Lawmakers at work to get anti HISA lawsuit tossed

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You are familiar with the The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA), right? The Act that Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell hustled into law during the previous Congress's last hurrah, before adjourning? A couple of "horsemen" groups decided to be a big fly in everybody's ointment by filing lawsuits. HISA's authors are trying to defeat the… Continue reading Lawmakers at work to get anti HISA lawsuit tossed

Texas company clones famous rodeo horse

Prometea grazing with her "dame", the first cloned horses.

By Matthew Kinchla, ABC News Channel 7 ( June 10th 2020) — AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — There is no question, the bond between human and animal is special. However, humans typically outlive their favorite pet, their best animal worker, or even their best racer. One Texas organization is making it possible through cloning, to keep that relationship… Continue reading Texas company clones famous rodeo horse

Texas horses confirmed with Equine Infectious Anemia

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The two affected Quarter Horses have been euthanized. THE HORSE magazine (thehorse.com) reports: Officials at the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) confirmed two Quarter Horses in Harris County with equine infectious anemia (EIA) on March 26. The premises has been quarantined until TAHC’s requirements are met, and the owner and local veterinarian are working closely… Continue reading Texas horses confirmed with Equine Infectious Anemia

More illegal horse racing discovered in Texas

Nine people were indicted on Dec. 19 by a Parker County grand jury for operating an illegal horse racing meet in Springtown, Texas, located 30 miles northwest of Fort Worth. The Parker County Sheriff's Office, Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division, Texas Racing Commission and other agencies discovered the illegal horse racing in… Continue reading More illegal horse racing discovered in Texas

Illegal Horse Racing Track Busted in Parker County, Texas

UPDATE — Oct 11, 2019: Hey y'all. I have been scrambling to find out what happened to all those horses they were racing illegally up in Parker County, Texas (that's near Fort Worth) talked about in the reports below we posted the other day. I figured they were Quarter Horses and I was right. Hard… Continue reading Illegal Horse Racing Track Busted in Parker County, Texas

March Against Horse Slaughter 2019

BY VIVIAN FARRELL This has been a tumultuous year for horse advocacy at The Horse Fund. So much so that we have barely blogged until just recently. And boy, do we have a lot to tell you. March Against Horse Slaughter We will start with "March Against Horse Slaughter". This was no social media exercise… Continue reading March Against Horse Slaughter 2019

Deaths of rescued slaughter bound horses a painful reminder not much has changed

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HORSE SLAUGHTER (by Vivian Grant Farrell) — 2017 has been a tough year for many reasons. The toughest for me personally has been the deaths of two beloved horses. Fourteen years ago, when Texans for Horses became the Fund for Horses I rescued four slaughter bound Quarter horses from a Texas feedlot. They had no… Continue reading Deaths of rescued slaughter bound horses a painful reminder not much has changed

Sign Petition telling Texas A&M to stop abusing and sending horses to slaughter

COMMERCE, TX — Horses are being exploited and abused at Texas A&M University including at Texas A&M University-Commerce (TAMUC) reports One Green Planet. Justice for Tina According to a petition on Care2 written by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), a horse by the name of Tina was brutally shot to death after… Continue reading Sign Petition telling Texas A&M to stop abusing and sending horses to slaughter

Emergency responders rescue nearly 100 horses trapped in high water near a Houston-area stable

Cross-posted from KHOU-TV HOUSTON - Emergency responders helped to rescue nearly 100 horses trapped in high water near a Houston-area stable where flooding nearly reached the roofs of some buildings. People driving by on a road near the flooding around Cypress Trails Equestrian Center on Cypresswood Drive stopped to yell encouragement to animals struggling to… Continue reading Emergency responders rescue nearly 100 horses trapped in high water near a Houston-area stable

Inside Conroe, Texas horse “nightmare” after massive seizure

We have been warning authorities for years about these animal hoarders, particularly in respect of the horses. At long last these horses are being freed. Texas is not typically recognized for its concerns regarding the ill treatment of livestock being a cattle state, so you can imagine how horrific the conditions of these horses were… Continue reading Inside Conroe, Texas horse “nightmare” after massive seizure