Sacked Belmont worker responsible for death of 2yo filly is punished

Ramzan Antooa, former backstretch employee at Belmont Park, will spend several weekends in jail after authorities said he retaliated for his firing by letting a 2yo filly racehorse out of her stall last summer who then spooked and suffered a fatal fall. Antooa was spotted at approximately 7:45 p.m. by Belmont's security personnel releasing the… Continue reading Sacked Belmont worker responsible for death of 2yo filly is punished

More dead racehorses

There is always going to be a laundry list of killings in the US horse racing industry. We point out two reports. Saratoga America’s Joy, an unraced 3-year-old filly who sold in 2019 for more than $8 million, died [killed] Sunday morning due to a training incident at Saratoga. The daughter of American Pharoah sustained… Continue reading More dead racehorses

Another horse injured, killed at Los Alamitos

Los Alamitos empty gate. Howard Lipin / San Diego Union-Tribune.

PEEK IT UP, a 3-year-old quarter horse filly, died after suffering an injury in Saturday’s eighth race at Los Alamitos, becoming the 23rd horse to die in a racing or training injury at the Cypress track this year. Video of the race shows the horse running fast on the outside when she appears to injure… Continue reading Another horse injured, killed at Los Alamitos

Santa Anita kills its 11th racehorse since December

A lone horse canters on the dirt track at Santa Anita. USAToday.

We changed NPR's published title which was "11th Racehorse Dies At Santa Anita Park Since December," to the title above. Here's why. It's subtle, we know, but when reports say a racehorse dies or has died at a racetrack it sounds like it couldn't be helped, or that the horse was somehow at fault. This… Continue reading Santa Anita kills its 11th racehorse since December

Clearwater woman seeks answers after two of her horses are shot

Featured image for shot horses in Kansas.

One horse was fatally wounded and died. Can you help? Submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111. CLEARWATER, Kan. (KSNW) – An investigation by the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office is underway after a Clearwater woman said someone shot two of her horses, killing one of them. Linda McLain said she heard the sound… Continue reading Clearwater woman seeks answers after two of her horses are shot

From backstretch to slaughterhouse, Fair Grounds horse deaths shouldn’t surprise

Researchers say over time horse side toes may have been lost to help them move faster and more efficiently. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images.

James Gill, writing for NOLA.com, states: The death of four thoroughbreds in six race days at the Fair Grounds track in New Orleans, a couple of weeks after two quarter horses were put down at Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, was not as shocking as it should have been.Horse racing is a dangerous sport anywhere,… Continue reading From backstretch to slaughterhouse, Fair Grounds horse deaths shouldn’t surprise

15 horses shot and killed after being hunted in Eastern Kentucky

One of a reported 15 horses shot and killed in Eastern Kentucky, December, 2019.

From a Report filed by NPR It's being called an 'Act of Evil'. Fifteen horses were shot and killed in the woods of Eastern Kentucky in what authorities call a cruel and inhumane crime that they're now working to unravel. Local authorities are offering a $1,500 reward — an amount boosted by donations from people… Continue reading 15 horses shot and killed after being hunted in Eastern Kentucky

$10,000 reward offered to find wild burro killers

Wild burros are being shot. BLM takes action, offering an reward for the killers.

UPDATE Sept. 1, 2019 The original reward was $10,000 but, thanks to new donations from conservation and animal welfare organizations, the reward has now risen to nearly $60,000, states the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in California. Have you been watching the news unfold about the numerous wild burros being shot and killed in… Continue reading $10,000 reward offered to find wild burro killers

Three more chuckwagon horses killed totalling 6

Three horses were killed at Sunday night's chuckwagon races as the 10-day Stampede wrapped. The 2019 Calgary Stampede is now tied for second place as the deadliest year for chuckwagon horses in more than three decades. In total six chuckwagon horses were killed — four of them from the same driver's team. The papers say… Continue reading Three more chuckwagon horses killed totalling 6

Heber Wild Horse group responds to the USFS regarding killings

Cross-posted from the White Mountain Independent by MARY HAUSER (May 28, 2019)  — The Heber Wild Horses Freedom Preservation Alliance is a grassroots group that advocates to keep the Heber herd in the wild and protected as is mandated by federal law. Being boots on the ground in the forest, keeping track of the horses… Continue reading Heber Wild Horse group responds to the USFS regarding killings