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Houston Press: Feel Like Cracking Down on A-Holes Who Torture Show Horses?

From Houston Press Blogs By: Craig Malisow The Texas chapter of the Humane Society of the United States is joining in the push to pass federal legislation that would help enforce the ban against “soring” — hurting show horses to exaggerate a high-stepping gait. The barbaric practice, which we’ll describe in a moment, was barred Full Article

U.S. Navy Veteran Rides Into Legislative Battle On Two Tennessee Walking Horses

Although the vast majority of Americans are against horse slaughter and horse abuse, most are still unaware of the importance of two pending laws that will go far to ...Full Article

Roy Exum: Alexander’s Atrocious Ploy

Roy Exum does not pull punches. As well he should not. The Republicans involved in attempting to derail the PAST Act need to be held accountable: Lamar Alexander, Mitch ...Full Article

A horse industry’s change of heart

Redemption is a theme that has gone out of favor in our culture. Yet, this is exactly what Dr. John C. Haffner, Marty Irby and Eric Gray are attempting ...Full Article

Another GOP bill to waterdown the PAST Act

The PAST Act already has the majority needed in the House to pass and half of the Senate. A creation of a Senate bill by Republicans to back up ...Full Article

U.S. Jockey Club may seek federal regulation of sport

“With the safety of our horses, the integrity of competition and the general perception of the sport all at risk, we cannot afford to wait any longer,” Ogden Mills ...Full Article

All the pretty horses: New horse abuse charged, but no new protections

From: Times Free Press How many times do we have to read stories about cruelty to show horses before we protest loudly enough to make it stop? And clearly ...Full Article

Protect Tennessee Walking Horses

The effort that the Big Lick crowd will go to in order to keep torturing horses makes ones head spin. This opinion piece addresses the fact that these horse ...Full Article

CT Supreme Court Stops Short of Classifying Horses as Vicious

No longer are they “herds” of horses…they are now “gangs” – from Jerry. So watch out! Gangs of horses could be roaming *your* “neigh”borhood. Sorry about that. This is ...Full Article

How a rescued horse can offer humans therapy

From: Galveston Daily News By: Jerry Finch The cold, north wind chilled the almost lifeless young horses as they lay in the filth of the dark stalls in a ...Full Article