Recent News for Equine Rights & Welfare


Oregon Summit Reviews Abandoned Horse Issues

October 24, 2008

U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer Fred Perl came face-to-face with the plight of unwanted horses on Oct. 17 when he assisted in the rescue of Trooper, a 6-year-ol... Read More


Reward Offered for Information on Shot, Abandoned Horse

October 23, 2008

An unidentified resident of Deschutes County, Ore., is offering a $1,000 reward for information about the shooting and abandonment of Trooper, a 6-year-old Arabian gelding. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer Fred Perl and a... Read More


California Family Pleads Not Guilty in Horse Abuse Case

October 21, 2008

Members of the California family accused of mistreating horses at their Ventura County Ranch pleaded not guilty to 14 counts of felony animal abuse/neglect at their Oct. 16 arraignment in Ventura Superior Court. Wendy Macfarlane... Read More


Well-Horse Thrush Off

October 20, 2008

Well-Horse introduces Thrush Off, a natural hoof product that eliminates thrush and heals inside the hoof.

Thrush Off shortens the recovery time when treating injuries and infections to the coronet band, cracked heels, thrush, abscesses,... Read More


AQHA Welfare Task Force Meets

October 16, 2008

The American Quarter Horse Association's Animal Welfare Assurance Task Force met Sept. 16-17 in Amarillo, Texas, to discuss issues facing the industry and ways to continue protecting the American Quarter Horse and other equines.

Members fro... Read More


52 Horses Seized from California Ranch, Multiple Felony Charges Handed Down

October 15, 2008

Three members of a California family have been arrested and charged with multiple counts of felony animal abuse in connection with the alleged mistreatment of horses at their Ventura County ranch. Jane Bor, her son Ernie, and daughter-in-law... Read More


Horse Farm Owners Arrested for Alleged Cruelty to 55 Horses

October 11, 2008

Owners of a Ventura County, Calif., horse farm were taken into custody Wednesday after animal welfare authorities found 55 allegedly malnourished horses on the property, Read More


Herd of 100 Seized Horses Placed in Permanent Homes

October 09, 2008

In late February 2008, officials from the Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals seized a herd of more than 100 horses and other animals from a ranch near Edmonton... Read More


SPCA Uses Public Education to Garner Horse Abuse Tips

October 07, 2008

New York's Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) rarely receives more than seven tips relating to horse cruelty per month. But after the agency seized five allegedly malnourished horses from a barn in... Read More


Owners React to N.Y. Abuse Plea Deal

October 04, 2008

When she learned that Geraldine Trupia pleaded guilty to two counts of animal cruelty for neglecting horses at her Steuben County, N.Y., breeding farm, Quakertown, Pa., horse owner Virginia Stack was too focused on bringing her Thoroughbred mare... Read More


Glanders Case in Brazil Causes Rescheduling of Event, Transport Concern

October 03, 2008

A case of glanders in a horse in Sao Paulo, Brazil, last month has prompted the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) to reschedule the Global Champions Tour CSI-5* Final in that... Read More


U.K. Welfare Group Launches Petition to Support Working Animals

September 30, 2008

South African cleric and activist Desmond Tutu has backed a new initiative by one of the world's oldest animal charities, which has been launched to coincide with World Animal Day Oct. 4.

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Kentucky Chief Racing Vet Leaves; Scollay Has Added Duties

September 28, 2008

Mary Scollay, DVM, equine medical director for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC), will temporarily serve as chief racing veterinarian in Kentucky with the departure of Dr. Lafe Nichols.

The KHRC made the announcement Sept. 26,... Read More


Horse Killed After Being Hit by Car in Iowa

September 28, 2008

A Des Moines, Iowa, man riding a horse is in critical condition and his horse had to be euthanized after he was hit by a car.

Police say Dennis Kaiser was riding a horse on the city's southeast side about 8:50 p.m. Friday when the horse... Read More


Men Face Charges in Pack Horse Cruelty Case

September 24, 2008

Four horses are recovering in the care of the Bitter Root Humane Association of Hamilton, Mont., after they were found alongside a trail and stabled at a storage facility along the Montana-Idaho border in August. Meanwhile, two men, each charged... Read More


Texas Equine Rescue Needs Help Following Hurricane

September 24, 2008

Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society, which has rescue horses stationed in foster homes throughout Texas and Arkansas, could use some help cleaning up after Hurricane Ike. While the group moved its foster and adopted horses well out of harm's way,... Read More


Breeding Farm Operator Pleads Not Guilty to Cruelty Charges

September 24, 2008

Geraldine Trupia, operator of Norcrest Farm in Troupsburg, N.Y., pleaded not guilty to five counts of Class A misdemeanor animal cruelty during her... Read More


ASPCA Provides Funding for Hay in Hurricane Areas

September 23, 2008

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has dispersed and pledged more than $75,000 in grant funding to organizations in Texas and Louisiana following Hurricanes Ike and Gustav, in addition to deploying a disaster... Read More


Owner Learns Mare Seized from Breeding Farm was Euthanized

September 22, 2008

Pennsylvania horse owner Anne Maria Cray has feared the worst since learning her mare WeWe C was among 82 allegedly malnourished horses seized by authorities from a... Read More


Charges Filed in Breeding Farm Cruelty Case

September 22, 2008

The woman in charge of the Troupsburg, N.Y., breeding farm from which a herd of allegedly malnourished horses were seized last month has been charged with multiple counts of animal cruelty.

Geraldine Trupia was charged with five counts of... Read More


Horse Owner Unsure Whether Seized Mare is Dead or Alive

September 18, 2008

Horse owner Virginia Stack of Quakertown, Pa., wasted no time responding to requests for identification information about her Thoroughbred mare, Sharp Gal. The mare was residing at Norcrest Farm in Troupsburg, N.Y., when authorities with the... Read More


HSUS Takes in Abandoned Horses, Offers Reward

September 15, 2008

There is a resolution in sight for 11 abandoned horses found near Molalla, Ore., earlier this month. Six of the horses were purchased by families at a public auction Sept. 10. At the request of the Oregon Department of Agriculture, The Humane... Read More


Trainer Pleads Guilty to Cruelty Charges

September 13, 2008

A Kentucky-based trainer has pleaded guilty to 16 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals charges resulting from an October 2007 incident in Nelson County, Ky.

Joseph D. “J.D.” Crescini, who signed the guilty plea Sept. 9, faces a... Read More


Horse Owner Searches for Mare Seized in Breeding Barn Welfare Case

September 09, 2008

When horse owner Anne Maria Cray of Grantville, Pa., started spreading the word that her 5-year-old Thoroughbred mare, WeWe C, was available for a breeding lease, she never imagined that the horse would end up in the middle of a welfare case.... Read More


Hurricane Ike Forecast to Strike Texas-Louisiana Border

September 08, 2008

Forecasters are predicting that Hurricane Ike could hit Louisiana or Texas this weekend.

Ike, which raked the Bahamas and worsened floods in Haiti that have killed 321 people, made landfall on Cuba as a fearsome Category 3 hurricane, then... Read More