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Horse Auction and Kill Buyer - The Grey Mare's Death

Did Animal Cruelty Cause Horse's Death at Auction?

"She's dead anyway" Pennsylvania authorities are investigating the death of a horse at New Holland Sales Stables. Individuals described as "kill buyers" allegedly kicked the down horse's frail body prior to the animal's...
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Pennsylvania Equine Veterinarian Charged with Animal Cruelty

Pennsylvania Equine Veterinarian Charged with Animal Cruelty

A Pennsylvania equine veterinarian is facing multiple counts of animal cruelty after authorities received a tip regarding dead and emaciated horses. Clyde Rendell Shoop, V.M.D., the owner of Poco West Mobile Equine Se...
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Horses will now have increased protections under the law just like dogs and cats. First-time offenders can be charged with a felony for serious offenses.

Pennsylvania Governor Signs Tougher Animal Cruelty Bill into Law

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed the animal cruelty bill into law meaning tougher penalties for animal abusers....
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PA doping scandal hits track

Horse Trainer Convicted of 14 Felonies in Doping Conspiracy

A federal jury convicted a Penn National horse trainer Murray Rojas of 14 felony counts of misbranding prescription drugs and conspiracy....
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Police Say Horse Trainer Sold 100+ Horses to Slaughter

Pennsylvania horse trainer and riding instructor Kelsey Lefever is facing felony charges for allegedly misleading horse owners about her plans for their retired racehorses. Lefever obtained the Thoroughbreds promising to ...
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A Pennsylvania judge reversed a lower courts decision in the case of veterinarian Clyde Rendell Shoop, VMD on appeal.

UPDATE: Pennsylvania Equine Veterinarian Animal Cruelty Conviction Reversed

A Pennsylvania equine veterinarian must pay $32,000 in fines after he was found guilty of animal cruelty on Tuesday. Clyde Rendell Shoop, V.M.D was convicted of 10 out of 11 cruelty offenses, during his summary trial....
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Equine Angels Rescue founder Pamela Vivirito guilty of federal fraud.

Equine Angels Horse Rescue Founder Guilty of Federal Fraud

Pamela Vivirito The founder of a now-defunct Pennsylvania horse rescue pleaded guilty last week to two federal charges including mail fraud. Pamela Vivirito, formerly of Valencia, also pleaded guilty to filing a frau...
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Horse Dealer Charged in Paintball Horse Abuse Case

Horse Dealer Charged in Paintball Horse Abuse Case

Animal cruelty investigators say a Rhode Island horse trader is charged with animal cruelty after a lame, aged mare was found. Phillip S. Price was charged with five citations for transporting the horse without a health c...
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Equine Law Matter - Closed - Get Information, Read Court Documents

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Luis A Galindo-Arias

Luis Galindo of Galindo Sport Horses is charged with theft by deception after he allegedly sold a horse that was stolen from its owner three years prior. Then he asked the new buyer for more funds for the use of the horse...
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Show Jumping's Galindo Charged with Felony Theft by Deception

Show Jumping's Galindo Charged with Felony Theft by Deception

A Pennsylvania show jumping trainer has been charged with felony theft by deception. Luis Galindo-Arias, who goes by Luis Galindo in the U.S., sold a horse that he knew wasn't his, according to court documents. ...
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“I killed every one of those f--g horses, over 120 of them, if they only knew. I only have five left and the ones that you have. Every one of them is dead. I don’t even know their names and there wasn’t a g----n thing they could do about it because they gave me those horses. I didn’t sign one contract for any of them and there is no paper trail from Bruce, so they have to prove it.”

Kelsey Lefever Avoids Trial in Theft by Deception Case

Horse trainer Kelsey Lefever will avoid a trial by entering a first-time offender program. The Pennsylvania equestrian is accused of selling retired racehorses to horse slaughter rather than providing them second careers ...
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Equine Law Matter - Closed - Get Information, Read Court Documents

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Kelsey Elva Lefever

Kelsey Elva Lefever, a Pennsylvania horse trainer and riding instructor is charged with felony theft by deception. Officials allege she sent 100+ Thoroughbreds to horse slaughter after promising their owners she would ret...
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Kelsey Lefever Hearing Rescheduled

A preliminary hearing has been rescheduled in the case of alleged fraud that sent former racehorses to their death for meat....
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STATE OF OKLAHOMA

STATE OF OKLAHOMA, Plaintiff, v. THOMAS BARRET LYLE WILSON, Defendant.

Dr. Thomas Wilson, a Pennsylvania veterinarian, is charged with allegedly sodomizing a horse. According to court documents the alleged offense occurred in 2009. Learn more about civil and criminal court cases at Equine C...
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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vs. Sarah Susannah Barnshaw

Despite having a criminal record, Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines hired Sarah Barnshaw to manage the finances for the retirement home for horses. Barnshaw is accused of stealing more than $45,000 from the non-profit group....
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Prison for Jane E. Ervin for Bilking Ailing Mother out of $271K

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Jane E. Ervin

A judge sentenced one-time New Jersey equestrian Jane E. Ervin and her husband to prison for bilking her ailing mother out of $271K. The question is, will Ervin formerly of Plumstead Equestrian Center end up serving he...
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EHV-1 Confirmed in Pennsylvania Horse

EHV-1 Confirmed in Pennsylvania Horse

Officials confirm a Pennsylvania horse tested positive for neuropathogenic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1.) The equine located in Unionville was exposed to a steeplechase horse in Virginia that was infected with equine herp...
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Quarantine Imposed at Parx Racing after New EHV-1 Case

Quarantine Imposed at Parx Racing after New EHV-1 Case

Pennsylvania racing officials announced Friday a horse tested positive for the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1)....
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Equine Law Matter - Closed - Get Information, Read Court Documents

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. PAMELA A. VIVIRITO

A federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment against Pamela Vivirito, the founder of Equine Angels Rescue in Pennsylvania. She is charged with interference with commerce by extortion....
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FBI Raids Horse Rescue

FBI Raids Horse Rescue Another Chance 4 Horses

Federal investigators raided the Pennsylvania horse rescue Another Chance 4 Horses. The Berks County rescue and its operators have been highly scrutinized by some for their fundraising and adoption methods of horses resc...
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