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Bad Ranchers, Bad Cows

February 27th, 2015 (3)
Cattle damaging the environment? Anyone with any sense would think that would be a given. As Vickery Eckhoff points out in this article, the media often turns to cattle owners themselves when accessing how much damage is done to ...

BLM Seeks Bids for Off-Range Pastures for Wild Horses

February 27th, 2015 (3)
Bless the BLM for all the brainpower that comes up with these brilliant ideas. Ignore the budget, pay a bunch of people to round up wild horses, throw in a few helicopters, haul the horses to holding pens where ...

Wild horse population dominates first day of BLM meeting

February 26th, 2015 (10)
Without an accurate estimate of the wild horse population, the BLM really cannot move forward with making any population control plans. Simply having meetings over the situation is meaningless without the facts. ~ HfH From: Daily Times By: Hannah ...

International joint statements address horse slaughter, rabies in dogs

February 26th, 2015 (12)
I have never understood why an organization formed and devoted to the health and welfare of animals can stand by statements such as this, which is simply a repeat of the same statement they issued 20 years ago. Such ...

A Green Horse? It must be St. Patrick’s Day

February 25th, 2015 Comments Off
Everyone is a bit Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day – even your horse! Habitat for Horses’ Spring “Horse” photo contest is all about Saint Patrick’s Day. Take a picture of your horse, pony, mini, donkey, mule – any equine pal ...

Lawsuit says Purina food harms dogs

February 25th, 2015 (4)
While not about horses,, this is extremely important to all animal lovers. Note that Nestle Purina, the dog and cat food company, is a totally different company from the Purina Mills that makes farm animal feed. In 1986, Ralston ...

5th Circuit Nixes USDA Horse-Protection Rule

February 24th, 2015 (4)
This is a definitely a set back for advocates against horse soring. We need the PAST (Prevent All Soring Tactics) Act now more than ever! You can view the proposed PAST Act here.~ HfH From: Courthouse News (CN) – ...

Laminitis – a crippling deadly disease for horses, ponies and donkeys

February 24th, 2015 (1)
It is the diagnosis horse owners dread – your horse has laminitis. Prevention is the best way to approach this disease as there is no true cure. There are, however, better treatments now than every before. Laminitis’s painful swelling ...

EHV-1 Outbreak in New Jersey

February 23rd, 2015 Comments Off
Equine herpes virus outbreaks are not just taking place in the South and West Coast, it is happening all over the country. Horse owners need to stay up with the news. Stay vigilant, take proper precautions with your horse ...

Court appeal holds up mustangs return to range

February 23rd, 2015 (6)
It is not surprising that an appeal was made on the ruling that would have allowed the wild horses treated with contraceptives to return to their home. What needs to be remembered is that the numbers of wild horses ...