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Local Horse Rescue Offers Alternative to Slaughter

May 18th, 2013 (18)
Seattle PI, Candace Calloway Whiting, May 17, 2013 In 2004 this sensitive and kind horse, Dakota, was purchased for fifty cents per pound to prevent her and the foal she carried from being slaughtered. The farmer who owned her ...

Congressional Letter to Obama

May 18th, 2013 (6)
   REP. Ray Lujan, James Moran, Patrick Meehan and Jan Schakowsky collectively pen a note to the Obama Administration about horse slaughter. To read the rest of the letter, CLICK HERE Habitat for Horses recently lost 100 acres of ...

Screening horses for ailments, doping ahead of Preakness a ‘sophisticated’ task

May 17th, 2013 (9)
Baltimore Sun, May 16, 2013, Kevin Rector In a pair of low-slung green stables manned by security guards and watched by 24-hour surveillance cameras, a pack of brawny young horses will be monitored, poked and assessed down to the ...

Horse Health Issues in BLM Holding Facility

May 16th, 2013 (9)
horsetalk.co.nz. May 16, 2013 A wild horse advocacy group has voiced its concerns over infections in captive wild horses held at a short-term holding facility run by the Bureau of Land Management. Wild Horse Education, a non-profit organization in ...

Celebrities, School Children, Advocates Gather at Capitol to Lobby for Permanent Ban on Horse Slaughter

May 15th, 2013 (10)
“Horses on the Hill” event participants urge Congress to pass the SAFE Act WASHINGTON (May 15, 2013)—As part of the “Horses on the Hill” event, celebrities, local school children, young equestrians and advocates joined Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., Rep. ...

Facing National Scrutiny, BLM Struggles to Explain Wild Horse Program

May 15th, 2013 (37)
Susanne Roy, May 14, 2013, Huffington Post “Wild horses are not receiving a fair shake.” Those are the words of a thirty-year Bureau of Land Management (BLM) veteran to NBC News’ senior investigative correspondent, Lisa Myers, as part of ...

The case of the missing mustangs; what happened to 1,700 wild horses?

May 15th, 2013 (15)
NBC News, Lisa Myers and Michael Austin, May 14, 2013 The semis would rumble down country roads packed full of wild horses. Truckload after truckload, sometimes 36 horses at a time, all with the same destination: a ranch in the small ...

Today Show Video on Wild Horses, Plus a heart-warming story about a BLM foal

May 14th, 2013 (11)
This story is too well written, with too many photos, to reproduce here. Lisa Myers did an excellent job both writing about the foal and in the video on wild horses. I have no doubt that your reaction will ...

Governor Haslam’s ‘Ag-Gag’ Veto Could Have National Impact

May 14th, 2013 (3)
Food Safety News, May 14, 2013, Dan Flynn The veto by Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Haslam of a bill requiring anyone taking pictures or shooting video of animal abuse to turn the evidence over to law enforcement within 48 ...

Animal Welfare Advocates Applaud Governor Haslam for Vetoing Ag-Gag Bill

May 13th, 2013 (7)
Governor Cites Opinions that Bill is “Constitutionally Suspect,” “Appears to Repeal Parts of Tennessee’s Shield Law” and “Makes it More Difficult to Prosecute Animal Cruelty Cases” NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 13, 2013) – Gov. Bill Haslam vetoed the anti-whistleblower “ag-gag” bill, SB 1248/HB 1191, after hearing ...