horses http://kgou.org en Horse Owners Warned About West Nile Virus http://kgou.org/post/horse-owners-warned-about-west-nile-virus <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15.9375px;"><font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;horse owners are being encouraged to vaccinate their animals against the potentially deadly West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis diseases.</p> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 13:20:26 +0000 Associated Press 30902 at http://kgou.org Horse Owners Warned About West Nile Virus The Horse Who Picked Up A Paintbrush http://kgou.org/post/horse-who-picked-paintbrush <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3IxwuFw3E8</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 12:34:06 +0000 Frank Deford 18001 at http://kgou.org The Horse Who Picked Up A Paintbrush Horses Bring Billions To Oklahoma Economy http://kgou.org/post/horses-bring-billions-oklahoma-economy <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">A study released this week shows that&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma's</font>&nbsp;horse industry had an economic impact totaling $3.6 billion in 2012.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 14:54:20 +0000 Associated Press 17711 at http://kgou.org Horses Bring Billions To Oklahoma Economy Future Of Horse Slaughter In State Remains Uncertain http://kgou.org/post/future-horse-slaughter-state-remains-uncertain <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Although the Legislature passed a bill this year authorizing the slaughter of horses, it's not clear if a facility will open in&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;once the law takes effect Nov. 1.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 16:41:00 +0000 Associated Press 10987 at http://kgou.org Future Of Horse Slaughter In State Remains Uncertain Gov. Fallin Restores Horse Slaughter in Oklahoma http://kgou.org/post/gov-fallin-restores-horse-slaughter-oklahoma <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">While eliminating a ban on horse processing plants in Oklahoma wasn’t on the top of the policy agenda for </span><a href="http://www.ok.gov/triton/modules/newsroom/newsroom_article.php?id=223&amp;article_id=11374">Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Mary </span>Fallin</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, late Friday she signed a bill that overturns a five decade long ban on the practice.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">How you view the horse and its role in American life, likely also determines where you are in the debate over allowing the processing of </span>horsemeat<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Oklahoma.</span></p><p>If “companion animal,” or “pet,” comes first to mind, you’re probably against the slaughter of horses. And according to a recent <a href="http://soonerpoll.com/poll-oklahoma-voters-strongly-oppose-horse-slaughter/">SoonerPoll.com</a>&nbsp;public opinion survey, you also agree with the majority of Oklahomans.</p><p>But if you think of horses as “work animals,” or “tools” to help on the ranch or farm, you are probably in favor of <a href="http://www.oklegislature.gov/BillInfo.aspx?Bill=hb1999&amp;Session=1300">House Bill 1999</a>. The Senate approved the bill <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kgou/files/hb1999%20senate%20vote.pdf">32-14</a> this week.</p><p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 20:49:31 +0000 Kurt Gwartney 2872 at http://kgou.org Gov. Fallin Restores Horse Slaughter in Oklahoma Return of Horse Slaughter a Step Closer in Oklahoma http://kgou.org/post/return-horse-slaughter-step-closer-oklahoma <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A state Senate committee has unanimously approved a bill that opens the way for a horse slaughtering facility in&nbsp;</span><font color="red" style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Oklahoma</font><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:32:00 +0000 Kurt Gwartney 2157 at http://kgou.org Return of Horse Slaughter a Step Closer in Oklahoma Pro-Horse Processing Groups Meeting Today http://kgou.org/post/pro-horse-processing-groups-meeting-today <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">OKLAHOMA</font>&nbsp;CITY (AP) — Supporters of legislation that would allow for a horse slaughtering plant in&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>plan to rally at the state Capitol.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:02:31 +0000 Associated Press 1770 at http://kgou.org Pro-Horse Processing Groups Meeting Today Pro-Horse Slaughter Groups Set Wednesday Meeting http://kgou.org/post/pro-horse-slaughter-groups-set-wednesday-meeting <p>Some agriculture and horse groups are announcing their &nbsp;support of plans to open a horse slaughtering facility in Oklahoma.</p><p>The Oklahoma Farm Bureau announced Friday it would host an event at the state Capitol this week to show "strong support" for bills that would pave the way &nbsp;for a horse slaughtering facility in the state.</p><p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:31:37 +0000 Kurt Gwartney 1637 at http://kgou.org Anti-Horse Slaughter Groups Lobby Lawmakers http://kgou.org/post/anti-horse-slaughter-groups-lobby-lawmakers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>A legislative plan to pave the way for a horse slaughtering facility in Oklahoma is drawing fierce opposition from animal&nbsp; rights groups.</p><p>Several animal protection groups plan to rally at the state Capitol Thursday for "Humane Lobby Day" and urge legislators to oppose the bill to allow horse&nbsp; slaughtering in the state.</p><p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 13:51:00 +0000 Associated Press 1425 at http://kgou.org Anti-Horse Slaughter Groups Lobby Lawmakers Horse Slaughter Could Return to Oklahoma http://kgou.org/post/horse-slaughter-could-return-oklahoma <p>Members of the Oklahoma House overwhelmingly voted for a bill that would allow horse slaughter to return to the state.</p><p>Impassioned opposition to the legislation came from across the country. Rep. Skye McNeil said she had been attacked over her bill she says could help solve the problem of abandoned horses in the state.</p><p>Some grass roots opponents say McNeil has a conflict of interest due to her involvement with a livestock company that would see increased profits from the sale of horses for slaughter.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 21:23:52 +0000 Kurt Gwartney 608 at http://kgou.org Horse Slaughter Could Return to Oklahoma