-year-old Storm Boot suffered from... Read More

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Horse Deaths Increase at Closing Bay Meadows

May 06, 2007

Twenty-five horses died while racing or practicing at the Bay Meadows track this spring, nine more than incurred fatal injuries over an 11-month period that state regulators studied previously.

The California Horse Racing Board, which is... Read More

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More Rain Expected in Louisville Friday, Saturday

May 04, 2007

People may have been anticipating summer-like temperatures this weekend in Louisville, but those planning to attend this year's Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby had better brace themselves for the strong possibility of rain.

As of 8:09... Read More

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Equine Equity Act Introduced by McConnell

May 01, 2007

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky introduced legislation April 30 designed to promote investment in the horse industry by removing unfair provisions of federal law that favor other investments. The Equine Equity Act of 2007 would reduce the... Read More

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Horse Abandonment

May 01, 2007

Any domestic horse in the United States that doesn't have an owner who is managing the horse on a regular basis is abandoned. All domestic horses start out life in the United States as the property of someone. Even the Bureau of Land Management... Read More

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New Madrid Fault: Earthquakes in Kentucky

April 22, 2007

An earthquake at the New Madrid Fault along the central Mississippi River Valley would devastate horse farms.... Read More

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Equine Guelph Holding Conference on Animal Welfare During Crisis

April 20, 2007

Equine Guelph is sponsoring a conference on "Caring During Crisis," to be held Sunday, April 29th, to Tuesday, May 1st, on managing disease and disasters involving animals.

The conference, "Caring During Crisis: Animal Welfare During... Read More