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Equine Welfare

Donkeys saved from slaughter on Caribbean island
Sixty donkeys on the Caribbean island of Grand Turk will be castrated this week having been saved from slaughter. From Horse and Hound. Read more >>

Horse groups trying to limit reproduction
Publicity campaigns in Kentucky and elsewhere are urging owners of male horses to have them castrated as a way of reducing unwanted foals. From Winston-Salem Journal. Read more >>

Arabian committee at odds over slaughter
Subsequent to an Equine Welfare Alliance press release (June 9, 2009) calling attention to the Arabian Horse Association’s (AHA) passing a resolution in support of horse slaughter, the AHA Rescue and Rehoming Subcommittee, chaired by Carol Darnell, who is also chair of the Arabian Horse Foundation’s Rescue and Rehoming Advisory Panel, took strong exception to the AHA move, issuing the following position statement. From Harnesslink. Read more >>

GAO Asked to Investigate Cruelty to Horses and Obama and Vilsack Asked to Push for Ban on Horse Slaughter
The Animal Law Coalition and Animals Angels have asked the U.S. Government Accounting Office (GAO) to investigate gross violations of humane laws and regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in connection with the commercial slaughter of horses. From PRWeb. Read more >>

In Other News

Horses Quarantined In Raytown
State agriculture officials have issued a quarantine order for the Raytown Equestrian Park. From KCTV. Read more >>

Local equestrians join Right to Ride movement on Michigan’s public trails
There was a time in the early 19th century when traders and settlers on horseback made their way deep into the wooded heart of Michigan. From MLive.com. Read more >>

An exodus of horses from the Bluegrass
Marlendale Farm has been in Ellen Clark Marshall’s family for six generations. From The Lexington Herald-Leader. Read more >>

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