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Cruelty Case Against Smalls Moves Toward Pre-Trial

For those following the ongoing Ontario cruelty case, it is glacially creeping closer and closer to trial. Crown Counsel Hamilton has made it clear that the province is fully prepared to pursue all charges against David Lee, Jason Leroy and…

abuse Investigators discovered neglected horses starving on the property being rented by SpeedSport Stables.

Update on Ontario Animal Cruelty Case

Another court date, the third so far, has passed with no appearance by the defendants in a horrific cruelty case uncovered in May of this year. SpeedSport Stables has left a trail of dead and starving horses as they have…

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Clean Endurance Releases “A to Z” Guide of Cheating & Abuse

A guide to spotting rule breaches and cheating in the sport of endurance has been published by Clean Endurance. The informal “A to Z” format aims to make this very serious subject accessible. Clean Endurance has produced the A to…

Community Impact Statement for Ontario Case of Animal Abuse

The Ontario equestrian community has been in shock and dismay since the news broke about a horrific case of animal abuse and neglect at a Stouffville area farm in May. When Ontario SPCA officers arrived on the scene, they discovered…

A group of concerned horse lovers gathered at the Provincial Offences Court in Newmarket, on August 13, 2018.

Trio Accused of Animal Cruelty Avoid Court Again

Three Ontario people accused of animal cruelty, in an ongoing case of horrific abuse and neglect, once again failed to appear in court today, August 13, 2018. A legal representative attended on their behalf. As previously reported, David Lee, Victoria…

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Dealing with Offenders: Let’s Learn from Other Sports

I didn’t want to write again about horse abuse in the competitive arena, I really didn’t, but it seems unavoidable. After the Oliver Townend fiasco at Badminton, and the decision of the FEI to review whip (and blood) rules for…

A lawsuit has been launched on behalf of Justice. Photo courtesy Animal League Defense Fund

Will an Abused Horse Named Justice Find Justice in Court?

Imagine a world where abused and neglected animals could hold the guilty parties legally responsible and actually sue for damages. It seems far-fetched, but is it? In May, reports began to circulate about a horse from Oregon, U.S, aptly named…

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Time for All Sports to Review Attitudes Toward Abuse

The FEI is reviewing the blood and whip rules for eventing, as a direct result of the social media storms over Marilyn Little at Kentucky and Oliver Townend at Badminton. The review is indeed welcome – but all FEI disciplines…

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