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Animal Cruelty Charges Against 4-H Queen Dropped

June 11, 2007

A judge dismissed animal cruelty charges Monday against the Oakland County, Mich., 4-H Club queen, who had been suspended and faced losing her crown if convicted.

Lapeer District Judge Laura Barnard dismissed the charges against Kate Mills, 20... Read More

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Animal ID: Canadian, Mexican Secretaries of Ag. to Share Views

June 08, 2007

Secretary Mike Johanns, Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Alberto Cardenas, Mexico's Secretary of Agriculture, have been invited to give their nations' perspectives on animal identification at the National Institute for Animal... Read More

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Charges Filed in Indiana Horse Neglect Case

June 07, 2007

Charges have been filed in the ongoing Gibson County, Ind., horse neglect case. Richard Stallings, 66, of Owensville, was charged June 6 with five counts of felony animal neglect and 30 misdemeanor counts of neglect of a vertebrate... Read More

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Pike County Neglect Case: More than 50 Horses Sold

June 05, 2007

More than 50 of the horses impounded in February from a farm in Pike County, Ga., were sold Saturday at a Georgia Department of Agriculture auction.

The 54 lots sold for $17,495, which will be deposited into an escrow account and held... Read More

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Rolex Alleged Abuse Case Hearing Scheduled for June 25

June 03, 2007

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the international governing body for equestrian sport, announced Friday (June 1) that U.S. eventing rider Amy Tryon has requested a hearing regarding an incident of alleged abuse that occurred o... Read More

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Horses Impounded in Ongoing Indiana Neglect Case

May 31, 2007

Gibson County officials and the Indiana Horse Rescue last weekend removed 15 horses from a southern Indiana farm in another chapter of what they call a chronic case of horse neglect. An additional 35 horses were removed from the property last... Read More

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Neglected Maryland Horses Continue Recovery

May 28, 2007

Seventy-five horses seized from a Sharpsburg farm in Maryland are gradually finding homes from the Humane Society of Washington County, according to an article at www.baltimoresun.com Read More

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22 Horses Seized From Farm, Woman Charged

May 27, 2007

Authorities seized 22 horses from a southwest Iowa farm and have cited the owner with 22 counts of animal neglect.

The horses were removed from Amanda Boyle's farm on Monday after officials with the Harrison County sheriff's office received a... Read More

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Pony Rescued from Abandoned Well

May 16, 2007

A pony that fell into an abandoned well in Killingworth, Conn., Monday morning was rescued unharmed after crews used a tow truck from a local auto repair shop to lift it to safety.

The pint-sized equine was reported trapped in the well on... Read More

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Starving, Neglected Horses Found in Oklahoma

May 12, 2007

Tulsa County sheriff's deputies have taken custody of several horses that were found allegedly starving and neglected on a Bixby couple's property (south of Tulsa, Okla.).

Darrell and Roberta Christian have been accused in at least 13... Read More

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Horse Abandonment

May 01, 2007

Any domestic horse in the United States that doesn't have an owner who is managing the horse on a regular basis is abandoned. All domestic horses start out life in the United States as the property of someone. Even the Bureau of Land Management... Read More

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New Madrid Fault: Earthquakes in Kentucky

April 22, 2007

An earthquake at the New Madrid Fault along the central Mississippi River Valley would devastate horse farms.... Read More

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Plea Agreement Releases Seized Maryland Horses for Adoption

April 05, 2007

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Maryland Woman Given Probation in Sharpsburg Horse Neglect Case

April 03, 2007

The owner of 74 horses seized from a Sharpsburg, Md., farm in December 2006, was sentenced to five years of probation today, NBC... Read More

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Maryland Horse Abuse Trial Set for April 3

March 30, 2007

A Sharpsburg, Md., woman facing multiple animal abuse, neglect, and aggravated animal cruelty charges will plead her case before a jury at 1 p.m. on Monday April 3, according to Joseph Michael, Deputy State's Attorney for Washington County,... Read More

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Debate Concerning Horse Abandonment Continues

March 26, 2007

The Associated Press today (March 26) released a new article by Jeffrey McMurray concerning horse abandonment in Eastern Kentucky and the alleged link to the closure of U.S. slaughter facilities.

The new story, which can be read via Read More

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Humane Society Refutes Horse Abandonment Claims

March 18, 2007

The Humane Society of the United States released a statement on March 16 stating that recent claims that thousands of horses have been abandoned in Kentucky are unfounded, and is calling it a campaign of fear mongering by a foreign-owned horse... Read More

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Horses Rescued From New York Flood; Cruelty Investigation Underway

March 18, 2007

Several horses were stranded and one died after a creek flooded their Manilus, N.Y., pasture, The Post-Standard reported. An SPCA... Read More

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Trial Delayed in Maryland Neglect Case

March 15, 2007

The trial of Barbara Reinken, which was to begin March 19, will be rescheduled.

Officials removed 74 horses from Reinken's Sharpsburg, Md., farm in December 2006

The delay occurred because Reinken requested a jury trial. This transfers... Read More

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Lack of Options Leading to Increase in Horse Abandonment

March 14, 2007

The bidding for the black pony started at $500, then took a nosedive.

There were no takers at $300, $200, even $100. With a high bid of just $75, the auctioneer gave the seller the choice of taking the animal off the auction block. But the... Read More

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More Than 700 Bales of Hay Donated to Seized Horses

March 13, 2007

A group of volunteers Sunday (March 11) delivered donations including more than 500 bales of hay, 250 pounds of carrots, 40 large salt blocks, and various treats to the more than 70 horses seized from a Sharpsburg, Md., farm in early December.... Read More

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Abandoned Ponies, Donkey, Other Animals Await Adoption

March 11, 2007

Wanted: a good home for 23 neglected and abandoned ponies, 10 dogs, some goats, and one donkey.

The animals were rescued Mar. 7 from a ranch in Menifee, Calif., where they were abandoned several weeks ago. A concerned resident contacted... Read More

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Arkansas Legislature Considering Tougher Cruelty Laws

March 08, 2007

Arkansas animal activists are hoping companion animals and horses will soon be protected by harsher penalties for any person who tortures or cruelly kills them, or fails to provide sufficient care.

Bills have been introduced in both houses... Read More

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Second Hay Caravan Planned for Seized Maryland Horses

March 08, 2007

Another hay caravan to assist in the care of horses seized from a Sharpsburg, Md., farm in early December is heading to Washington County this weekend for a Sunday (March 11) delivery.

Monkton residents Fran Burns, Maureen Haley and Joanna... Read More

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Research Fund to Support Three New WCVM Projects

March 06, 2007

 The Heather Ryan and L. David Dubé Veterinary Health and Research Fund has awarded $410,000 for three cutting-edge research investigations of equine endotoxemia, neonatal Rhodococcus equi pneumonia and genetic ocular disorders a... Read More