7,618 horses killed in Ireland for their meat in 2016

IRELAND (Mar. 28, 2017) — While Ireland and England are horrified at the thought of eating horses, 1bn people do so all over the world. Some 6,033 horses were slaughtered for meat in 2015, so last year’s figure is a 25% increase. However, at the height of the recession, in 2011, 24,000 unwanted horses were slaughtered… Continue reading 7,618 horses killed in Ireland for their meat in 2016

Friends of Animals’ court battle saves more than 2,000 of Wyoming’s wild horses

PRESS RELEASE — (March 20, 2017)  Friends of Animals (FoA) just obtained another remarkable victory for wild horses—the organization challenged one of the largest wild horse roundups in Wyoming’s Red Desert Complex and won. In 2016, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) authorized the roundup and removal of 2,096 wild horses from the Lost… Continue reading Friends of Animals’ court battle saves more than 2,000 of Wyoming’s wild horses

Help Tara rehabilitate Mojo and Hotshot — rescued from slaughter

Tara Laging of Horizons Pediatric Therapy writes: Meet my two new, very sick geldings Mojo and Hotshot. I gave them tough guy names because they deserve it! The pictures don't even reveal the severity. Mojo is a 17 year old sorrel gelding, about 15.2 hands. He is such a loving, sweet boy! He tried so… Continue reading Help Tara rehabilitate Mojo and Hotshot — rescued from slaughter

It’s National Smile Week: Do horses smile?

DO HORSES SMILE? We've already had a bit on do horses laugh. Do horses smile? They look the same to me. But there's more to it than meets the eye. Megan Friendlander writing for Country Living Magazine states: In fact, horses have 17 facial expressions, three more than chimpanzees. For example, horses raise the inner… Continue reading It’s National Smile Week: Do horses smile?