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

Horse protection advocates meet with Congressman Wednesday on soring rule

Stacked shoes of a sored Tennessee Walking Horse. HSUS image.

WASHINGDON, DC (Mar. 26, 2017) — Early on Sunday evening, Clant Seay, founder of Citizens Campaign Against Big Lick Animal Cruelty (CCABLAC), released a short video in which he affirmed an event scheduled for Wednesday in Washington, DC and an appearance with a congressman. The group had previously scheduled the presentation of its petition containing… Continue reading Horse protection advocates meet with Congressman Wednesday on soring rule

Entrepreneurial lessons to be learned from thinking like a horse

MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — We share a quick story before we resume our work here for March Against Horse Slaughter. We have a lot coming up, so stay tuned. Be ready to take part. In the meantime check this out. The story, "3 Entrepreneurial Lessons I Learned from Raising Horses" caught our attention. And… Continue reading Entrepreneurial lessons to be learned from thinking like a horse

Trump Administration removing animal abuse records from USDA website including soring

Tennessee Walking horse watches worriedly during horse soring inspections, part of an undercover operation by HSUS. Photo: HSUS.

The beginning of the end of animal protection and welfare under Trump warned about by many is appearing. Here are three sources on the Trump Administration's recent move to hide the records of animal abusers by removing them from the USDA website. This is supposedly being done to protect the abusers' rights as individuals. Not surprisingly… Continue reading Trump Administration removing animal abuse records from USDA website including soring

Vampire farm hell as British meat at centre of cruel horse hormone torture

GREAT BRITAIN — Tens of thousands of pregnant horses are kept on blood farms for fertility product which is then sold to UK vets and factory farmers to help increase production Crammed into pens and repeatedly forced into pregnancy, these are the pitiful horses whose blood is extracted on horrific “vampire” farms to boost meat… Continue reading Vampire farm hell as British meat at centre of cruel horse hormone torture

Denver police horse left tied up for 16 hours without food or water euthanized

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Updated Jan. 27, 2017 DENVER (KDVR) — A Denver police officer on the mounted patrol unit has been docked one day of vacation as punishment after documents showed his horse was left tied up for 16 hours without food or water. A disciplinary letter said that on Sept. 26, officer Joseph Teeter finished his mounted patrol… Continue reading Denver police horse left tied up for 16 hours without food or water euthanized