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The Keeper of the Gate

December 28th, 2012 (12)
Standing quietly in the barn, Jeb looked half asleep. With the sun hiding behind the thick clouds, today must have seemed ideal for taking naps. He deserved it, deserved the quiet time, for his thin and aging body has ...

Meat company owner sues USDA for right to slaughter horses

December 27th, 2012 (12)
A New Mexico man sues the USDA, saying politics has blocked permits to slaughter horses for food. By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles TimesDecember 22, 2012, 5:48 p.m. Rick de los Santos wants to reopen an animal slaughter business that’s ...

“Unto you, a child is born….”

December 25th, 2012 (12)
We pulled her from the pasture a few days ago for no reason other than she seemed to not be acting quite herself. She’d been at the ranch about six months, brought in from a seizure involving six other ...

12 Christmas Wishes for Horses & Owners from Veterinary Experts

December 25th, 2012 Comments Off
Stacey Oke, DVM, MSc, December 25, 2012 The Horse.com Veterinarians work with horse owners to provide the best possible care from snip to tail. This holiday season, consider the following “wishes” your equine experts made to help maximize your ...

The American Horse Christmas Tree

December 24th, 2012 (8)
The Celebration didn’t happen. There is no star shining brightly on the top of the tree. Many supporters may remember the first lighting of the American Horse Christmas Tree, which took place Dec 6, 2003 in Santa Fe, Texas. ...

Jessica’s Horse

December 20th, 2012 (16)
A Saturday afternoon call to the police department complained about a couple screaming at one another. The dispatcher sent a unit to check on a possible domestic violence situation. Alcohol was involved, as it often is, but when they ...

Jessica Rekos, The Newest Angel

December 19th, 2012 (16)
Jessica Rekos was buried today. Those five words have no right to be a part of our lives. They simply should not exist together in the same sentence. Jessica’s Christmas present was going to be a pair of cowboy ...

National Horse Stuck in a Swimming Pool Day

December 19th, 2012 (2)
Horse free from swimming pool in Palm Beach County By Brett Clarkson Sun Sentinel 5:12 p.m. EST, December 18, 2012 A horse trapped in a western Palm Beach County swimming pool was lifted out of the water just about 6 ...

Washington horse rescue ordered to undergo organizational and financial changes

December 18th, 2012 (5)
SNOHOMISH COUNTY HORSE RESCUE ORDERED TO AUDIT ALL ACCOUNTS OR BE FINE By Cheryl Hqanna – The Examiner   An Arlington based horse rescue, People Helping Horses will be required to undergo major organizational financial changes or face $50,000 in penalties. On ...

2012 U.S. Animal Protection Laws Rankings™

December 18th, 2012 Comments Off
December 17th, 2012  Animal Legal Defense Fund Annual Study Ranks Laws Across the Country New Category for “Ag Gag” Laws, Idaho Most-Improved  The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) announces the publication of the 2012 U.S. Animal Protection Laws Rankings ...