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The Equine Welfare Alliance (EWA) applauds the decision by the US Department of Justice to postpone the December 1 scheduled round-up of wild horses in the Calico Complex of Nevada. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has received in excess of 10,000 public comments on this round-up alone.

Nearly 150 people braved below average temperatures for the Racing Breeds Adoption Fair, held at Goshen (N.Y.) Historic Track and the adjacent Harness Racing Museum on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 17).

Life has gone from good to better as both Taser Gun and Timesareachanging were officially retired in 2007. Now both racing champions are enjoying their lives at the American Standardbred Adoption Program Inc.'s farm in rural Wisconsin. ASAP Inc., established in 1994, has been serving the harness racing industry for over 15 years, taking in Standardbreds ages 1-24 - some horses who have never raced, some that just couldn't make the time, and some who were well-known names on the tracks all over the United States.

A Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) request by The Cloud Foundation and Front Range Equine Rescue was denied September 2, 2009 in Federal District Court. The TRO was filed to stop the round up of the Pryor Mountain horses, an action unprecedented in size and scope.

The Cloud Foundation and Front Range Equine Rescue have filed a lawsuit and a request for an injunction in Federal Court in Washington, DC to prohibit the Bureau of Land Management from removing horses from the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range, and to stop the unprecedented round up of the Pryor Wild Horses slated to begin September 1, 2009.

Washington, DC (July 17, 2009) - In a decisive move, the U.S. House of Representatives today approved a measure to restore basic protections for America's wild horses and burros.

The findings from the Unwanted Horse Coalition's (UHC) Study on Contributing Factors Surrounding the Unwanted Horse Issue are now available at The study is the first of its kind to assess the causes and magnitude of the unwanted horse population in the United States.

On Saturday July 18 in Ariel, Washington, The American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA) is having a Trail Ride Challenge, hosted by Cameron Ranch Trail Riders, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Hope For Horses in Woodinville, Washington.

The United States Trotting Association has joined to create a 'Standardbred Adoption Service' that is designed after's successful Thoroughbred Adoption Service. The Standardbred Adoption Service will provide an Internet-based bulletin board for registered Standardbred racehorses seeking new careers.

Representatives from dozens of national and state-based equine protection, advocacy and rescue organizations gathered April 9 and April 10 at Bally's Las Vegas for the third annual Homes for Horses Coalition Conference to discuss the re-homing of at-risk horses in America and other equine welfare concerns.

Like the entry box for a million dollar harness race the National Championship Standardbred Horse Show is proving to be a very popular event. Standardbreds from all over the east coast have entered to compete in a variety of classes.

Working with the New Jersey State Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA), the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) recently came to the aid of 10 Standardbreds in dire need of food and shelter.

According to an article on the Horsetalk website, the SPCA (Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and experienced Standardbred owners are involved in a horse rescue operation in South Auckland, New Zealand.

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