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Walking horse study once blasted by industry now trumpeted

From: The Tennessean By: Paul C Barton WASHINGTON – A study that many in the Tennessee Walking Horse industry cite as supporting their opposition to new federal anti-soring legislation came under severe criticism from the industry when it was the focal point of a federal court case in the 1980s. Widely referred to as the Full Article

Obituary for Edith “Edie” Skuca

Edie was such a great friend, mentor and inspiration to those who knew and loved her – both human and of the 4 legged variety. Her funeral will be ...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

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

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

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