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

How a bill becomes law

Interior of the Capitol Hill dome, Washington D.C.

Who remembers Government class or Civics? Or do they even teach them any more? It seems a large percentage of American citizens do not know how a bill becomes law. When we started, some of us at the Fund for Horses did, but most of us had very little clue. We were in good shape… Continue reading How a bill becomes law

Anger at Winston Peters’ $72.5 million bail out package leads to petition against Gov’t funding of racing industry

New Zealand's Winston Peters

STUFF.CO.NZ | by Matt Kermeen (May 24, 2020) — As the racing industry continues to toast a mega-million dollar financial shot in the arm, New Zealand animal welfare groups are outraged, shocked and angry over the taxpayer-funded bailout. So much so, the Coalition for The Protection of Racehorses has started a petition it plans to send to Prime Minister Jacinda… Continue reading Anger at Winston Peters’ $72.5 million bail out package leads to petition against Gov’t funding of racing industry

Response to “Bramlage: racing and training 2-yo’s reduces their risk of injury”

Over the shoulder portrait of a beautiful horse. Shutterstock/Svetlana Ryazantseva.

When we saw the title of this article on the Paulick Report we knew we were not going to like what it contained because of the use of Bramlage. Really? Paulick is so much smarter than that, so not sure what is going on there. Natalie Voss? Well, she's a very good writer. It is… Continue reading Response to “Bramlage: racing and training 2-yo’s reduces their risk of injury”

Hummus anyone?

We imagine you already know what hummus is, but just in case! HUMMUS is a dip, spread, or savory dish made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. It is popular in the Middle East and Mediterranean, as well as in Middle Eastern cuisine around the globe. It can also be… Continue reading Hummus anyone?

USTA endorses SAFE Act

Harness Racing

HorseRaceInsider.com reports: KEN WEINGARTNER — The United States Trotting Association announced Friday (April 10) that it has endorsed the passage of the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act of 2019 (H. R. 961), which states that “the knowing sale or transport of equines or equine parts in interstate or foreign commerce for purposes of human… Continue reading USTA endorses SAFE Act

Happy St Valentine’s Day

I only have eyes for you. Two horses nudging. Unattributed image.

Love is in the air, in all kind of ways. A terrific supporter of the Fund for Horses invites you to make a $7 donation to us today, St. Valentine’s Day, and he will double it to $14 all day long, in honour of the horses he so greatly loves. Now that’s a sweetheart of a… Continue reading Happy St Valentine’s Day

We have lift off

Blue sky and white fluffy clouds with red and white balloons.

We have been working since last October moving the Fund for Horses website to WordPress. Please check it out when you have a few minutes, and make sure to mark it so you can visit us there whenever you like. Being hosted by WordPress it is more than just a static site. You can like… Continue reading We have lift off