Equine Welfare & Legislation

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2015 Walking Horse Celebration Begins Amid Accusations

August 28, 2015

The HSUS alleged that trainers and grooms at ThorSport Farm sored horses, but the farm owner disputed the claims.... Read More

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Does Cribbing Help Horses Cope With Stress During Training?

August 27, 2015

Cribbers allowed to crib during training had reduced stress levels than when they’re not allowed to, researchers found.... Read More

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BLM is Still Seeking Information on Wild Horse Shooting

August 26, 2015

A 14-year old palomino stallion was shot and killed with a small caliber gun in July.... Read More

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BLM to Conduct Emergency Gather of Idaho Wild Horses

August 26, 2015

The emergency gather aims to maintain herd health and protect rangelands that have been impacted by the Soda Fire.... Read More

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Zayat Stables to Donate Some of American Pharoah's Earnings

August 25, 2015

Zayat Stables will donate a percentage of the Triple Crown winner's earnings to New Vocations.... Read More

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Oklahoma Racetrack Adopts Anti-Slaughter Policy

August 24, 2015

Remington Park has adopted a policy that denies stall space to those who sell retired racehorses for slaughter.... Read More

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Trainer Accused of Abusing Racehorses Pleads Not Guilty

August 21, 2015

Robert Dimmitt, the trainer accused of mutilating three racing Quarter Horses, has pleaded not guilty to the charges.... Read More

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Pennsylvania Racehorse Trainer Indicted

August 14, 2015

The Thoroughbred trainer was indicted on charges connected to illegally administering substances to racehorses.... Read More

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Man Charged for Allegedly Dragging Horse Behind ATV

August 14, 2015

The Oklahoma man allegedly dragged his horse because he was frustrated with the mare's disobedient behavior.... Read More

Commentary

Common OTTB Behavior Traits

August 13, 2015

I'm considering purchasing an ex-racehorse. Are there any common behavior problems in OTTBs that I should be aware of? ... Read More

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Federal Legislation to Reform Medication Rules Discussed

August 10, 2015

Speakers at a meeting agreed that Thoroughbred racing should continue pursuing legislation to reform medication rules.... Read More

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TCA Announces July Award of Merit Winner

August 07, 2015

The Oklahoma Thoroughbred Retirement Program works to transition Thoroughbreds from the racetrack into new careers. ... Read More

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BLM Investigation into Wyoming Horse Killings Continues

August 07, 2015

Additionally, cash rewards related to the shooting deaths of 21 horses have increased to a total of $7,000.... Read More

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NYSGC to Host Retired Racehorse Summit on Sept. 1

August 06, 2015

The summit will feature Thoroughbred and Standardbred aftercare leaders, accredited organizations, and more... Read More

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Oklahoma Racehorse Trainer Accused of Animal Cruelty

August 05, 2015

The Quarter Horse trainer is facing charges after two horses allegedly died and another was injured while in his care.... Read More

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Welfare Group Gets Permanent Custody of Conroe Horses

July 31, 2015

A judge granted the Houston SPCA permanent custody of more than 200 horses seized from their owners.... Read More

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ASPCA Grants $200,000 to Assist Retired Racehorses

July 31, 2015

The Rescuing Racers Initiative awarded grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 to 26 organizations in 12 states.... Read More

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PAST Act Reintroduced into U.S. House

July 30, 2015

The bill would amend the Horse Protection Act to ban performance packages and stiffen soring penalties.... Read More

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FEI Issues Decisions on 2014 Prohibited Substance Cases

July 30, 2015

The tribunal suspended two riders and an owner for 24 months each after their horses tested positive for propoxyphene.... Read More

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AAEP Aims to Enhance Horse Health, Racing Integrity

July 29, 2015

The 'Prescription for Racing Reform' seeks non-race day EIPH treatments, supports a 48-hour NSAID rule, and more.... Read More

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Old Friends Receives ASPCA 'Rescuing Racers' Grant

July 29, 2015

The $15,000 grant will be used to construct new run-in sheds on Old Friends' expanded Georgetown, Kentucky, facility.... Read More

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FEI Lifts United Arab Emirates Suspension

July 27, 2015

The move follows an investigation into horse welfare issues and noncompliance with FEI endurance rules and regulations.... Read More

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Working Equids: The Impact of Infectious Disease

July 26, 2015

Despite the enormous positive impact of these horses and donkeys, their health isn't always a top priority for owners.... Read More

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Another Horse Found Butchered in South Florida

July 23, 2015

A 3-year-old filly was found butchered in a Hiaheah pasture on July 22. ... Read More

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Houston Police Probe Horse Thefts

July 23, 2015

Police are investigating the alleged theft of a pair of horses that have since been recovered.... Read More