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August 25, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Snohomish County deputy injured when car strikes horse

A Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy suffered minor injuries Sunday night when his patrol car struck a horse near Arlington, the sheriff’s office says. The deputy was responding to a domestic violence call around midnight when he struck the horse in the 3900 block of Stanwood Bryant Road, according to Shari Ireton, the sheriff’s director of communications….

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July 31, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Cougar fatally injures a horse north of Spokane

The Associated Press DEER LAKE, Wash. — Wildlife officers are hunting a cougar that fatally attacked a horse near Deer Lake, about 30 miles north of Spokane. State Fish and Wildlife Sgt. Pam Taylor said the horse suffered severe front leg injuries Tuesday and had to be euthanized. Taylor told The Spokesman-Review a tracker with hounds was called…

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October 12, 2012 at 7:50 AM

4-year-old Redmond girl kicked in face by horse

The Associated Press KETCHUM, Idaho — A 4-year-old Washington state girl is recovering at a Boise hospital after being kicked in the face by a horse at a barn in south-central Idaho. Blaine County Sheriff Gene Ramsey tells the Idaho Mountain Express that Samantha Hutchinson of Redmond suffered a “complete facial frontal skull fracture” after being kicked just…

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November 15, 2011 at 4:21 PM

Clearing the way to resume U.S. horse slaughter

A Congressional conference committee Monday night passed legislation that would allow the U.S. Department of Agriculture to once again inspect horse carcasses for human consumption, effectively restarting a horse-slaughter industry that has been shut down in this country since 2006. The shut down, pushed by animal-rights activists, has had the effect of greatly increasing the number…

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Comments | More in Government | Topics: horse, slaughter, USDA