Equine Welfare & Legislation

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WVRC Adopts Animal Cruelty Policy

August 21, 2013

The racing commission approved a cruelty policy that relies heavily on existing practices and state law. ... Read More

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Soring Charges Against Trainer Wheelon Dismissed

August 20, 2013

The charges against a Tennessee horse trainer were dropped, but the case could still be far from over. ... Read More

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Judge: Registry Must Accept Quarter Horse Clones

August 15, 2013

Judge Mary Lou Robinson said she will sign an order requiring the AQHA to register cloned animals.... Read More

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Endorsements Continue for the AHC Welfare Code of Practice

August 14, 2013

The code outlines what it means for an organization to be committed to responsible horse care and ownership.... Read More

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ASPCA Grants $273,000 to Groups Assisting Retired Racehorses

August 13, 2013

The Rescuing Racers Initiative aids in the rescue and rehabilitation of retired racehorses.... Read More

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Dr. Temple Grandin on Fear in Horses

August 12, 2013

Dr. Temple Grandin, a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, talks about fear in horses.... Read More

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AWF Invites Proposals for Equine Research

August 10, 2013

The Norman Hayward Fund is restricted to research into the disease and welfare of sheep, cattle, and horses. ... Read More

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CANTER Mid-Atlantic Online Auction Fundraiser Begins Aug. 14

August 08, 2013

Proceeds go directly to the care and training of ex-racehorses that have been donated to CANTER Mid-Atlantic.... Read More

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Florida Authorities Investigate Latest Horse Killing

August 07, 2013

Florida law enforcement is investigating the death of a horse discovered dismembered in a high-traffic area.... Read More

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Commentary: Avoiding the Edge

August 07, 2013

What could a recent Texas ruling about registering horse-clones with the AQHA mean for Thoroughbred breeders?... Read More

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Commentary: Do the Right Thing For Racehorses

August 06, 2013

Eric Mitchell, editor-in-chief of The Blood-Horse, shares his thoughts on racehorse welfare issues. ... Read More

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ASPCA Partners with Hampton Classic Horse Show

August 06, 2013

The ASPCA is partnering with the Hampton Classic Horse Show to raise awareness about equine welfare issues.... Read More

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Blue Horse Charities Gives $119,700 in Grants

August 02, 2013

Organizations involved in the rehabilitation, retraining, and adoption of Thoroughbreds received grants. ... Read More

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Former Thoroughbred Agents Plead Not Guilty to Charges

August 01, 2013

Between 24 and 30 horses owned by the brothers were found to be malnourished and shut in feces-filled stalls.... Read More

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More Than 20 California Horses Seized

July 30, 2013

More than 20 horses are under rehabilitative care after being seized from their owner in late July.... Read More

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USEF Approves Equine Welfare-Related Rule Changes

July 29, 2013

New rules regarding prohibited practices and reporting cases of equine collapse were approved.... Read More

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Study: Tone, Pitch Human Voice Could Affect Horses

July 28, 2013

Researchers studied whether speaking in a soothing tone has a beneficial impact on the horse.... Read More

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Whip Use Elite, Non-Elite Show Jumpers Compared

July 27, 2013

When the whip was used, the horse was less likely to achieve a jumping round with no faults.... Read More

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Virginia Police Officer Facing Animal Cruelty Charges

July 26, 2013

A Virginia police officer is facing charges connected to the alleged maltreatment of a former service horse. ... Read More

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Officials Plan No Further Action in Monzante Case

July 26, 2013

Racehorse Monzante broke down and was euthanized following a race at Evangeline Downs July 20. ... Read More

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Trainer: Racehorse Monzante Euthanized Due to Injuries

July 25, 2013

Jackie Thacker said he euthanized Monzante because the gelding was suffering following a breakdown.... Read More

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Permit Woes Complicate NM Horse Processing Plant Opening

July 24, 2013

The New Mexico Environment Department denied Valley Meats' wastewater permit request, pending a hearing. ... Read More

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Regulator Says Racehorse Monzante Was 'Salvageable'

July 24, 2013

A regulator says Monzante's trainer and a private veterinarian apparently made the decision to euthanize him.... Read More

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NTRA Issues Statement on Racehorse Monzante's Death

July 23, 2013

The grade 1 winner was euthanized after failing to finish while racing in a low-level claiming competition. ... Read More

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Researchers Studying Haute Ecole Movement Biomechanics

July 23, 2013

Researchers are investigating the airs above the ground to help improve training and safeguard equine welfare.... Read More