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Equine Welfare

Dallas Harvest Horse Show to Donate Proceeds From Fundraiser to Habitat for Horses Horse Rescue Organization
At the Dallas Harvest Horse Show, a committee of dedicated individuals has committed their time and energies in an effort to give back to an organization that has done so much for the equine industry. The show, which runs November 5-9, 2008, will donate proceeds from fundraising events to Habitat for Horses; an equine organization that rescues horses and changes lives, from PMG.  Read more >>

Pet Owners Cut-out Luxuries to Meet Pet Healthcare Needs in Downturn
Despite recession, a specialist pet insurer, Animal Friends Insurance, is reporting a 40 percent increase in pet owners purchasing insurance policies to care for the health and wellbeing of their pets, from PRWeb.  Read more >>

Banned trainer: ‘Suffolk done me dirty’
The tale of five horses from the Suffolk Downs backstretch that recently ended up in the kill pen of the infamous New Holland, Pa., livestock auction demonstrates the challenges the East Boston, Mass., racetrack has in enforcing its “zero-tolerance” horse welfare policy that will ban trainers or owners who sell their horses for slaughter, from the Paulick Report.  Read more >>

Scotland backs demands to tighten live slaughter horse trade
The Scottish Government has agreed to support demands for strict enforcement of European rules regulating the transportation of live horses for slaughter, from Horse and Hound.  Read more >>

Would-be horse rescuer pleads guilty to animal cruelty
A self-styled horse rescuer pleaded guilty Thursday to four counts of animal cruelty in Washington’s King County Superior Court, from SeattlePI.  Read more >>

Horses to find new homes through MU horse auction
Bam Bam sniffs the trailer apprehensively, from the Missourian.  Read more >>

Human Interest

Klemme honored for his trail work
Two longtime supporters of preserving the historic Chisholm Trail were honored recently by Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, Okla., from the Enid News.  Read more >>

Collector supplies carriage and horse to group in Rose Parade
New Year’s Day may feel a long way off, but in certain circles it’s just around the bend, from the Visalia Times-Delta.  Read more >>

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