Authorities do not know who is shooting and killing Utah’s wild horses

• Via NPR (5 Minute Listen) Dozens of free-roaming horses have been found shot dead on remote Utah rangeland. No one knows who is shooting the horses or why. Transcript SCOTT SIMON, HOST: In a remote patch of rangeland bordering the Navajo Nation in Utah, hundreds of horses roam wild. But lately, some of them… Continue reading Authorities do not know who is shooting and killing Utah’s wild horses

Horses successfully discriminate between letters of the alphabet in study

by Horsetalk.co.nz » Here are a few introductory paragraphs: Horses trained to use their nose on a touchscreen proved able to discriminate between the letters O, B, Z, V, and X, researchers report. The study team used an automated testing system to ensure their experiment was free from the “Clever Hans phenomenon” — so named… Continue reading Horses successfully discriminate between letters of the alphabet in study

Horses and dogs sailed with Vikings to Britain, say scientists

By Georgina RannardClimate and science reporterBBC News Vikings sailing from Scandinavia to England brought horses, dogs and perhaps even pigs with them, according to analysis of bone remains. Invading Vikings were previously thought to have largely stolen animals from villages in Britain. The findings also provide evidence Viking leaders had a close relationship with animals… Continue reading Horses and dogs sailed with Vikings to Britain, say scientists

Colorado horses are being slaughtered abroad for human consumption.

A new bill could shut down the industry. An investigation by animal welfare groups followed horses from auctions to holding facilities to slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico, where they were exported for human consumption By THE COLORADO SUN, Jennifer Brown reporting » Colorado and other states are sending an estimated 20,000 horses per year to… Continue reading Colorado horses are being slaughtered abroad for human consumption.

5th Circuit denies HISA’s request to vacate ruling against it

• Read full article at The Blood-Horse » The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling Jan. 31 denying a request by the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority to vacate a previous determination that the Authority's power was unconstitutional. The ruling is the latest addition to a lengthy civil court battle led by the… Continue reading 5th Circuit denies HISA’s request to vacate ruling against it

Five horses from the Fish Springs Herd captured by BLM

MINDEN, NV (Feb 1, 2023) — Five horses from the Fish Springs Herd were captured by the Bureau of Land Management over the last week, reports The Record-Courier. The horses Noel, Smoky, Bolt, Blaze and Bunny, consisted of two young stallions, a mature stallion and two mares, according to the Pine Nut Wild Horse Advocates.… Continue reading Five horses from the Fish Springs Herd captured by BLM

Horses are still being exported for slaughter. Will Trudeau take action?

OPINION: GLOBE AND MAIL | 30th January 2023 By Jann Arden and Jessica Scott-Reid Ahead of the most recent federal election, as Justin Trudeau and his Liberal party were racing toward voting day, campaign promises were hitting the news cycle fast and furiously. Banning the export of live horses for slaughter was an easy appeal.… Continue reading Horses are still being exported for slaughter. Will Trudeau take action?

North Dakota officials plead with Theodore Roosevelt National Park to keep wild horses

Gov. Doug Burgum asked park officials to work in collaboration with the state to find a solution that would allow the horses to stay while protecting the park's ecosystem. » Take Action up until 11:59 pm tonight, 31st January 2023. Details at end of post. BISMARCK — Gov. Doug Burgum, the state’s tourism director and… Continue reading North Dakota officials plead with Theodore Roosevelt National Park to keep wild horses

Horses have a crusty remnant of evolution stuck to their legs

Horse Chestnuts • Written by RACHAEL FUNNELL, IFL Science EVOLUTION has a funny way of leaving the residue of past adaptations in strange places on animals' bodies, and chestnuts on horses' legs are a fine example. Nobody’s quite sure what horse chestnuts exactly are, but they’re believed to be a remnant left behind from horses’… Continue reading Horses have a crusty remnant of evolution stuck to their legs

Roundup, disease outbreak punctuate year of headlines for wild horses

by DENNIS WEBB, Grand Junction Colorado Sentinel » THE deaths of scores of rounded-up wild horses in a holding facility in Cañon City and the removal of hundreds more from public rangelands in Rio Blanco County kept the controversial issue of wild-horse management front and center in media headlines this year. More than 140 horses… Continue reading Roundup, disease outbreak punctuate year of headlines for wild horses