Ukraine horses in the news

There is not much news about horses in the Ukraine, but we did find a bit. Support for Ukraine equestrian community A FEI Solidarity relief fund of 1 million Swiss Francs (£813,760) is being allocated to help the equestrian community in Ukraine. The FEI is liaising closely with the Ukrainian federation and neighbouring countries to… Continue reading Ukraine horses in the news

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

U.S. House votes to ban unsafe horse transport

AWI PRESS RELEASE July 1, 2021 WASHINGTON, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Horse Transportation Safety Act (HTSA) today as part of a massive infrastructure bill. The HTSA would ban the use of unsafe double-deck trailers to haul horses in interstate commerce. The $715 billion INVEST in… Continue reading U.S. House votes to ban unsafe horse transport

Attitudes of the equestrian public towards equine end-of-life decisions

by Catherine Bell and Suzanne RogersEquine Behaviour and Training Association, Godalming GU8 6AX, UK A recent study indicated that welfare issues concerning emotional state or behaviour are at risk of being omitted from end-of-life decisions. ABSTRACT A key welfare concern for the equine population in the U.K. has been identified as delayed death, leading to prolonged suffering… Continue reading Attitudes of the equestrian public towards equine end-of-life decisions

Digital passport proposed to allow for free movement of horses after Brexit

Brexit flag artwork. Getty Images.

The International Sport Horse Confederation (IHSC) Taskforce for Brexit and European Union Animal Health Law has created a digital passport solution to ensure the cross-border movement of sport, racing and breeding horses from 2021. The passport would allow for the free movement of horses between Britain and Europe following the end of the Brexit transition period in December… Continue reading Digital passport proposed to allow for free movement of horses after Brexit

France: Up to 30 horses killed, mutilated

Horse. France. Close Up. Photographer unknown.

PROBE UNDERWAY UPI reporting. By Sommer Brockaw. Aug. 29 (UPI) — French authorities said they're investigating the killing and mutilation of up to 30 horses and ponies in pastures across the country. Officers are looking into whether the motive for the slayings in recent weeks is linked to satanic rituals or an online challenge. The… Continue reading France: Up to 30 horses killed, mutilated

Horse racing off and on

Horses jump out the gate at Penn National racecourse.

Horse racing is continuing in many parts of the world despite the Coronavirus threat. However, more race venues are beginning to cease racing. While these track closures continue, there is great concern about what racehorse owners will do with horses who are not racing. It is a costly enterprise maintaining a racehorse, and no one… Continue reading Horse racing off and on

Repetitive motion can cause soft tissue injuries in equines

ALBERTA FARM EXPRESS — Soft tissue injuries are not common in horses that live in the wild; these injuries generally occur when a repetitive motion is carried out in an unnatural way. Even small movements done repeatedly can damage soft tissue damage over time, even if the injury starts out as minor. Tendons and ligaments… Continue reading Repetitive motion can cause soft tissue injuries in equines

Survey on Horse Welfare in Canada reveals a few surprises

Canadian Mare and Foal. By Patty Wilding.

HORSE CANADA | by AMY HARRIS How would equine industry members describe the welfare status of Canadian horses? Which horses do they believe are the most at risk? And what do they believe threatens horse welfare? These are just some of the questions a research team at the University of Guelph set out to answer.… Continue reading Survey on Horse Welfare in Canada reveals a few surprises