HBO suspends filming with horses for its series “Luck” after third death

Horses racing at Santa Anita during filming of HBO's series Luck. HBO image.

UPDATE: HBO Cancels "Luck". The Blood-Horse reports that HBO have now cancelled the series "Luck" due to racehorse deaths while filming. We understand that the AHA, there to monitor the handling of the horses, were at the mercy of the veterinarians hired to ensure the horses' safety. From what we make of it, these were… Continue reading HBO suspends filming with horses for its series “Luck” after third death

Sponsoring Horse Slaughter: Pfizer – The Company That Keeps on Giving

Special Report by JANE ALLIN A collection of acronyms to ponder: American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) United Organizations of the Horse (UOH) American Horse Council (AHC) North American Equine Ranching Information Council (NAERIC) Equine Health and Welfare Council (EHWC) National… Continue reading Sponsoring Horse Slaughter: Pfizer – The Company That Keeps on Giving

Horse injured and euthanized on the set of “Luck”

DENVER, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the April 30, 2010, filming of the new HBO series pilot, Luck, a racehorse stumbled following a short race sequence and fell on its shoulder, causing a severe fracture. The two veterinarians on the scene deemed the condition inoperable and determined that the most humane course of action was… Continue reading Horse injured and euthanized on the set of “Luck”

Arabian Horse Association board backs US slaughter plants

Cross-posted from Horse Talk New Zealand The board of directors of the United States Arabian Horse Association has passed a motion in support of re-establishing horse slaughter plants in the US. It also voiced its support for equine rescue and responsible horse ownership. The resolution passed read: "Whereas, there is great concern regarding the humane… Continue reading Arabian Horse Association board backs US slaughter plants