Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Thoroughbred Breeding Farms Support TAA

March 04, 2015

Farms agreed to donate 25% or more of the advertised stud fee for each stallion on their roster to the TAA.... Read More

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App Connects New York Police With State Animal Statutes

March 03, 2015

The app is designed to give law enforcement personnel easy access to New York's animal laws.... Read More

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Charges Dismissed in Vermont Arabian Horse Cruelty Case

March 01, 2015

Animal cruelty charges against a Vermont woman accused of maltreating 23 Arabian horses have been dropped.... Read More

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Oregon Horse Herd Seized

February 27, 2015

Authorities have seized nearly 40 allegedly maltreated horses from a farm in Dallas, Oregon.... Read More

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FEI Removes UAE Endurance Events from Official Calendar

February 27, 2015

The FEI took an emergency measure to protect horse welfare and to preserve the integrity of its rules and regulations.... Read More

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Report: Six Horses Die in Kentucky Barn Fire

February 25, 2015

Six horses were killed in an early morning fire that consumed two barns at Chanteclaire Farm near Midway on Feb. 25. ... Read More

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Proposed Bill Would Give Wild Horse Management to States

February 25, 2015

The legislation would place wild horses under state and Native American tribe jurisdiction rather than under the BLM's.... Read More

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South Dakota Authorities Probe Horse Shooting

February 25, 2015

Authorities hope the public can help identify who shot and killed a horse near the city of Mitchell.... Read More

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Appeals Court Rules Against USDA on Soring Penalties

February 24, 2015

The court ruled that the USDA doesn't have authority to require minimum penalties for Horse Protection Act violators.... Read More

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Arizona Miniature Horse Association Vice President Charged

February 24, 2015

The Miniature Horse Association of Arizona's vice president has been charged with multiple animal cruelty counts.... Read More

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Texas Man Accused of Dragging Donkey

February 22, 2015

A Texas man is behind bars after being accused of dragging a donkey behind his truck for at least five miles.... Read More

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Study: Pawing Could be Indicative of Discomfort

February 21, 2015

Pawing could be a learned behavior that might reflect an effort to ease pain in the limbs or abdomen, researchers said.... Read More

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Anabolic Steroids Still an Issue in U.S. Horse Racing

February 13, 2015

A number of samples from Thoroughbred racehorses recently came back positive for anabolic steroids.... Read More

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Punishment and Horses

February 12, 2015

Does punishing horses work to deter them from certain behaviors, and when is punishment appropriate for a horse?... Read More

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Oklahoma Man Charged With Maltreating Horse Herd

February 12, 2015

An Oklahoma man is facing multiple charges after more than 80 horses were seized from his Muskogee County property.... Read More

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Retired Racehorses: Transitioning from Racetrack to Ribbons

February 09, 2015

From selecting a horse to rehabbing and feeding him, learn how to transition an ex-racer to life as a riding mount.... Read More

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New York Woman Pleads Guilty to Maltreating Horses

February 09, 2015

A woman has pleaded guilty to maltreating 36 horses on her Hamptonburgh, New York, property.... Read More

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State of Utah Sues BLM Over Horse Removal

February 06, 2015

The suit seeks the removal wild horses from state lands on grounds that the animals damage those rangelands.... Read More

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Florida Man in Custody for Killing Horse, Injuring Rider

February 03, 2015

The man allegedly rammed his truck into a horse and rider following a verbal exchange with another horseback rider.... Read More

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Texas Woman Pleads in Horse Herd Removal Case

February 03, 2015

A Texas woman pleaded guilty to an animal cruelty charge connected to the removal of 28 horses from her business.... Read More

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Wyoming Committee Wants Wild Horse Action From Congress

February 02, 2015

A state House of Representatives committee is calling on Congress to find new ways to control wild horse populations.... Read More

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ASPCA Grants More Than $1.1 Million to Equine Groups in 2014

February 02, 2015

The ASPCA's Equine Fund awarded more than $1.1 million in grants to support 169 equine rescues in 2014.... Read More

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Equine Welfare: Lessons Learned

January 30, 2015

Dr. Tom Lenz shares information about the "unwanted" horse and changing perceptions of equine welfare.... Read More

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Horse Herd Removed From Texas Riding Stable

January 30, 2015

Nearly 30 horses are receiving rehabilitative care after bring removed from a riding stable near Galveston, Texas.... Read More

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New York Authorities Probe Horse Shootings

January 29, 2015

Two horses were shot by hunters; one horse died in the incident while the other is receiving veterinary treatment.... Read More