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Horses in the News: Links for Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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Photo Credit: Lupe Gonzalez
Photo Credit: Lupe Gonzalez

DYING VETERAN SAYS GOODBYE TO HIS BELOVED HORSES ONE LAST TIME

ABC News Channel 7 Los Angeles reports “A VA hospital granted a Vietnam War veteran’s last request to see his beloved horses before passing away. Roberto Gonzalez, from Premont, Texas, was drafted in 1970 and shot within four months of serving in Vietnam. The resulting injuries left Gonzalez paralyzed. Hernandez explained that because Gonzalez knew that the end was near, he requested to see his horses one last time.

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ROCKS, BOTTLES THROWN AT POLICE HORSES, OFFICERS

The New York Times reports that Protesters outside a rally for Donald J. Trump in Albuquerque threw rocks at police horses and lighted fires on Tuesday night, according to the police and postings on social media. Live video aired by KOAT-TV showed officers pushing protesters onto sidewalks. The police reported that their horses were being attacked.”

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The Daily Caller reports “Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump held a rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico Tuesday. Outside the event, a large group of liberal activists and illegal aliens caused a near-riot attempting to shut down the event. The mob, holding anti-Trump signs and Mexican flags, began throwing rocks and bottles at police on foot and horseback.” (includes video)

HISTORY OF WILD EURASIAN HORSES

Phys.org reports “We don’t know how many species or subspecies of wild horses lived in Europe and Asia when early domestication attempts began, but we do know that only one of them escaped or resisted domestication, survived captivity, and is still living in the wild today. This enduring species are Przewalski horses (Equus przewalskii), also known as Mongolian wild horses or, in local language, takhi.”

One thought on “Horses in the News: Links for Wednesday, May 25, 2016”

  1. We love horses just as we love people and more. They have unconditional love for us too.

    Hope there were provisions made for his much loved horse. .

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