Alberta SPCA sending neglected horses to market if owner fails to claim

Cross-posted from Victoria Times-Colonist Apr. 24, 2011 -- Police said Saturday that charges are pending against a rancher after hundreds of cattle and horses were seized Thursday from a ranch near Drumheller, Alta. Police and the Alberta SPCA said many of the 140 horses and 200 cattle were malnourished, aggressive and seriously ill. Cpl. David… Continue reading Alberta SPCA sending neglected horses to market if owner fails to claim

Bill Finley asks Who Will Save the Horses?

Tuesday's Horse have been dancing around on how to cover Joe Drape's reporting in the New York Times on the troubled Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF). We do not quarrel with Drape's action. Drape is right to expose any operation taking in millions of dollars to give sanctuary to off the track Thoroughbreds, who appear to… Continue reading Bill Finley asks Who Will Save the Horses?

Rescued from starvation, Leachman horses may now be eaten

The Leachman horses of Montana, who were rescued from starvation, now need rescuing again -- this time from slaughter for human consumption. This is yet another example of how irresponsible breeding and management of horses can result in a brutal and terrifying death, profiting the owners when the horses go to slaughter and ending up… Continue reading Rescued from starvation, Leachman horses may now be eaten

New York Thoroughbred Breeders seek Task Force to strengthen horse rescue efforts

Source: Press Release In the face of a hurtful recession that is impacting all aspects of the thoroughbred industry The New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. (NYTB) is proposing a taskforce that includes the New York Racing Association, the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen Association, Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack and the New York State Racing &… Continue reading New York Thoroughbred Breeders seek Task Force to strengthen horse rescue efforts

Paragallo sentenced to two years in jail

Cross-posted from The Rail Blog, New York Times Written by JOE DRAPE | May 18, 2010 Ernie Paragallo, a prominent horse owner and breeder, was given the maximum sentence of two years in jail and a $33,000 fine on Tuesday, after his conviction on 33 counts of animal cruelty for starving and neglecting horses on… Continue reading Paragallo sentenced to two years in jail

Woman charged for neglecting 16 horses (US)

ABC Channel 33, WYTV, Youngstown, Ohio, reports: Trumbull County Sheriff's Office deputies found 16 horses and other animals living in squalor at a state Route 88 property in Newton Falls Monday. "I haven't seen a case like this in a while," Jennifer Sanderson, a Portage County humane officer, said. "This is a really bad case… Continue reading Woman charged for neglecting 16 horses (US)

Horse neglect case calls for horse slaughter in Nebraska (US)

KETV Channel 7 ABC Omaha opens a report with this: Horse neglect borders on crisis across Nebraska and across the country. Many horse owners blame the problem on U.S. law, which forbids federal spending on inspections of horse meat for sale overseas. They said the ban has led to the demise of all slaughterhouses for… Continue reading Horse neglect case calls for horse slaughter in Nebraska (US)

Prominent horseman faces questions about neglect (US)

Cross-posted from The New York Times By JOE DRAPE April 3, 2009 Four undernourished and neglected former racehorses belonging to Ernie Paragallo, a prominent New York thoroughbred breeder and owner, were rescued from a New York kill pen last month, one step from being slaughtered. They were among more than 20 horses from Paragallo’s Center… Continue reading Prominent horseman faces questions about neglect (US)