The Equine Industry's Top Welfare Issues

A rundown of equine welfare issues currently plaguing the U.S. industry and what’s being done to address them.

In March 2014, law enforcement authorities in New York discovered 33 horses residing on a Hamptonburgh farm without access to food or water. Further investigation revealed that one additional horse had died in its stall and two others had died elsewhere on the property.  

“Evidently, the farm operator was boarding (the horses for customers) and not feeding them,” says Gene Hecht, chief investigator for the Society for the Prevention of Cruel

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