Stop passing the buck! Animal Aid demands Government intervention over horse slaughter

Horses are being failed by breed societies, racing regulators and welfare groups, says Animal Aid. Since Panorama’s exposé on the slaughter of horses, which aired on 19 July, and featured undercover footage gathered by Animal Aid; many of those charged with looking after horse welfare appear to reject responsibility. Some are even labelling the slaughter… Continue reading Stop passing the buck! Animal Aid demands Government intervention over horse slaughter

PeTA slams South Korean officials for erasure of racehorse slaughter records

Cross-posted from PeTA.org blog, 20th July 2021. From October 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 — 947 horses were killed in South Korea. But the Korea Racing Authority (KRA) doesn’t want anyone to know the identities of these horses. The KRA is still scrambling to do damage control after PETA’s undercover “K-Cruelty” investigation exposed the cruel beatings and… Continue reading PeTA slams South Korean officials for erasure of racehorse slaughter records

Biden’s public lands nominee advances with key Senate vote

Cross-posted from the Washington Post, by Dino Grandoni (22nd July, 2021) Tracy Stone-Manning moved one step closer to becoming Biden’s top public lands manager on Thursday as the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee advanced her nomination solely with Democratic support. For weeks, Republicans have adamantly called on Biden to withdraw Stone-Manning’s nomination due to her decision… Continue reading Biden’s public lands nominee advances with key Senate vote

Ban horse soring

Image from 2015 HSUS Horse Soring Investigation.

Horse soring should be banned outright. The objective of soring is so horses will perform in an exaggerated high stepping gait known as “the Big Lick” in order to win ribbons in competitions. The Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act (S. 2295) was introduced to the Senate to combat the inhumane practice of “soring” horses.… Continue reading Ban horse soring

Virtual horse racing startup raises $20 million

Updated 23rd July 2021 with excerpt from Wall Street Journal. Sarah Fischer reporting for AXIOS writes: Virtually Human Studio (VHS), a platform used to virtually race horses using NFTs, has raised a $20 million Series A round from The Chernin Group, with participation from Andreessen Horowitz and Red Beard Ventures. Why it matters: The company's virtual… Continue reading Virtual horse racing startup raises $20 million

The Dark Side of Horse Racing Panorama program live streaming on YouTube

Horse racing is one of the most popular and profitable sports, a £5 billion industry in the UK and Ireland followed by millions. Panorama reporter Darragh MacIntyre investigates what can happen to racehorses when their careers end. The industry says that racing is now safer than ever, that the number of deaths on the track… Continue reading The Dark Side of Horse Racing Panorama program live streaming on YouTube

Louisiana joins lawsuit seeking to derail Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority

Horses jump out the gate at Del Mar racetrack in California. Unattributed Google search result.

Here we are yet again with those deadly, doping thugs of U.S. horse racing. They bleated on and on for an overall governing body to save their "sport." The previous U.S. Congress accomplished just that with Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky pulling out all the stops to push through the recently created Horseracing Integrity and… Continue reading Louisiana joins lawsuit seeking to derail Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority

KHRC alleges ‘lack of candor and contemptuous conduct’ by New York lab, Baffert attorneys

LOUISVILLE COURIER-JOURNAL | 20th July 2021 by TIM SULLIVAN The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission filed a status report and motion for order on Monday in the Medina Spirit case, reports the Courier-Journal, requesting that Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate compel trainer Bob Baffert's attorneys to disclose results of testing on a urine sample the court had… Continue reading KHRC alleges ‘lack of candor and contemptuous conduct’ by New York lab, Baffert attorneys

Onaqui roundup ends with 307 horses headed for adoption

This story is so heartbreaking to report. Perhaps you have already heard about it and grieving like we are. We have always loathed BLM tactics in decimating American wild horse herds. This cruel and unnecessary roundup of the Onaqui herd takes the BLM's behaviour to a whole new level of debauchery, chicanery and destruction. It… Continue reading Onaqui roundup ends with 307 horses headed for adoption

Adverts posted for horse abbatoirs that will dispose of horses with ‘inability’

IRISHEXAMINER.COM | 29th June 2020 The Department of Agriculture has refused to say whether ‘inability’ or ‘vices’ are sufficient reason for horses to be destroyed. A number of businesses recently advertised in a prominent Irish horse-sports magazine their services for the disposal of unwanted animals. One of those businesses, based in Co Kildare, described itself… Continue reading Adverts posted for horse abbatoirs that will dispose of horses with ‘inability’