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BLM Probes Possible Illegal Mustang Trade

August 08, 2011

The BLM is investigating if dozens of mustangs confiscated in Utah were bound for processing plants in Mexico.... Read More

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Reducing 'Unwanted' Horse Numbers

July 01, 2011

Industry members are thinking outside the box to help reduce the number of so-called unwanted horses.... Read More

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AAEP Issues Statement on GAO Horse Welfare Report

June 28, 2011

AAEP President William Moyer, DVM, issued a statement in response to the recent GAO report examining horse ... Read More

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"Unwanted" Horses

June 28, 2011

The United States has a growing problem with "unwanted" horses. This live chat event discussed many solutions.... Read More

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GAO Report on Horse Processing Released

June 23, 2011

The Government Accountability Office issued a report June 22 investigating how processing plant closures have... Read More

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Sponsor Nixes Fee-Based Horsemeat Inspection Amendment

June 17, 2011

An amendment that would have reestablished USDA horsemeat inspections on a fee-for-service basis failed to ... Read More

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Bill Would Ban Horse Transport to Foreign Processing Plants

June 10, 2011

Legislation introduced into the United States Senate on June 9 would ban the transport of horses from the U.S.... Read More

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Amendment Defunds USDA Horsemeat Inspections

June 02, 2011

Funding for USDA horsemeat inspections will not be part of the U.S. House of Representatives 2012 Agricultural... Read More

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New Hampshire Lawmakers Pass Meat Processing Bill

May 10, 2011

Lawmakers in New Hampshire have passed a bill establishing a state meat inspection system that some equine welfare advocates worry could facilitate horse processing in that state. HB 339-FN-A allows the New Hampshire state veterinarian to employ a ... Read More

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Nebraska Legislature Passes Processing Study Bill

May 05, 2011

An amended version of a Nebraska bill that could facilitate horse processing plant development in that state was passed by state lawmakers on May 5, according to a spokesman for bill sponsor Sen. Tyson Larson. In its original version introduced in ... Read More

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Nebraska Horse Processing Legislation Moving Forward

March 31, 2011

A Nebraska measure that could invite private-sector horse processing into that state drew closer to becoming law on March 30 when lawmakers voted it out of the first round of floor debates required to pass the legislation.
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Nebraska Horse Processing Bill Advances

February 17, 2011

A measure intended to facilitate private sector horse processing plant development in Nebraska was approved by that state Senate's Agriculture Committee on Feb. 15. The bill, LB 305, would establish a state inspection program for plants that process ... Read More

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Wyoming House Leaders: Allegations Against Wallis Unfounded

February 08, 2011

Leaders of the Wyoming House of Representatives have declared allegations of ethics violations stemming from a complaint filed by a Wyoming resident against State Representative Sue Wallis unfounded. Wallis was the primary sponsor of HB 122, a ... Read More

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Equine Welfare: One European Perspective (AAEP 2010)

January 27, 2011

The horse industry in the United States is not the only one dealing with an equine welfare problem. Some European countries are also facing challenges in assuring all horses have a good quality of life, according to Joe Collins, MVB, PhD, MRCVS, ... Read More

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Nebraska Lawmakers Consider Horse Processing, Rescue Bills

January 19, 2011

Proposed legislation in Nebraska could facilitate horse processing plant development in that state, while a companion bill would penalize rescue operators who turn away horses brought to them for care. Introduced on Jan. 12, LB 305 would establish a ... Read More

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Rutgers Equine Science Center Receives $100,000 Donation

January 07, 2011

The Rutgers Equine Science Center recently received a $100,000 donation from its director, Karyn Malinowski, PhD. Malinowski made the donation in support of new initiatives, programs, and better horse care through research and education as the Center... Read More

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Horse Processing Plants: Not Just a Horse Issue

January 06, 2011

As the lackluster economy continues to challenge the horse industry, ranchers, lawmakers, and horse owners gathered at the Summit of the Horse in Las Vegas, Nev., this week to discuss the economic state of the industry and the unwanted horse issues. ... Read More

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Expanding the Effort on Equine Rescue

January 01, 2011

I believe that, in their hearts, every true horseman would like to see the perceived need for equine slaughter eliminated. Now, a unique opportunity to do just this has presented itself... Read More

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Rescue Group Launches Anti-Slaughter Awareness Campaign

December 30, 2010

A Pennsylvania-based equine rescue organization hopes a billboard advertising campaign will raise awareness of horse slaughter issues, particularly among non-horse owners.
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Complaint Seeks Probe of Wyoming Lawmaker

December 22, 2010

A Wyoming woman has asked the Speaker of the State's House of Representatives and other officials to investigate Representative Sue Wallis on grounds that the lawmaker violated ethics laws when she sponsored legislation to allow horse processing ... Read More

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Readers and Their Horses Get Into the Holiday Spirit

December 21, 2010

Exactly 740 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What are your horse's favorite holiday treats?"... Read More

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Study: Horse's Stress Levels Increase During Events

October 05, 2010

Horses might experience increased stress during equestrian events and competitions, but that stress appears relatively mild and might even be beneficial according to new research by Austrian, German, and French equitation scientists.... Read More

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California Anti-Slaughter Resolution Passes

August 26, 2010

A bill instructing California's congressional delegation to support federal legislation that would forbid the transport of horses to horse processing plants in Canada and Mexico took its final step to passage on Wednesday when that state's Senate app... Read More

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Proposed Canadian Bill Could Halt U.S. Slaughter Exports

June 22, 2010

A proposed Canadian law could halt the export of U.S. horses for slaughter in that country, one equine welfare advocate said. Along with Mexico, Canada became a major destination for U.S. slaughter-bound horses after court actions shuttered rema... Read More

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Who's To Blame? (Slaughter and Our Romantic Image of the Horse)

June 01, 2010

Who should get the credit--or blame--for the closings of Texas horse slaughter plants? Start with the horse industry itself, and its heroic, romantic image of the horse.... Read More