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

Hollendorfer wins his lawsuit to return to racing

Jerry Hollendorfer racehorse trainer, killer and doper. Racing Post image.

Sometimes there seems little justice in life, but was trainer Jerry Hollendorfer made the poster boy for the rash of racecourse deaths in the killing fields of California racing? He was asked to take his horses and move out of Santa Anita following the reported 30 deaths that caught national headlines, and some of which… Continue reading Hollendorfer wins his lawsuit to return to racing

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