The trouble with horse meat

Ground horse meat. Source: TheTakeout.com.

How toxic is horse meat? The answer is — very. There are approximately one hundred and ten (110!) drugs administered to horses over their lifetimes that are illegal to administer to animals raised for human consumption. Equines are medicated with wormers, antibiotics, fly sprays, diuretics and Phenylbutazone (a pain killer once administered to people and… Continue reading The trouble with horse meat

It’s Nat’l Mule Day

by HORSE FUND STAFF National Mule Day — October 26th — recognizes an intelligent pack animal many mistaken to be stubborn. A mule is a hybrid cross between a male donkey (jack) and a female horse. As a hybrid, the animal inherits characteristics from both parents. The mule possesses the strength, intelligence, patience, perseverance, endurance,… Continue reading It’s Nat’l Mule Day

Santa Anita has 4th horse death in short fall meeting

VIA THE LOS ANGELES TIMES John Cherwa writes: "Santa Anita had its fourth equine death of its five-week fall meeting on Saturday when Major Cabbie broke down on the backstretch of a one-mile claiming race and was euthanized. This fall meeting has been a significant backslide from last year when the Arcadia track had no… Continue reading Santa Anita has 4th horse death in short fall meeting

Ancient DNA points to origins of modern domestic horses

Genetic analysis shows that the ancestors of all modern horses lived in the Western Eurasian steppes more than 4,000 years ago. Via Nature.org » QUOTE Archaeologists have used ancient DNA samples to identify the genetic homeland of modern horses, where the animals were first domesticated around 4,200 years ago. According to a study published in Nature on… Continue reading Ancient DNA points to origins of modern domestic horses

Get baking with pumpkin

VEGAN RECIPE Nora of NoraCooks.com writes: "Along with my popular Vegan Pumpkin Bread and Pumpkin Coffee Cake, these muffins are one of my favorite fall treats." We are right there with her. Here's what you need. 1 Bowl Vegan Pumpkin Muffins • Canned pumpkin puree – I’ve never made them with fresh pumpkin, but it… Continue reading Get baking with pumpkin

Breeders’ Cup clears Baffert to run

This is why horse racing, among many other reasons, should be banned. It is corrupt. But this is not news. The following isn't either. It is the same ol', same ol'. ESPN reports: Quote LEXINGTON, Ky. — Bob Baffert can enter horses in the Breeders' Cup next month at Del Mar, but the event's all-time… Continue reading Breeders’ Cup clears Baffert to run

SAFE Act needs your support

A horse in slaughter buyer Mike McCarron's trailer in Cleburne, Texas, August, 2019. USA Today.

Horse slaughter for human consumption is a grisly, predatory business — and big business. According to Beef Magazine production totals are about 1.6 billion pounds of horse meat annually. "This protein supply annually generates U.S. $1 billion in imports and exports combined," they write. Besides the obvious horrors of slaughter for the horses, there is… Continue reading SAFE Act needs your support

Wild horses: Changing a problem into a solution

Tonapah Wild Horses. Image Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun.

Via excerpted Press Release YREKA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, October 17, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The first and arguably most important step in solving any problem, even one as complex as the issues around the sustainable conservation of free-roaming American wild horses, is to: 1. Recognize there is a problem; and,2. Identify and define the problem... at… Continue reading Wild horses: Changing a problem into a solution

Court setback clouds Bob Baffert’s racing future

We cannot remember the last time we were so happy to post something. There has not been much happy news to post. We found the following encouraging. The door may be about to shut on Baffert. The title above says it. The article is written by the excellent Tim Sullivan reporting for the Louisville Courier-Journal.… Continue reading Court setback clouds Bob Baffert’s racing future

NYC carriage horse badly injured in accident

What will it take for the city of New York to get on board with the idea of doing away with the carriage horse trade there? There was recent news of yet another accident. "A carriage horse in New York City had a terrible accident during their first time pulling a carriage. The operator lost control after… Continue reading NYC carriage horse badly injured in accident