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Mayor and Council strain under the weight of a horse pledge

From: Capital – New York By: Dana Rubinstein and Gloria Pazmino The state of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s election-year pledge to ban carriage horses his first week in office is not good. So far, the promised ban is eight months late, and counting. It’s also put his City Council allies in a bind. Members can Full Article

Equine Industry Leaders, Celebrities Urge Congress to Protect Walking Horses

As public support grows for the PAST Act, the practice of soring is becoming less tolerated. Click here to read our article on the record number of violations found ...Full Article

Churchill: Drugs taint horse racing

From: Times Union By: Chris Churchill Every thoroughbred in Suzann Bobley’s barn comes with a story. Over there stands Pretty Boy Freud, who once won on Travers Day at ...Full Article

EU to tighten rules on horse passports

While Great Britain ponders trade agreements that will surely send horses to their deaths in China, EU as a whole has been creating measures to prevent fraudulent horse slaughter. ...Full Article

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 ...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

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
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