Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Weather, Economy Cause Tough Times for English Horse Owners

May 06, 2013

A combination of inclement weather and a suffering economy are creating tough times for English horse owners.... Read More

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Wild Horse Race Removed from Oregon Rodeo Roster

March 18, 2013

A race that claimed the life of one equine participant last year has been removed from this year's schedule. ... Read More

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Bills Seek to Ban Horse Processing, Export

March 13, 2013

The legislation would outlaw the export of horses for processing and the export of U.S.-produced horsemeat.... Read More

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Researchers Developing Equine Welfare Assessment Protocol

March 08, 2013

Swedish researchers are developing a research-based assessment for early detection of equine welfare issues.... Read More

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Rep. John Campbell (R-Calif.) to Co-Chair CAPC

February 10, 2013

Rep. John Campbell (R-Calif.) named co-chair of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus.... Read More

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Public Comment Sought on Canadian Equine Code of Practice Draft

December 11, 2012

Stakeholders are asked to provide input so the code reflects a common understanding of equine care practices.... Read More

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'Valitar' Performers Ponder Options Against Show Owners

December 07, 2012

The production owners shuttered the show, leaving cast members and their horses stranded in California.... Read More

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HSUS Launches Safe Stalls Horse Rescue Network

December 06, 2012

The HSUS is launching the program to help horses rescued from cruelty and neglect cases or natural disasters.... Read More

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Minnesota Authorities Remove More Than 50 Horses

December 05, 2012

Fifty-five allegedly neglected horses, ponies, and donkeys were removed by authorities last week.... Read More

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Florida Man Charged in Illegal Horsemeat Sale Case

November 30, 2012

The arrest follows an extensive investigation into the illegal horsemeat trade in Hillsborough County.... Read More

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Deadly Indiana Horse Shootings Probed

November 29, 2012

One horse in Anderson, Ind., was killed. Another was seriously wounded and is undergoing treatment.... Read More

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Homes Sought for Horses Seized in W.Va. Drug Case

November 29, 2012

Authorities are seeking homes for three special needs horses connected to the case.... Read More

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Man Charged with Cruelty for Overworking Laminitic Horse

November 28, 2012

The man allegedly rode the horse for miles, which caused injuries that necessitated the animal's euthanasia.... Read More

A donkey’s ears are tagged with reflectors in Maun, northern Botswana.

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British Charity Helps Botswana's Donkeys to Glow in the Dark

November 28, 2012

Reflective ear tags should help reduce the number of road traffic accidents involving the animals at night.... Read More

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Texas Authorities Probe Horse Theft Attempt

November 26, 2012

The horse sustained several injuries when it ran through a fence during the failed theft attempt.... Read More

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Birthplace of Polo Donates Exhibit to Intl. Museum of the Horse

November 23, 2012

The gift represents new efforts in Manipur to protect the now-endangered native Manipuri Ponies.... Read More

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AAEP, AVMA Call for Passage Amendments to the Horse Protection Act

November 21, 2012

The organizations issued a statement Nov. 19 in support of HR 6388,... Read More

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'Hobbit' Director Denies Off-Set Animal Abuse Allegations

November 20, 2012

Director Peter Jackson said the production company investigated the allegations and determined them unfounded.... Read More

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Horses Removed from Detroit Warehouse

November 19, 2012

The ten horses were removed from a warehouse located in Detroit's industrial west side.... Read More

Dressage horse Jerich Parzival, ridden by Adelinde Cornelissen of the Netherlands, was eliminated from team competition because judges noticed blood in his saliva. The spot where he bit his tongue during his test is shown here.

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FEI Adopts Dressage 'Blood Rule' at General Assembly

November 19, 2012

The rule states that any horse with "fresh blood" on its body will be definitively eliminated.... Read More

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Texas Authorities Probe Dumping of Dead Horses

November 15, 2012

The remains of two horses were found tethered to a telephone pole alongside a rural road in Midland County.... Read More

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Quarter Horse Breeder Crundwell Pleads Guilty to Federal Fraud Charge

November 15, 2012

Crundwell admitted to embezzling millions of dollars from the city of Dixon, Ill.... Read More

Dressage horse Jerich Parzival, ridden by Adelinde Cornelissen of the Netherlands, was eliminated from team competition because judges noticed blood in his saliva. The spot where he bit his tongue during his test is shown here.

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Welfare Group: FEI 'On the Right Track' in Addressing Welfare Issues

November 09, 2012

A World Horse Welfare representative spoke on the topic at the 2012 FEI General Assembly, held Thursday.... Read More

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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