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July 2, 2013 In response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision to allow horse slaughter facilities to resume operating on U.S. soil, animal protection organizations have filed suit against the agency and asked for an immediate injunction. The Humane Society of the United States, Front...

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July 2, 2013, Huffington Post, Jeri Clausing ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Federal officials cleared the way Friday for a return to domestic horse slaughter, granting a southeastern New Mexico company’s application to convert its cattle facility into a horse processing plant. In approving Valley Meat Co.’s plans to produce...

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July 1, 2013 According to Wikipedia, a rodeo is a competitive sport which arose out of the working practices of cattle herding in Spain, Mexico, and later the United States, Canada, South America and Australia. It was based on the skills required of the working vaqueros and later, cowboys,...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, June 28, 2013 Contact: Sue Wallis, U.S. Chair 307 680 8515 – sue.wallis@ieqabassn.org Return of Humane and Regulated Horse Processing is Welcome News The majority of the overall equine industry and the horse people of America are celebrating today the announcement that the option of humane and...

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From TheHorse.com, presented By University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, JUN 26, 2013 [caption id="attachment_20037" align="alignleft" width="300"] Janine Lindgreen, APRN, and colleagues recently completed a pioneering research pilot study exploring how horses can help teaching humans about leadership. Here, Lindgreen connects with "Domino."Photo: University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture[/caption] If...

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The oldest full genome sequence, recovered from ancient horse bone, pushes back equine origins by 2 million years. Erika Check Hayden, June 26, 2013, Nature [caption id="attachment_20011" align="alignright" width="300"] The Przewalski’s horse, recently brought back from the brink of extinction in Mongolia, is truly the last remaining...