Month: July 2011

Ninth Circuit Grants Wild Horse TRO in Wake of BLM Ruling

HOUSTON, (Horseback) – Within hours of an adverse ruling for wild horse advocates attempting to halt a Navade “gather” and stampede in the heat of summer, a federal appellate court has granted a temporary restraining order. The federal Bureau of Land Management will be unable to proceed with it’s planned roundup, according to the Chicago based Equine Welfare Alliance, a consortium of more than 800 horse advocates and scores of equine welfare organizations.

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EWA Announces International Equine Conference Speakers

We are excited to release the list of confirmed presenters, thus far. We’ll provide the names of additional speakers as they are confirmed and will release the agenda once all speakers have been confirmed.

The registration form should be ready within the next two weeks. We anticipate providing local hotel information within the next day or two.

We look forward to seeing and finally meeting everyone, face-to-face!

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Update:Texas Prison Horses Found in Waco

HOUSTON, (Horseback) – At least some of the horses once belonging to the State of Texas and in custody of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice have been found after being sold at auction. The TDCJ prison horses were located at a facility owned by a former Texas prison inmate and equine kill buyer whose wife confirmed that the horses were the same ones purchased Monday night at a Huntsville, Texas livestock auction. “We are not selling these horses for food,” said TDCJ chief spokeswoman Michelle Lyons. “They were sold at a public auction to the public.”

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