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New Canadian Anti-Slaughter Group Formed

A new organization opposing horse slaughter in Canada is being launched by a Blackstock, Ontario woman. Melissa Monteith has formed the Alternative Equine Community to raise awareness about this issue and develop alternative strategies for dealing with unwanted horses. Monteith said her goals include establishing a plan for offering low-cost gelding and euthanasia services, organizing […]
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More Than 800 Mustangs At Risk of Slaughter

A mustang sanctuary in South Dakota has closed, leaving more than 800 horses at risk of slaughter. It appears the group ran out of money to support the herd, which they had been allowing to breed. CBS Denver reports that Colorado Horse Rescue has stepped in to help try to find homes for the horses […]
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Horse Shot and Killed in Elmworth, Alberta

A horse was shot and killed in her paddock on an Elmworth, Alberta farm on October 21st. Tassie’s owner, eight-year-old Shelby Ireland, was devastated upon hearing the news, when only moments before she had been admiring her mare through a window in her home. Shelby’s mother, Ashley Ireland, noticed the mare lying down, feet in […]
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Ontario Woman Charged with Neglect, Two Horses Euthanized

Two horses were euthanized following an investigation by the Nottawasaga OPP, who received a complaint alleging neglect at a farm on the 5th line of Essa Township, on October 16th. A veterinarian was called in to examine two horses, who, it was deemed, had been neglected for some time and were in extreme pain. Investigators […]
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Three Charged After Slapping Police Horse in Kingston

Three people have been charged criminally by Ontario’s Kingston Police force after one of its equine officers was slapped during a Queens’s University homecoming event on October 15th. The mare, named Murney, is new to the force and still in training. She was slapped on the hindquarters three times, according to reports, at 2:55 p.m., […]
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Investigation into UAE Dead Horse Dumping

The FEI’s Equestrian Community Integrity Unit is to investigate allegations that the carcass of Ajayeb “disappeared” from the world endurance venue at Samorin before she finally ended up at a pathology lab. The mare, competing for the UAE, was euthanized last Saturday after breaking her leg. But allegations have surfaced that she was found dumped […]
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BLM Will Not Destroy Thousands of Captive Wild Horses

News broke recently that the Bureau of Land Management’s National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board had recommended euthanizing 45,000 wild horses and burros being held in government holding facilities throughout the United States. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has since responded to the public outcry, and wants to clarify that they do not […]
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Ludger Beerbaum to Retire from National Team

Legendary German show jumper Ludger Beerbaum, winner of four Olympic gold and one bronze medal (the latter at these Rio Olympics), two golds, one silver and one bronze World Championship medals, and six gold, three silver and two bronze European Championship medals, has announced his retirement from the national team. The Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup […]