Banned Drugs in Slaughter Horses and H.R. 961

H.R. 961 (the SAFE Act of 2019), pending in the U.S. House of Representatives, is designed "To prevent human health threats posed by the consumption of equines raised in the United States," which can only be accomplished by outlawing the slaughter of American horses. American horses are routinely given drugs potentially harmful or lethal to… Continue reading Banned Drugs in Slaughter Horses and H.R. 961

The Jockey Club’s Death Database is a Joke

Eight Belles falls to her chest as she fractures both front legs after crossing the finish line in the 2008 running of the Kentucky Derby.

by PATRICK BATTUELO Cross-posted with Permission from Horse Racing Wrongs Last week, The Jockey Club gleefully boasted of progress on the “breakdown” front: “An analysis of data from the Equine Injury Database…has shown a 14 percent decrease in the frequency of fatal injury…from 1.89 per 1,000 starts in 2014 to 1.62 per 1,000 starts in… Continue reading The Jockey Club’s Death Database is a Joke