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Equine Welfare

McConnell opposed USDA inspectors
Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pressured the U.S. Department of Agriculture for years to back off its enforcement of the Horse Protection Act, even threatening to cut the agency’s funding, according to documents obtained by the Herald-Leader, from the Lexington Herald-Leader.  Read more >>

Where Do the Veep Candidates Stand on Animals?
The political talk over the last couple weeks has swirled around two subjects: the party conventions, and the vice presidential nominees, from the Huffington Post.  Read more >>

Runaway police horse kills 78-year-old 49ers fan
A 78-year-old 49ers fan from Roseville died early Saturday after being knocked down at Candlestick Park by a runaway San Francisco police horse Friday evening, police said, from the San Francisco Chronicle.  Read more >>

Horse-Drawn Buggy Stampede in Brooklyn!
A horse-drawn buggy was totaled yesterday during a wild stampede through Borough Park in Brooklyn that left one car with a shattered windshield, from the Gothamist.  Read more >>

Equestrian Sport

US Drivers Achieve Overnight Goal at 2008 World Singles Driving Championship
Team USA set their goal after yesterday’s marathon to improve their individual placing and team placing at the World Driving Championship on the last competition day, from the USEF.  Read more >>

In Other News

George H. Morris to headline ARIA’s 25th Anniversary Convention in 2009
George H. Morris, Chef d’Equipe of the Beijing Olympics Gold Medal-winning U.S. Show Jumping team, has been named a keynote speaker for ARIA’s 25th Anniversary National Riding Instructors Convention, from the AHP.  Read more >>

Award Winning Paint Barrel Horse Stolen in Illinois – Listed on NetPosse.com
Maximum Reflections, better know as Max, a 12-year-old American Paint Horse Association (APHA) gelding was taken from his pasture in Flat Rock, Illinois, August 23, 2008. His 13-year-old owner Kaitlynn Blilskie needs your help finding her prized barrel horse, from AHP.  Read more >>

Horse Whisperer author taken ill
The author of the Horse Whisperer book is in hospital after being taken ill while on holiday, from the BBC.  Read more >>

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