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Equine Welfare

No charge over horse cruelty claim
The RCMP won’t lay criminal charges against a Fort Macleod slaughterhouse, but the operation remains under scrutiny from other agencies after allegations of animal cruelty. From The Calgary Herald. Read more >>

Racing News

Arabian horse race coming to Keeneland
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Tuesday approved a request by Keeneland Association Inc. to stage an Arabian horse race at the Lexington, Ky., racetrack in October. From Louisville Business First. Read more >>

In Other News

Where troubles melt like lemondrops
Horses take eight to sixteen breaths per minute while the respiratory rate of the average human at rest is 12-20 breaths per minute, said Robyn Draper-Praetz, Ph.D. when explaining how equine-assisted therapy can help calm those with mental health disabilities simply by spending quality time with her four-legged brood. From The Martinez News-Gazette. Read more >>

Horse owners face loss of Millbrae stables
Cassie Brown is 5 years old. She sat on her first horse at six months. From Mercury News. Read more >>

Shifting role of horses
In the old days, horses were livestock: They worked on farms, provided transportation, or served as refined recreation. Now, they’re companion animals. From Worcester Telegram. Read more >>

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