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The Chattanoongan.com / April 1, 2013 [caption id="attachment_17613" align="alignleft" width="300"] Caustic paste applied[/caption] A Fayette County, Tn., Grand Jury has indicted horse trainer Jackie McConnell and two co-defendants on 38 counts of animal cruelty for illegally soring and torturing horses. The indictments followed a Humane Society of the United States...

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Forbes / Vickery Eckhoff, Contributor / Uncovering the underground horse meat trade since 2011 / April 2, 2013 [caption id="attachment_17593" align="alignleft" width="220"] Governor Mary Fallin sided with ranchers and the Farm Bureau in overturning Oklahoma's 50-year ban on slaughtering horses..[/caption] Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin overturned a 50-year state ban on...

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Michael Markarian / Humane Society Legislative Fund / April 1, 2013 Ignoring the global horse meat scandal that’s thrown the industry into further disrepute, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation Friday lifting the state’s ban on processing and selling horsemeat, potentially setting the stage for Oklahoma becoming the...

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news,Discovery.com /APR 1, 2013 / BY JENNIFER VIEGAS We’ve all watched the classic movie scene -- a cowboy lassos a young colt, wrangles it to the ground and sears his ranch’s brand on the animal’s shank. It's a common practice, but animal rights activists have long argued the...

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Horses that come from equine rescues are a very special breed. They seem to have a deeper understanding and appreciation for the effort that led them to their second chance at life. Trained or untrained, ridable or not, to many people it really doesn’t...