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Equine microchipping clinic hopes to prevent accidental slaughter

From: The Middletown Press By: Kaitlyn Schroyer HADDAM NECK >> After the beloved family pony is sold, who knows whether that pony will end up on a kill buyer’s trailer traveling to Mexico or Canada to be slaughtered. However the trail of unknown horses is ending with the growing use of microchips. The beloved pony Full Article

Weld County horse community fights outbreak of vesicular stomatitis

All horse owners in states effected by VS need to be aware of where and when outbreaks happen. Keep the amount of flies down in both your pasture and ...Full Article

Thompson said ranchers support management options

The article below makes it seem there are thousands upon thousands of wild horses in the Checkerboard region. Quite a lie since its known that the number of wild ...Full Article

Protesting activists say NYC mayor went back on promise to ban carriage horses

From: The Republic NEW YORK — A group of New Yorkers are putting Mayor Bill de Blasio’s feet to the fire for what they say is reneging on his ...Full Article

Iceland Horses Are Hardy Despite Hardships

From: Guardian Liberty Voice By: Lane Therrell Iceland’s iconic horses are hardy and remain resilient despite the hardships they have been bred to face, including harsh winters and periodic ...Full Article

Preservationists Sue BLM Over Alleged Wild Horse Mismanagement

From: Utah Public Radio By: Taylor Halversen Wild horse maintenance has been an inciting topic in Utah over the summer months. However, the issue extends beyond state borders with ...Full Article

Protesters claim BLM favors cattle over wild horses

From: KBZK RIVERTON, Wyo. – Wild Horse advocates gathered outside of the student center building at Central Wyoming College on Monday to protest the Bureau of Land Management’s treatment ...Full Article

Vet advisory council steps up scrutiny of walking horses

From a short piece by Roy Exum yesterday: “According to one source, USDA inspectors performered 38 inspections of randomly-chosen horses on Thursday night at the celebration and 21 were ...Full Article

Commentary: BLM selling out ranchers to make way for Big Oil?

It could very well be that the Dept. of the Interior is actually very happy that cattle ranchers and wild horse advocates are pointing fingers at each other. With ...Full Article

2 state supreme court rulings on animal abuse make for harsher penalties (Video)

From: KMTR By: Kat Wolcott EUGENE, Ore. — Two recent Oregon Supreme Court decisions are expanding animal rights. In one case, Judges ruled that animals could be considered victims. ...Full Article