Three injured when Manhattan carriage horse Oreo bolts and breaks free

Oreo the Reluctant Central Park Carriage Horse

Cross-posted from the New York Times Written by ANDY NEWMAN A spooked carriage horse burst out of line near Central Park on Thursday, thundered into the busy traffic on Columbus Circle, dumped his driver and two passengers, struck two cars, shed the wreckage of his carriage and ran free for four blocks before being captured… Continue reading Three injured when Manhattan carriage horse Oreo bolts and breaks free

Survey says . . . The Lake Research Partners on horse slaughter is righteous!

Survey Says graphic.

Tuesday’s Horse says:

“Remember that ASPCA Poll that showed that 80% of Americans are against horse slaughter. This is an awesome post about the results. Read it!”

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Written by Heather Clemenceau

The now infamous Lake Research Partners survey on horse slaughter in the United States, conducted on behalf of the ASPCA, shows that voters oppose the slaughter of American horses for human consumption overwhelmingly. The opposition is strong among those who own horses and those who do not, as well as across every key demographic and geographic group, and across political party lines.

Check the survey itself to see how it is stratified across the various demographics.  What does it really mean?  Well,  to start off,  it should be known that surveys conducted by professional research firms are designed and interpreted by statisticians and social scientists,  and unless we’re talking about a complete census,  they all use some form of random sampling.

1)  What makes a survey such as this more valuable than one by Survey Monkey installed on a website?

The fact that it is randomized…

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Jay Kirkpatrick team get $100K for wild horse fertility control drug PZP

Jay Kilpatrick darts wild mares with PZP

Cross-posted from the Billings-Gazette Written by ZACH BENOIT It’s been a good couple of months for the Science and Conservation Center, a Billings-based nonprofit that develops wildlife contraceptives. The center produces porcine zona pellucida (PZP), which is the active ingredient in a contraceptive vaccine. In February, the Environmental Protection Agency approved the vaccine for use… Continue reading Jay Kirkpatrick team get $100K for wild horse fertility control drug PZP

Pay to play in Congress and the horse slaughter bill

Milt Toby, writing for The Horse blog, analyzes the monetary contributions that influence politicians, and why or why not certain pieces of legislation pass quickly and easily, and some, like the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, languishes year after year in Congress, often not even getting a vote. Toby opens with: Eight out of 10… Continue reading Pay to play in Congress and the horse slaughter bill

Hay “bale out” for horses in Texas and Oklahoma thanks to ASPCA

HOUSTON - There's help for horses this week and a bit of relief for their owners during the record setting drought. They're getting a hay "bale out" from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The ASPCA announced today that a total of $250,000 is being granted to 24 equine welfare organizations… Continue reading Hay “bale out” for horses in Texas and Oklahoma thanks to ASPCA

New York Federal Court to Hear Wild Horse Case

Mare roped, drug into trailer and later shot in contested BLM Colorado roundup New York, NY (October 15, 2010)—A New York Federal District Court Judge will consider a request on October 20 to stop the federal government’s roundup and removal of Colorado’s North Piceance wild horse herd. Second-string contractors, hired by the BLM, already have… Continue reading New York Federal Court to Hear Wild Horse Case

Feds trampled by cost of caring for wild horses

Cross-posted from Face the State Written by GREG CAMPBELL COLORADO (Oct. 14, 2010) -- Debate over a roundup of wild horses underway in northwestern Colorado by the federal Bureau of Land Management has focused on the concerns of animal-rights activists, some of whom have filed suit seeking an injunction to halt the herd-thinning operations. What… Continue reading Feds trampled by cost of caring for wild horses

Group Lawsuit Filed to Stop Destruction of Colorado Mustang Herd

Suit seeks immediate injunction, cites BLM's violations of four Congressional Acts New York City, NY (October 7, 2010) — A case filed today against Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar in federal court aims to stop the elimination of wild horses from Colorado’s North Piceance herd area. Plaintiffs Habitat for Horses (HfH), the American Society for… Continue reading Group Lawsuit Filed to Stop Destruction of Colorado Mustang Herd

Where did the Shamrock carriage horses go?

The Gothamist reports: Shamrock Stables is closed for business... for now. The ASPCA continues to offer to place their remaining horses in homes; in a press release sent out yesterday, the organization stated: “On June 7, Shamrock Stables in Manhattan officially closes and the fate of the New York City carriage horses remains in the… Continue reading Where did the Shamrock carriage horses go?

An Offer for Stable’s Horses, but Not the Stable

Cross-posted from City Room Blog/New York Times Written by BAO ONG As a family-operated carriage-horse stable in Hell’s Kitchen scrambled to fend off eviction from the city, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and another nonprofit stepped forward to offer to find homes for the horses — outside of the horse-carriage… Continue reading An Offer for Stable’s Horses, but Not the Stable