Will downed NYC carriage horse video bring an end to the trade?

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: A carriage horse trots near Central Park on April 21, 2014 in New York City. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, made a campaign pledge to ban carriages in Central Park. As the horse carriage industry, which mainly takes tourists through the park, has come under criticism from animal welfare agencies, many New Yorkers are voicing their support for the horses and drivers. On Saturday animal welfare activists protested in front of actor Liam Neeson's home after he wrote a newspaper piece in support of the carriage horses. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

No. But we know what will. We are not banking on what happened to a carriage horse recently in NYC bringing an end to the trade — and all the misery, abuse and mayhem that goes with it. It is just another "final straw" in a trail of so many final straws. Can no one… Continue reading Will downed NYC carriage horse video bring an end to the trade?

Iceland urged to ban ‘blood farms’ that extract hormone from pregnant horses

EU concern over ‘cruel’ practice of taking blood from mares to create hormone products that increase reproduction in farmed animals THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER | 16 May 2022 Iceland is under pressure to ban the production of a hormone extracted from pregnant horses, a practice that has been described as “cruel” and “animal abuse”.The hormone is… Continue reading Iceland urged to ban ‘blood farms’ that extract hormone from pregnant horses

BLM responsible for increasing deaths of captive wild horses

Eleven horses die at Wheatland corral; BLM says strangles impacting about half of 2,750 animals By Brendan LaChance | Oil City News | 12th May 2022 CASPER, Wyo. — Eleven horses have died of Streptococcus equi, also called strangles or equine distemper, at the Wheatland Off-Range Corral that houses about 2,750 horses and burros, according… Continue reading BLM responsible for increasing deaths of captive wild horses

Horse racing is too far gone to be saved

The next best thing is to be honest about it. By Elizabeth Banicki | Guardian Online | 5th May 2022 As horse racing returns to the spotlight with the 148th Kentucky Derby, a respectable future for the sport that prioritizes equine welfare remains the longest shot of all Moments after crossing the wire second in… Continue reading Horse racing is too far gone to be saved

Five Kentucky Derby winners: Where are they now?

We came across a Paulick Report article that has a “where are they now and what are they doing” list of Kentucky Derby winners. We chose five. Funny Cide (2003) When Funny Cide (Distorted Humor) won the 2003 Kentucky Derby, he was the first gelding to do so since Clyde Van Dusen (Man o' War)… Continue reading Five Kentucky Derby winners: Where are they now?

$78M taxpayer dollars spent caring for wild horses removed from public lands

Wild mare and foal. Nevada. Las Vegas Review-Journal.

CBS Denver Channel 4 Investigates. By Katy Weis. In 2021, it cost $78 million in federal taxpayer money to care for nearly 60,000 wild horses and burros that were rounded up out of the wild and moved into holding facilities run by the Bureau of Land Management. Some horse advocates say that’s a waste of… Continue reading $78M taxpayer dollars spent caring for wild horses removed from public lands

Derby winner Rich Strike bit Churchill Downs’ lead pony and got punched for it

Everyone is talking about this, so we will too. Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike was clearly "jacked up" on adrenalin (or perhaps something else), and could easily have gotten loose and harmed himself or others. So action needed to be immediate and successful. Insofar as punching the horse is concerned, we will let you view… Continue reading Derby winner Rich Strike bit Churchill Downs’ lead pony and got punched for it

Many of the 119 wild horses killed by equine flu at Cañon City facility were not vaccinated, says BLM

Famous wild horse Picasso running amid the sage.

As death toll rises to 119, national mustang advocates are demanding an investigation into the horses’ lack of vaccination. More than one-quarter of West Douglas herd has died. THE COLORADO SUN | 3rd May 2022 In little more than a week, the outbreak of equine flu has killed more than one-quarter of the 450 West… Continue reading Many of the 119 wild horses killed by equine flu at Cañon City facility were not vaccinated, says BLM

Company hired to police drugs in US horse racing

AUTHOR: ASSOCIATED PRESS RELEASE | 3 May 2022 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A deal for Drug Free Sport International to police medication in horse racing was announced Tuesday, two months before the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority takes effect. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency had been set [emphasis added] to become the regulator for anti-doping and… Continue reading Company hired to police drugs in US horse racing

I saved an abused, broken horse. Or did she save me?

By Courtney Maum | The Guardian | 27 April 2022 ON A BALMY DAY in early October, I found an aged polo pony named Abuelita panting in a locked stall, her matted hair bearing the mark of the saddle that had recently been on her, a gash across her cheek. Her legs were trembling from… Continue reading I saved an abused, broken horse. Or did she save me?