House Committee passes Horse Transportation Safety Act

Horses peer out from trailer. CBC.

The HTSA would ban double-deck trailers for hauling horses in interstate commerce AWI PRESS RELEASE The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) commends members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for passing the Horse Transportation Safety Act (HTSA) June 10 as part of surface transportation legislation. The HTSA would ban the use of unsafe double-deck trailers to… Continue reading House Committee passes Horse Transportation Safety Act

More than 20 horses rescued from illegal slaughter farm in S. Florida

Did you see this? BELL, Fla. (WCJB) — Over 20 horses have been rescued from an illegal slaughtering farm in South Florida by a local rescue operation. According to the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office, a complaint saying a horse was quote "in distress” and couldn’t get up as well as buzzards and horse bones scattered… Continue reading More than 20 horses rescued from illegal slaughter farm in S. Florida

Canadian regulators amend clenbuterol stand-down period

RYAN DICKEY, reporting for Horse Racing Nation writes: The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency has changed rules regarding the administration of clenbuterol in race horses, according to a tweet from Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson. Lawson stated the CPMA "announced the guidance for clenbuterol use has been extended from seven days to 28 days. The new testing will… Continue reading Canadian regulators amend clenbuterol stand-down period