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NewsHorse Welfare News03-10-2014
Calling all horse lovers! HorseClicks wants to help the Hooved Animal Rescue & Protection Society and Hands & Hooves Rescue to try and rehome seventy-five recently abandoned registered Quarter Horses located in Hampshire, Illinois. But we need your help. The horses were owned by a leading breeder in American Quarter Horses who won national halter titles at shows throughout the count...

NewsHorse Welfare News20-11-2012
The Hobbit is part of the Lord of the Rings films, set before any of the films that have been released so far. The filming is taking place in New Zealand, where the animals they need for it are kept at a farm close by. 150 animals that is. None of the animals were killed during the filming process however, horses, goats, chickens and a sheep have died whilst the film is being made - some of...

NewsHorse Welfare News14-11-2012
Over 300 horses have be bought and trained by a Mexican Drug Cartel and are being auctioned in Oklahoma at Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale. Some of these horses that have been auctioned have been bred by top racehorses. 15 people were charged for directing profits from drugs to quarter horses. A large amount of the horses found were at a ranch in Lexington, owned by the brother of two possi...

NewsHorse Welfare News10-10-2012
Is there a hay shortage?  Horse owners are finding it hard to provide enough food for their horses, therefore leaving them hungry and malnourished. They price of hay has risen, and as we move into winter, it's a worry that this situation is just going to get worse. The number of horses that the 'The Human Society of Huron Valley' are looking after has increased to 12 fr...

NewsHorse Welfare News05-10-2012
An investigation is being carried out in Florida due to the number of thin and malnourished horses present at the animal welfare authority, Guardian Angels Horse Rescue.  They kept 20 horses, all found to be in bad condition and some were as much as 400 pounds underweight. 8 horses were taken and cared for, all in need of vertenary care, farriers and dental work. The other 12 horses w...

NewsHorse Welfare News20-09-2012
Wild horses finding their feet on private land could be fatal. There is a heated 'difference in opinion' as some landowners feel the need to send these wild horses to the slaughterhouse whereas other wish them to roam freely. A new demonstration takes place in Nevada to promote the free living of the animals. 2 dozen people fight against 1 landowner. "If landowners don...

NewsHorse Welfare News23-08-2012
ENCINITAS, CA - National Equine Resource Network’s (NERN) low-cost gelding clinic drive that has already gelded over 150 CA horses in 2012 will be expanding to other states this Fall. "Our goal has always been to develop a model that will work anywhere. We believe that with the success of our pilot program in California we've done just that," stated Shirley Puga, NERN Ex...

NewsHorse Welfare News21-08-2012
Horse rescue groups across the USA are struggling to care for the ever growing numbers of animals that are being abandoned. Since the Great recession hit four years ago, it seems that the number of horses that are being abandoned is on the up.  According to Chron.com, the leaders of these groups are saying that their jobs are being made more and more difficult this summer, as drought a...

NewsHorse Welfare News20-08-2012
  A plant that was set to slaughter horses in Missouri was preparing to open at the end of the summer, however, the plans have now been put on hold. The defunct beef processing plant was set to be turned into the nation’s first horse slaughter facility since 2006 and it was set to create an extra fifty jobs in the Rockville area.    The reason the plans have bee...

NewsHorse Welfare News16-08-2012
The Indiana State Fair took a turn for the worse on Sunday afternoon, when a six-horse stagecoach overturned injuring five people. The incident took place just one day before the one-year anniversary of the State Fair stage collapse, which ended up killing seven people whilst injuring a further 60.  The Indiana State queen was one of the people injured in the stagecoach accident on Sun...

NewsHorse Welfare News25-06-2012
Three more horses in need of medical care have been found on an Easton horse farm, the Connecticut Post reports.    Appollonio ‘Paul’ Vittorio, 76, the owner of the horse farm in question, was arrested in January and charged with counts of cruelty to animals after more than 20 horses were found with untreated medical conditions on the farm.   As report...

NewsHorse Welfare News22-06-2012
  The U.S Bureau of Land Management has been temporarily banned from using helicopters to gather mustangs. The decision was made by a federal judge who said that they were no longer allowed to use this method to round the horses that are targeted in a roundup that is already underway around 150 miles northeast of Reno.    U.S District Judge Howard McKibben granted par...

NewsHorse Welfare News20-06-2012
In two months of outcry over soring of Tennessee Walking Horses, a concerned public has seen the U.S. Department of Agriculture step up penalties and two veterinary associations call for a ban on devices and training methods that inflict pain on show horses. Meanwhile, what have we seen from the Walking Horse industry itself? Not much. The Walking Horse Trainers’ Association&rsquo...

NewsHorse Welfare News18-06-2012
A Lee Middle School student spent more than two years rehabilitating a horse to full recovery after a severe injury, when it could have been euthanized. Eighth-grader Harper Salley-Gray rescued the horse even though the odds were stacked against the horse and she knew that he'd likely never recover enough to compete in cross country and jumping competitions, according to her mother, Julie...

NewsHorse Welfare News13-06-2012
Officials say nine horses and mules owned by the National Park Service died from a lack of water at a wildlife refuge. The animals were found at the Pixley National Wildlife Refuge located about 70 miles southeast of Fresno last week. National parks officials say the seven mules and two horses died of kidney failure when a water supply system at the refuge failed. The animals were used ...

NewsHorse Welfare News11-06-2012
A Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mustang gather intended to save animals from drought conditions jeopardizes the health and safety of pregnant mares and very young foals, according to some wild horse welfare advocates. JoLynn Worley, BLM spokeswoman, said that on June 8, the BLM began an emergency gather of 630 wild horses from Jackson Mountain Herd Management Area (HMA) near Winnemucca, N...

NewsHorse Welfare News11-06-2012
The European Commission now agrees that EU legislation on long-distance transport of animals to slaughter needs to be reviewed. Late last week,  the EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, John Dalli, agreed with welfare groups that the present Transport Regulation cannot adequately protect animals on long journeys and must be reviewed. The charity World Horse Welfare said ...

NewsHorse Welfare News07-06-2012
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has amended regulations to require horse industry organizations that license certain people to assess minimum penalties for violations of the Horse Protection Act. The move by USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service which administers the Animal Welfare Act, is meant to help eliminate the inhumane practice of horse soring-a practice primarily used...

NewsHorse Welfare News05-06-2012
We know that keeping horses' hindguts healthy also helps the digestive tract function properly. But some researchers now believe the microflora residing in the hindgut could contribute to equine obesity. At the 2012 Alltech Symposium, held May 21-23 in Lexington, Ky., Lucy Waldron, PhD, president and founder of LWT Animal Nutrition in Feilding, New Zealand, discussed what previous resea...

NewsHorse Welfare News05-06-2012
Two horses on the Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, property where a horse died of hendra virus last week returned positive test results today (June 5). Biosecurity Queensland Chief Veterinary Officer Rick Symons, BVSc, MBA, PhD, said the two horses would be retested to confirm the results before a decision was made about future action. There are eight horses in total on the property. ...

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