4th horse killed at Del Mar

Blinkered racehorse closeup. Photographer not specified.

Fox News reports:

DEL MAR, Calif. — A 3-year-old racehorse was euthanized after a training injury in Del Mar, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club confirmed Monday.

The 3-year-old filly, Bri Bri, suffered a serious pelvis injury, officials said. They did not immediately clarify when the injury occurred.

“Del Mar has implemented a series of safety and welfare reforms over the last several racing seasons, including the creation of an independent five-member panel to review all entries,” the club said in a statement.

Which means what exactly, we ask.

She was the 4th horse killed in during Del Mar’s summer season.

On July 29, a three-year old filly broke down during training after a leg injury. Two horses were killed July 18 in a freak accident when a two-year old threw his rider and collided head-on with a three-year old, also during a morning workout.

The Legislative Process (video)

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Capitol Dome Fresco, Washington D.C. Can you spot the horses?

The Legislative Process

It can be very challenging yet rewarding to take part in the legislative process, working to shape and enact laws that are just and fair.

You do this every time you take part by contacting your federal legislators in Washington to sponsor or oppose bills pending before Congress.

Learn how it works so you can make it work to the benefit of our horses.


The Library Congress at Congress.gov has a series of videos explaining the legislative process. These videos are informative no matter what level of knowledge or experience you have.

Here’s the first in a nine part series.


We hope you will join us and take action on behalf of horses, giving them a strong and consistently well-informed voice in Washington.


H.R. 961 — The SAFE Act of 2019 (banning horse slaughter)
Goal: 290 Cosponsors. The U.S. House of Representatives currently has 435 Members.

S. 2006 — Companion Bill of H.R. 961

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Montreal carriage horse industry to end by 2020

A horse-drawn carriage in Old Montreal, 2016. Paul Chiasson/CP
A horse-drawn carriage in Old Montreal, 2016. Paul Chiasson/CP

Thanks to the tireless campaign of the all volunteer Anti-Caleche Defense Coalition and a sympathetic and courageous Mayor, the abusive carriage horse industry in Montreal, Canada, will shut down as of December 31, 2019.

The City of Montreal began offering to buy the horses May 1, 2019 at $1000 per horse, which is more than the owners would get at an auction. The City, in conjunction with local organizations, will have the horses adopted.

Bravo to the City of Montreal and their Mayor. Congratulations to the Anti-Caleche Defense Coalition on your inspiring victory.


Montreal introduces plan to ban horse-drawn carriages by 2020 amid animal welfare concerns, June, 2018.

Happy National Donut Day tomorrow

I know. I know. I KNOW! It’s Thursday and not Wednesday. 

And I so wanted to post yesterday because tomorrow June 7th is National Donut Day and I wanted you to be armed and ready. You may still have time to bake your own.

Vegan Donut Recipes

There are so many recipes for great vegan donuts you can make yourself.

All the recipes I have are for baked donuts so a donut baking pan is needed.

I have been gifted and re-gifted with donut baking pans over the years, so I have oodles even though I keep giving the darn things away.

Perhaps right now you have one or two lurking in the back of a cupboard you have forgotten about. Yank that baby out and give one of the recipes in the link below a try.

Sticky Orange Olive Oil Baked Donuts by Virtual Vegan.
Sticky Orange Olive Oil Baked Donuts by Virtual Vegan.

My fave is the one featured above. It is sweet and citrus-y and marvelous. How fun to bake in the early hours of the morning when all are asleep.

See Sticky Orange Olive Oil Baked Donuts at A Virtual Vegan »

My Darling Vegan

My Darling Vegan is where the fantastic Maple Bacon Donuts comes from that are my husband’s very, very favourite. He can eat six or seven in one day.

Lucky for him, my daughter bakes them for him whenever he wants. But he’s been on a diet lately, kinda sorta. If he were vegan (I generously nag him) he wouldn’t need to lose weight and he knows it. Ha ha ha. Good try, right?

Look out below. Yesssssssssss!

Vegan maple donut with coconut bacon by My Darling Vegan.
Vegan maple donut with coconut bacon by My Darling Vegan.

These  are lightly baked and finished with a sweet maple glaze and crispy coconut bacon for a delicious morning pastry.

See Vegan Maple Donut with Coconut Bacon recipe by My Darling Vegan »

Oh, by the way, that reminds me. I am working on a post for y’all. It’s about our mixed marriage and how we work it out. I am vegan. My daughter is vegan. My husband is not vegan. He’s not even vegetarian. None of his buddies are vegan or vegetarian. Neither are my daughter’s.  But it works, and I am going to tell you why. You may be surprised! But that’s for later.

Donut Crafting

Donut crafting? For real? Oh yes. Check it out. There’s decorating ideas, donut games and all sorts of other donut fun for National Donut Day. Kids love it.

See https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/ »

See You Soon

Thank you for stopping by. See you here again soon I hope. In the meantime, Happy National Donut Day for tomorrow, and my sincerest wishes for a delightful weekend.


P.S. Sorry for the page mess and the photos overlapping in odd places. I think I’ve got it fixed now. Stuff was embedding all over the place and I couldn’t stop it. Ha ha ha. Bye!