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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 disqualified.” If this is true, then the sources of this article are not telling the truth. The majority of horses being entered into the Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration are still ...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

USDA urged to inspect horses at Celebration

From: Shelbyville Times-Gazette By: Jason Reynolds Fifty-nine Congressional sponsors of the PAST Act are renewing their call to the USDA to actively inspect horses at The Celebration. The representatives ...Full Article

Justice for Abused Donkey

From: Humane Society By: Sherry Ramsey Congratulations to Assistant District Attorney Rob Freyer of Montgomery County, Texas for obtaining a conviction in cruel animal dragging case Assistant District Attorney ...Full Article

Changes coming to Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration (Video)

From: WSMV By: Alanna Autler SHELBYVILLE, TN (WSMV) – A Tennessee tradition will see new changes this year prompted by allegations of abuse. Hundreds of horses will compete in ...Full Article

Walking Horse Celebration faces tough scrutiny

From: The Tennessean The 76th Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration opens Wednesday in Shelbyville, and the entire equine industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Congress will be watching. ...Full Article

New Questions About Animal Control Protocol Following Horse Attacks (Video)

Loose packs of dogs have always posed a threat to horse owners. Espcially for those who own mini-horses. ~ HfH From: WJBF By: Nicole Snyder Aiken County, S.C. -There ...Full Article

Equines and inmates

From: Albuquerque Journal By: Dan Boyd SPRINGER – On an unseasonably cool day in late July, John Taylor took a break from working out a horse named Outlaw to ...Full Article

Horses teach inner-city kids to ‘get right back on’

From: USA Today These high school students are fulfilling a dream that once seemed out of reach. Students at inner-city KIPP DC charter school are learning not only how ...Full Article

Banned substances on sored horses undercut compliance claims

The members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee were convinced by the Big Lick crowd that horses walking around could accidently get banned substances on their lower legs. ...Full Article
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