Recent News for Equine Rights & Welfare


Florida Vet Clinic Hosting Free Hurricane Expo for Horse Owners

June 10, 2009

Thanks to support received from the ASPCA as well as many other local and professional groups, Surgi-Care Center for Horses of Brandon, Fla., will host an expo June 13 to help area horse owners learn how to prepare for hurricanes and other... Read More


Plea Deal Entered in Pennsylvania Cruelty Case

June 06, 2009

A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty to 13 animal cruelty counts and relinquished ownership of his animals under a plea bargain entered in Northampton County District court on June 4.

Joseph Mayer was originally charged with 38 counts of... Read More


AHC Sets Agenda for Horse Welfare Forum

June 03, 2009

The American Horse Council (AHC) is gearing up for what it calls "the most inclusive presentation on safety and welfare ever assembled"--a June 16 forum on equine welfare.

The forum, called "Welfare of the Horse," is the focus on this year'... Read More


Vet in Cobra Venom Case Sues Racing Commission

June 01, 2009

Rodney Stewart, DVM, who was suspended five years by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission for violating various medication violations including possession of cobra venom, has filed a suit in Franklin (Kentucky) Circuit Court alleging that the... Read More


DLF International Seeds to Provide Grass Seed for the 2010 WEG

May 27, 2009

The World Games 2010 Foundation today announced that DLF International Seeds will become a supplier to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, which will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park September 25-October 10, 2010.

The World Equestrian... Read More


100 Horses Seized, Felony Abuse Charges for California Family

May 23, 2009

A California Superior Court Judge has ruled there is sufficient evidence to press felony charges against several members of a family accused of maltreating horses at their Ventura County ranch.

Jane Bor, her son Ernie, and daughter-in-law... Read More


Texas Groups Win Custody of 57 Seized Horses

May 20, 2009

A Texas Justice of the Peace has awarded custody of 57 Thoroughbred and Arabian horses to the equine welfare groups that have been caring for them since the animals were seized May... Read More


Texas Groups Care for Seized Herd

May 18, 2009

More than 50 allegedly neglected horses are receiving rehabilitative care from two Texas rescue agencies after they were removed from their owner's care earlier this month.

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Abandoned Horse Recovering from Head Injury

May 15, 2009

An abandoned Thoroughbred gelding found near Mesa, Ariz., is recovering from injuries and regaining condition better than his foster owner expected.

Gwen Cleary has been caring for the horse, called Solo Vino, since he Read More


Oklahoma Legislators Back Lay Equine Dentists

May 15, 2009

Oklahoma legislators have approved a measure that allows individuals who are not veterinarians to float horses' teeth without risking felony charges.

SB 452 strips an amendment from the Oklahoma Veterinary Practice Act of 2008 that... Read More


Charity Releases Healthy Horse Guide for Tourists

May 11, 2009

The Brooke Hospital for Animals, a UK equine welfare charity that operates across 10 countries in Asia, Africa, Central America, and the Middle East, has released guidelines for tourists utilizing the services of working animals while on holiday... Read More


Guilty Verdicts in U.K. Spindles Farm Cruelty Case

May 08, 2009

After a 12-week trial, Buckinghamshire horse dealer James Gray and several members of his family were on May 8 found guilty on charges of animal cruelty at Bicester Magistrates Court.

James and his son Jamie Gray were foun... Read More


Loomix Equine Plant is First to be AFIA Certified

May 07, 2009

The equine production facility of Cattleman's Choice Loomix, LLC in Johnstown, CO has become the first equine health production facility to be certified by the Safe Feed/Safe Food Certification Program administered by the American Feed Industry... Read More


HSUS, Doris Day to Develop Horse Rescue and Adoption Center

May 05, 2009

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has announced plans to develop a Doris Day Horse Rescue and Adoption Center at the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch. Thanks to a donation of $250,000 by the Doris Day Animal Foundation, the new... Read More


Readers' Resources for Horse Health Advice

April 24, 2009

More than 870 readers of responded to a poll asking, "Who is your primary source of information for equine health?"

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Nebraska Mustang Trainer Arrested for Cruelty

April 20, 2009

The operator of a Nebraska training ranch and sanctuary for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mustangs is facing cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of an undisclosed number of animals.

On Saturday, Morrill County... Read More


Pfizer Donates Supplies for Seized Horses

April 20, 2009

Pfizer Animal Health has pledged to donate equine health care supplies to aid the more than 170 horses under Columbia-Greene Humane Society care at Center Brook Farm in Climax, N.Y. Investigators sezied the horses during an Read More


Mustang Trainer Faces Felony Animal Cruelty Charge

April 20, 2009

The operator of a Nebraska training ranch and sanctuary for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mustangs is free on $20,000 bond after being charged with one count of Class 4 felony animal cruelty in connection with the alleged maltreatment of... Read More


Thoroughbred Breeder Paragallo Charged With 22 Cruelty Counts

April 11, 2009

New York Thoroughbred breeder Ernie Paragallo was charged with 22 counts of cruelty to animals, the chief prosecutor in the case told The Horse's sister publication The Blood-Horse April 10.

"The animals were clearly neglected,"... Read More


Seized Chicago Carriage Horses Transferred

April 10, 2009

Although carriage company J.C. Cutters Ltd. has not yet had its day in court, the six carriage horses seized Feb. 6 due to alleged city code violations have been transferred to... Read More


Alleged Cruelty Law Violations Found at Paragallo Farm

April 09, 2009

Investigators say they found serious violations of animal cruelty laws involving at least 40 Thoroughbred horses at the New York farm owned by Ernie Paragallo following a raid April 8 by State Police and animal protection agency officials.... Read More


Cross-Country Walk Draws Attention to Equine Welfare

April 03, 2009

A Colorado woman is walking from Newark, Del., to Long Beach, Calif., in an effort to urge lawmakers and others to help the nation's unwanted horses. Kristina Kremer set out March 14 on the slow journey she expects to finish this fall.... Read More


Bankruptcy: Can I Keep My Horse?

April 02, 2009

What happens to the horses if their owner declares bankruptcy? ... Read More


Supporters Donate $14K for Abandoned Horse's Care

March 31, 2009

The foster owner of a horse that was abandoned in Mesa, Ariz., says the outpouring of support for the gelding's recovery has been "tremendous."

The Thoroughbred, named Solo Vino by rescuers, was brought to Gwen Cleary's farm on March 3,... Read More


ASPCA Grants $10K for Equine Sanctuary Inspections

March 11, 2009

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has granted $10,000 to the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS). The funds will support the GFAS Equine Sanctuary Site Inspection program.

GFAS helps sanctuarie... Read More