Equine Welfare & Legislation

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RCI Chief: Horse Racing Industry Must Get Its Act Together

April 09, 2014

The RCI president said participants' refusal to take responsibility for actions threatens racing's future.... Read More

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Authorities Investigate Skagit Co., Wash., Horse Shooting

April 08, 2014

Authorities hope the public can help them identify those responsible for shooting a horse in its pasture. ... Read More

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Horse Racing Industry Told to Drop Hammer to Force Reforms

April 08, 2014

Regulators and industry officials were told to use existing tools to push a uniform medication program. ... Read More

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Old Friends Retiree Bull Inthe Heather Euthanized

April 08, 2014

The 24-year-old had been receiving treatment for several health issues, but his quality of life diminished.... Read More

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New NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance Code Available

April 07, 2014

The NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance's 2014 Code of Standards is now available for public comment.... Read More

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Egyptian Arabian Horses Seized in South Carolina

April 01, 2014

The seized horses are receiving rehabilitative care, but 70 other horses from the herd are unaccounted for.... Read More

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Jockey Club Releases Equine Injury Database Statistics

April 01, 2014

The prevalence of race-related fatal injury for a five-year period was 1.91 per 1,000 starts.... Read More

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Texas Stock Horses Seized

March 31, 2014

Thirty stock horses are receiving rehabilitative care after being seized from their owner.... Read More

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N.C. Horse Shooter Sought

March 29, 2014

Authorities are seeking whoever shot and killed a horse while it grazed in its Wake County pasture.... Read More

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Applications for AAEP Foundation Funding Due May 1

March 28, 2014

The AAEP Foundation supports those that share the foundation's mission to improve equine welfare.... Read More

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PETA Makes Case; Medication Reforms Touted

March 27, 2014

PETA said it will "go away" if racing addresses medication issues. Racing officials say progress is ongoing.... Read More

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Determining Personality

March 27, 2014

How can a horse purchaser check out elements of a horse's character at the purchase exam?... Read More

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Safety: What to Look for in a Barn

March 26, 2014

What safety concerns should you look for when selecting a new stable for your horse? ... Read More

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Giving Back to the Horse Industry with Volunteer Time

March 25, 2014

Log your volunteer hours to help TheHorse.com's community reach 100,000 minutes of service!... Read More

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Louisiana Man Accused of Dragging Horse

March 25, 2014

A Louisiana man is accused of animal cruelty after he allegedly dragged a mare behind his truck.... Read More

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N.Y. Horse Rescuer, Suffolk Co. SPCA Settle Lawsuit

March 24, 2014

The litigation stems from a 2010 SPCA investigation on the New York Horse Rescue, operated by Mona Kanicper.... Read More

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Groups Step Up Call for Model Racehorse Drug Rules

March 24, 2014

Racing groups stepped up their call for swift adoption of national model rules on medication and drug testing.... Read More

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Report: PETA Probe Alleges Cruelty to Horses

March 20, 2014

A major Thoroughbred racing stable was the subject of a 2013 undercover PETA investigation.... Read More

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Kinematics of Riders' Hands and Horses' Mouths Studied

March 20, 2014

How we use our reins might give our horses signals we don't mean.... Read More

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Therapy Horses Missing From Pasture

March 17, 2014

The missing horses are used in an equine-assisted therapy for war veterans and disabled children.... Read More

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Horses Seized in Illinois Cruelty Case

March 17, 2014

More than 30 horses are receiving rehabilitative care after being seized in Kane County, Ill.... Read More

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AERC Presses for Horse Welfare Reforms

March 12, 2014

The American Endurance Ride Conference "condemns" abuses in international endurance riding competitions.... Read More

Roly Owers (left), Ingmar De Vos (center), and John McEwen (right) at the World Horse Welfare/FEI memorandum of understanding signing.

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FEI, World Horse Welfare Formalize Long-Term Collaboration

March 12, 2014

World Horse Welfare has signed a memorandum of understanding with the FEI.... Read More

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Time to Say Goodbye

March 12, 2014

If possible, make decisions regarding euthanasia ahead of time to make the process less stressful.... Read More

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Obama Budget Could Halt Horse Plant Inspections Through 2015

March 07, 2014

A request contained in a budget proposal from President Barack Obama could halt horse processing through 2015.... Read More