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Horse Slaughter In the U.S.: The Dumbest Business Idea Since New Coke

January 3rd, 2014 (2)
This is a post from yesterday on Wayne Pacelle’s blog A Humane Nation. Horse Slaughter – Dumb idea indeed! Pro slaughter groups tout being able to sell the meat overseas to European markets – but as Mr Pacelle states: ...

DeHaven takes on walking horse industry over soring

January 2nd, 2014 (1)
For years, Dr DeHaven, President of the American Veterinary Medical Association has been an advocate to end soring. The PAST Act needs to be approved to end this cruel and unnecessary practice. ~ HfH From: DVM News Magazine By: ...

Protecting your horses from predatory wildlife

January 2nd, 2014 (1)
Here in SouthEast Texas, where the HfH Ranch is, we recently have been seeing news articles on packs of dogs killing miniature horses and donkeys. Wildlife predators of all types are a big concern for horse owners. Especially in ...

Judge sentences William Kiefer to six months in horse abuse cases

January 2nd, 2014 (4)
Normally we do not post articles on individual horse abuse cases. However the slap on the wrist for a man who abused over 150 horses which resulted in the deaths of over a 100 horses needs to be publicized. ...

A New Year’s Message from Equine Welfare Alliance

January 1st, 2014 (4)
Horse slaughter has been the hot topic of 2013. Below is a message from Equine Welfare Alliance to its members and supporters. John Holland, President of Equine Welfare Alliance, gives us rational reason to be hopeful for 2014. ~ ...

Horses have been a part of the Rose Parade for 125 years

January 1st, 2014 Comments Off
Hard to believe a New Year is about to begin. As a child, I loved watching the Rose Bowl parade and remember there always being wonderful horses taking part. This year will be no exception. ~ HfH From: Pasadena ...

Horse owners concerned by deadly virus in Wake County

December 31st, 2013 Comments Off
So far this is North Carolina. But it is important for all horse owners to keep alert about any outbreaks ongoing in the country. ~ HfH From: ABC Local WTVD By: Elaina Athans RALEIGH (WTVD) — A deadly virus ...

de Blasio: Central Park’s horse-drawn carriages should ride into history

December 31st, 2013 (1)
It is interesting to note that the Teamster’s Union, which represents the carriage drivers among its many labor groups, endorsed Bill de Blasio. ~ HfH From: CNN By: Allie Malloy (CNN) — Horse-drawn carriages could soon be a thing ...

Horse slaughterhouse opening on hold

December 31st, 2013 (4)
Our hopes have come true, at least for a while, in New Mexico where a state judge has temporarily put a halt on horse slaughter due to the NM Attorney General’s lawsuit. Perhaps this will truly be the Year ...

Ten hilarious animal protection laws

December 30th, 2013 (2)
Sometimes I wonder about how laws come into being. I certainly have seen the old Schoolhouse Rock “I’m just a bill” episode. But horses in bathtubs being illegal??? The mind boggles. ~ HfH From: Mercury News By: Joan Morris ...