Category: Animal Welfare News

Sioux chief wants horse carriages to remain in NYC

Fox 5 New York – The spiritual leader of the Great Sioux Nation wants horse and buggy rides to remain a New York City fixture. Chief Arvol Looking Horse toured the Clinton Park stables and visited the carriage horses. Incoming…

Judge clears way for domestic horse slaughter

CBS News ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. A federal judge on Friday cleared the way for horse slaughterhouses to resume operating in the U.S. as early as next week. U.S. District Judge Christina Armijo in Albuquerque threw out a lawsuit by The Humane…

S.A.F.E. Act – Bogus Science and Bad Legislation

From the Animal Welfare Council – for reprint permission email awc@animalwelfarecouncil.org   Overview of the legislation The Safeguard American Food Exports Act (S.A.F.E.) is legislation which would amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The S.A.F.E. Act (H.R. 1094…

Drought, hay prices putting pressure on horse owners

The Denver Post The drought that has scorched the state is sending hay prices skyward and forcing horse owners to make painful decisions. Many owners, who struggled to keep their horses through the economic downturn, are giving up their animals…

Angst at the A.S.P.C.A

The New York Times By JACOB BERNSTEIN One of the first times Cindy Adams went to a board meeting of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, tempers flared. The problem wasn’t the long-debated horse carriage issue.…

Drought takes heavy toll on roaming horses

Navajo Times   T he water hole at Lichii naazniil near Cottonwood, Ariz. has dried up. A rotten smell of dead carcasses linger in the air. The rancid smell came from the 17 dead horses in various stages of decomposition…