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This past week in equine news

Today we are giving you a wrap up of the past week in equine news. The drought, SAFE Act, an outbreak of disease among Italian donkeys, and Larry Joe Wheelon – the infamous horse sorer – is in court. ~ HfH The growing drought in California and other western states has been on everyone’s mind. Full Article

North Carolina State Fair Drops Walking Horse Classes

If more events would do what the North Carolina State Fair has done, the torturous practice of horse soring could become a thing of the past. The gait of ...Full Article

Roy Exum: Keep Your ‘Big Lick’ Money

There are other ways to bring in donations for children’s health care than through a show of horse torture. Any charity that takes donations from this group really needs ...Full Article

5th Circuit Nixes USDA Horse-Protection Rule

This is a definitely a set back for advocates against horse soring. We need the PAST (Prevent All Soring Tactics) Act now more than ever! You can view the ...Full Article

Unidentified Senate Republican Hold Blocks Bill to Protect Horses

Why would anyone block a bill to stop the torture of horses? The answer of course is there must be money somewhere to be made or a political dig ...Full Article

America’s walking horses in a race against time

Keith Dane, Vice President, Equine Protection, is spreading the word about this article by veterinarian Ron DeHaven. Dr. DeHaven’s plea to Congress to approve the PAST Act and end ...Full Article

Dane: Action needed to end soring once and for al

From: Times Free Press By: Keith Dane, HSUS VP of Equine Protection Another Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration has come and gone, but not without delivering some home truths ...Full Article

Don’t let Tennessee’s Walking Horse be a dying breed

From: Times Free Press The dust is finally settling from the 76th Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration and what may have been the worst attended in recent decades of ...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

USDA Urged to Enforce Horse Protection Act at Horse and Livestock Auctions

From: Humane Society of the United States Sored Horse Sold in Violation of Federal Law (July 23, 2014)—The public sale of horses bearing evidence of soring is prohibited by ...Full Article