Pat Raia

Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

Articles by: Pat Raia

minimum care standards for horses; Researchers Look to the Numbers to Improve Equine Welfare

Minimum Care Standards for Horses

Minimum care standards describe just that: the very minimum care horses require. Here’s how they can help law enforcement personnel, horse owners, and prospective owners alike.

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What Should I Do if I Suspect Horse neglect

What Should I Do if I Suspect Horse Neglect?

Most equine cruelty investigations begin with a tip to law enforcement, and whether those cases are successfully prosecuted can depend largely on how tipsters share their information. Here’s what to remember.

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Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act; U.S. Capital Building; farm bill

Bill Would Make Animal Cruelty a Federal Crime

The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act would amend the federal criminal code to prohibit intentional animal cruelty acts, including burning, drowning, impaling, sexual exploitation, or others that cause serious bodily harm to animals.

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fei endurance; aerc usef split

AERC to Split With USEF

The American Endurance Ride Conference has announced plans to terminate its affiliation with the U.S. Equestrian Federation, effective in December.

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keep horses safe from frozen bodies of water; Federal Environmental Regulations and Horse Farms

Keep Horses Safe Around Frozen Bodies of Water

A man is facing multiple charges after releasing 14 Standardbreds from their stalls, including one horse that died after falling into an icy lake. If you have water bodies on your horse property, here are some tips on how to keep horses safe.

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