Recent News for Equine Rights & Welfare

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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

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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

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Legislators Looking at Incentives to Lure Veterinarians to Rural Areas

November 07, 2006

With fewer veterinarian students choosing to move to rural areas or work with large animals, Oklahoma lawmakers are taking a look at initiatives that could lure graduates in those directions.

Proposals considered by the House Agriculture an... Read More

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BHS Awards Honor Remarkable Volunteers, Organizations

November 07, 2006

Courageous, industrious and remarkable volunteers and organizations were honored by The British Horse Society at a prestigious awards ceremony.

Individuals and groups were presented with awards by guest of honor Desi Dillingham,... Read More

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NYRA Seeks Bankruptcy Protection From Court

November 05, 2006

The New York Racing Association has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, charging that the state of New York's failure to approve a long-stalled casino project for Aqueduct Racetrack has pushed it toward insolvency.
The filing,... Read More

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Victoria Police Horse Dies At Work

November 05, 2006

A police horse at the Melbourne Cup Carnival's Derby Day Thoroughbred race meeting in Flemington, Australia, died today of a suspected heart problem while on routine duty, according to an article in The Herald Sun. The 19-year-old... Read More

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Farnam's Platform Feed Introduces Miniature Horse and Pony Formula

November 03, 2006

Miniature horses and ponies may look like smaller versions of their towering cousins, but their nutritional needs are very different. Platform Miniature Horse & Pony feed has been scientifically formulated to meet the unique nutritional need... Read More

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Dutch Rescuers Succeed in Saving Horses

November 03, 2006

Rescuers on horseback lured a stranded herd of about 100 horses off a mud-soaked knoll where they had been stranded for three days and led them through receding floodwaters to safe ground Friday.

Before they could be saved, 19 horses drowne... Read More

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Practical Horsemanship Clinic to be offered at AQHA World Show

November 01, 2006

AQHA Professional Horseman Curt Pate will be at the AQHA World Championship Show on Saturday, Nov. 11, to host an educational clinic. Free to the public, attendees will learn the finer aspects of practical horsemanship and how to develop a... Read More

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Fla. Donkey Draggers Going to Jail

November 01, 2006

Two Escambia County, Fla., men accused of dragging a donkey behind their pickup will be going to jail. Matthew Ramsey and Terry Skinner were sentenced yesterday to nearly a year in jail and placed on two years' probation.

They will also hav... Read More

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Headless Horseman, Ichabod Crane Return to Sleepy Hollow

October 31, 2006

The Headless Horseman and Ichabod Crane have returned to Sleepy Hollow for Halloween, and this time they won't be disappearing afterward into the mists of legend.

Just in time to frighten young trick-or-treaters, an 18-foot-high steel... Read More

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Therapeutic Riding Center to be Featured in Saddle Club Video Journal

October 30, 2006

The Saddle Club will feature the Flying Changes Center for Therapeutic Riding of Topsham, Maine, in two special Saddle Club Video Journals to be broadcast on public television stations across America in November 2006.

The... Read More

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Reward Offered in Fla. Horse Cruelty Case

October 30, 2006

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the severe neglect and abandonment of two horses in Lecanto, Fla., last... Read More

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AQHA World Championship Show Offers Ford F-250 Giveaway

October 27, 2006

The only place you can win a new, one-of-a-kind AQHA special-edition Ford F-250 Super Duty is at the AQHA World Championship Show in Oklahoma City, November 4-18.

Throughout the length of the show, patrons will have the chance to... Read More

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Public Tips Lead to Arrest of Suspects in Wis. Horse Shooting

October 26, 2006

Authorities credit tips from the public for aiding the investigation into the shooting of two horses last month that killed one of the animals and seriously injured the other in Skanawan, Wis.

"It did not surprise me that we had such a floo... Read More

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New Evidence of Early Horse Domestication

October 24, 2006

Soil from a site in Kazakhstan has yielded new evidence for domesticated horses up to 5,600 years ago.... Read More

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Welfare Summit Opens With Scientific Data, Frank Discussions

October 17, 2006

The public session that opened the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit Monday morning in Lexington, Ky., didn't provide just food for thought. The speakers and panelists served up a huge banquet of data, ideas, anecdotes, and opinions... Read More

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McCarron Unveils Racing Academy at Kentucky Horse Park

October 17, 2006

As several of his students hot-walked horses in a barn at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington, Ky., Oct. 16, Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron unveiled the North American Racing Academy (NARA), the first and only national jockey training... Read More

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Indiana Couple Cares for Neglected Horses

October 16, 2006

Katherine Caldwell's husband, Tony, promised to buy her a horse when their children turned 5.

"The trouble is," she said, "we never had any kids."

So 12 years ago, the couple founded Indiana Horse Rescue, a nonprofit organization... Read More

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Butler Animal Health Supply Terminates Letter of Intent to Acquire IVESCO

October 16, 2006

Butler Animal Health Supply, the nation's largest distributor of companion animal health supplies to veterinarians, today announced that it terminated its letter of intent to acquire IVESCO, a leading distributor of animal health products. Butle... Read More

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Two Horses Perish in Civil War Re-enactment

October 16, 2006

According to a story posted on Kentucky.com, two horses died during a re-enactment of the Battle of Perryville... Read More