Karen Thunshelle, a Minot, N.D., woman, a long-time animal rescue worker and wife of a veterinarian, is chairing the North Dakotans to Stop Animal Cruelty campaign that would make it a felony to abuse dogs, cats and horses. Jody Foss, realtor and money broker in Dickinson, N.D., and Allison Smith of Bismarck/Mandan, N.D., owner of Triple H Mini Horse Rescue, are key organizers.
TOWNER, N.D. — I’ve done a few things in life that might seem a little out of the ordinary for a cowboy and a rancher. I ran a marathon in Chicago, I went to a Black Eyed Peas concert, I heard a symphony perform in Carnegie Hall in New York and I once ordered a fish sandwich at McDonalds. Not typical cowboy stuff.
WASHINGTON — Unfortunately, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation recently included the double-deck trailer ban in S. 1950, the Commercial Motor Vehicle Enhancement Act of 2011.
MITCHELL, S.D. - At one time, there were more than 20 horse processing facilities scattered throughout the country, but today, the number of plants that can process the animals legally has dwindled to just a few. Now, horse producers and national associations are stepping in to try and turn the tide.
BOISE, Idaho — The number of horses infected with the deadly and contagious Equine Herpes Virus-1 continues to grow. The USDA says the outbreak that started at an Ogden, Utah competition has infected at least 34 horses in nine states and Canada.
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