‘Horse Girl’ can run, jump on all fours

AVA VOGEL in action.

Did you see this? Oct. 2 (UPI) — An Alberta, Canada, teenager whose skills at emulating the movements of a horse -- including quadrupedal jumps — went viral online is now being featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not! "Horse girl" Ava Vogel, 17, of Edmonton, said she started emulating the movements of horses about six… Continue reading ‘Horse Girl’ can run, jump on all fours

A new start for thoroughbreds: Manitoba non-profit helps old racehorses find homes

Racehorses out on the track at dawn, Los Alamitos. Associated Press image.

TORONTO — For three thoroughbreds these days, the backstretch is a quiet acreage east of Winnipeg. But there was a time when the track was home. The fast life of a racehorse is also generally a short one. Many thoroughbreds start racing around two years old, and are retired a few short years later. The… Continue reading A new start for thoroughbreds: Manitoba non-profit helps old racehorses find homes

Animal rights activists decry Ontario bill that would limit farm protests

Peaceful_protest_meat_plant. Amy Chen. SentientMedia.org.

ONTARIO BILL 156 Proposed law hikes fines for trespassing on farms, prohibits interfering with animals Amanda Pfeffer reporting for CBC News reports: Animal rights groups have begun protesting and petitioning against Ontario Bill 156 — a law aimed at curbing activism against farms and farming practices. The Security From Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2019  was… Continue reading Animal rights activists decry Ontario bill that would limit farm protests

Two horses killed at Woodbine

Horse in profile against a black backdrop. From MarketingtoChina.com.

The TORONTO SUN (Aug 2, 2020) reports: The dangers of thoroughbred horse racing were in full view on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack when two horses — Mary of Scotts and Ruggero — were killed and two jockeys hurt. In Race 2, the 4-year-old dark bay filly Mary of Scotts collapsed in the final turn, launching… Continue reading Two horses killed at Woodbine

Kazakhstan to begin exporting horse meat to Japan

Fresh horse heart meat prepared to be eaten raw, considered a delicacy in Japan.

Japan also want live horses exported for meat THE ASTANA TIMES reports on 15 Jul. 2020: Kazakhstan will begin exporting horse meat to Japan, according to the Kazakh Agriculture Ministry’s press service.  “A huge amount of preparatory work made it possible for Kazakh horse meat to enter a new market. To boost export potential, in… Continue reading Kazakhstan to begin exporting horse meat to Japan

Canadian PMU farms’ losses are China’s gain

PMU Farm in Xinyuan County, China (2012).

EXCLUSIVE REPORT by JANE ALLIN Canada braces for more cuts By now, I’m sure that most who care about the abuse of horses for human gain are aware of the shrinking need for the PMU (Pregnant Mare’s Urine) farms in Manitoba (ya, I’m late in getting this out). Urine collected from these pregnant mares is… Continue reading Canadian PMU farms’ losses are China’s gain