Horse slaughter is not euthanasia

As of late we are seeing so many articles and commentaries on horse slaughter attempting to mislead the public into thinking that horse slaughter is a form of euthanasia. It is NOT. Horse slaughter is NOT humane euthanasia. “Euthanasia” is defined as a gentle, painless death provided in order to prevent suffering. Horse slaughter is… Continue reading Horse slaughter is not euthanasia

Stop passing the buck! Animal Aid demands Government intervention over horse slaughter

Horses are being failed by breed societies, racing regulators and welfare groups, says Animal Aid. Since Panorama’s exposé on the slaughter of horses, which aired on 19 July, and featured undercover footage gathered by Animal Aid; many of those charged with looking after horse welfare appear to reject responsibility. Some are even labelling the slaughter… Continue reading Stop passing the buck! Animal Aid demands Government intervention over horse slaughter

PeTA slams South Korean officials for erasure of racehorse slaughter records

Cross-posted from PeTA.org blog, 20th July 2021. From October 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 — 947 horses were killed in South Korea. But the Korea Racing Authority (KRA) doesn’t want anyone to know the identities of these horses. The KRA is still scrambling to do damage control after PETA’s undercover “K-Cruelty” investigation exposed the cruel beatings and… Continue reading PeTA slams South Korean officials for erasure of racehorse slaughter records

The Dark Side of Horse Racing Panorama program live streaming on YouTube

Horse racing is one of the most popular and profitable sports, a £5 billion industry in the UK and Ireland followed by millions. Panorama reporter Darragh MacIntyre investigates what can happen to racehorses when their careers end. The industry says that racing is now safer than ever, that the number of deaths on the track… Continue reading The Dark Side of Horse Racing Panorama program live streaming on YouTube

Adverts posted for horse abbatoirs that will dispose of horses with ‘inability’

IRISHEXAMINER.COM | 29th June 2020 The Department of Agriculture has refused to say whether ‘inability’ or ‘vices’ are sufficient reason for horses to be destroyed. A number of businesses recently advertised in a prominent Irish horse-sports magazine their services for the disposal of unwanted animals. One of those businesses, based in Co Kildare, described itself… Continue reading Adverts posted for horse abbatoirs that will dispose of horses with ‘inability’

Inhumane slaughter of horses ‘does not happen in Ireland’

Department of Agriculture officials comment on BBC documentary at Dáil committee by HARRY MCGEE | Irish Times | 21 hrs ago The alleged inhumane practices surrounding the slaughter of horses in the UK – including many hundreds of Irish racehorses – contained in a BBC documentary would never happen in Ireland, the Department of Agriculture,… Continue reading Inhumane slaughter of horses ‘does not happen in Ireland’

Racing’s leaders to meet on Tuesday in wake of Panorama investigation

Jim Crowley and Enbihaar leading the race at Goodwood ALAN CROWHURST/GETTY IMAGES.

British racing's ruling authority has called for a meeting with industry leaders in Britain and Ireland to tackle the issues raised in a BBC Panorama programme, named The Dark Side of Horseracing, broadcast on Monday night. The 30-minute documentary investigated deaths of racehorses after the end of their racing careers and alleged detrimental welfare standards… Continue reading Racing’s leaders to meet on Tuesday in wake of Panorama investigation

Welfare chief condemns abattoir practices shown in Panorama documentary

CROSS POSTED FROM THE RACING POST The chair of racing's Horse Welfare Board has reacted with astonishment to Panorama's evidence, broadcast on Monday night, that many ex-racehorses have been transported from Ireland to be killed in an abattoir near Swindon. Barry Johnson, a former president of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, also deplored the… Continue reading Welfare chief condemns abattoir practices shown in Panorama documentary

Racing NSW boss Peter V’landys loses defamation case over ABC animal cruelty story

“The Final Race: The Dark Side of the Horse Racing Industry by Melissa McGrath on 2 Jul 2021. Exerpted below. In the Federal Court decision of V’landys v Australian Broadcasting Corporation (No 3) [2021] FCA 500, Chief Executive Officer and Board member of Racing NSW, Mr Peter V’landys AM (Mr V’landys), was unsuccessful in his defamation action… Continue reading Racing NSW boss Peter V’landys loses defamation case over ABC animal cruelty story

Maybe there are too many cows, not too many horses

Letter to the Editor | Opinion Page | The Washington Post | 6th July 2021 Kathleen Parker’s June 27th Sunday Opinion column, “We have too many wild horses. But this is not the way.,” brilliantly highlighted one aspect of heritage animals’ mistreatment by the Bureau of Land Management. Unfortunately, it also perpetuated the myth underlying the… Continue reading Maybe there are too many cows, not too many horses