US animal protection laws ranked by State 2019

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Here's the best and the worst States ranked according to their animal protection laws, published by the Animal Legal Defense Fund. No surprise Kentucky — where we work out of now — is so close to the bottom in 47th place. Only New Mexico, Iowa and Mississippi are lower. Animal Legal Defense Fund 2019 US… Continue reading US animal protection laws ranked by State 2019

Horse Racing 2019 Year in Review

Mongolian Groom. Sports Illustrated image.

JANUARY With 10 horses suffering catastrophic injuries in January 2019 at celebrated Santa Anita Park in California, horse racing got off to an unusually bad start. Over the course of the year, horse deaths became the prevailing national horse racing story, culminating with the death of Mongolian Groom in the Breeders’ Cup Classic on November… Continue reading Horse Racing 2019 Year in Review

Horse Soring 2019 Year in Review

Image from 2015 HSUS Horse Soring Investigation.

Horse "soring" is when humans intentionally injure horses' hooves or legs causing them so much pain they step higher in an exaggerated gait prized in "Big Lick" show rings. U.S. LEGISLATION — H.R.693 January 22, 2019 A strong team of bipartisan lawmakers reintroduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives (U.S. House) to end… Continue reading Horse Soring 2019 Year in Review

Thanksgiving cranberry fruit salad

Hello dear ones. Thanksgiving is not Thanksgiving at our house without homemade fruit salad. It is something I look so forward to. I love cranberries and decided to add them this year to our family recipe, but somehow it didn't taste the way I expected when I did a test run. So I thought, okay,… Continue reading Thanksgiving cranberry fruit salad

Foals, mares, and active stallions all decline in 2019

Newly born Thoroughbred foal. Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt/The Horse.

US HORSE RACING "The number of 2019 foals is tracking 3.6% lower at 20,363, compared with a year ago." The Bloodhorse reports: The Jockey Club reported Oct. 3 that 1,630 stallions covered 32,508 mares in North America during 2018, according to statistics compiled through Sept. 26, 2019. These breedings have resulted in 20,363 live foals… Continue reading Foals, mares, and active stallions all decline in 2019

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… Continue reading 4th horse killed at Del Mar

The Legislative Process (video)

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… Continue reading The Legislative Process (video)

Montreal carriage horse industry to end by 2020

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… Continue reading Montreal carriage horse industry to end by 2020

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… Continue reading Happy National Donut Day tomorrow