Monday, Monday all day long.
The horse news making the rounds the most since last week is still about those 1,700 American Mustangs (there are certainly a lot more than that) sold for slaughter via then U.S. Interior Secretary Salazar and his friend and/or employee, past and/or present, Tom Davis.
If you follow horse issues at all you have seen it, whether it was back when it happened, or its recent re-appearance.
Here’s the best:
• Nearly 2000 wild horses sent to slaughterhouse instead of pasture after government sale, probe says
• Casualties of the vanishing West: How monied interests are forcefully evicting wild horses
Salon.com — Highly Recommended
Here are other links that caught our interest.
When I think of working horses, it’s not on farms. But it still goes on. —Ed.
• Draft horses continue to have important roles in agriculture
“In a changing world of new farming machinery and updated technology, some people still prefer literal horsepower. Prior to the technological boom in recent decades, horses were used for nearly every aspect of fieldwork and transportation. Few draft horses remain in the United States, but their numbers are steadily increasing, according to breeders in Iowa.”
Of course it’s the horses who are the victims. Here is an example how casinos at racetracks are killing off horse racing. —Ed.
• Horse racing falls victim to casinos, video gambling, politicians
“Sondra Brown had a way of life. Her way of life was with the horses at Balmoral Park. There was no speech, just a notice pinned to the gates and the barns telling them that Balmoral Park is closing at year’s end, and all people and horses are to be gone.”
Lastly, we share with you a post from Patrick Battuello.
• A Tale of Two Sports
“Last night at a football game in Dallas, Seattle Seahawk Ricardo Lockette was injured after colliding with another player on a punt return. As he lay motionless on the turf, a deafening hush fell over the stadium, with players from both sides (as well as the fans) locked in on Lockette, thoughts of paralyzed footballers past inescapably floating in their heads. Turns out, he should be fine. Which, of course, is good news.
“Now, contrast this with what transpired at another sporting venue, Los Alamitos Race Course, just a couple hours later. There, three separate “athletes” – Under the Moon, Abu Dhabi Do, From Here to There – had to be removed from the track via ambulance. It’s a good bet that as you read, at least one is dead. And no one cares.”
There’s more dead. See http://horseracingwrongs.com/2015/11/02/a-tale-of-two-sports/
Please leave a comment and thank Patrick for his hard work. It is not only a gracious thing to do but will also help drive traffic and raise more awareness. —Ed.
• Rescued from slaughter, a horse gives birth to a foal who will never know the cruelty she endured
One Green Planet
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