Arizona Horses Get Relief From Triple-Digit Temperatures

July 2003

PETA received a complaint about Trail Horse Adventures in Sedona, Arizona, which was forcing horses to work in temperatures above 100F. Horses were suffering from heat exhaustion and several horses had recently died. We filed a complaint with the sheriff’s department and livestock inspectors. During the inspection, 13 horses were pulled off the line and the owners of the company were charged with 13 counts of animal neglect. The horses are now closely monitored by the sheriff, and the company is required to offer fewer rides per day and give the horses every other day off. 

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