A horse track with no rules

On-track drug injections, shock devices and a dead jockey: A “bush track” in Georgia is one of dozens that profit outside the reach of regulation. WASHINGTON POST by GUS GARCIA-ROBERTS |Published August 5, 2022/Updated August 6, 2022 MILNER, Ga. — In this population-800 town in rural Georgia, where residents along winding country roads fly the… Continue reading A horse track with no rules

Atlanta split on future of horse drawn carriages

New legislation awaits by David Huddleston, WSB-TV Ch. 2 Atlanta » Atlanta City Council member Keisha Waites There is a new push to ban horse-drawn carriages in the city of Atlanta. Channel 2′s Dave Huddleston was in downtown Atlanta on Friday night, where an animal rights group said the heat is one reason the animals… Continue reading Atlanta split on future of horse drawn carriages

Georgia on our minds

Greetings and welcome! This is just for you Georgians. However, if you don't live in Georgia, you don't need to wait until we call your State to take part. Please scroll down to the Take Action section. Georgians, the horses need more cosponsors from your State than just one, and possibly two. GEORGIA COSPONSORS Here's… Continue reading Georgia on our minds

H.R. 961 — Georgia and Hawaii

Call to Action — H.R. 961 Calling all residents of Georgia and Hawaii. Especially you Georgians! Let's get busy. Take action on behalf of horses and help get the cosponsors required to blast H.R. 961, The SAFE Act of 2019, out of Committee and onto the House Floor for debate and vote. When H.R. 961… Continue reading H.R. 961 — Georgia and Hawaii

House passes legislation creating Study Cmte on Horse Racing

Cross-posted from The Weekly Written by STAFF REPORTER ATLANTA, Ga. (April 20, 2011) – The Georgia House of Representatives passed House Resolution 643 on Thursday, April 14, 2011, with a vote of 157 to 7. Introduced by State Representative Harry Geisinger (R-Roswell), this legislation creates the House Study Committee on the Horse Racing Industry. “Expanding… Continue reading House passes legislation creating Study Cmte on Horse Racing

Jail for teen who shot mare with arrows

Cross-posted from Horsetalk Jeremy Ryan Richardson, 17, admitted the early-January attack on a mare named Misty at her home on Bankstown Road, in Fayette County, Georgia. The attack left the eight-year-old with terrible injuries, having been struck with four arrows. The severity of the attack meant Richardson was charged as an adult with felony aggravated… Continue reading Jail for teen who shot mare with arrows