Unwanted Horse Coalition Updates
July 12 , 2011 - Edition 22
This Unwanted Horse Coalition news summary is provided as an educational service to those interested in the issue of the unwanted horse. The articles do not reflect the opinions of the Unwanted Horse Coalition or any of its employees. The listing of events does not constitute an endorsement of a particular event. If you see an article or event that may be appropriate for inclusion in Media Roundup, please e-mail it to email@example.com.
NTRA Launches Website Dedicated to Retired Racehorses
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced July 6 that the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance has established a new website, www.ntraaftercare.com, dedicated to retired Thoroughbred racehorses.
TCA Awards $903,450 in Grants
Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today grants totaling $903,450 have been awarded to 81 Thoroughbred industry-related non-profits that work to uphold TCA’s mission. TCA distributes grants to several categories of Thoroughbred industry related nonprofits including rescue, rehabilitation and adoption organizations as well as education and backstretch programs, therapeutic riding programs and research organizations. Grant applications for 2012 will be available on www.tca.org in early January.
Ask the Vet LIVE on "Unwanted Horses" Now Archived
Checkoff Program now Tax Deductible
Contributions by owners and breeders to The Jockey Club’s retirement checkoff program in support of Thoroughbred aftercare now qualify as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.
Free Ask the Vet Live: Unwanted Horses, June 22nd
According to a recent survey of horse owners and industry stakeholders, horses classified as "unwanted" are a growing problem in the United States, to the tune of roughly 170,000 horses per year. News reports of neglect are published almost daily, and more than half of equine rescue facilities are full and turning away horses brought to them.
In the News: Equine Welfare Report
Sometimes the top news crossing our desks isn’t an article or feature story from a local paper or broadcast, but a new study or report that has the potential to affect the agriculture industry. This week, some the news includes a report by the United States Accountability Office titled "Horse Welfare - Action Needed to Address Unintended Consequences from Cessaton of Domestic Slaughter." The full report is available online at: www.gao.gov/new.items/d11228.pdf.
Unwanted Horses Focus of July KENA Meeting
Four years ago a myriad of events led to an increase in so-called unwanted horses. "Unwanted horse" is a loose term that defines every horse that does not have a purpose, including horses that are owned and cared for but are actually unwanted, those whose owners are neglectful, and abandoned horses.
The mission of the Unwanted Horse Coalition is to reduce the number of unwanted horses and to improve their welfare through education and the efforts of organizations committed to the health, safety, and responsible care and disposition of these horses.
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