Being Property Once Myself . . . (Book)

BY JOSHUA BENNETT Prize-winning poet argues that blackness acts as the caesura between human and nonhuman, man and animal. Looking to dive into something thought-provoking and fabulously written? Get this book. ONE OF THE BRIGHTEST INTELLECTUAL AND POLITICAL THINKERS OF A NEW GENERATION. —JESSE MCCARTHY Amazon Book Description Throughout US history, black people have been… Continue reading Being Property Once Myself . . . (Book)

Black jockeys and American horse racing

THE KENTUCKY DERBY Jae Jones, writing for BLACK THEN, tells us: "Oliver Lewis became the first jockey to win the Kentucky Derby, America’s longest continuous sporting event, on May 17, 1875. His time of 2 minutes, 37.75 seconds also set an American record over the mile and a half distance (the Kentucky Derby became a… Continue reading Black jockeys and American horse racing

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