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
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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
December 21, 2010
Exactly 740 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What are your horse's favorite holiday treats?"... Read More
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
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
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
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
May 28, 2010
Computer-assisted surgery (CAS) with a passive optical tracking system is the new future for repairing internal hoof fractures, providing highly accurate placement of screws and the chance for "perfect" results, according to a new stu... Read More
May 18, 2010
Anyone who slaughters a horse and sells its meat for human consumption in Florida now faces criminal felony charges under a new measure signed into law by Gov. Charlie Crist on May 14.
HB 765 prohibits the mutilation or killing of an... Read More
May 17, 2010
Language that would have established regulations and fees for horse processing operations in Missouri was removed from an omnibus agriculture bill that was passed by that state's Senate on May 14.
SB 795 contained language derive... Read More
May 12, 2010
A controversial Missouri bill that would allow horse processing plant development in that state was sent to the Senate Conference Committee May 11 for refinement. The committee has the power to strip slaughter language from the bill.
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May 10, 2010
Some horse slaughter opponents are using social networking sites to urge the defeat of Missouri legislation that would allow horse processing plant development in that state.
Introduced by Rep. Jim Viebrock, HB 1747 would establish p... Read More
April 30, 2010
The Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence Symposium: Hoofbeats and Society: the Horse-Human Relationship is scheduled for May 15-16 at the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton, Mass.... Read More
April 27, 2010
The American Horse Council's Legislative Director Ben Pendergrass participated in the April 16 White House Conference on America's Great Outdoors held at the U.S. Department of the Interior.
The conference focused on the challenges, opportuniti... Read More
April 22, 2010
That horses endure significant stress while waiting to be slaughtered has often been assumed. But a new study measuring stress hormone levels now confirms that theory, according to Italian researchers.
In the 45 minutes between remov... Read More
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