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Three Mares Found With Lip Tattoos Burned Off, Pennsylvania SPCA Investigating

The Pennsylvania SPCA is investigating a case of cruelty after three Thoroughbred mares were purchased from the New Holland Horse Auction in Pennsylvania this week with their lip tattoos damaged. Veterinarians believe acid was used to burn the upper lips of the three horses, apparently to obscure the tattoo numbers. According to Kelly Smith, director […]

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Four Pregnant Mares Rescued From New Holland Feb. 29

Gerda’s Animal Aide of Vermont stepped in to rescue four heavily pregnant Thoroughbred mares from New Holland Auction on Feb. 29, as well as one additional mare who was not pregnant, according to All five mares came through the auction with paperwork, and three had to be bought back from meat buyers while two […]

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Racing Executive Rescues Mare From Slaughter, Now Prized Show Horse

Suffolk Downs enacted a no-slaughter policy in 2008 ensuring that the connections of racehorses found at slaughter plants would be severely punished. Then the vice-president of racing, Sam Elliot got wind of several horses being held at the New Holland auction, a place frequented by kill buyers, according to The racing executive was able […]

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Penn National Anti-Slaughter Policy Put to Test

Officials with Hollywood Casino at Penn National are investigating whether a leading owner and his bloodstock manager may have violated the Grantville, Pa., track’s anti-slaughter policy after a horse that had been stabled at Penn National wound up in a livestock sale and destined for slaughter. The horse has been spared, but the incident has […]

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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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Kelsey Lefever Case: How to Prevent the Alleged Practices?

Yesterday we broke the news of Kelsey Lefever, a 24-year-old woman who has allegedly been misrepresenting her intentions of finding a new home for retired racehorses in Pennsylvania and taking them to kill-buyers instead. She was quoted in the Affidavit of Probable Cause by a friend saying, “I killed every one of those f—ing horses, […]

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Pennsylvania Farm Fires Kelsey Lefever

In the wake of Monday’s Paulick Report article detailing the criminal charges against Kelsey Lefever – the 24-year-old Honeybrook, Pa., woman accused of deceptive business practices and theft by deception involving an alleged horse adoption for slaughter scam – Great Scott Farm in Malvern, Pa., has terminated Lefever’s recently acquired position at the farm as […]

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