Pat Raia

Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

Articles by Pat Raia

New Assateague Island Rules Will Protect Ponies, Humans

Visitors to Assateague Island National Seashore (AINS) must keep their distance and stash their food from the Read More

North Carolina Horse Shooting Probed

North Carolina law enforcement authorities are seeking those responsible for the shooting death of a horse Read More

North Carolina Farm Operator Faces Charges

The owner of a North Carolina farm is facing multiple animal cruelty charges for allegedly maltreating more Read More

Singer Criticized for Rodeo Appearance, Donation

An animal welfare advocacy group is criticizing singer and wild horse advocate Sheryl Crow for a scheduled Read More

Congressman Criticizes BLM Policies

Arizona Congressman Raul M. Grijalva criticized a Bureau of Land Management decision to create nonreproducing Read More

Vermont Horse Shooter Sought

Law enforcement authorities in Vermont are seeking whoever is responsible for the shooting death of horse Read More

Thoroughbred Injured, Euthanized at Calgary Stampede

On opening day of the 2011 Calgary Stampede, a horse was euthanized after suffering a catastrophic injury Read More

BLM Solicits Pasture Facility Bids

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking bids from landowners interested in providing new long-term hold Read More

Contested Mustang Gather Postponed

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has postponed a Nevada mustang gather that is at the center of a lawsuit Read More

Iowa Man Charged in Horse Hair Thefts

An Iowa man is facing multiple felony charges for allegedly cutting the tails and manes off horses residing on Read More

Lawsuit Would Block Nevada Mustang Gathers

A group of wild horse advocates have asked the U.S. District Court in Nevada to stop a planned Bureau of Land Read More

Reducing 'Unwanted' Horse Numbers

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

Bill Would Forbid Double-Decker Horse Transport

Transporting horses in double-deck trailers would be banned nationwide under legislation introduced into the Read More

Arrest Made in Oregon Horse Neglect Case

Law enforcement authorities in Oregon have located and arrested a woman accused of maltreating two horses Read More

Ohio Court Denies Appeal in Vess Neglect Case

Robin Vess, the Ohio woman convicted on more than 40 counts of second degree misdemeanor animal cruelty for Read More

Report: Equine Panic, Equipment Flaw Caused UF Horse Death

A University of Florida (UF) Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) review team has credited an Read More

Oregon Authorities Seek Owner of Allegedly Maltreated Horses

Law enforcement authorities in Oregon are seeking the owner of two allegedly maltreated horses confiscated by Read More

Microchips Will Monitor Horse Health at Calgary Stampede

More than 500 horses expected to compete in the chuckwagon races at the 2011 Calgary Stampede will receive Read More

Wildfires Still Challenging Arizona Equine Community

While firefighters struggle to contain the Monument wildfire in Arizona, the blaze is challenging members of Read More

GAO Report on Horse Processing Released

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

Maryland Farm Operator Charged with Animal Cruelty

A Maryland breeding farm operator is facing multiple animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged Read More

Royals Asked to Avoid Calgary Stampede

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, have been asked to avoid the Calgary Stampede when they Read More

BLM Reevaluating Wyoming Mustang Plan

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is reconsidering a Record of Decision that called for the spaying of wild Read More

Sponsor Nixes Fee-Based Horsemeat Inspection Amendment

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

Louisiana Men Face Cruelty Charges

Two Louisiana men have been charged with animal cruelty after allegedly tying a dead horse to a tree along a Read More