April 21, 2008
The American Horse Council and the USDA are co-sponsoring a forum called "The Unwanted Horse Issue: What Now?" The all-day forum will be held June 18 at the Department's Jefferson Auditorium in Washington, DC.
The forum will piggy-back... Read More
January 30, 2008
Recent articles in prominent newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times have reported on an apparent increase in the numbers of unwanted horses.... Read More
January 10, 2008
The Oak Tree Racing Association of Arcadia, Calif., has become the newest member organization to join the Unwanted Horse Coalition.
"Oak Tree Racing is another wonderful addition to our already distinguished list of members," said Tom... Read More
November 23, 2007
The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) seeks to list facilities that provide specific services for unwanted horses, such as retraining facilities, therapeutic riding groups and police departments, and facilities that accept horses with special needs,... Read More
November 14, 2007
The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) is asking breed registries, equine organizations, state associations and individual horse owners and service providers to spread the word to "Own Responsibly."
That was the message delivered by... Read More
November 07, 2007
The Unwanted Horse Coalition has released a new informational brochure and handbook.
"We've updated the brochure to reflect the growth the coalition has experienced over the last year," said Tom Lenz, DVM, group chairman. "Th... Read More
October 18, 2007
The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) is asking facilities that will accept and/or place horses to list themselves on the UHC Web site.
"This is an important step... Read More
June 20, 2007
The Unwanted Horse Coalition hopes to step up awareness and engage the entire horse industry in its "own responsibly" campaign.
The coalition, made up of industry organizations... Read More
May 17, 2007
Four more equine organizations have joined the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC), bringing the total number of members to 16. The mission of the UHC is to educate the public on the issue of unwanted horses and to remind people to "Own... Read More
March 28, 2007
The Unwanted Horse Coalition, a group of horse-industry organizations, has launched its Web site and has released an awareness brochure.
The Web site (Read More
January 06, 2007
A new Web site launched this week, UnwantedHorses.org, focuses on the unwanted horse problem in America and says it's time for a new view about horses.
"While many horse owners are devoted to their animals and keep them for life, the... Read More
November 08, 2006
The Unwanted Horse Coalition met officially for the first time under the auspices of the American Horse Council at the United States Equestrian Federation headquarters in Lexington Oct. 31.
Meeting participants discussed a number of... Read More
October 06, 2006
This week, the Unwanted Horse Coalition elected Tom Lenz, DVM, to serve as Chairman, and it named Katy Carter as the Coalition's Coordinator.
A past president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), Lenz is well... Read More
August 01, 2006
The Unwanted Horse Coalition, which started with an Unwanted Horse Summit during the American Horse Council’s (AHC) annual convention in April 2005, is being folded into the AHC.
"The issue of 'unwanted horses' has faced this industry... Read More
June 27, 2006
The Unwanted Horse Coalition, which started as the Unwanted Horse Summit during the American Horse Council's (AHC) annual convention in April 2005, is being folded into the AHC. American Horse Council Chairman Nick Nicholson made the announcemen... Read More
June 01, 2006
The American Horse Council (AHC) board of trustees is considering a proposal that would place under the organization's umbrella a coalition working on the issue of unwanted horses.
At the AHC issues forum in April 2005, the American... Read More
May 09, 2006
On May 3, members of the Kentucky horse industry announced that they have united to form the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, a new shelter and adoption service for unwanted horses of all breeds. According to the group, The Kentucky... Read More
April 05, 2006
The American Horse Council board of trustees is considering a proposal that would place under the organization's umbrella a coalition working on the issue of unwanted horses.
At the American Horse Council issues forum a year ago, the... Read More
February 17, 2006
What is an unwanted horse? An unwanted horse is a horse within the domestic equine population that is deemed by its owner to no longer be useful or needed, said Nat Messer, DVM, Dipl. ABVP, during the Horseman's Day session at the 51st annual... Read More
November 01, 2005
Representatives from 20 equine-related organizations that make up the unwanted horse coalition met Sept. 21 at the American Veterinary Medical Association headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill., to focus on the group's mission and to create a long-ter... Read More
September 23, 2005
Groups formalize mission statement, next steps
The equine industry's work on behalf of unwanted horses continued to gain momentum this week as representatives from twenty organizations met to advance the efforts that began at the nation'... Read More
July 26, 2005
Industry groups to meet again in September
Following closely on the heels of the nation's first-ever Unwanted Horse Summit in Washington, D.C., on April 19, a National Steering Committee has been named to perform the... Read More
June 01, 2005
More than 25 equine-industry organizations and one U.S. congressman participated in the nation's first Unwanted Horse Summit on April 19 in Washington, D.C. Hosted by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), the Summit served as ... Read More
June 01, 2005
Unwanted Horse Summit April 19, 2005 – Washington, DC
The attached list of organizations and officials were invited to attend a one day workshop for the purpose of determining if agreement could be reached... Read More
April 20, 2005
More than 25 equine-industry organizations and one U.S. congressman participated in the nation's first-ever Unwanted Horse Summit on Tuesday, April 19, in Washington, D.C. Hosted by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP),... Read More
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