Uncommonly good comments on Kentucky bill SB139

In addition to the many excellent thoughts expressed on Tuesday's Horse here are uncommonly good comments that stood out to us concerning SB139 the bill reclassifying horses as livestock. “KEEP is just another pro-slaughter organization cloaked in the name of care and education by the racing community. Terribly disappointed they don't value their horses enough… Continue reading Uncommonly good comments on Kentucky bill SB139

Frog juice drug resurfaces at Louisiana racetracks; vet charged

BATON ROUGE, LA — Do you remember the Louisiana trainers that were busted for giving racehorses the illegal drug Dermorphin? Well, they've been at it again. Only this time the racetrack vet is taking the fall and has reportedly been charged along with a healthcare company. ABC via the Associated Press reports: A Louisiana veterinarian has been… Continue reading Frog juice drug resurfaces at Louisiana racetracks; vet charged

Custard the foal left motherless by the nurse mare industry is rescued

Via One Green Planet Thanks to the tireless efforts of Edgar’s Mission and the folks at Horse Shepherd Rehabilitation Center, an orphaned foal named Custard has been given a second chance to grow up with a loving mother. For those of you who are meeting Custard for the first time, here is a little background… Continue reading Custard the foal left motherless by the nurse mare industry is rescued

Desert Trial makes 14 dead racehorses at Saratoga

Cross-posted from Horse Racing Wrongs by PATRICK BATTUELLO Desert Trial, a 2-year-old colt, is dead from a "suspected cardiovascular collapse" (Gaming Commission) while training at Saratoga yesterday morning. Again, two - on the maturation chart, the rough equivalent of a first-grader. "Cardiovascular collapse." Desert Trial was raced once, a month ago at that same track.… Continue reading Desert Trial makes 14 dead racehorses at Saratoga

4 Fillies Killed in California – One From a Pair of Broken Knees

Cross-posted from Horse Racing Wrongs BY PATRICK BATTUELLO As with Saratoga in New York, a single California track dominates the summer scene, garnering, along the way, (mostly) fawning coverage from mainstream media and racing press alike - Del Mar, of course. And yet, just like NY, other tracks are running - and killing. From the… Continue reading 4 Fillies Killed in California – One From a Pair of Broken Knees

Death at a Party: 30,000 Witness Two Kills at Saratoga

by PATRICK BATTUELLO HorseRacingWrongs.com I was at Saratoga Race Course yesterday - along with 40 or so other activists. We were there, of course, to protest the systemic abuse and killing of horses for entertainment. On this gorgeous upstate-NY summer day, 30,000 souls merrily marched through the front gates, anticipating a social scene practically unrivaled… Continue reading Death at a Party: 30,000 Witness Two Kills at Saratoga