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Owners say miniature horse killed, dismembered in Missouri

May. 8, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

BETHANY, Mo. (AP) — The owners of a miniature horse are demanding justice after the animal was found shot and dismembered in northwest Missouri. The Kansas City Star reports that Tharp's Horse Shoeing in Bethany posted on Facebook that the 30-inch horse, Quigley, was "tortured for no reason." Bethany...

AP PHOTOS: Horses run in centuries-old Spanish fiesta

May. 4, 2019 7:37 AM EDT

CARAVACA DE LA CRUZ, Spain (AP) — The chosen few get out of bed at dawn on May 2 to start preparations for what is the most important date in the calendar in the town of Caravaca de la Cruz, in southeastern Spain. Amid yawns, but with plenty of enthusiasm, they take their time plaiting the mane and tail of...

Some horse advocates buck at new plan to save wild mustangs

Apr. 25, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Animal welfare groups have reached a milestone agreement with ranching interests they say would save wild mustangs from slaughter but the compromise has opened a nasty split among horse protection advocates. The Humane Society of the United States and the American Society for the...

Horses used for beer promotions to visit Kansas Capitol

Apr. 16, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Clydesdale horses used for beer promotions will soon trot in front of the Kansas Capitol to celebrate the state's new law that allows grocers and convenience stores to sell brews with up to 6% alcohol by volume. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the equine event is intended to...

Dismembered horse found at park was longtime family pet

Apr. 8, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A horse whose dismembered remains were found in a Missouri park was a family pet that was pregnant. Miguel Valdez told WDAF-TV that breaking the news to his children was difficult. But he said it was equally disturbing to go to animal control and identify the mare, named Senaida,...

Wild ponies corralled after visitors ignore warnings

Apr. 7, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — Wild ponies living on Virginia's Eastern Shore have been corralled because visitors ignored warnings against approaching the animals. The Daily Times of Salisbury, Maryland, reported last week that the warnings were ignored at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. The ponies...

Dismembered remains of a horse found in Missouri park

Apr. 2, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Animal control officers in Kansas City, Missouri, are investigating how the dismembered remains of a horse ended up in a city park. A man playing disc golf found the remains Monday evening in Kessler Park. Police spokesman Capt. Tim Hernandez says the horse appeared to have been...

Puerto Rico lures tech developers as hurricane season looms

Mar. 20, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

ISABELA, Puerto Rico (AP) — In the dark and isolating days after Hurricane Maria, people across Puerto Rico invented new ways to communicate: Elderly couples in need of food or water would raise a flag at their home. Neighbors created amateur security systems, banging on pots for a minute each night to...