Recent News for Equine Rights & Welfare

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Equine Welfare Key No Matter the Outcome

May 17, 2008

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) is prepared for "every potential outcome" on Preakness Stakes (gr. I) day, but no matter the result, developments in the area of equine health and welfare in the coming weeks and months are of... Read More

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NYC Horse Museum Exhibit Opening, Features ASPCA

May 15, 2008

An upcoming exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History focusing on the history of the horse will open to the public on May 17. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) recently announced it will participate in th... Read More

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Horse Industry: Don't Discount Animal Rights and Welfare Groups

May 09, 2008

Although their views and actions may at times be considered extreme and bizarre by some, animal rights and welfare groups have a large constituency, have proven effective at making their point, and shouldn't be disregarded when they seize on an... Read More

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HSUS Offers Reward for Info on Pony Dragging Death

May 09, 2008

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person or people responsible for dragging a blind 10-year-old pony to death April 30 in... Read More

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Massachusetts Horse Cruelty Case Continued Again

May 07, 2008

While her owner ponders his legal options, Quincy, the lame 29-year-old mare at the center of a controversial animal cruelty case, remains in the care of an unnamed Massachusetts equine clinic.

"She's as well as can be expected," said... Read More

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PETA Demonstrates; Could Pursue Charges

May 06, 2008

A spokeswoman for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which staged a peaceful demonstration May 6 in front of the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority office near Lexington, said similar demonstrations are planned for upcoming Triple... Read More

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Felony Charges in Michigan Horse Abuse Case Dismissed

May 01, 2008

A judge yesterday dismissed the felony animal torture charges leveled against two Grass Lake, Mich., men in a case that began more than one year ago.

According to attorney Ronald J. Fabian, who represents defendant Matt Mercier in the case,... Read More

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Animal Welfare Judging Competition Adds Veterinary Student Division

April 30, 2008

For the first time, veterinary students participated in the Intercollegiate Animal Welfare Judging and Assessment Competition, highlighting the increased attention veterinarians are receiving for their role in ensuring animal welfare.

Now in... Read More

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Trial Date Set for Colorado Rescue Abuse Case

April 23, 2008

A Colorado woman accused of starving more than 20 horses at a rescue facility pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty charges during an appearance in Larimer County District Court yesterday.

According to Linda Jensen, public information office... Read More

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HSUS Publishes Comprehensive Guide on Caring for Horses

April 18, 2008

The Humane Society of the United States Press has announced the release of The Humane Society of the United States Complete Guide to Horse Care, an educational resource for first-time and experienced horse owners. The book includes... Read More

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Last Chance: Free Webinar on Understanding Foal Care Tonight

April 17, 2008

Sign up now to attend TheHorse.com's free live Webinar on Understanding Foal Care... Read More

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Former Owners Relieved to Find Seized Mare Alive

April 17, 2008

In the five years since selling Promise, breeders Eppie Ferry and daughter Terry Vince of Middlesex, N.C., worried about the Arabian broodmare's welfare.

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Mare Seized in South Carolina Abuse Case Delivers Healthy Foal

April 14, 2008

Caretakers of the horses seized in a recent South Carolina abuse case got some good news last month, when one of the mares delivered a full-term foal.

"She's just beautiful," said Kelly Graham, director of public relations for the Richland... Read More

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Arabian Horse Association Partners with the Equestrian Land Conservation Resource

April 12, 2008

The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) is pleased to announce that the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) has joined a growing list of breed organizations who have become members of our Equestrian Partners Program. Their participation... Read More

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Equine Abuse Investigation Seminar Planned

April 10, 2008

The Kentucky Horse Council is offering "Equine Abuse Investigation: A Hands-On Seminar," a class designed for animal control officers, sheriffs, and other local and state officials who might be involved in equine abuse cases in Kentucky. The... Read More

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Welfare and Safety Summit Racehorse Injury Numbers Revised

April 10, 2008

The catastrophic injury rates presented by Mary Scollay, DVM, at the March 17  Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit have been revised after a thorough review.... Read More

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Readers Respond: Pinching Pennies

April 09, 2008

More than 1,100 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What are you doing to save money on the farm this year?"

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Pfizer, American Paint Horse Association Partnering

April 08, 2008

The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) recently announced that Pfizer Animal Health will be a 2008 Corporate Sponsor.

As part of Pfizer's relationship with APHA, the company plans to host an educational seminar on equine health and... Read More

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One Year Later, Horses Seized in Indiana Faring Well

April 02, 2008

Nearly a year after Indiana Horse Rescue (IHR) Southwest took over the care of more than 100 horses on a Gibson County, Ind., farm, the animals continue to improve, and many have been adopted into new homes.

Between seized animals and a... Read More

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ASPCA Awards 10 Equine Grants

April 01, 2008

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) recently announced the recipients of equine grants for the first quarter of 2008. At a time when hay prices are at a record high and many areas of the country have experienced... Read More

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HSUS Soring Hotline Heats Up

March 31, 2008

Just days after advertisements appeared in Middle Tennessee newspapers offering cash for information about violators of the state's anti-soring law, phones at the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) began to ring.

"We received more... Read More

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Market for Mare Milk Gives Rise to Equine Dairy Industry

March 29, 2008

Nearly a dozen velvety black Ariègeois broodmares and an approved stallion roam and graze freely across a 120-acre pasture in the French Massif Central hills. These horses are the foundation of Nathalie and Xavier Niaux's Domaine de Merens de... Read More

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28 Emaciated Horses Seized in Oklahoma

March 29, 2008

Twenty-eight horses were escorted off a farm near Norman, Okla., under veterinary supervision after the veterinarian inspected the horses and described several of them as "significantly undernourished." Police also found carcasses of two horses... Read More

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University of Wisconsin Improves Equine Diagnostics with Longer Endoscope

March 29, 2008

When a horse has digestive tract or respiratory problems, doctors need a long tube to get all the way inside to see what's going on. That's why veterinarians at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine are so pleased to... Read More

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Commentary: Let's Get Fiscal

March 26, 2008

It hit hardest at the supermarket, when I noticed that a pound of carrots, our horses' favorite treat, cost $1.49.

While not an economist, it was clear that these are difficult fiscal times. Costs for just about all goods and services have... Read More