Rescue & Welfare

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10 Steps to Reduce the Risk of Horse Theft

Take these steps now and as needed to reduce the risk of having your horse stolen.

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The Slaughter Debate: Solving the Puzzle

In part two of our special report, we explore the options available--currently and potentially--to deal with unwanted horses.

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Incidence of Abandoned Horses on Rise?

Read more about the abandoned and unwanted horses issue with these links.

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The Slaughter Question

Horse slaughter becomes a hot issue after California's Proposition 6 banned the transport of horses for slaughter in the state.

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The Slaughter Debate: Your Response

Sue Copeland crunches the numbers on horse slaughter and shares her readers' response to the slaughter issue.

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The Slaughter Debate: A Two-Sided Issue

Take a look at how experts on both sides of the slaughter debate lay out arguments on how to keep the horse's welfare at heart.

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Opinions of Horse Slaughter

That's approximately how many U.S. horses were slaughtered last year. Of course, many folks aren't the least bit sentimental about horse slaughter. I've had many discussions with people on both sides of the horse slaughter issue.

Rescued horses wait in a trailer. | Photo by Leslie Talley

LSU Rides to Equine Hurricane Victims' Rescue

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, veterinarians, students and volunteers associated with Louisiana State University have rescued hundreds of horses and small animals.

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Chips and Brands: Horse Theft Deterrent

Horse thieves may think twice if your horse is branded or has a microchip. Here are the ins and outs of these two identification options.

Removing a horse's halter for turnout can slow down a would-be horse thief. | Photo by Kate Lindon

Metcalfe Shares Tips to Prevent Horse Theft

An estimated 40,000 to 55,000 horses are stolen each year in the U.S. To combat this statistic, Debi Metcalfe of Stolen Horse International shared theft prevention pointers March 28 at Equine Affaire in Columbus, Ohio.

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Slaughter: What Can You Do?

Find out what you can do to support humane treatment of horses. You'll find tips to help reduce the number of horses slaughtered each year.

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Equine Rescue Centers: UK

A selection of Equine Rescue Centers and Horse Sanctuaries in Great Britain.

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New Careers for Ex-Racehorses

Each year, many hundreds of racing thoroughbreds, standardbreds and quarter horses find themselves without a job and looking for a home. Find out what is involved in re-training an ex-racehorse.

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Whispering Hills Rescue & Rehab

In the Catskills of New York, the owners of a small stable called Whispering Hills pursue a noble task--saving doomed horses and giving them a "job" teaching people to ride.

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Brooke Hospital Offers Relief for Afghan

Grinding poverty, famine, poor fitting harness and brutal ancient management techniques are simply facts of life for many of the working equines of the world. For some, including the Afghan refugees in Pakistan, Brooke Hospital for Animals is a bright light of relief.

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Horse Rescue 101: How and When to Take Action

That skin-and-bones horse in the junky pasture down the street is obviously ill-cared for. But is it neglect? Abuse? And if so, how should you handle it? We tell you when and how to safely step in--and how to avoid legal pitfalls.

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Mission of Mercy

Saving rare horse breeds -- Mulassiere, Choctaw, Dales pony and Poitou donkeys is the mission of the Hamilton Rare Breeds Foundation.

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What To Do When You Suspect Horse Abuse

Have you seen a horse in circumstances that make you uncomfortable? Here's how to know when to blow the whistle on what you suspect is animal neglect.

The Actress And The Carriage Horse

This story, by actress Gretchen Wyler, president of The Ark Trust, a national, non-profit animal-protection organization, is about a carriage horse that inspired a promise.