Hijacking the Horse Racing Integrity and Safety Act (USA)

Rebellion from within as the industry rears its ugly head — RESEARCHED AND WRITTEN by JANE ALLIN For at least a decade or more, horse racing in the U.S. has been under the microscope owing to its continued manipulation of therapeutic drugs and their performance-enhancing cousins, as well as other sinister potions concocted by those… Continue reading Hijacking the Horse Racing Integrity and Safety Act (USA)

Ag Department nominee Perdue facing more delays

US Agriculture Secretary Nominee Sonny Perdue. Image source: NBC News.

WASHINGTON, DC — Farm groups are pushing the U.S. Senate to vote on Sonny Perdue’s confirmation as Agriculture secretary this week before senators go on an extended break, but the odds of Perdue getting cleared before the Easter break seem slim. The Senate is expected to spend the entire week grappling with the nomination of federal… Continue reading Ag Department nominee Perdue facing more delays

Trump and McConnell team up to prevent Rule that would virtually end horse soring

WASHINGTON, DC — Shortly before leaving the White House to attend his Inaugural Ball, Trump approved the following Memorandum: The Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies states: The President has asked me to communicate to each of you his plan for managing the Federal regulatory process at the outset of his Administration. In… Continue reading Trump and McConnell team up to prevent Rule that would virtually end horse soring

Possible Trump cabinet appointments and their impact on horse safety

Clown and Puppet. FourClowns.org

by VIVIAN There is not a single encouraging word when it comes to the sort of people president-elect Trump may appoint to fill Cabinet positions, especially the ones that will impact the safety of America's horses. We list the Departments that historically look to have the most obvious impact on wild and domestic horse issues.… Continue reading Possible Trump cabinet appointments and their impact on horse safety

What does the election of Trump mean to America’s Horses

Updated 11:26 am by VIVIAN What does the it mean for America's horses that Donald Trump was elected President? What will change? What will not change? In order to get anything done in Washington DC, Americans first of all need to take their country back from corporate control or at least establish some sort of… Continue reading What does the election of Trump mean to America’s Horses

OpEd: The King amendment and destruction of animal protections

UPDATE -- THE FARM BILL HAS BEEN DEFEATED! The House voted 195-234, with 62 Republicans joining 172 Democrats, to defeat the bill. The vote was regarded as a surprise, and represented an embarrassment to the House GOP leadership team. President Barack Obama had threatened to veto the House legislation had it somehow eventually reached his… Continue reading OpEd: The King amendment and destruction of animal protections

Both Presidential candidates could mean elimination of wild horses

Wild Horses Wyoming. Google image.

The million dollar question being pondered right now by wild horse and burro lovers is this: What does the Presidential race mean for wild horses? Voters want to make the right choice for the country, but horse lovers also want to make the right choice for America's wild horses and burros too if we can.… Continue reading Both Presidential candidates could mean elimination of wild horses

Lay off the horses, Mr. Obama

Horses on parade in Washingdon DC. St Patrick's Day 2008. Photo: Vivian Grant Farrell.

"Lay off the horses, Mr. Obama." That is the referenced article's title, not ours. However, neither of the presidential candidates seem to have a clue about horses. How sad, considering how much equines have benefited mankind. Horses also fought, injured and died in battle by the millions in the U.S., and are still used in… Continue reading Lay off the horses, Mr. Obama

The campaign ad with the dancing horse and the rooftop dog that won’t go away

Not Obama Not Romney Cartoon by Daryl Cagle / MSNBC.

There is a big fuss going on about the Obama presidential campaign ad featuring the Romney's dressage horse Refalca dancing around while Romney fumbles for an answer to a question about his tax returns. Some say it is poor taste for Obama to feature the horse said to be Anne Romney's therapy horse (must be… Continue reading The campaign ad with the dancing horse and the rooftop dog that won’t go away

Horse industry ponies up for political campaigns

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY). (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Written by JAMES R. CARROLL Louisville Courier-Journal WASHINGTON (May 13, 2012) — America’s horse industry has contributed more than $8.7 million to state and federal campaigns and political parties since 1989, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan Sunlight Foundation. Equine-related interests also have spent $2.2 million lobbying in Washington, the foundation said. Political action… Continue reading Horse industry ponies up for political campaigns