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Travesty Alleged at International Breeder's Farm

Travesty Alleged at International Breeder's Farm

Reports of horses found starving on the international farm of breeder John Byrialsen have surfaced. Byrialsen who owns Viergaard Stud is best known in North America as a co-owner of the United States Olympic dressage m...
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John Byrialsen Speaks Amid Abuse Allegations

John Byrialsen Speaks Amid Horse Abuse Allegations

Dutch breeder John Byrialsen breaks his silence days after he was exposed for allegedly neglecting his horses. Byrialsen spoke with the local Dutch station TV Midt-Vest telling his critics he is an animal lover....
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Horse meat black market Florida

Two Horses Slaughtered in Miami: Authorities

Authorities say they found a second horse slaughtered Monday morning in South Florida, a day after the gruesome discovery of another butchered horse's head....
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550+ Seized Horses Head To Faith Auction, May Face Slaughter

550+ Seized Horses Head to Faith Auction, May Face Slaughter

South Dakota authorities announced the new auction location for horses seized from purported mustang sanctuary operator Karen Sussman. It comes after Philip Livestock Auction received threats making a change of venue to...
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South Dakota Authorities File Motion for Ownership of Karen Sussman, ISPMB Horses

Court to Decide Ownership of 540 ISPMB Horses

Marc Hammrich, DVM determined Karen Sussman neglected the ISPMB horses. "... many of the horses were emaciated and in poor body condition due to [a] lack of proper feeding going into this year's winter." ...
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Horse Auction and Kill Buyer - The Grey Mare's Death

Did Animal Cruelty Cause Horse's Death at Auction?

"She's dead anyway" Pennsylvania authorities are investigating the death of a horse at New Holland Sales Stables. Individuals described as "kill buyers" allegedly kicked the down horse's frail body prior to the animal's...
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Debbie Stephens's Jumper Slaughtered on Florida Farm

Debbie Stephens's Jumper Slaughtered on Florida Farm

Authorities say a top show jumping horse was killed at Imperial Farms Equestrian Center in Florida. It happened at the Palmetto stable sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning....
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Dead, Emaciated Horses Discovered at Texas' Second Chance Horses

Connie Lashmet is facing multiple felonies after an animal cruelty investigation led authorities to the discovery of dead and emaciated horses at a Livingston property. Polk County Sheriff Deputies seized more than two d...
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Synthetic Opioid Found after Horses Drug Tested

Synthetic Opioid Found after Horses Drug Tested

Experts say a synthetic opioid drug as potent as morphine showed up in post-race samples taken from horses in New York. The Association of Racing Commissioners International has put all racing regulatory agencies worldwi...
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Update: Men Not Connected to the Killing of Grand Prix Jumper Phedras de Blondel

Update: Men Not Connected to the Killing of Grand Prix Jumper Phedras de Blondel

Florida authorities say they want to speak to two men that may have information regarding the horrific slaughter of a grand prix show horse last month. A reward of up to $30,000 is being offered for information leading to t...
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NC Launches Animal Cruelty Hotline

NC Launches Animal Cruelty Hotline

The North Carolina Attorney General has launched a new tool for reporting animal cruelty around the state. Once received, the complaint is then referred to the proper local authorities....
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40 Horses Seized in Virginia from Convicted Animal Abuser

40 Horses Seized in Virginia from Convicted Animal Abuser

A convicted animal abuser is under investigation after 40 horses were seized from a Virginia property, officials say. A search warrant executed at Robin Vince's Nottoway County farm revealed the remains of four horses an...
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Ohio authorities are asking for your help finding 58-year-old Mark Hill after they obtained an arrest warrant for animal cruelty.

California Authorities Investigating Horse's Poisoning Death

California authorities say they are investigating an animal cruelty case after a horse and dog died after being fed tainted horse treats. Necropsy results show the animals died of oleander toxicity....
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Bill S.299, sponsored by Senator Terrence Murphy, R-Yorktown, which would increase the penalty for multiple convictions of torturing, killing or failing to provide sustenance to an animal to a felony, if convicted within five years from the date of a prior conviction. This will also help protect people as well because animal cruelty is often linked to violence against humans, the sponsors say.

NY Senate Passes Animal Protection Measures

The New York Senate passed measures aimed at bolstering animal protection. Under one measure, the maximum penalties for aggravated animal cruelty would increase from two years in prison and a $5,000 fine to four years in ...
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Horses will now have increased protections under the law just like dogs and cats. First-time offenders can be charged with a felony for serious offenses.

Pennsylvania Governor Signs Tougher Animal Cruelty Bill into Law

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed the animal cruelty bill into law meaning tougher penalties for animal abusers....
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Dressage Olympian Could Face Neglect Charges

Dressage Olympian Could Face Neglect Charges

California trainer and dressage Olympian Gwen Stockebrand is being investigated by Sonoma County Animal Control for allegedly neglecting two of her horses....
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Stallion with three legs left without vet care

Charges Recommended in Kountz Arena Horse Cruelty Case

Montana authorities are recommending criminal charges be filed after allegations of animal cruelty surfaced at Kountz Arena in March. An emaciated stallion broken and missing part of his lower leg was discovered in a filt...
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18 Horses Seized from Thompson Kill Pen

18 Horses Seized from Thompson Kill Pen for Alleged Neglect

Louisiana officials seized 18 horses from Thompson Horse Lot & Co. on Wednesday. ...
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Childhood Animal cruelty and link to child abuse

Childhood Animal Abusers Likely Abused: Researchers

Children who abuse animals are up to three times more likely to be victims of abuse themselves... ...
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Horses Seized from Ohio Horse Rescue

Horses Seized from Ohio Horse Rescue

After months of investigating animal cruelty allegations, officials in Ohio served a warrant on Serenity Horse Rescue leading to the seizure of more than 100 animals. The non-profit rescue was founded in 2006 by Shula Wo...
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