Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Rewards Offered in California Horse Shooting

November 07, 2012

The horse was shot with a high-powered rifle while grazing in its pasture; the animal later died.... Read More

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Florida Horses Found Slain, Dismembered

November 05, 2012

Since 2009, the remains of more than 20 horses butchered for their meat have been discovered in that state.... Read More

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Maine Horse Shooting Probed

November 04, 2012

A veterinary examination after the shooting revealed that the horse had sustained three wounds.... Read More

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Hybrid Cart Makes Pulling Loads Safer for Horses

November 04, 2012

An electrically powered hybrid cart prevents equine fatigue and makes pulling heavy loads safer for horses.... Read More

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AHC Hires New Director of Health and Regulatory Affairs.

November 03, 2012

Adam Choate has joined the American Horse Council as the director of health and regulatory affairs. ... Read More

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Amicus Brief Filed in HPA Penalty Case

November 02, 2012

The amicus brief asks a court to uphold USDA regulations requiring minimum penalties for HPA violators. ... Read More

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The Horse Launches Redesigned Website

October 30, 2012

Based on feedback from users, the new website will offer a cleaner, more efficient user experience.... Read More

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Chicago Teens Accused of Injuring Police Horses

October 30, 2012

Two youths face charges connected to the alleged injury of horses belonging to the Chicago Police Department.... Read More

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Riders4Helmets Efforts to Promote Safety Recognized by CHA

October 28, 2012

The award recognizes Riders4Helmet's efforts to educate equestrians on the benefits of wearing a helmet.... Read More

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Texas Man Charged in Donkey Dragging Case

October 26, 2012

The man allegedly dragged a donkey behind his SUV then left the injured animal unattended along a roadside.... Read More

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Commentary: Eye on the Racehorse Safety, Welfare Summit

October 23, 2012

Eric Mitchell shares his thoughts on the recently completed Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit. ... Read More

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MDA Releases Guide to Maryland's Licensed Stables

October 12, 2012

Nearly 400 of the state's 600 licensed stables opted to be included in the full-color directory.... Read More

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Texas Horse Hit and Run Driver Sought

October 12, 2012

An unknown driver apparently failed to see a stop sign and struck two men and their horses.... Read More

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MHIB to Present Two Touch of Class Awards Oct. 6

October 05, 2012

The award honors Maryland horses, individuals, teams, organizations, or events deserving of recognition.... Read More

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Seminole Co., Fla., Horse Shooter Sought

October 05, 2012

The horse was shot and killed while it grazed in its Seminole County pasture last month.... Read More

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AQHA Accepting Applications for 2013 Equine Research Funding

October 02, 2012

The AQHA is now accepting applications for equine research project funding for 2013-14.... Read More

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New Jersey Bans Horse Processing Plant Development

September 26, 2012

Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation prohibiting the processing and sale of horsemeat for human consumption.... Read More

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Burned Pennsylvania Horse Receiving Treatment at OSU

September 20, 2012

The horse arrived at The Ohio State University on Sept. 5 after being burned in his pasture on Aug. 26.... Read More

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McConnell to Pay Fines, Serve Probation in Horse Soring Case

September 19, 2012

Jackie McConnell will pay $75,000 in fines, serve three years probation, and perform community service.... Read More

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Wyoming Horse Hair Thefts Probed

September 12, 2012

Wyoming law enforcement agencies in two counties have received roughly 40 reports of horse tails being cut.... Read More

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New Book on Equine Law is Rich in Horse Racing History

September 11, 2012

The book covers the twisting morass of equine regulatory law and tells a history of Thoroughbred racing.... Read More

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Federal Prosecutor Seeks Stiff Sentence for McConnell

September 11, 2012

U.S. Atty. Steven Neff is seeking probation and a significant fine for Jackie McConnell.... Read More

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AVMA Recognizes New Animal Welfare Specialty for Vets

September 09, 2012

The American Veterinary Medical Association has approved Animal College of Animal Welfare as a specialty.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Zhengchun Lu

August 25, 2012

Lu has focused developing and validatinh molecular diagnostic assays for detecting common equine pathogens.... Read More

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Florida Horse Slaying Probed

August 24, 2012

Law enforcement agents are hoping tipsters can lead them to whoever stole a horse before butchering it.... Read More