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Horsemeat Scandal Illustrates Need for Federal Action

Humane Society Legislative Fund, February 26, 2013 A food scandal has rocked Europe, where products labeled as beef—everything from frozen lasagna to Swedish meatballs—have tested positive for horsemeat. But it’s not just in Europe where government officials should take notice; the controversy affects the United States, too. More than 100,000 American horses are killed each year for their meat, Full Article

Adopt a Horse from Willie Nelson

The Nelson family and Habitat for Horses are reinstating the Willie Signature Horses series of horses, four of which are now up for adoption. These horses are currently living ...Full Article

Animal abuse charges against Weber County rancher dropped

(Note: While there is probably a lot more to this story than is being published, it is hard to accept that no criminal charges will be filed against those ...Full Article

Horse ranchers arrested in ‘severe’ animal abuse case

Pat Reavy  / Deseret News / Tuesday, Feb. 19 2013 Rory and Trudy Childs, who run Smoky Mountain Ranch in Spanish Fork, were arrested late last week for investigation of 101 ...Full Article

Remarkable Woman: Gail Vacca

(Personal note – Admired and respected among all except those against whom she fights, Gail was the prime driver for shutting down the slaughter of horses in Illinois. One of ...Full Article

ABC News – How low can you go?

Media reporters usually try to write unbiased reports, be they for TV or print.  However, we’re also used to seeing the lack of research, the quoting of unsubstantiated “facts” ...Full Article

“It ain’t my damn horse.”

The call came in on January 30th – about a very skinny horse that’s down and couldn’t get up. A few minutes later I was standing next to a ...Full Article

Rescuing Pepper: Authorities find neglected horse sought by distraught previous owner

By: Chuck Haga, Forum News Service, INFORUM GRAND FORKS – Pepper is alive, she appears to be OK despite dropping about 200 pounds in weight, and she’s going home. And ...Full Article

All the hurting horses: Response to horse neglect cases comes from across the country

Chuck Haga / The Dickinson Press / February 5, 2013 GRAND FORKS — People from around the country are reacting to the discovery last week of 99 dead horses and ...Full Article

More than 100 horses seized in Morton County, ND

Bismark Tribune / Jenny Michael / January 28, 2013 The Morton County Sheriff’s Department has taken more than 100 horses into its care after finding 96 dead horses at ...Full Article