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

Starving horse becomes safe and happy

First Taste of Freedom This horse was so hungry that she stuck her head in an electric fence looking for food. But now she's gotten plenty to eat and feels like a whole new horse. Today she's about to find out she has a whole field of grass to run in! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hTarWb0C9M&t=7s

Horse Soring 2019 Year in Review

Image from 2015 HSUS Horse Soring Investigation.

Horse "soring" is when humans intentionally injure horses' hooves or legs causing them so much pain they step higher in an exaggerated gait prized in "Big Lick" show rings. U.S. LEGISLATION — H.R.693 January 22, 2019 A strong team of bipartisan lawmakers reintroduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives (U.S. House) to end… Continue reading Horse Soring 2019 Year in Review

Premarin, doctors and conjugated equine estrogens

Updated: 1:50 pm MORE and more doctors who prescribe Premarin® are arguing with us that the menopausal drug no longer contains conjugated equine estrogens derived from pregnant mare's urine. Huh? The idea doctors most often cite in support of this belief is what it says on the drugs' packaging, that Premarin® is made from "conjugated… Continue reading Premarin, doctors and conjugated equine estrogens

Unsanctioned horse racing flourishing in rural Colorado

DENVER, Colorado. KDVR FOX31. Chris Halsne and Chris Koeberl reporting. (May 18, 2017)  — Hidden cameras capture doping, gambling and abuse of horses as regulators, politicians, and law enforcement turn a blind eye. Go to full investigative report » It’s Easter Sunday outside the Deer Trail Rodeo grounds. Armed teams of private security in flak jackets set… Continue reading Unsanctioned horse racing flourishing in rural Colorado