Horses and humans feel the same pain when whipped, study finds

Landmark research comes as Racing Victoria tables proposal to phase out the whip, saying rules on its use ‘no longer appropriate’ There is no significant difference in the way humans and horses experience the pain of being struck by a whip, according to a landmark study that researchers say should end the argument on the… Continue reading Horses and humans feel the same pain when whipped, study finds

What the strange case of horse mutilations in France reveals about our state of mind

Scared horse in barn.

The incidents may be a natural phenomenon, but the pandemic has made us more accepting of the sinister Laura Spinney | The Guardian | Selected Excerpts The animals have been found missing ears and genitals, with eyes torn out, or deep, clean cuts to their bodies. The recent spate of horse mutilations reported across France has provoked… Continue reading What the strange case of horse mutilations in France reveals about our state of mind

‘Horse Girl’ can run, jump on all fours

AVA VOGEL in action.

Did you see this? Oct. 2 (UPI) — An Alberta, Canada, teenager whose skills at emulating the movements of a horse -- including quadrupedal jumps — went viral online is now being featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not! "Horse girl" Ava Vogel, 17, of Edmonton, said she started emulating the movements of horses about six… Continue reading ‘Horse Girl’ can run, jump on all fours

Wild horses, bison bring biodiversity

Wild horses gallop across a meadow at a wildlife sanctuary in Milovice, Czech Republic, Friday, July 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek).

MILOVICE, Czech Republic (AP) — Wild horses, bison and other big-hoofed animals once roamed freely in much of Europe. Now they are transforming a former military base outside the Czech capital in an ambitious project to improve biodiversity. Where occupying Soviet troops once held exercises, massive bovines called tauros and other heavy beasts now munch… Continue reading Wild horses, bison bring biodiversity

Mustangs & Renegades — Premiere Party tonight on YouTube

Mustangs & Renegades artwork.

“Mustangs & Renegades”, an episodic series, is having a Premiere Party tonight, October 1st, at 8 pm Eastern Time on YouTube. https://youtu.be/SVS2sScn_L0 Logline “Mustangs & Renegades” is the true account of filmmaker James Anaquad Kleinert as he reveals the roundup and removal of America’s Wild Horses — a direct consequence of the Federal Government selling… Continue reading Mustangs & Renegades — Premiere Party tonight on YouTube

City Council asked to honor activist’s life, pass horse-drawn trolley ban

Solvang, Calif horse drawn trolley (closeup).

SOLVANG, CALIFORNIA (PETA Press Release | Sept. 30, 2020) — Longtime Solvang resident and PETA supporter Hazel Mortensen—who fought for years the city’s cruel horse-drawn carriage and trolley rides—has passed away at the age of 85, prompting PETA to send a letter this morning to the city council asking it to honor her memory by banning… Continue reading City Council asked to honor activist’s life, pass horse-drawn trolley ban