Recent News for Equine Rights & Welfare

Article

Ky. Legislators Considering Slaughter Transport Ban

January 04, 2007

Hungry enough to eat a horse?

Don't try it in Kentucky, home to the world's best known horse race.

Legislation pending in the General Assembly would make it illegal for horses to be slaughtered in the state or to be transported... Read More

Article

Fund Benefits Seized Maryland Horses

January 03, 2007

In the past, seven was the largest number of horses the staff and volunteers of the Humane Society of Washington County, Md. had to handle. But helping a herd of 74 allegedly abused and neglected horses evacuated from a Sharpsburg. Md., farm in... Read More

Article

EIA: Transmissible Through the Air?

January 03, 2007

Some authorities are postulating that EIA might be transmissible through the air in exceptional circumstances.... Read More

Article

Hay Shortage Cited as Possible Cause in Okla. Neglect Cases

January 02, 2007

A hay shortage, the result of wildfires that ravaged Oklahoma early in 2006, might lead to more cases of animal starvation in the state, state agriculture experts say.

The wildfires burned more than 850,000 acres of grazing land and caused... Read More

Article

Book by U.S. Cavalry School Horseshoeing Instructor Available

January 02, 2007

A concise collection of fundamental equine hoof-care information and techniques from one of history's most influential horseshoers is once again available to farriers tending to the nation's horses.

Frank Churchill, author of American... Read More

Article

Reward Offered for Information on Minn. Horse Shootings

January 01, 2007

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting two horses in Brown County, Minn. in December.... Read More

Article

Airplane Kills Horse in Romania

January 01, 2007

A Romanian airplane killed a horse this morning on Bacau Airport (300 km north from Bucharest), reported Read More

Article

NAHMS: Pony Population Highest in Northeast

December 30, 2006

While full-sized horses account for the vast majority of equids in the United States, donkeys, mules, ponies, and Miniature Horses also factor into the overall equine population. A government study has revealed that the distribution and... Read More

Article

Pregnant Horse Killed in Car Accident

December 30, 2006

A pregnant horse was killed in Monroe County, N.Y., Thursday (Dec. 28) after being hit by a car.

Police say 17-year-old Ashley Cocuzzi was driving just after midnight when her car struck the mare, which had run into the roadway.... Read More

Article

Rate of Land Conservation Tripled in Past Five Years

December 29, 2006

Equestrians share a special privilege: the permission to ride over magnificent open spaces on private land. They owe a debt of gratitude to the landowners who have conserved their land for future generations. The good news is that the rate of... Read More

Article

Okla. Man Charged in Starving Horse Case

December 29, 2006

A Grant County, Okla., man accused of starving horses and dumping more than 30 animal carcasses in a ravine on his farm was charged with seven felony counts of animal cruelty Dec. 19.

George Wesley Gilchrist, 43, was also charged with two... Read More

Article

Dead, Neglected Animals Found In Strawberry, Ark.

December 28, 2006

Members of a northeast Arkansas animal rescue organization say they found a "horrendous" situation on a property in the small town of Strawberry.

There, Wanda Turner of Northeast Arkansans for Animals says police and volunteers found dead... Read More

Article

Actor Edward Norton Injured in Riding Accident

December 28, 2006

Edward Norton says he broke three vertebrae during a horse riding accident on the set of his new romantic drama, "The Painted Veil."

Norton said a horse threw him off while he was galloping before filming a scene for the movie, directed by... Read More

Article

Equine Neurologic Pathology

December 27, 2006

This is an excerpt from Equine Disease Quarterly, funded by underwriters at Lloyd's, London, brokers, and their Kentucky agents.

Horses are afflicted with a number of central nervous system diseases. Diagnosis of these... Read More

Article

Kiefer Shows Horse Sense at Rodeos

December 26, 2006

Kiefer Sutherland is an Emmy award winner for his role as agent Jack Bauer on "24," but he also holds another prestigious title: rodeo champion.

"What I lacked as a roper and a cowboy I could make up for in horses," the 40-year-old actor... Read More

Article

Horses Killed in Dog Attacks

December 26, 2006

Reports from WHDH-TV in New England (http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/BO38046/) and the BostonHerald.com (Read More

Article

Former FOSH President Appointed to HSUS Director Position

December 25, 2006

Friends of Sound Horses, Inc. (FOSH) is honored to announce that Keith Dane has been appointed to the position of Director of Equine Protection with The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Dane will be overseeing all equine issues,... Read More

Article

4-H Members To Care For Neglected Horses

December 25, 2006

A group of 4-H club members are devoting their holiday break to helping two veterinarians and others feed and care for seven seriously malnourished horses rescued from a Dayton-area farm.

Members of the Making Strides 4-H Club started preparin... Read More

Article

FEI Upholds One Drug Suspension, Reduces Another

December 22, 2006

The International Equestrian Federation upheld one doping ban and reduced another on appeal.

An FEI arbitration court upheld rider Thierry Rozier's three-month suspension and disqualification from the Mediterranean Games in July 2005.... Read More

Article

ASPCA Announces Equine Grants

December 20, 2006

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has announced the recipients of its equine grants for the fourth quarter of 2006. A variety of equine rescue groups and sanctuaries across the United States received aid from... Read More

Article

NRHA Futurity Takes

December 20, 2006

Big Ass Fans, the National Reining Horse Association's (NRHA) newest Corporate Partner is getting raves for its unusual display at the 2006 NRHA Futurity and Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show. Workers from Big Ass Fans installed... Read More

Article

Thompson Named Executive Associate Dean at UF

December 19, 2006

James P. Thompson, DVM, PhD, has been named executive associate dean of the University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine.

Until his appointment, Thompson was the college's associate dean of students and instruction... Read More

Article

Two Horses Shot in Head in Southern Minn.

December 19, 2006

Two horses are recovering after being shot in the head in a Brown County pasture in southern Minnesota.

Authorities say one of the horses was shot on Dec. 5 and the second horse was shot two days later.

Deputies suspect the same person... Read More

Article

Mich. Couple Searching for Missing Horse

December 18, 2006

A Michigan couple whose horse was stolen from their farm while they slept is mobilizing local police and the community to find the white Arabian before it's too late.

David and Amy Flach said someone scattered horse feed on the ground durin... Read More

Article

Pony Visits Brighten Days for Young Patients

December 18, 2006

After being hospitalized with a viral throat infection for several days, 3-year-old Alexis Carreon saw a friendly, furry face at her hospital room window one morning.

It was Mosey the Shetland pony.

"I came back from getting her... Read More