The horse torturing Calgary Stampede is back

Bronco horse throws rider at the Calgary Stampede. Unattributed Google search result.

Following protracted discussions with local officials, The Calgary Stampede was finally cancelled in 2020 because of potentially dangerous COVID-19 related complications. It was the first time the Canadian rodeo had been cancelled in more than a century. The Stampede resumed this year on Friday, 9th July in a slightly altered edition of itself. We will… Continue reading The horse torturing Calgary Stampede is back

Vegan peanut butter vanilla green shake

Laura Wright is a vegan cookbook author and blogger based in the Niagara region of southern Ontario, Canada. You must try her Peanut Butter Vanilla Green Shake. When you see the ingredients you may think we have sprung a leak here at Tuesday's Horse, but please be assured that this is one of the most fantastically fun… Continue reading Vegan peanut butter vanilla green shake

Horse-drawn carriages a thing of the past protestors say

By Bob Tymczyszyn | Standard Photojournalist | Sun., July 4, 2021 The ST. CATHERINES STANDARD (CANADA—NIAGARA REGION ) reports: If Elizabeth Sigrun had her way, the sound of carriages in Niagara-on-the-Lake would be as quiet as driving an electric car. Sigrun and about 25 fellow animal rights activists were in Niagara Falls and the Old… Continue reading Horse-drawn carriages a thing of the past protestors say

The checkered history of Pfizer’s Premarin family of drugs

The drugs The name Premarin® spells out in its name what it is made from — PREgant MAres uRINe. Pfizer's Premarin® family of hormone replacement therapy drugs of today includes not only Premarin®, but also similarly manufactured pharmaceuticals — marketed at various times — under the names Prempro®, Premphase®, Provera® and later Aprela® (originally called… Continue reading The checkered history of Pfizer’s Premarin family of drugs

Canadians: Act now to stop live shipment of horses to Japan for their meat

According to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) documents obtained by the CHDC and provided to VICE, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) banned shipping draft horses—a breed that can weigh more than a thousand pounds. Canadian Horse Defence Coalition image.

Canada exports thousands of horses each year to Japan, a market where some consumers enjoy the meat as a raw delicacy. According to the Canadian Horse Defense Coalition, in 2020 1,606 horses were live-shipped to Japan for slaughter, down from 2,800 in 2019. This translates to about $11 million in revenue in 2020 and $17… Continue reading Canadians: Act now to stop live shipment of horses to Japan for their meat

Slaughter export numbers of U.S. horses decrease

A horse in slaughter buyer Mike McCarron's trailer in Cleburne, Texas, August, 2019. USA Today.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Market News Livestock Export Summary, 28,653 horses were shipped for slaughter from the United States to Mexico in 2020, a 46% decrease from 2019 when 53,947 were shipped. 53,947 marks a 26% decrease from 2018 when 70,708 horses designated for slaughter were transported from the United States… Continue reading Slaughter export numbers of U.S. horses decrease

Canadian entertainer joins CHDC to end flights of live horses to Japan to be killed for their meat

Blobal News Image. Horses await live ship to Japan to be slaughtered for gourmet meals.

CANADIANS ONLY PLEASESIGN THE LIVE HORSE EXPORT IS HORSESHIT PETITION Dana Gee, reporting for the Vancouver Sun, writes: If you have been following singer/actor/author Jann Arden on social media, you’ve probably seen a picture of her wearing a #HORSESHIT T-shirt. That sartorial statement could, of course, apply to any number of things — especially during these COVID times. But, in this… Continue reading Canadian entertainer joins CHDC to end flights of live horses to Japan to be killed for their meat

‘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