Plea to save wild brumby herd who roam the NSW North Coast

Local woman would use them for therapy roles Cross-posted from ABC.Net.au » By Bronwyn Herbert and Hannah Ross / 14th July 2021 A 29-year-old woman has set her sights on rescuing more than a dozen brumbies that run wild through a North Coast national park. Samantha Ross — from Halfway Creek, a mid-point between Coffs… Continue reading Plea to save wild brumby herd who roam the NSW North Coast

What happened in Australia after airing of another controversial documentary?

A project is being studied for a national register to improve traceability across the entire horse population THE RACING POST An instructive case when considering the potential fallout from the airing of Panorama might be the Australian documentary 'The Final Race', which was shown by ABC during its 7.30 current affairs slot in October 2019. The programme… Continue reading What happened in Australia after airing of another controversial documentary?

Racing NSW boss Peter V’landys loses defamation case over ABC animal cruelty story

“The Final Race: The Dark Side of the Horse Racing Industry by Melissa McGrath on 2 Jul 2021. Exerpted below. In the Federal Court decision of V’landys v Australian Broadcasting Corporation (No 3) [2021] FCA 500, Chief Executive Officer and Board member of Racing NSW, Mr Peter V’landys AM (Mr V’landys), was unsuccessful in his defamation action… Continue reading Racing NSW boss Peter V’landys loses defamation case over ABC animal cruelty story

30 horses at Killarney Station in N Territory shot dead

Killarney Station where at least 30 horses were brutally shot and killed. They had been hired to shoot and kill feral animals.

THE DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA reports that 30 prized horses have been 'accidentally slaughtered' on a remote cattle station in the Northern Territory by members of a shooters club. Killarney Station manager Jamie Laurisson reported 30 of their horses, which were worth half-a-million dollars, were savagely killed. The two sports shooters entered the property without permission… Continue reading 30 horses at Killarney Station in N Territory shot dead

Leading Wagga trainer Trevor Sutherland banned for three years over retired racehorses being destroyed

Leading Wagga Wagga Trainer Trevor Sutherland banned for three years for the deaths of two retired racehorses.

NEW SOUTH WALES (Australia) — A NSW racehorse trainer has been banned for three years after two retired thoroughbreds, he says he thought he was re-homing for equine purposes, were slaughtered, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. Leading Wagga trainer Trevor Sutherland was handed the penalty at a stewards inquiry on Tuesday. He has already… Continue reading Leading Wagga trainer Trevor Sutherland banned for three years over retired racehorses being destroyed

Massacre trapping of 4,000 Brumbies for slaughter in Kosciusko Natl Park

Wild horses roam in the Kosciuszko National Park. CREDIT:JOE ARMAO

UPDATE VIA TWITTER. Today’s NSW Land and Environment Court hearing regarding the planned trapping of feral horses in the north of Kosciuszko National Park post-fires has been adjourned to next Friday July 17. We’ll keep you updated! Public outrage is mounting to a climax at the National Parks Department in New South Wales, under the… Continue reading Massacre trapping of 4,000 Brumbies for slaughter in Kosciusko Natl Park

Substance charges laid following Queensland stewards probe

Horse Racing Queensland, Australia.

AAP | nine.com.au | (23 Jun. 20) — Queensland stewards have charged 15 people, including 13 trainers, with buying unregistered substances after a state wide investigation over the past two months. In a statement on Wednesday morning, the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission said it had informed 13 thoroughbred trainers, one stable hand and one jockey… Continue reading Substance charges laid following Queensland stewards probe

Ancient equestrian tactics used against modern foe

Close up image of mounted patrol police horse. SHUTTERSTOCK.

Horse patrols are being brought back all over the world to help police forces support social restriction orders

Thailand scrambles to contain major outbreak of horse-killing virus

A horse in Thailand is isolated behind netting that keeps out midges that spread African horse sickness. WIPAWAN PAWITAYALARP

By Christa Lesté-Lasserre, Science Magazine, Apr. 16, 2020 Thailand, already battling the spread of coronavirus, is now contending with another deadly viral outbreak—in horses. With hundreds of horse deaths reported there in the last 3 weeks, horse owners are rushing to seal their animals indoors with netting, away from biting midges that spread the virus for… Continue reading Thailand scrambles to contain major outbreak of horse-killing virus

Horse racing off and on

Horses jump out the gate at Penn National racecourse.

Horse racing is continuing in many parts of the world despite the Coronavirus threat. However, more race venues are beginning to cease racing. While these track closures continue, there is great concern about what racehorse owners will do with horses who are not racing. It is a costly enterprise maintaining a racehorse, and no one… Continue reading Horse racing off and on