Source: bloodhorse.com Ky. Agriculture Commissioner Quarles praises resumption of equine exports to China. Terry Branstad and Zhi Shuping after signing of an accord that allows the resumption of U.S. equine exports to China. Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles (center) and KTA-KTOB executive director Chauncey Morris (left of Quarles) […]
Story by By Fernando Alfonso III as published on The Lexington Herald Leader “I’ll never get this nightmare out of my mind,” Ranch hand Peter Evsich, 55, sat in his pickup truck smoking a cigarette Sunday afternoon while watching over the smoldering ruins of a horse barn, with […]
Horses should not be “at fault” for trying to survive wherever they are. Special interest/human actions endanger horses, and these actions are the bigger “problem.” – Debbie SOURCE: Lexington Herald Leader Horses roam free on old surface mines in several Eastern Kentucky counties. Here, a mare and foal […]
Source: By BRUCE SCHREINER as published in the Westport News “Slaughtered Horses worth only pennies on the dollar while live equines bring in Billions!” LOUISVILLE, KY — Turns out the world’s self-proclaimed horse capital can put its money where its mouth is. The horse industry pumped almost $3 […]
Horse owners in Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee are assessing damage and calculating losses after a series of early spring tornadoes swept though several counties in those states last week.
According to the National Weather Service, 42 confirmed tornadoes tore through Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Ohio on March 2. The storms packed winds as high as 180 mph, knocking out utilities and flattening homes and barns. All told, the confirmed human death toll reached 39, according to the agency. The number of horses lost or injured as a result of the storms is still uncertain.
More and more the sad news is coming in of horse owners who have lost all or almost all of their horses in the March 2, 2012 tornadoes, often along with their homes and barns. Many horses who were not already dead had to be euthanized due to severe injuries they had suffered. Injured horses, other pets, and livestock have been keeping veterinarians in the area very busy.
Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY) and Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) have introduced H.R. 1733/S.B. 886, the Interstate Horse Racing Improvement Act of 2011 which amends the Interstate Horse Racing Act of 1978,15 U.S.C. 3001 et seq.) .