Vegan explosion

Smiling girl holding small chalkboard with Vegan written on it. Source: Unknown.

Yes, we are vegan (see Advocate From Your Plate™). And so are loads of our followers. They are requesting we do posts on the vegan lifestyle in addition to our recipe posts. We talked it over and said . . . okay, sure, why not? This is a timely moment to start. Veganism is having… Continue reading Vegan explosion

Protest the 2020 Tennessee Walking National Celebration August 27

2018 CCBLAC Protest at the Shelbyville, Tenneesee "National Celebration" featuring horse soring, or "Big LIck" animal cruelty. ©Clant Seay.

We ask everyone who can to please join the protest of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration event which begins Thursday, August 27, 2020, in Shelbyville, Tennessee, either in person, or via social media. Here is the Facebook Event Page for the Protest. Clant Seay who organizes and stages the protest every year states: We… Continue reading Protest the 2020 Tennessee Walking National Celebration August 27

Kentucky Derby moved to the first Saturday in September

Churchill Downs Aerial Shot. WDRB.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — As a global coronavirus pandemic spreads, Churchill Downs Inc. says it will move the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby to Saturday, September 5. The late-summer Derby would mark the first time the race isn't held the first Saturday in May since 1945, when it was postponed to June during the waning… Continue reading Kentucky Derby moved to the first Saturday in September

March Against Horse Slaughter 2020

Black horse portrait.

Hello there. Did you think we had forgotten about March Against Horse Slaughter? We haven't. We've just been incredibly busy. Some of us are just plain worn out and need re-energizing for the "big push". Stay with us. We have a lot coming up including a brand new, international citizens' action campaign aimed at ending… Continue reading March Against Horse Slaughter 2020

Fiona McIntyre crowned Lady of Racing 2020 for retraining and rehoming retired racehorses

Lady of Racing 2020, Australia: Fiona McIntyre.

THE HERALD SUN | 6 MARCH 20 Fiona McIntyre dedicates her days to retraining and rehoming former racehorses. But it is her work with two Bart Cummings-trained champions that sets her apart. Under her watchful eye, four-time Melbourne Cup runner and two-time Moonee Valley Cup winner Precedence is now blossoming as a show horse. The 14-year-old former grand stayer… Continue reading Fiona McIntyre crowned Lady of Racing 2020 for retraining and rehoming retired racehorses

Churchill Downs announces new 20-position starting gate

Horses break out of the starting gate at Churchill Downs in 2012. Horse owners say luck plays an outsized role in fielding a winner after all other factors are accounted for.Credit...Matt Slocum/Associated Press

Thank heavens Churchill Downs are finally replacing that horrible Kentucky Derby starting gate that has been causing so many problems. Why these folks are so slow in correcting this disastrous decision is beyond us. They should care more about the horses and even the history of the race itself if they are going to continue… Continue reading Churchill Downs announces new 20-position starting gate

Two Quarter Horses die at Louisiana Downs

Quarter Horse standing in pasture. iStock photo.

We do not post much about Quarter Horse racing fatalities. Shame on us for not doing so. “Lrh Fast as Oak” and “Perry Train” According to Equibase, two "fell and were euthanzied" on opening day of Louisiana Downs' Quarter Horse race meeting. Their names were “Lrh Fast as Oak” and “Perry Train”. They were only… Continue reading Two Quarter Horses die at Louisiana Downs

Montreal bids farewell to its horse-drawn carriages

MONTREAL, QUE.: MAY 18, 2016-- Moise Cohen and his horse Chanel wait for a fair in Old Montreal on Wednesday May 18, 2016. Cohen said he has no idea how he will pay the bills to keep his horse now that Montreal mayor Denis Coderre has announced a ban on caleches for a period of one year just as the peak summer season is about to begin. (Allen McInnis / MONTREAL GAZETTE)

To tourists they are a time-honored, charming way of seeing the sights, but animal rights activists say Montreal’s horse-drawn carriages are a cruel and unnecessary relic of yesteryear. A longstanding feud between the coachmen and their critics looks set to end however with the unique mode of transport set to disappear from the streets of… Continue reading Montreal bids farewell to its horse-drawn carriages