Equine Welfare & Legislation


Horse Killed After Being Hit by Car in Iowa

September 28, 2008

A Des Moines, Iowa, man riding a horse is in critical condition and his horse had to be euthanized after he was hit by a car.

Police say Dennis Kaiser was riding a horse on the city's southeast side about 8:50 p.m. Friday when the horse... Read More


Texas Equine Rescue Needs Help Following Hurricane

September 24, 2008

Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society, which has rescue horses stationed in foster homes throughout Texas and Arkansas, could use some help cleaning up after Hurricane Ike. While the group moved its foster and adopted horses well out of harm's way,... Read More


ASPCA Provides Funding for Hay in Hurricane Areas

September 23, 2008

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has dispersed and pledged more than $75,000 in grant funding to organizations in Texas and Louisiana following Hurricanes Ike and Gustav, in addition to deploying a disaster... Read More


HSUS Takes in Abandoned Horses, Offers Reward

September 15, 2008

There is a resolution in sight for 11 abandoned horses found near Molalla, Ore., earlier this month. Six of the horses were purchased by families at a public auction Sept. 10. At the request of the Oregon Department of Agriculture, The Humane... Read More


Horse Owner Searches for Mare Seized in Breeding Barn Welfare Case

September 09, 2008

When horse owner Anne Maria Cray of Grantville, Pa., started spreading the word that her 5-year-old Thoroughbred mare, WeWe C, was available for a breeding lease, she never imagined that the horse would end up in the middle of a welfare case.... Read More


Hurricane Ike Forecast to Strike Texas-Louisiana Border

September 08, 2008

Forecasters are predicting that Hurricane Ike could hit Louisiana or Texas this weekend.

Ike, which raked the Bahamas and worsened floods in Haiti that have killed 321 people, made landfall on Cuba as a fearsome Category 3 hurricane, then... Read More


Mare Shot Repeatedly Now Safe

September 07, 2008

A Thoroughbred mare and former polo pony in her 20s was shot repeatedly and left for dead in the desert of New Mexico, but the mare didn't die. Instead she wandered to civilization... Read More


ASPCA Deploys Disaster Response Team for Hurricane Gustav

August 31, 2008

The ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has deployed a team of disaster response experts to assist the state of Louisiana in pre- and post-storm evacuation and sheltering in anticipation of Hurricane Gustav.... Read More


HSUS Prepares Rescue Team for Response as Gustav Nears

August 30, 2008

As Tropical Storm Gustav continues to strengthen, residents of the Gulf Coast brace themselves for the potentially deadly impact. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is preparing its staff and equipment to respond.

"Our entir... Read More


Horse-Based Society; Amish Populations Expand

August 23, 2008

The Amish are expanding their presence in states far beyond Pennsylvania Dutch country as they search for affordable farmland to accommodate a population that has nearly doubled in the past 16 years, a new study found.

States such as... Read More


Annual Equine Adventure Offers Horse Health Education, World Travel

August 21, 2008

Earlier this summer, a group of 25 U.S. veterinarians, horse owners, and trainers, took part in the ninth annual International Equine Adventure, organized by Ron Fuller, DVM , and Robert Miller, DVM. This year's excursion took the group to... Read More


HSUS Applauds AAEP White Paper on Horse Soring

August 08, 2008

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) today applauded recommendations set out in the American Association of Equine Practitioners' newly released white paper, "Putting the Horse First: Veterinary Recommendations for Ending the Soring of... Read More


ASPCA Sponsors Hampton Classic Horse Show

August 04, 2008

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) will be a sponsor of the Hampton Classic Horse Show, held in Bridgehampton, N.Y., from Sunday, August 24 to Sunday, August 31. This is the second consecutive year that the... Read More


Free Safe-Guard Get Rotation Right Deworming Barn Chart

July 30, 2008

Updated and revised to reflect the latest approach to parasite management and reducing the growing threat of parasite drug resistance, the Safe-Guard Get Rotation Right deworming barn chart is available for free at Read More


Equine Welfare Heads Jockey Club Round Table Agenda

July 30, 2008

The Jockey Club's Thoroughbred Safety Committee, which in June issued its initial recommendations calling for the elimination of anabolic steroids in training and racing, a ban on toe grabs, and a series of whip-related reforms, will provide an... Read More


Vulture Attacks on Horses Reported in the Pyrenees

July 30, 2008

Allegedly lacking an adequate supply of carcasses, vultures in the Pyrenees mountains of France and Spain have been blamed for attacks on newborn foals and other livestock, according to several French news sources, including Read More


Veterinary Group Opposes New Slaughter Legislation

July 30, 2008

U.S. House Judiciary Committee hearings on new anti-slaughter legislation will begin July 31, and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has gone on... Read More


Welfare Groups Meet to Discuss At-Risk Horses

July 24, 2008

Twenty five national and state-based equine-protection, placement, and rescue organizations gathered Tuesday for the second Homes for Horses Coalition Conference to discuss the re-homing of at-risk horses in America. The Humane Society of the... Read More


Airlite Pasture Sweepers

July 23, 2008

Airlite introduces a professional range of pasture sweepers with 48 in. and 72 in. wide versions.

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Shetland Pony Ambassadors Settled in Hong Kong

July 21, 2008

The Shetland ponies donated to the Hong Kong Equestrian Federation officially changed hands July 10 in a special ceremony. The American Shetland Pony Club donated the ponies to salute Hong Kong's efforts in hosting the... Read More


Horsemen's Group Hosts Racehorse Welfare and Safety Forum

July 21, 2008

During a July 18 equine welfare and safety forum, Jay Hickey recalled that in 1982, legislation to regulate parts of the horseracing industry was circulated in the halls of Congress. The bill, which had the not-so-enticing name of the "Corrupt... Read More


ASPCA Awards Grants to 19 Equine Groups

July 11, 2008

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) recently announced its equine grant recipients for the second quarter of 2008. From April through June 2008, the ASPCA dispensed grants totaling $127,500 to nineteen equine... Read More


Welfare Group Pushing for Rome Horse Carriage Ban

July 08, 2008

Tourists love to view the Colosseum and other famous landmarks in Rome, Italy, from the back of a horse-drawn carriage but animal rights activists said Tuesday it's time to ban the practice.

Traffic, pollution, heat and heavy carriages... Read More


Iowa State to Co-Host International Symposium on Animal Welfare and Epidemiology

July 07, 2008

Iowa State University will hold a first-ever conference on animal welfare and epidemiology July 14-16.

"Welfare and Epidemiology Conference: Across Species, Across Disciplines and Across Borders" will be held at the Gateway Hotel an... Read More


Track Security Increased after Incidents in Jones' Barn

July 02, 2008

Two horses in the care of Larry Jones at Delaware Park were mysteriously found turned out from their stalls on consecutive recent nights, leading to the firing of an employee of the trainer and an investigation by track officials.

Pal, the... Read More