Category: Horse Neglect & Abandonment

The state of equine welfare in the United States has suffered since the closure of the processing plants with no provisions put into place, many supporting a federal bill have indicated that this is not the case. Following are some articles regarding the situation:

Wild Horse Sanctuary Herd Impounded

The Horse By Pat Raia Oct 12, 2016 Authorities in two South Dakota counties have impounded hundreds of horses residing at a wild horse sanctuary operated by the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros (ISPMB). The impoundment…

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…

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…

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…