Equine Welfare & Legislation

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Horse Kicks Through Trailer, Snarls Traffic on NYC Expressway

February 22, 2007

A racehorse kicked through the floor of a trailer on an expressway on Wednesday (Feb. 21), injuring itself and snarling traffic.

A motorist saw the horse's hoof sticking through the trailer around 4 p.m. and got the attention of the... Read More

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Horse Slaughter Legislation Introduced in Illinois

February 22, 2007

A bill introduced in the Illinois State Legislature today (Feb. 22) could be a first step toward closing the state's horse slaughter plant.

A Belgian company, Cavel International, runs a horse slaughter plant near DeKalb, Ill. A recent... Read More

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Help Drought-Stressed Pastures Recover

February 20, 2007

Severe drought hit big parts of cattle country last year, but weather patterns might have turned. Many dried-up pastures are now getting significant winter moisture. That typically means a spring invasion of broadleaf weeds into grass, said Dr.... Read More

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Subcommittee to Focus on Role of Equine ID in Animal Health

February 19, 2007

The role of individual equine identification in animal health is the theme for the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) Equine ID Subcommittee meeting, which will be held during the annual conference in Sacramento, Calif., April 2-5,... Read More

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KEEP Renews Push for Tax-Equity Legislation

February 19, 2007

The Kentucky Equine Education Project recently announced a renewed push for legislation that would remove the sales tax on equine feed and supplies in Kentucky.

“This is a continuation of what KEEP has done in the past, and we thought it... Read More

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Two Teens Charged in Eastern Ky. Horse Shootings

February 18, 2007

Two Eastern Kentucky teenagers were in jail Jan. 31, accused of killing three horses and wounding several more of the animals, which are used for trail rides at a park on the Kentucky-Virginia state line.

Police told the Lexington... Read More

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Horse Rescued from Swimming Pool

February 16, 2007

A horse in Hampshire, U.K., was rescued Thursday (Feb. 15) after going for an accidental swim, the BBC reported. The mare escaped from her paddock and... Read More

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American Horse Council Supporting USDA Quarantine Facility Proposal

February 15, 2007

The American Horse Council (AHC) is supporting the U.S. Department of Agriculture's proposed rules that would permit the establishment and operation of permanent, privately-owned quarantine facilities.

The AHC has been calling for... Read More

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Kentucky Producer Wins National PBS Award for Equine Documentary

February 15, 2007

A Lexington, Ky., producer and horse owner has brought national attention to Kentucky with her equine documentary. On Jan. 26, the PBS National Educational Television Association (NETA) announced that Christine Amerman's Read More

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Officials Meet on Proposed Kentucky Horse Sale Legislation

February 14, 2007

Negotiations over proposed Kentucky legislation that would require disclosure of ownership and veterinary records of horses sold at public auction were held Feb. 13 at Keeneland in Lexington, with some tentative settlement plans discussed that... Read More

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Study: Horse Riding New Zealand's Most Dangerous Sport

February 14, 2007

A New Zealand Medical Journal study has deemed horse riding to be the most dangerous sport, The Dominion Post reported.

According to the... Read More

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Proposed Kentucky Horse Sales Legislation Tabled

February 14, 2007

Proposed Kentucky legislation that sparked controversy in the Thoroughbred auction community was tabled Feb. 14 after a compromise was reached between the bill’s backers and several entities related to the commonwealth’s signature... Read More

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Free as a Donkey: Runaway Equine Frustrating Owners

February 13, 2007

An exasperated farmer has tried for weeks to corral his runaway donkey. He tried coaxing her. He tried tranquilizing her. He even tried using a horse whisperer. But Jenny the donkey has proven to be elusive, evading capture and enduring bitter... Read More

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Woman Charged with Starving Deaths of Six Horses

February 12, 2007

A Columbia Falls, Mont., woman is to appear March 1 in District Court in the starvation deaths of at least six horses and severe malnourishment of two others.

A ninth horse is missing.

Tina Pickton, also known as Tina Houston, 32, is... Read More

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American Horse Council Unveils New Web Site

February 11, 2007

Keeping abreast of national legislation and regulations that affect all members of the horse industry just got a little easier. The American Horse Council's newly improved Web site provides information on issues in Washington, D.C.,... Read More

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Alberta Wild Horse Shootings: New Evidence Found

February 08, 2007

Members of the Alberta Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said they hope several items found in the area where seven wild horses have been killed since December will help lead them to the shooter, Read More

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Two Horses Die in Ohio Fire

February 03, 2007

A retired carriage horse and another horse were among six animals that died in a blaze on a farm Jan. 31 near Hanover Township, Ohio, according to an article on Cincinnati.com, the Web site of The Enquirer (Read More

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Belize Horse Dies After Struck by Car

February 03, 2007

A common practice in Belize is for horse owners to tie their animals to trees near roads. This has resulted in problems such as horses getting the ropes around their legs and being injured or cutting off circulation to that limb. In the latest... Read More

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Equine Rescue Groups and Sanctuaries Receive ASPCA Grants

February 02, 2007

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has announced the recipients of its equine grants for the first quarter of 2007. A variety of equine rescue groups and sanctuaries across the United States received aid... Read More

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N.C. Horse Hoof Care and Shoeing Course Available in March

February 01, 2007

A two-day short course for horse owners March 9-10 in Raleigh, N.C., will provide the latest information on the care and management of horse's hooves. The early registration deadline for the clinic is Feb. 10.

The course will provide... Read More

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Agriculture Official: Ga. Starvation Case "One of the Worst Situations We've Ever Dealt With"

January 31, 2007

More than 200 starving horses, cows, goats and dogs have been discovered on a Concord, Ga., farm.

Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin said complaints about the animals' condition came in last week.

"Considering... Read More

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Death of Horse Blamed on Endangered Wolf Pack

January 31, 2007

A horse belonging to a Catron County, N.M., family has been killed by a pack of endangered Mexican gray wolves, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Mark Miller and his family returned to their homestead on the Diamond Cree... Read More

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CHRB Decides Not to Enforce Toe Grab Rule

January 29, 2007

A long-running controversy over toe grabs before the California Horse Racing Board could turn into a referendum on trainer authority.

Responding to some conditioner complaints, a majority of the CHRB voted against enforcing a regulation... Read More

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Riding For Reading Teams up with University Equestrian Team

January 29, 2007

Riding For Reading is pleased to announce that the University of Southern California's Trojan Equestrian Team has signed up to help Riding For Reading. The USC Equestrian Team will help the non-profit literacy organization with its book... Read More

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N.J. Horse Fatally Shot, Police Searching for Archer

January 28, 2007

Police are searching for leads after a Franklin Township, N.J., horse was fatally shot with an arrow last Sunday (Jan. 21), the Read More