Recent News for Equine Rights & Welfare

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Tis the Season: Readers Share Their Holiday Spirits

December 23, 2008

More than 900 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How do you, as a horse person, celebrate the holiday season?"

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ASPCA Offers Hay Supply Grants

December 22, 2008

For 501c(3) equine rescue groups and sanctuaries that have been hit hard by rising hay prices, farm foreclosures, and uncooperative weather, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) offers Read More

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Five Finalists for Horse of the Year Honors

December 19, 2008

On Jan. 16, when the 2009 United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Annual Meeting convenes in Cincinnati, Ohio, the recipient of the 2008 Farnam/Platform USEF Horse of the Year will be announced.

This prestigious title is awarded each yea... Read More

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RSPCA Tracks Public Opinion of UK Animal Welfare

December 18, 2008

Eight out of 10 people believe that animal welfare is a key priority for a civilized society, according to new figures produced by the RSPCA--compared to five out of 10 who believed it two years ago.

David Bowles, Head of External Affairs a... Read More

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Treats, Please! Readers Share Their Favorite Horse Treats

December 18, 2008

More than 1,900 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What treats do you give your horses?"

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Restitution Set in Finger Lakes Horse Abuse Case

December 18, 2008

Geraldine Trupia, the Troupsburg, N.Y., breeding farm owner who pleaded guilty to two counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty for allegedly starving 82 horses in her care, was ordered to pay $45,000 to cover expenses for the horses seized by... Read More

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Wisconsin Campground Now Allowing Horses

December 14, 2008

If you are planning a camping trip to Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine State Forrest in 2009, you’ll be allowed to bring your horse along. The newly renovated area, named the New Prospect Horse Riders Campground, will open in May of 2009.

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Washington Horse Rescue Operator Sentenced in Cruelty Case

December 11, 2008

Dean Solomon, the former operator of two equine rescues in Washington state who pleaded guilty to four counts of second degree animal cruelty, was sentenced to 24 months supervised probation and 30 days of community service during her Dec. 4... Read More

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Readers Share Their Monthly Supplement Budgets

December 10, 2008

Did you know that more than 27% of readers of TheHorse.com spend more than $50 a month on supplements? While we don't know exactly what supplements they are using, almost 1,400 readers of TheHorse.com... Read More

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Arabian Horse Foundation's New Scholarship Honors Former President

December 04, 2008

The Arabian Horse Foundation has established a scholarship in honor of Myron Krause, president of the Arabian Horse Association for the past four years. Krause served longer than any other president in the association's recent... Read More

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Indiana Horse Shot; Reward for Information

December 03, 2008

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the... Read More

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Washington State University Establishes Equine Internal Medicine Scholarship

November 27, 2008

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University is establishing the Warwick Bayly Scholarship in Equine Internal Medicine for veterinary students wishing to pursue a career in this area of study.

Warwick Bayly, BVSc, MS... Read More

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World Horse Welfare Describes Efforts in Lesotho

November 27, 2008

World Horse Welfare's (formerly known as the International League for the Protection of Horses) International Training team recently completed its second year of training activities, and the group is pleased to announce its success in improving... Read More

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Readers Share their Views on Vet's Role in Welfare

November 26, 2008

More than 1,450 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What do you think is a veterinarian's role in equine welfare?"

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Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital Adds Critical Care Diplomates

November 23, 2008

Two veterinarians who are board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care--Pamela Wilkins, MS, PhD, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVECC, and Mauria "Mo" O'Brien, BS, DVM, Dipl. ACVECC--have recently joined the faculty at the... Read More

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Saving Horse Riding Trails

November 22, 2008

When the U.S. Forest Service began to make changes to the trail classification system that had been in place for nearly 100 years, Back Country Horsemen of America (BCHA) took notice. When they realized the huge impact it would have on horse... Read More

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Standardbred Breeding Farm to Receive AAEP Welfare Award

November 17, 2008

Hanover Shoe Farms, the world's most prolific Standardbred breeding farm, will be honored with the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) 2008 award for outstanding service in equine welfare, the Lavin Cup.

The Lavin Cup, name... Read More

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New Bolton Center Expansion to Enhance Large Animal Critical Care

November 10, 2008

Ground has been officially broken for the state-of-the-art James M. Moran, Jr., Critical Care Center at Penn Vet's New Bolton Center. The facility is named in memory of James Moran, who passed away in April 2008. Major funding for the center was... Read More

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Former Rescue Operator Pleads Guilty to Animal Cruelty

November 07, 2008

Former equine rescue operator Dean Solomon pleaded guilty to four counts of second degree animal cruelty under a plea agreement entered during her King County, Wash., Superior Court appearance on Nov. 6.

Solomon operated the Pacific... Read More

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Appeals Court Date Set in Grass Lake Horse Abuse Case

November 04, 2008

Lawyers on both sides of a long-running and controversial Michigan horse abuse case will argue whether or not felony charges against Matt Mercier and James Henderson, Jr., should be... Read More

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The Next Step

November 01, 2008

What does the rest of the country think about horse owners--and the horse industry--about now? Probably not too highly, would be my guess. A call from CBS radio network reporter Stephan Kaufman out of Washington state asked if I would comment on th... Read More

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Weathering Gustav and Ike

November 01, 2008

We had our plan for Hurricane Gustav. We had been here before with Katrina. Schedules were set. Evacuation of coastal parishes was going well. Coastal pet owners and their pets (large and small) were settling in to shelters. Most horse owners knew... Read More

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Effort to Match Seized New York Horses, Owners Continues

October 30, 2008

Eight weeks after seizing 85 allegedly malnourished Thoroughbred horses from a Troupsburg, N.Y., breeding farm, authorities with the Finger Lakes Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) are still trying to match the... Read More

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British Horse Welfare Group Reports Record Pleas for Assistance

October 28, 2008

The Horse Trust, a British equine charity, has recorded unprecedented searches for homes for unwanted horses and ponies, confirming speculation that the credit crunch is hitting horse owners in the United Kingdom hard.

In the past three... Read More

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Trial Date Set in Pack Horse Cruelty Case

October 28, 2008

Two men each charged with four counts of animal cruelty will begin their trial on Jan. 27 in Hamilton, Mont.

Craig Heydon, 71, and his son Curtis Heydon, 37, both from the Atlanta, Ga., area, were not present at their pretrial hearing on... Read More