Illinois House rejects horse slaughter bill (US)

Cross-posted from The Horse By PAT RAIA | April 2, 2009 Legislation to reinstate the horse slaughter industry in Illinois failed to pass that state's House of Representatives on Wednesday because the measure did not earn the 60 votes necessary for passage. Sponsored by Rep. Jim Sacia, HB 0583 would amend the Illinois Horse Meat… Continue reading Illinois House rejects horse slaughter bill (US)

Illinois equine groups denounce attempt to repeal horse slaughter ban (US)

For Immediate Release Contact: Gail Vacca (815) 476-5257 March 9, 2009 Wilmington, IL (March 9, 2009) –- In a joint statement issued today to the Illinois General Assembly, Illinois-based equine rescue organizations announced their united opposition to pending legislation that would repeal the state ban on horse slaughter enacted in 2007. The Illinois Equine Humane… Continue reading Illinois equine groups denounce attempt to repeal horse slaughter ban (US)

Old Sam of Coldwater: Civil War Horse (US)

Coldwater man chronicles Civil War hero horse By ROLAND STOY for the Chicago Tribune Republished with Permission, Washington Times Civil War Blog Coldwater, Michigan — A horse is a horse, of course. But as anyone with any knowledge of equines knows, there are, and have been exceptional horses, such as the late, great Old Sam… Continue reading Old Sam of Coldwater: Civil War Horse (US)

Nut crackin’ time on horseback (Chicago)

Cross-posted from the Trib ---By KEVIN PANG He says in his squib: "My theory is that if two separate items are good, combining them is even better. That said, I have love in equal parts for Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" and horsies. Heaven upon heavens, Noble Horse Theatre in the Old Town neighborhood is staging "The… Continue reading Nut crackin’ time on horseback (Chicago)