U.S. House votes to ban unsafe horse transport

AWI PRESS RELEASE July 1, 2021 WASHINGTON, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Horse Transportation Safety Act (HTSA) today as part of a massive infrastructure bill. The HTSA would ban the use of unsafe double-deck trailers to haul horses in interstate commerce. The $715 billion INVEST in… Continue reading U.S. House votes to ban unsafe horse transport

Anti-Horse Slaughter Transport Amendment passes U.S. House by voice vote

Three Angels' Farm horses on their way to slaughter. Google image.

An amendment led by U.S. Reps. Troy Carter, D-La., Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., John Katko, R-N.Y., Dina Titus, D-Nev., and Steve Cohen, D-Tenn. to H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act, cleared the full U.S. House by a voice vote in a bloc of amendments. The measure would ban the transport of equines across State lines… Continue reading Anti-Horse Slaughter Transport Amendment passes U.S. House by voice vote

Officials worked secretly to clear Bob Baffert’s Justify during his 2018 Triple Crown run, records show

By Gus Garcia-Roberts | Washington Post | Los Angeles | June 29, 2021 | 5:04 p.m. EDT In 2018, as star trainer Bob Baffert led his thoroughbred Justify to the Triple Crown, California regulators embarked on a secret effort to exonerate Baffert after the horse’s positive test for a banned substance, according to confidential records obtained… Continue reading Officials worked secretly to clear Bob Baffert’s Justify during his 2018 Triple Crown run, records show

Raw Vegan Chocolate Coffee Cheesecake Bites

Crunchy crust meets creamy coffee and chocolate layers in these raw vegan chocolate coffee cheesecake bites. Aside from being dangerously delicious, they’re almost too pretty to eat and super simple to make, as well. Once you taste this raw vegan dessert without coconut oil (!) you’ll want to make it again and again. And again.—… Continue reading Raw Vegan Chocolate Coffee Cheesecake Bites

Even with a developer looming over the last horse-drawn carriage company in Philly, this local activist wants a law in place that protects horses

By Brion Shreffler | Grid Philly When it comes to horse-drawn carriages in the city, the idyllic clip-clop of hooves on black top may be what comes to mind for most. That, and watching tourists take in the sites in Old City as everyone else on the road tries to get past on our bikes… Continue reading Even with a developer looming over the last horse-drawn carriage company in Philly, this local activist wants a law in place that protects horses

Tornado Potatoes

Tornado Potato Skewers. Image: PassionSpoon.com.

These are delicious and so fun to make. Yes, they are vegan. The other good news is you won't have to do much if any shopping to make this recipe. All you need are potatoes, some oil and commonly stocked spices. Oh, yes and some skewers. Enjoy! https://www.instagram.com/p/CESCVC_DgCM/?igshid=1j1dl0t0b2ect Want an alternative to potatoes? We've got… Continue reading Tornado Potatoes

Racing babies … to death

Protective Thoroughbred mare and young foal huddle together in pasture.

RESEARCH by JANE ALLIN “I think there’s probably a much stronger tendency to have two year old racing nowadays than there used to be….and the lure of prize money. There’s a great incentive to race their horses too young too immature. In the old days, you bought your yearlings, you broke them in, you castrated… Continue reading Racing babies … to death

Celebrate the 4th with Hattingdon®

Years and years ago, when working in Washington D.C. and stuck there over the Christmas holidays, our Founding President Vivian Farrell created a cartoon horse for the Fund for Horses' gift shop. It took off and she created more. And more! She named the series Hattingdon Horses®. It being a holiday and a Saturday, we… Continue reading Celebrate the 4th with Hattingdon®

Canadian PMU farms’ losses are China’s gain

PMU Farm in Xinyuan County, China (2012).

EXCLUSIVE REPORT by JANE ALLIN Canada braces for more cuts By now, I’m sure that most who care about the abuse of horses for human gain are aware of the shrinking need for the PMU (Pregnant Mare’s Urine) farms in Manitoba (ya, I’m late in getting this out). Urine collected from these pregnant mares is… Continue reading Canadian PMU farms’ losses are China’s gain

Chuckwagon Race Report

Image from chuckwagon racing in Clinton, Arkansas, 2019.

The Calgary Stampede is not the only venue conducting chuckwagon races but it is the one that garners the most attention and publicity because of the number of horses it kills and has killed over the years. Chuckwagon races are also run south of the Canadian border in the USA such as in Clinton, Arkansas… Continue reading Chuckwagon Race Report