Equine Welfare & Legislation


Two Men Charged in Montana Shooting Death of Horse

March 24, 2007

Two Missoula, Mont., men are charged in the fatal shooting of a horse in the Ninemile Valley earlier this week.

David A. Moorse, 21, and Jacob C. Scharff, 25, were each charged Thursday with accountability for criminal mischief, a felony... Read More


HSUS Files Notice of Intent to Sue Slaughter Facility Over Water Pollution

March 22, 2007

The Humane Society of the United States has filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue the Cavel International horse slaughterhouse in DeKalb, Ill., for repeatedly violating the federal Clean Water Act. Cavel is the only location in the United State... Read More


EU Takes Greece to Court for 'Below Par' Animal Welfare

March 21, 2007

The European Commission took Greece to court today (March 21), saying animal welfare standards in the country were still marked by persistent shortcomings.

It said Athens has not put in place European Union rules that set a minimum standard... Read More


HIPPA Legislation for Recreational Riders Introduced in Congress

March 19, 2007

Representatives Bart Stupak (D-MI) and Michael C. Burgess (R-TX) recently introduced "The HIPAA Recreational Injury Technical Correction Act" (H.R. 1076).

HIPPA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

This bill... Read More


Veterinarians for Equine Welfare Launch New Web Site

March 16, 2007

A group of veterinarians has created an organization and Web site called Veterinarians for Equine Welfare (VEW) to express their beliefs concerning horse slaughter and the veterinary industry.

VEW consulted with representatives of the horse... Read More


University of Tennessee Offering Emerging Diseases Course

March 15, 2007

The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine is hosting a weeklong, in-depth training course on Foreign Animal and Emerging Diseases from May 13-18, 2007, in Knoxville, Tenn. The course, which is jointly sponsored with the U.S.... Read More


WEG: Legislators Break Without Decision on Horse Park Projects

March 14, 2007

A $28 million appropriation for improvements to the Kentucky Horse Park was left in the lurch Monday when lawmakers adjourned without reaching an agreement on a number of major construction projects.

The money was to be used to build an... Read More


USRider Offers Fuel Economy Tips

March 13, 2007

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that the average monthly motor gasoline prices will increase by nearly 40 cents per gallon from February ($2.28 per gallon) through June, peaking at $2.67 per gallon. Although the projected... Read More


Kentucky Legislators: Horse Industry Deserves Better

March 12, 2007

Two Democratic legislators in Kentucky have formally asked Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher why the horse industry won’t have broad representation at an agriculture summit scheduled for March 15 in Louisville.

According to the state Web... Read More


CHC Pushing Domestic Violence Animal Protection Legislation

March 08, 2007

The Connecticut Horse Council has been working on legislation that will assist victims of domestic violence by allowing judges to include animals in restraining and protective orders, as domestic violence victims might be unable to leave th... Read More


ASPCA to Mark 141st Anniversary with Day of Special Events

March 06, 2007

This April, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) will mark 141 years since its founding as the first animal welfare organization in the Western Hemisphere--and as such, April is deemed Prevention of Cruelty to... Read More


PETA Submits Letter Regarding Georgia Neglect Case

March 05, 2007

A representative of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) sent a letter to Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Scott Ballard today (March 5) regarding the animal cruelty case in which two Pike County, Ga., residents have been... Read More


Candy Stripes, Sire of Invasor, Dies in Argentina

March 01, 2007

Candy Stripes, sire of 2006 Horse of the Year Invasor, died Feb. 28 at Haras Carampagne in San Antonio de Areco in Argentina because of colic. The son of Blushing Groom was 25.

Candy Stripes not only sired Argentine-bred Invasor, who won... Read More


U.K. Vet Cleared of Disgraceful Conduct Charge for Punching Horse

March 01, 2007

A panel for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has decided a British veterinarian will not be punished for his behavior after losing a race, which included punching his horse, the Read More


Equine Welfare Organizations

March 01, 2007

From the Mustang protection issue to slaughter bills, equine welfare concerns are getting plenty of attention in the mainstream media. Behind these issues are equine welfare organizations working hard to make a change in horses' lives. Some of the... Read More


Elastikon Award to Promote Soundness In Horses

February 27, 2007

A research project to be conducted by a team led by Chris Kawcak, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, at Colorado State University and aimed at avoiding a common type of fracture in athletic horses has been designated the recipient of the first Elastikon... Read More


World Games 2010 Foundation Appoints Manager of Human Resources

February 24, 2007

The World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Monica Barber to the position of Manager of Human Resources for the Foundation. In addition to managing the human resources and personnel issues for the... Read More


Horse Killed in Minnesota Barn Fire

February 23, 2007

A barn fire has killed a horse near Fergus Falls, Minn.

Fire Chief Mark Hovland says the barn's owner noticed the fire around 5:30 a.m. Thursday and tried to save all of the horses. One horse died in the fire, but four others were... Read More


S. Equi Confirmation Leads to Quarantine of Ky. Barn

February 23, 2007

Three horses at a private training center in La Grange, Ky., have been confirmed positive for Streptococcus equi, the bacterium that causes strangles. The Department of Agriculture has quarantined the barn. Two of the positive horses have... Read More


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


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


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


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


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


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