January 18, 2009
A bill before the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee would prohibit the use double-decker trailers for transporting horses across state lines.
Specifically, HR 305, or the "Horse Transportation... Read More
January 16, 2009
New legislation aimed at stemming the export of horses for slaughter in Mexico and Canada was introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on Jan. 14. Sponsored by Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich) and... Read More
November 17, 2008
The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) is performing further research into the issue of unwanted horses, with help from participants in the equine industry. The first step in this effort is an online survey, available at
November 14, 2008
November 01, 2008
Thoroughbreds are great athletes, and they also are great pleasure and companion animals for those who love horses.
Bloodhorse.com and TheHorse.com are teaming up to bring Thoroughbreds in need of homes to the attention of hundreds of... Read More
October 21, 2008
After 12 horses died Friday following a stock trailer accident in Calgary, Alberta, the remaining 32 horses have been returned to their point of origin in Bonnyville, according to Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada Chair Bill... Read More
October 20, 2008
Twelve horses died Friday when a stock trailer carrying 44 animals overturned onto the median of a Calgary, Alberta, freeway.
The driver, identified by Read More
October 10, 2008
Magna Entertainment Corp. has formally adopted a company-wide policy promoting the humane treatment of racehorses, the company announced Oct. 10.
Under the policy, any trainer or owner stabling at an MEC facility who directly or indirectly... Read More
September 24, 2008
The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has passed H.R. 6598, a measure known as the "Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2008."
This bill prohibits transport, sale, delivery, or export of horses for slaughter for... Read More
August 15, 2008
A variety of topics were highlighted during the reinvented Kester News Hour at the 2007 AAEP Convention. ... Read More
July 31, 2008
Animal rights advocates are urging lawmakers to pass a bill banning the slaughter of U.S. horses for consumption abroad, arguing the practice is inhumane. Opponents of the proposal say it would actually increase cruelty in the form of... Read More
July 30, 2008
July 25, 2008
Legislation introduced July 23 to the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee addresses the horse slaughter issue by linking the practice to animal cruelty and leaving enforcement to federal authorities.... Read More
July 21, 2008
The Shetland ponies donated to the Hong Kong Equestrian Federation officially changed hands July 10 in a special ceremony. The American Shetland Pony Club donated the ponies to salute Hong Kong's efforts in hosting the... Read More
July 18, 2008
The use of double-decker trailers to transport horses for any purpose would be banned nationwide if a new bill recently introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives becomes law. But some equine welfare advocates say the bill is flawed.... Read More
July 03, 2008
Sending racehorses to slaughter will not be tolerated at Suffolk Downs racetrack in Boston. Track management will now deny trainers stalls if they sell a horse for slaughter. This latest move bolsters other efforts underway to protect... Read More
June 27, 2008
Alex Brown has worked in horseracing on-and-off in North America for 20 years. He spent most of this time at the Fair Hill Training Center. Alex also runs alexbrownracing.com, a site that... Read More
June 24, 2008
The Rhode Island General Assembly has passed legislation to ban the use of double-decker trucks to transport horses in the state. Sen. Dominick Ruggerio, D-Providence, and Rep. Amy Rice, D-Portsmouth, introduced the legislation in response to an... Read More
June 19, 2008
It tends to get lost in the shuffle because it's not as sexy as anabolic steroids, race-fixing, or catastrophic breakdowns from a media perspective. But talk to people who work in the horse industry every day, and they'll tell you the issue of... Read More
June 17, 2008
The Supreme Court of the United States on June 16 denied certiorari in Cavel International, Inc. v. Madigan (No. 07-962), leaving in place a decision by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upholding a ban on slaughter of horses for human... Read More
June 16, 2008
The Supreme Court has declined an appeal from the owners of a horse slaughtering plant who challenged an Illinois law prohibiting the killing of horses for human consumption.
Cavel International Inc. closed its plant in DeKalb, Ill., last... Read More
June 10, 2008
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) will open a new 1,120-acre horse sanctuary and rescue facility in Douglas County, Ore. This will be the organization's fourth major animal care facility.
The new Duchess Sanctuary is made... Read More
May 14, 2008
In a glutted market where some horses can be had for as little as $2, auctioneer Tim Jennings is trying to convince horse owners it's still a good time to sell their animals.
"We're telling people to compare how much they're spending o... Read More
May 12, 2008
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has reinforced its opposition to the use of double-deck trailers to transport horses and other equines by approving a new policy on the humane transport of equines.
The policy, which was... Read More
May 09, 2008
Shipping horsemeat through Texas that's destined for diners elsewhere is illegal, according to an opinion issued this week by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.
Texas already bans sale or possession of horsemeat for human consumption.... Read More