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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 los Santos wants to reopen an animal slaughter business that’s been banned in the U.S. for years. Along the way, he’s also opened a can of Full Article

“Unto you, a child is born….”

We pulled her from the pasture a few days ago for no reason other than she seemed to not be acting quite herself. She’d been at the ranch about ...Full Article

The American Horse Christmas Tree

The Celebration didn’t happen. There is no star shining brightly on the top of the tree. Many supporters may remember the first lighting of the American Horse Christmas Tree, ...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

Habitat for Horses Website Updated

After almost 200 years of intense preparation and the dedicated effort of thousands of people, the new Habitat for Horses website is finally online. This has been a major ...Full Article

Leachman horse abuse trial begins

By JAN FALSTAD/Billings Gazette A jury was selected Monday during the opening day of trial for James Leachman of Billings, who is charged with abusing five horses on a ...Full Article

Equine Cruelty Investigations

Equine Cruelty Investigations – The Horse By Pat Raia • Oct 01, 2012 • Article #30921 Veterinarians and animal welfare organizations help law officers investigate equine cruelty cases and ...Full Article

Wisdom of the Elders

Many years ago, perhaps in lands far, far away, the elders were those who captured the wisdom of the ages and willingly shared it with the youth. I can ...Full Article

Colorado officials investigate wild horse buyer

9News Reports Nov 11, 2012 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Agriculture officials say a southern Colorado man under investigation for his handling of protected wild horses has acknowledged shipping ...Full Article

The Beginning is Near!

You read it right – not the end, but the beginning. The expansion of Habitat for Horses is well underway and a deeply felt, emotional “thank you” is being ...Full Article