Equine Welfare & Legislation

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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

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Maine Horse Shooting Probed

November 04, 2012

A veterinary examination after the shooting revealed that the horse had sustained three wounds.... Read More

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Hybrid Cart Makes Pulling Loads Safer for Horses

November 04, 2012

An electrically powered hybrid cart prevents equine fatigue and makes pulling heavy loads safer for horses.... Read More

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AHC Hires New Director of Health and Regulatory Affairs.

November 03, 2012

Adam Choate has joined the American Horse Council as the director of health and regulatory affairs. ... Read More

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Amicus Brief Filed in HPA Penalty Case

November 02, 2012

The amicus brief asks a court to uphold USDA regulations requiring minimum penalties for HPA violators. ... Read More

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The Horse Launches Redesigned Website

October 30, 2012

Based on feedback from users, the new website will offer a cleaner, more efficient user experience.... Read More

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Chicago Teens Accused of Injuring Police Horses

October 30, 2012

Two youths face charges connected to the alleged injury of horses belonging to the Chicago Police Department.... Read More

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Riders4Helmets Efforts to Promote Safety Recognized by CHA

October 28, 2012

The award recognizes Riders4Helmet's efforts to educate equestrians on the benefits of wearing a helmet.... Read More

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Texas Man Charged in Donkey Dragging Case

October 26, 2012

The man allegedly dragged a donkey behind his SUV then left the injured animal unattended along a roadside.... Read More

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Commentary: Eye on the Racehorse Safety, Welfare Summit

October 23, 2012

Eric Mitchell shares his thoughts on the recently completed Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit. ... Read More

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MDA Releases Guide to Maryland's Licensed Stables

October 12, 2012

Nearly 400 of the state's 600 licensed stables opted to be included in the full-color directory.... Read More

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Texas Horse Hit and Run Driver Sought

October 12, 2012

An unknown driver apparently failed to see a stop sign and struck two men and their horses.... Read More

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MHIB to Present Two Touch of Class Awards Oct. 6

October 05, 2012

The award honors Maryland horses, individuals, teams, organizations, or events deserving of recognition.... Read More