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Record Violations Cited At Shelbyville Walking Horse Celebration

From: Nashville Public Radio By: Blake Farmer USDA inspectors disqualified a record number of walking horses at this year’s National Celebration in Shelbyville, according to a Celebration spokesman. A preliminary report from the Department of Agriculture says nearly 16 percent of all horses that were inspected were disqualified from competition because of evidence of “soring” Full Article

Horse killer gets 3 months: a ‘wrist slap,’ family says

From: Chesterfield Observer Claiming that “it was never my intent to hurt anyone,” a Cosby High graduate apologized last week in Chesterfield Circuit Court for shooting and killing a ...Full Article

NYC Council speaker says vote on carriage horse ban may not happen this year

From: The Republic NEW YORK — New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito says the council may not vote to outlaw horse-drawn carriages any time soon. Mayor Bill de ...Full Article

Court Rules for allowing Wild Horse Roundup to Proceed

In a blow to the remaining ever dwindling wild horse population in the United States, the BLM and the State of Wyoming will be allowed to proceed with their wild ...Full Article

Five Days Left – Become a Sponsor Today!

This November 19th at 6:30PM, AREA of Houston, TX will host the 3rd Annual Habitat for Horses Greener Pasture Event. A wonderful evening of entertainment including Shake Russell and ...Full Article

Oregon’s top court brings ‘personhood’ for animals closer

From: The Oregonian By: Guest Opinion – Steven Wise On Aug. 7, in State v. Fessenden, the Oregon Supreme Court decided that the Oregon and U.S. constitutions allow a ...Full Article

Don’t let Tennessee’s Walking Horse be a dying breed

From: Times Free Press The dust is finally settling from the 76th Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration and what may have been the worst attended in recent decades of ...Full Article

Sable Island: Should the feral horses be removed?

The gorgeous wild horses of Sable Island have been there since at least the 1700’s. They are a small hardy ponies with a unique genetic line. A documentary - ...Full Article

Native History: To Make Winter Survival Difficult, Army Slaughters 900 Horses

This is a date we should pause and reflect on man’s inhumanity to horses. In modern times, thousands of American horses are needlessly slaughtered every year, we just ship ...Full Article

Act now on horse deaths

From: Timesunion.com THE ISSUE: New York state’s horse racing industry is slow to address horse deaths out of the Saratoga Race Course season. THE STAKES: Undervaluing the casual fans’ ...Full Article