Animal advocates protest ‘big lick’ Tennessee Walking Horse cruelty

Walking Horse Big Lick. Google image.

WZTV NASHVILLE | by Cindy Murphy | 25th Aug 2022 Animal advocates protest against cruel practice involving chains attached to the horse’s hoof and boots used to give horses an exaggerated gait. Animal Welfare Advocates with the grassroots Citizens Campaign Against “big lick” Animal Cruelty (CCABLAC) have announced that they will peacefully assemble at the… Continue reading Animal advocates protest ‘big lick’ Tennessee Walking Horse cruelty

Reward to catch Vegas horse killer increased to $10,000

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — A group has matched a reward for the capture of a serial horse killer in Las Vegas, as they have increased the total to $10,000. A spokesperson said David Kohlmeier and Derek Parent, who are the hosts of "The Problem Solver Show," are allocating another $5,000 for information leading to an arrest, on… Continue reading Reward to catch Vegas horse killer increased to $10,000

Stampede chuckwagons return with new safety measures

Chuckwagon Race at the Calgary Stampede - deadly to horses. Photo: Metro News Canada.

So the headline states, hoping to woo people who care about horses into thinking that the Stampede chuckwagon event can be turned into something more agreeable and acceptable. Chuckwagon racing is brutal and dangerous to horses and should be banned — whether horses are killed or not. Is that what it takes — dead horses… Continue reading Stampede chuckwagons return with new safety measures

Iceland urged to ban ‘blood farms’ that extract hormone from pregnant horses

EU concern over ‘cruel’ practice of taking blood from mares to create hormone products that increase reproduction in farmed animals THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER | 16 May 2022 Iceland is under pressure to ban the production of a hormone extracted from pregnant horses, a practice that has been described as “cruel” and “animal abuse”.The hormone is… Continue reading Iceland urged to ban ‘blood farms’ that extract hormone from pregnant horses

I saved an abused, broken horse. Or did she save me?

By Courtney Maum | The Guardian | 27 April 2022 ON A BALMY DAY in early October, I found an aged polo pony named Abuelita panting in a locked stall, her matted hair bearing the mark of the saddle that had recently been on her, a gash across her cheek. Her legs were trembling from… Continue reading I saved an abused, broken horse. Or did she save me?

Stakes-Winning Quarter Horse trainer arrested, suspended for abusing horse

Natalie Voss, writing for the Paulick Report, states: Rodolfo Sanchez, multiple graded stakes-winning Quarter Horse trainer, has been summarily suspended in Texas after a video surfaced on social media appearing to show Sanchez repeatedly whipping a downed horse. According to Don Ahrens, director of security and parking at Sam Houston Race Park, an investigation revealed… Continue reading Stakes-Winning Quarter Horse trainer arrested, suspended for abusing horse

Horse blood farming in Iceland

Blaze Trends reports: Iceland is one of the last three countries in the world to allow horse blood farms. But a video from animal welfare associations showing violent abuse on farms has shocked the country. The practices “seem to go against the working conditions of the operation, which aims to ensure the well-being of the… Continue reading Horse blood farming in Iceland

Baffert’s suspension upheld by Kentucky Horse Racing Commission

WLKY television reported the following on March 4, 2022: The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is upholding the suspension of famed horse trainer Bob Baffert. Baffert was suspended for 90 days after Kentucky stewards disqualified the 2021 Kentucky Derby-winning horse Medina Spirit, who failed a post-race drug test. The suspension was scheduled to start Tuesday, but… Continue reading Baffert’s suspension upheld by Kentucky Horse Racing Commission

Broadcast company apologises for death of horse used while filming

Death of horse tripped while filming stunt for South Korean drama prompts outcry • CNN originally reported: January 21st — In a video posted to the Korean Animal Welfare Association (KAWA) Instagram page on Thursday, an actor in traditional costume can be seen riding a black horse, which has a rope tied to one of… Continue reading Broadcast company apologises for death of horse used while filming

The horses of “Las Luminarias”, the Festival of Fire

Every year, in the central province of Avila in Spain, locals honour San Antonio Abad (Saint Anthony). Saint Anthony is a patron saint of animals and locals celebrate him in the traditional festival of Las Luminarias. The night before the festival, dozens of locals ride horses through bonfires to honour the saint. Is this how… Continue reading The horses of “Las Luminarias”, the Festival of Fire