Recent News for Equine Rights & Welfare

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ASPCA Seeking Nominees for Annual Humane Awards

June 26, 2007

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is inviting the public to nominate extraordinary pets and people for its annual Humane Awards.

Those who might be considered for this distinguished and unique honor... Read More

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Invasor a Horse to Remember

June 25, 2007

Invasor, Shadwell Stable's reigning Horse of the Year, suffered a career-ending injury to his right hind ankle and has been retired from racing. For more information see Read More

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Rolex Alleged Abuse Hearing Held; Decision Expected within 30 Days

June 25, 2007

According to a statement released today (June 25) by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the hearing in the case of alleged abuse at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event involving rider Amy Tryon was held earlier today.

Tryon's... Read More

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David O'Connor Awarded Pfizer Equine Industry Vision Award

June 22, 2007

Pfizer Animal Health and American Horse Publications (AHP) presented David O’Connor with this year’s Equine Industry Vision Award at a ceremonial breakfast held during the AHP Fiesta Del Caballo seminar in Albuquerque, N.M. Established in 2002, the... Read More

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Sentence for Driver in Amish Buggy Accident that Killed Child, Horse

June 19, 2007

A Michigan man was sentenced Tuesday to six to 22.5 years in prison after pleading no contest to a drunken-driving charge stemming from a hit-and-run crash that killed an 11-year-old Amish girl.

Before he was sentenced, Mark William Vandyke,... Read More

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Indiana Horse Shooting: Owners Offering Reward for Information

June 18, 2007

The owners of a 7-year-old horse that was shot and killed are offering a $5,000 reward for information that might help find a suspect.

Owner Patty Johnson of Mount Pleasant, Ind., first thought Twilight Smoky Sensation, a registered Tennessee... Read More

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Oklahoma Horse Thefts Have Owners Worried

June 17, 2007

There is growing concern regarding stolen and missing horses in the state of Oklahoma, specifically Oklahoma County. Stolen Horse International, aka NetPosse, has processed several reports that seem to be more than coincidence. While NetPosse... Read More

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Ohio Horse Death Prompts Better Fair Accommodations

June 17, 2007

In an article from Ohio's Chronicle-Telegram, writer Lisa Robertson reported that the death last year of an 8-year-old horse named Gypsy, owned by an 11-year-old 4-H member, prompted Lorain County Fair executives to decided to build new... Read More

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Dog Helps Save Foal from Abandoned Well

June 14, 2007

It could have been a scene straight out of "Lassie." Kurt Smith was working in the yard at his horse boarding and breeding facility in Bangor, Maine, Monday when Molly, his border collie, came running and barking, signaling that something was amiss... Read More

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USRider: Equestrians Can Be Stranded Due to New Vehicle Key Technology

June 14, 2007

With advancing technology, life continues to become a bit easier. For example, we no longer have to walk across the room to change channels on the television. We can cook a meal in a matter of seconds with the microwave. We stay in touch with ou... Read More

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New Zealand Animal Welfare and Bioethics Center to Collaborate with OIE

June 13, 2007

Massey University's Animal Welfare Science and Bioethics Centre has been named a collaborating center of the Office International des Epizooties (OIE, or World Organization for Animal Health), and will provide scientific, bioethical, and... Read More

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Prominent Stallion Runaway Groom Dead

June 12, 2007

Runaway Groom, who beat the year's three U.S. classic winners in the 1982 Travers Stakes, was euthanatized June 8 at Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington because of complications from the infirmities of old age. The 28-year-old son of Blushing... Read More

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Kentucky Mounted Unit Offering Training Clinic

June 11, 2007

A clinic teaching the horse training techniques used by mounted police officers will be offered June 30 at Masterson Station Park in Lexington, Ky. The clinic is designed to promote confidence in horse and rider and help horse owners learn... Read More

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Animal Cruelty Charges Against 4-H Queen Dropped

June 11, 2007

A judge dismissed animal cruelty charges Monday against the Oakland County, Mich., 4-H Club queen, who had been suspended and faced losing her crown if convicted.

Lapeer District Judge Laura Barnard dismissed the charges against Kate Mills, 20... Read More

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Kentucky Animal Diagnostic Lab Seeking Funds for Expansion

June 10, 2007

Wade Northington is hoping for more room to spread out his diseases.

Northington, director of the Murray State University Breathitt Veterinary Center, in Hopkinsville, Ky., has asked Gov. Ernie Fletcher to include funds for an... Read More

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Animal ID: Canadian, Mexican Secretaries of Ag. to Share Views

June 08, 2007

Secretary Mike Johanns, Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Alberto Cardenas, Mexico's Secretary of Agriculture, have been invited to give their nations' perspectives on animal identification at the National Institute for Animal... Read More

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Ohio Woman Killed in Semitrailer Collision with Horse Buggy

June 07, 2007

A semitrailer collided with a horse-drawn uncovered wagon Wednesday, killing the driver of the wagon, the Ohio Highway Patrol said.

Patricia Hiller, 57, of Polk, Ohio, was transported to Samaritan Hospital in Ashland and later died, Sgt.... Read More

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Charges Filed in Indiana Horse Neglect Case

June 07, 2007

Charges have been filed in the ongoing Gibson County, Ind., horse neglect case. Richard Stallings, 66, of Owensville, was charged June 6 with five counts of felony animal neglect and 30 misdemeanor counts of neglect of a vertebrate... Read More

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Pike County Neglect Case: More than 50 Horses Sold

June 05, 2007

More than 50 of the horses impounded in February from a farm in Pike County, Ga., were sold Saturday at a Georgia Department of Agriculture auction.

The 54 lots sold for $17,495, which will be deposited into an escrow account and held... Read More

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U.K. Equine Welfare Charity Launching 'Right Weight' Campaign

June 04, 2007

The International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH), a U.K. equine welfare charity, has organized a campaign to help horse owners accurately measure their horses' weight and design nutrition plans to keep the pounds in check.... Read More

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Update on Legislation Affecting Horse Industry Available on AHC Web Site

June 04, 2007

It's been a busy spring in Washington and at the American Horse Council (AHC) offices. Federal representatives introduced nine new bills affecting the horse industry between the end of April and the end of May.

The new legislation include... Read More

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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