Groups demand end to famed Palio horse race in Italy

Horses crash during medieval Palio horse race in Italy. NBC News image.

ASSOCIATED PRESS reports (via Washington Post) MILAN — Animal rights campaigners are calling for an end to the famed Palio bareback horse race in Siena after six of 10 horses crashed during the latest edition. The LAV animal rights group said Friday the accident on the first curve of the dirt-covered course in Siena’s main… Continue reading Groups demand end to famed Palio horse race in Italy

Spain economic crisis sends 5,000 horses a month to slaughter

Slaughter Horse in Trailer. Google UK image.

Horse meat is ugly. Carne de caballo es feo. FOX LATINO reports: The economic crisis in Spain is sending almost 5,000 horses a month to the slaughterhouse and has increased the number of animals abandoned because their owners can no longer afford to keep them. The secretary general of the Professional Association of Slaughterhouses and… Continue reading Spain economic crisis sends 5,000 horses a month to slaughter

Horse Meat is Ugly: Defeat horse slaughter where it eventually leads, the dinner table

Every 5 Minutes an American Horse is Slaughtered for Human Consumption Be part of the historical movement to defeat horse slaughter where it eventually leads — the dinner table. EUROPEAN CAMPAIGN La viande de cheval, ça pue We are so excited to announce that after months of work, we are about to embark on our… Continue reading Horse Meat is Ugly: Defeat horse slaughter where it eventually leads, the dinner table

Horse Hides: The Myth of Pony Skins

By JENNY SHARP Many fashionistas will tell you that the whole ponyskin thing is just a myth. "It’s cowhide, dyed to look like a pony. It’s just cow. . . " In fact, they are usually right. Most cheap pony skin fashion items are indeed cowhide, dyed to make the product look more like it’s… Continue reading Horse Hides: The Myth of Pony Skins

Horse dies in practise day before Siena’s Palio race (IT)

Siena's famous Palio horse race has been plunged into fresh controversy just a day before it is due to be held, after a horse died in agony during a practise run. Please read and take action. The ASSOCIATED PRESS reports: A horse smashed into a barrier and died during training Friday for a famed race… Continue reading Horse dies in practise day before Siena’s Palio race (IT)