Another racehorse died Saturday at Santa Anita Park, making it the second horse to be euthanized at the park in two days.
The 5-year-old gelding, Uncontainable, was “humanely euthanized” after suffering a fractured right front ankle, according to an incident alert on the race track’s website.
Another horse, a 6-year-old gelding named Harliss, was also euthanized Friday after fracturing his right front ankle during a race, bringing the total number of horse deaths to 41 since December 2018.
They marked the 2nd and 3rd deaths during the course’s most recent race meeting.
The season opened late last month with the news of the death of the 3-year-old gelding Truest Reward who sustained a life threatening injury while training.
So where are all the politicians, lawmakers and race regulators now? There was much weeping and gnashing of teeth. Now there is just silence.
Perhaps California racing realizes they are fresh out of excuses, and there is nothing left to say.
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Rodeos across the nation are sold as fun for the whole family, but they often have a dark underbelly of animal abuse.
Recent footage of a rodeo held at the Rowell Ranch Rodeo Park in Castro Valley, California, confirms that this event was no different. These horses, who are already under an immense amount of stress, are being electro-shocked when they don’t perform the way their riders and handlers want them to.
Right now, under California law, the heinous act of tazing a tame, trapped animal is punishable only by a measly $2,000. But in the same state, animal cruelty is a felony, punishable by imprisonment. This discrepancy is leaving vulnerable horses in danger.
Sign the petition demanding that California State Legislature amend California Penal Code Section 597 to make the electro-shock of horses an act of animal cruelty, and charge those responsible accordingly!
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Handlers Caught on Video Cruelly Electro-Shocking Horses at Popular Rowell Ranch Rodeo, One Green Planet,
We made the following response to a comment on our Premarin 2019 Timeline and thought it might be worthwhile sharing with everyone as a post. We have altered it slightly to make the content clearer for this format.
Working as the Int’l Fund for Horses we are launching a social media campaign in Chinese and English in China. We originally thought that might not work. How many mature Chinese women are on social media?
Then we found out that most Chinese females 40 and under have learned to read and write English. So that’s why we will send our social media messages in both English and Chinese. That will reach the younger women who have English who can alert their female elders; and the 40+ women who do not have English.
We are also lucky because we have been able to get images of some of the Chinese versions of Premarin type drugs. This will help enormously on social media such as Twitter which relies heavily on visuals to catch attention.
The hugely disappointing part is that it appears the Chinese were either given, or have stolen/recreated Pfizer’s “recipe” for Premarin drugs and are manufacturing it themselves. Those drugs will be harder to identify but we have contacts who are trying to help us with that too.
The side effects will eventually show up making women question the use of these drugs.
Additionally, we have a British contact living and working in Hong Kong who is creating dual language posters warning of the dangers of these drugs listing them in their various Chinese names. We will try them out on bus shelters and train station platforms to start with. We have always had good outreach numbers at these type locations in other countries.
If you have ideas to share, or would like to help especially on social media such as Twitter, please use our contact form to get in touch with us.
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Merry Christmas everyone. Thank you so much for following us and being such great champions for one of the greatest gifts to all mankind — the horse. We are grateful and prayerful for them and you.
Here’s a lovely poem.
A Heavenly Ride
BY CONNIE MARCUM WONG
I love to ride in morning breeze
On paths surrounding forest trees
To share the scent of pine fresh air
Where fine mist lingers in my hair.
My steed is white with soft gray nose
We gallup on through drifting snows
As snow drops settle soft and light
To make our Christmas spirit bright.
We stop to rest near mountain crest
And view an eagle’s flight to nest
High above in a lofty pine
To dwell in nature quite divine.
I lift my eyes into the skies
While bathed in colors of sunrise
And I give thanks this Christmas day
For all His blessings as I pray.