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Investigator Exclusive: Ohio horses slaughtered in Mexico
The Investigator Tom Meyer found the horsemeat supply line to Mexico and Canada begins in the heart of Ohio’s Amish country, from WKYC. Read more >>

Horse auction rules take effect soon
Old-fashioned horse trading could take a step toward more transparency by June as rules demanded by Florida lawmakers are about to go into effect, from Ocala.com. Read more >>

Racing News

State Regulators Look At Horse Safety
Horse racing regulators in Kentucky are taking steps to try to ramp up the safety of horses in the wake of the fatal injury to filly Eight Belles after the Kentucky Derby, from Lex18. Read more >>

Baffert’s a Believer
For some, the jury is still out on Triple Crown-bound Big Brown despite his runaway scores in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, from the New York Post.  Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Owner of horse rescue in Abbeville County charged in animal abuse case
The owner of Pure Thoughts Inc., a horse rescue organization in Honea Path, S.C., faces six counts of ill treatment of animals, from the Independent Mail. Read more >>

Human Interest

Special education students take annual trek to miniature horse farm
Jim Wheeler’s eyes moisten and his voice cracks whenever he tells about it, from the Morris Daily Herald. Read more >>

Horse theft stirs family
Stolen animal recovered at fairgrounds, from The County Press. Read more >>

Weatherford businessman pleads guilty to mail fraud
Oscar Black, a prominent Weatherford businessman, pleaded guilty Tuesday to mail fraud that resulted in losses of $3.59 million to two banks and $3.1 million to people investing in his cattle operation, according to federal court documents. Black, 58, had guaranteed to pay 12 percent a year to investors mainly drawn from the cutting-horse world, including several from North Texas, during a seven-year period beginning in 2000, from the Star-Telegram. Read more >>

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