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Outrage Over Equine Abuse In Australia Prompts Call For National Horse Registry

The Australian Veterinary Association is requesting a national horse registry be established by the federal government as rapidly as possible. The group is also asking for better enforcement of animal welfare standards for horses that are sent to slaughterhouses. This outcry for regulation is in response to footage shown by ABC of racehorses being mistreated […]

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From Helping To Hoarding: A Slippery Slope For Some

Rescuing a horse is a noble endeavor; to attempt to ease or relieve a horse’s suffering is a gut reaction for many human beings. However, there are times when well-intentioned people go astray, taking on too many animals in need of assistance and getting in over their heads. Many times, the horses ends up worse […]

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Unique Program At Colorado State Helping Horses In Transition

The Department of Equine Sciences at Colorado State University (CSU) has launched a rapidly expanding course that rehabilitates and trains rescue horses in an effort to help them find new homes. Dubbed The Right Horse Program, CSU partnered with the Harmony Equine Center, Colorado Horse Rescue and Drifter Hearts of Hope to source the horses […]

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EQUUS Foundation Awards Over $405,000 In Grants In 2019

The EQUUS Foundation announced today the award of over $405,000 in grants, including $136,000 in awards of new and gently used riding apparel to individual riders in need, scholastic riding programs, pony clubs, equestrian camp programs and equine charities through The Rider’s Closet program. Primary support is awarded to equine charities nationwide that save and […]

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Nearly 150 Horses Rescued In Alleged Cruelty Situation In Texas

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is assisting the Camp County Sheriff’s Office and Safe Haven Equine Rescue and Retirement Home in removing approximately 150 horses from an alleged large-scale cruelty situation in Camp County, Texas. The Camp County Sheriff’s Office served a seizure warrant on an approximately 45-acre property at approximately 7:30 […]

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Horses Removed From The California Equine Retirement Foundation

Animal control officers could suggest criminal charges against the California Equine Retirement Foundation (CERF), after the removal of about 40 retired racehorses from the sanctuary, according to multiple media reports. Officials say the California Equine Retirement Foundation (CERF) 38 retired racehorses were recently removed from the sanctuary’s care. Carrie Ard, CEO of the San Jacinto-based […]

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Equine Rescue of Aiken Helps Horses And Animal Control Officers

Founded in 2006, the Equine Rescue of Aiken is a sanctuary for horses that has placed more than 900 equines into new homes. The horses, which mainly come from the Aiken community, could be retired racehorses or they may have come from abuse and neglect situations; the organization has between 60 and 65 horses in […]

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Unintentional Equine Neglect And Abuse A Concern For The Bluegrass

The Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) welcomed a diverse range of attendees to their November meeting, which was one of the largest of 2018. Focused on understanding the process of prosecuting equine neglect and abuse cases in Kentucky, as well as the roadblocks organizations assisting with these cases may encounter, the room was full of […]

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Kentucky Horse Council Announces Dates For 2018 Livestock Investigation Training

The Kentucky Horse Council’s Livestock Investigation Training is back this spring and will be held at two locations across Kentucky, Western Kentucky University and Morehead State University. Registration for both training’s is now open to all county and state officials, such as Animal Control Officers, Sheriffs, and Police Officers. Developed by the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) […]

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