City Council asked to honor activist’s life, pass horse-drawn trolley ban

Solvang, Calif horse drawn trolley (closeup).

SOLVANG, CALIFORNIA (PETA Press Release | Sept. 30, 2020) — Longtime Solvang resident and PETA supporter Hazel Mortensen—who fought for years the city’s cruel horse-drawn carriage and trolley rides—has passed away at the age of 85, prompting PETA to send a letter this morning to the city council asking it to honor her memory by banning… Continue reading City Council asked to honor activist’s life, pass horse-drawn trolley ban

Suspect released while ‘Witchcraft panic’ grips France as police link horse mutilations to ‘satanic cult rituals’

White horse in profile on a gloomy day. Reuters.

BREAKING NEWS BBC NEWS10 Hours Ago Police release suspect in Alsace French police have released a suspect detained during an investigation into a series of mystery horse mutilations across the country in recent months.The 50-year-old had earlier been arrested at his home in Alsace. He was detained after a sketch was issued of the man wanted… Continue reading Suspect released while ‘Witchcraft panic’ grips France as police link horse mutilations to ‘satanic cult rituals’

Protest the 2020 Tennessee Walking National Celebration August 27

2018 CCBLAC Protest at the Shelbyville, Tenneesee "National Celebration" featuring horse soring, or "Big LIck" animal cruelty. ©Clant Seay.

We ask everyone who can to please join the protest of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration event which begins Thursday, August 27, 2020, in Shelbyville, Tennessee, either in person, or via social media. Here is the Facebook Event Page for the Protest. Clant Seay who organizes and stages the protest every year states: We… Continue reading Protest the 2020 Tennessee Walking National Celebration August 27

Tuesday’s Horse

Fund for Horses signature horse. ©Bob Langrish.

We hardly know what to say. What can be said? We are all in new territory aren't we? Global pandemic. Black Lives Matter. Why wouldn't everybody's attention be focused on these life altering events. Unless we have news that we feel you need and want to know, which is becoming increasingly hard to gauge, we… Continue reading Tuesday’s Horse

Tennessee Walking Horse Nat’l Celebration Directors go full speed ahead with “Spring Fun Show”

Tennessee Walking Horses peers from his stall during search for proof of horse soring. HSUS image.

SHELBYVILLE, TN (April 23, 2020) Via BILLY GO BOY — The Board of Directors of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration announced today that the “50th Spring Fun  Show” will be held at the Celebration’s large arena on May 21-23, 2020 despite an explosive outbreak of Covid-19 cases in Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tennessee. According to the Shelbyville Times-Gazette Newspaper on April 21,… Continue reading Tennessee Walking Horse Nat’l Celebration Directors go full speed ahead with “Spring Fun Show”

Calgary Stampede cancelled for 1st time in almost a century

Bucking bronco horse ejects cowboy. Globe & Mail. Calgary Stampede rodeo. 2015.

'It was mandatory' The Calgary Stampede will not go forward this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials announced Thursday. This year's event was scheduled for July 3-12, but was deemed unworkable given the ban on large gatherings and the need for physical distancing. "This is very, very tough. Stampede is such an important part… Continue reading Calgary Stampede cancelled for 1st time in almost a century