horses

  A Listener Essay by Susan McDonough - a member of the New York State Humane Association.

Many people are excited about a summer at Saratoga Race Course, but not me. In my opinion, racing is bad for horses.

An Ulster County, New York woman has been sentenced in an animal cruelty case in Orange County.

  Chrysler Szarlan’s debut novel, The Hawley Book of the Dead, introduces us to Revelation Dyer. Together, she and her husband Jeremy have three daughters, a beautiful home, and a world-famous Las Vegas magic act.

But Reve has many secrets, secrets that have not only shaped her past but now threaten her family.

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A new Connecticut law clarifies that horses are not inherently vicious, refuting two court decisions involving a horse in Milford that bit a child.

The state Senate approved the legislation 35-0 Tuesday. The House of Representatives backed the bill unanimously in April and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he will sign it into law.

    

  Since 1996, Equine Advocates has helped rescue thousands of horses from slaughter, abuse and neglect. At Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary in Chatham, NY, they have rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules—and a few other animals too! On the sanctuary grounds, they have an Education Center where visitors of all ages attend seminars, workshops and symposiums on equine issues, care and natural horsemanship.

Last weekend the Equine Advocates held their 2014 Summit in Chatham, NY. Here to tell us what was discussed and what they’ve accomplished are: Susan Wagner, President & Founder of Equine Advocates and Host of the 2014 American Equine Summit; Paula Bacon, former mayor of Kaufman, TX who shut down Dallas Crown, the last equine slaughterhouse in the U.S.; and John Holland, President of the Equine Welfare Alliance.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is proposing legislation clarifying that domesticated horses cannot be considered vicious.

The state Appellate Court overturned a lower court ruling two years ago, saying the owner of a farm where a horse named Scuppy bit a child demonstrated that the horse belongs to "a species naturally inclined to do mischief or be vicious." The Connecticut Supreme Court heard an appeal in September.