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Minnesota Horse Council member charged with abusing horses

Buffalo woman suspended after charges of starving her 16 horses. By Paul Levy, Star Tribune A member of the Minnesota Horse Council, the state’s most influential equine group, has been charged with felony animal cruelty for the mistreatment of her horses, two of which were so emaciated they had to be put down. Carol Dobbelaire, 63, Full Article

The Keeper of the Gate

Standing quietly in the barn, Jeb looked half asleep. With the sun hiding behind the thick clouds, today must have seemed ideal for taking naps. He deserved it, deserved ...Full Article

Meat company owner sues USDA for right to slaughter horses

A New Mexico man sues the USDA, saying politics has blocked permits to slaughter horses for food. By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles TimesDecember 22, 2012, 5:48 p.m. Rick de ...Full Article

Jessica’s Horse

A Saturday afternoon call to the police department complained about a couple screaming at one another. The dispatcher sent a unit to check on a possible domestic violence situation. ...Full Article

Jessica Rekos, The Newest Angel

Jessica Rekos was buried today. Those five words have no right to be a part of our lives. They simply should not exist together in the same sentence. Jessica’s ...Full Article

National Horse Stuck in a Swimming Pool Day

Horse free from swimming pool in Palm Beach County By Brett Clarkson Sun Sentinel 5:12 p.m. EST, December 18, 2012 A horse trapped in a western Palm Beach County swimming ...Full Article

Washington horse rescue ordered to undergo organizational and financial changes

SNOHOMISH COUNTY HORSE RESCUE ORDERED TO AUDIT ALL ACCOUNTS OR BE FINE By Cheryl Hqanna – The Examiner   An Arlington based horse rescue, People Helping Horses will be required to undergo ...Full Article

2012 U.S. Animal Protection Laws Rankings™

December 17th, 2012  Animal Legal Defense Fund Annual Study Ranks Laws Across the Country New Category for “Ag Gag” Laws, Idaho Most-Improved  The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) announces ...Full Article

Tennessee District Attorneys General Urged To Investigate Possible Horse Abuse

From The Chattanoogan Thursday, December 06, 2012 The Humane Society of the United States has asked 11 Tennessee District Attorneys General to acquire and test all “foreign substance swab ...Full Article

Horse slaughter plant proponents want city records in Oregon

From Capital Press PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — The group behind a proposed horse slaughter facility in Eastern Oregon says it suspects the city of Hermiston coordinated with animal-rights groups ...Full Article