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

New information extends racehorse abuser Amanda Cobb’s suspension

The BloodHorse magazine reports: Ten days before Mid-Atlantic trainer Amber Cobb would have served out a 60-day suspension for abusing a horse in her care, the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission extended that suspension [on] Sept. 10. "After receiving new information, the stewards summarily suspended Amber Cobb, which means she cannot operate in Delaware until she's… Continue reading New information extends racehorse abuser Amanda Cobb’s suspension

Stronach Group bans embattled trainer Amber Cobb from its racetracks

Embattled trainer Amber Cobb, already suspended by the Delaware Racing Commission for her mistreatment of a filly in her barn, has been banned from training and racing at the five racetracks owned by the Stronach Group and 1/ST Racing. The Stronach Group and 1/ST Racing issued a statement this week regarding Amber Cobb on Friday:… Continue reading Stronach Group bans embattled trainer Amber Cobb from its racetracks

Carriage horse controversy swirls after fresh allegations of abuse

CBS NEWS CH.2 NEW YORK Carriage horses are again the center of controversy in New York City. Animal activists say a horse has been forced to work despite being emaciated and having open wounds. Animal activists "say" . . . ? Look at the image. As CBS2’s Thalia Perez reports, it was a war of… Continue reading Carriage horse controversy swirls after fresh allegations of abuse