Injunction Halts Implementation of HISA Rules in LA, WV

HISA refers to the “Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act.” This Act creates a Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (“Authority”) as a private self-regulatory organization. The Authority must develop rules related to horseracing, including anti-doping, medication control and racetrack safety rules. Predictably, it is already in trouble. REUTERS reports: (Reuters) — A federal judge on Tuesday… Continue reading Injunction Halts Implementation of HISA Rules in LA, WV

Chuckwagon horse dies following injury

CBC NEWS reports: A horse died after being injured in the Rangeland Derby chuckwagon races at the Calgary Stampede on Thursday night. During the fourth heat of the races, a horse on Cody Ridsdale's team was injured and medical care was immediately dispatched, the Stampede said in a release. "Following veterinary assessment, the owner made… Continue reading Chuckwagon horse dies following injury

Horse slaughter transporter Ayache indicted on federal charges

I know you must remember this guy, former Three Angels Farm owner Dorian Ayache. Horses he was responsible for transporting to slaughter were killed in tractor trailer accidents . . . twice. But on the survivors went, driven straight through so rescuers could not intercept them in time and save the horses. NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV)… Continue reading Horse slaughter transporter Ayache indicted on federal charges

Wranglers say horses, other animals used in ‘Hobbit’ movies died on unsafe NZ farm

A horse used in the making of 'Hobbit'. Image source: Peta website.

Cross-posted from The Washington Post REPORTED BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Animal wranglers involved in the making of “The Hobbit” movie trilogy say the production company is responsible for the deaths of up to 27 animals, largely because they were kept at a farm filled with bluffs, sinkholes and other “death traps.”… Continue reading Wranglers say horses, other animals used in ‘Hobbit’ movies died on unsafe NZ farm