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

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

Farm Bill Boosts Protection for Horses

Women whose horses have been harmed in domestic violence-related incidents will be able to seek restitution for veterinary care once the Pet and Women Safety Act, which is part of the Farm Bill approved by the full Senate last week, is signed into law.

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Veterinarian Sues Texas Vet Board

Ron Hines, DVM, PhD, is suing the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners on grounds that the board violated his first amendment right to free speech when it revoked his license, preventing him from providing remote veterinary services vial telephone and the internet.

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FBI Offers Reward in New Hampshire Farm Extortion Case

The FBI is seeking information leading to the identification and arrest of those behind alleged extortion and harassment of the operators of The Rickety Ranch, which offers young people the chance to learn about and care for farm animals, including horses, ponies, mules, and donkeys.

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