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    Canada’s Equine Slaughter Uproar

    CBC probe raises questions about horse slaughtering
    A CBC News investigation into the horse slaughter industry in Canada, including hidden-camera footage from one slaughterhouse in Saskatchewan, is raising questions about how horses are being killed, from CBC. Read more >>

    Governments respond to CBC report on horse slaughter industry
    In the wake of a CBC-TV report, agriculture officials in Saskatchewan and Ottawa are talking about the need to ensure that horses are slaughtered humanely, from AOL. Read more >> 

    Group Calls For Horse Slaughter Ban as Investigation Reveals Widespread Cruelty and Violation of Regulations
    The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) today called for a Canada-wide ban on horse slaughter after last night’s CBC The National investigation of Natural Valley Farms in Neudorf, Saskatchewan revealed numerous acts of cruelty and repeated violations of Federal regulations, from CNW Group. Read more >> 

    Congressional Hearing on Racing

    Congress hearing on horse racing set
    Topics to include breeding practices, track safety, steroids, from the Lexington Herald-Leader. Read more >>

    Big Brown’s Trainer Ready to Testify
    Big Brown’s trainer, Rick Dutrow, said Wednesday that he intended to be prepared next week when he appears at a Congressional hearing examining safety issues in thoroughbred racing, from The New York Times. Read more >>

    More on Equine Welfare

    Rough Events at Mexican Rodeos in U.S. Criticized
    It always begins at noon in a dusty arena, with brisk salutes on the brims of glittering sombreros and mustachioed horsemen in three-piece suits, from The New York Times. Read more >>

    Equestrian Competition

    Dressed for Success
    Great excitement and anticipation could be felt as the first horse inspection went ahead this afternoon in Luhmuehlen as the third leg of the HSBC FEI Classics get underway, from the FEI. Read more >> 

    USEF Names Drivers for 2008 FEI World Championship for Drivers with Disabilities CPEAI 4*
    The United States Equestrian Federation has approved the following drivers for the 2008 FEI World Championship for Drivers with Disabilities CPEAI 4*. The World Championship takes place from June 27- 29 in Greven, Germany, from the USEF. Read more >>

    Bejing Olympics: Injury to Zara Phillips’ horse Toytown a mystery
    Four years ago, when Toytown missed his chance of going to the Athens Olympics, he damaged a tendon, a much more serious injury than the one he has suffered this time, from the Telegraph. Read more >> 

    Presenters Named for 2008 U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Presented by Allstate Induction Ceremony
    On Thursday, June 19, 2008, Chicago’s Harris Theatre will be the site of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Class of 2008 Induction Ceremony, from the USEF. Read more >> 

    2008 Spalding Labs/USEA Young Event Horse Results Posted
    All of the results from the 2008 Spalding Labs Young Event Horse Series have been posted on the YEH page of the USEA website, from the USEA. Read more >> 

    What’s New

    Equestrian Land Conservation Resource Releases 2008 edition of the Guide to Equestrian-Friendly Conservation Easements
    The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) has released the 2008 edition of the Guide to Equestrian-Friendly Conservation Easements, from the USEF. Read more >>

    American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust Announces New Internet Fundraising Opportunities
    The American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust (AMHECT) is excited to announce a partnership with the Internet-based charity site, “eBay Giving Works” and “MissionFish,” from the USEF.  Read more >>

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