Kelsey Lefever

Team Valor nominates Ray Paulick’s Kelsey Lefever story for writing award

Team Valor International has issued an automatic nomination to Ray Paulick for the inaugural Stanley Bergstein Writing Award, recognizing a January 16 story from the Paulick Report that exposed a Pennsylvania scam involving retired racehorses. Paulick’s story “Every One of Them Is Dead,” detailed the criminal case against Kelsey Lefever, who allegedly sold Thoroughbreds for […]

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Report: Kelsey Lefever to get probation, be restricted in horse activities

Kelsey Lefever, the 24-year-old Honey Brook, Pa., woman who allegedly took in ex-racehorses on the premise of finding them a good home only to send them to a nearby auction populated by buyers for slaughterhouses, waived her preliminary hearing on Tuesday before Judge Lowell Witmer in East Hanover Township, Dauphin County, Pa., and is scheduled […]

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Hearing for Kelsey Lefever postponed until February 21

The preliminary hearing for Kelsey Lefever that had been scheduled for today has been rescheduled for Feb. 21, according to a statement from Pennsylvania State Police. The 24-year-old Lefever is accused of taking possession of retired Thoroughbreds under false claims that she would re-home them and instead allegedly sold them to kill buyers who sent […]

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PA horsemen’s group: Kelsey Lefever case appalling, retirement program making a difference

Amid concerns on the state and national level about the practice of racehorse slaughter, the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (PTHA) announced today that nearly 700 horses have been safely retired through a program it implemented in May 2008 called Turning for Home.  Since its creation just under four years ago, Turning for Home — the […]

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Patriot-News: Debate over horse slaughter ramps up with Kelsey Lefever case

The central Pennsylvania newspaper, The Patriot-News, writes about the issue of horse slaughter in the wake of charges against Kelsey Lefever for allegedly sending horses to their deaths while telling sellers she was re-training and re-homing them: “Christine Boyer runs a retirement home for horses in Pine Grove called Last Chance Farm. People who can […]

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Industry commitment on Thoroughbred aftercare cannot wait

How much more evidence do horse industry leaders need that time is running out for them to put together a mandatory, broad-based funding mechanism to support Thoroughbred aftercare programs? Two weeks ago came the shocking details of the alleged horse adoption for slaughter scheme of Kelsey Lefever, a 24-year-old Pennsylvania woman operating out of Penn […]

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Michelson: I can account for every horse that I sold for Kelsey Lefever

Melissa Michelson, who was associated with Kelsey Lefever when the latter was operating an alleged horse adoption for slaughter scam out of Penn National racecourse last May, issued a statement distancing herself from Lefever, who has been charged with five counts of deceptive business practices and theft by deception. Lefever has a preliminary hearing scheduled […]

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Pennsylvania congressman calls for passage of slaughter prevention bill

A Pennsylvania congressman urged support Thursday for the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act in response to the charges against 24-year-old Kelsey Lefever, the Pennsylvania woman accused of selling horses to slaughter in Canada under false pretenses.  The charges were first reported by the Paulick Report this week. Rep. Patrick Meehan, a Republican who represents Pennsylvania’s […]

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Protect Your Horses: You Are All They Have

In the wake of the disturbing allegations against 24-year-old Kelsey Lefever, the Pennsylvania woman charged with deceptive business practices and theft by deception in a case involving horse adoption and slaughter, Allie Conrad, executive director of CANTER Mid Atlantic, posted a very compelling piece on Facebook about what horse owners can do to keep their […]

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Probable Cause Affidavit and Charges Against Kelsey Lefever

Much has been reported about the probable cause affidavit and charges against Kelsey Lefever, the 24-year-old Pennsylvania woman accused of deceptive business practice and theft by deception in an alleged adoption for horse slaughter scheme. Click here to read the original story. For those interested in reading the entire affidavit, the Paulick Report has made […]

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