Boycott betting on Santa Anita races — Twitter campaign

The legal market handle on horse racing in the United States in 2018 was $11.26 billion while experts predict the illegal sports betting market could be anywhere from $80 billion to $150 billion annually. On horse racing alone. Let's see if we can put a bit of a dent in Santa Anita's handle (we'll talk… Continue reading Boycott betting on Santa Anita races — Twitter campaign

Shania Twain sings on stage with her amazing horse

It's Monday. Our office is closed for summer holidays until 5th July for our staff. How about something completely different this morning, before getting to the rough stuff we deal with daily? We found this in our inbox. How about Shania Twain singing on stage with her amazing horse?

Las Vegas Senator calls for wild horse sanctuaries

Sen Mark Manendo Las Vegas Nevada

Cross-posted from Las Vegas Sun News WRITTEN BY CY RYAN A state senator from Las Vegas believes the wild horses and burros roaming the range in Nevada "are living symbols of freedom and our American Western heritage." Democrat Sen. Mark Manendo says limiting their number "may jeopardize their genetic diversity, health and long-term survival in… Continue reading Las Vegas Senator calls for wild horse sanctuaries

Champion riders seen shocking horses at Las Vegas National Finals Rodeo

Hot-Shot Power Mite.

SHARK PRESS RELEASE (Dec. 13, 2012) -- SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) has uncovered stunning evidence of horses being shocked out of the bucking chute at the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) being held in Las Vegas this week. Shocking horses is against the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association's bylaws and rules, the only exception being… Continue reading Champion riders seen shocking horses at Las Vegas National Finals Rodeo

116,000 sign girl’s petition on BLM sale of wild horses to slaughter

Wild Horse Robin by Cynthia Smalley Photography.

WRITTEN BY MARK ROBISON Cross-posted from the Reno Gazette-Journal Robin Warren, an 11-year-old from Las Vegas, and her mother launched a petition urging the Bureau of Land Management to protect wild horses and stop selling them to advocates of horse slaughter. At last count, about 116,000 people have signed the petition — you can sign… Continue reading 116,000 sign girl’s petition on BLM sale of wild horses to slaughter

WSJ weighs in on horse slaughter in light of Summit

Below are introductory paragraphs of an article about reviving horse slaughter written by Stephanie Simon for the Wall Street Journal. The title is: Rethinking Horse Slaughterhouses Animal-Welfare Groups Are Joining Ranchers in a Push to Revive an Industry That Died in 2007 The article is well researched and fairly well-balanced, quoting from many sides of… Continue reading WSJ weighs in on horse slaughter in light of Summit

George Knapp reports on horse slaughter convention

A convention of pro horse slaughter groups and individuals are meeting this week in Las Vegas. Initial press coverage was benign, as the organizers said the theme of the Summit of the Horse, as it is called, is how to handle the surplus horse population in a humane and beneficial fashion. Notwithstanding the organizers, the… Continue reading George Knapp reports on horse slaughter convention

Voices heard for wild horses at Las Vegas rally

Grey Beard Bandit at Horseman's Park Las Vegas

Grey Beard Bandit debuted "Wild Horses Need Our Voices" in a live performance at Horseman's Park, Las Vegas, Monday, October 11, 2010. The song was center stage in a three hour long wild horse rally that attracted 80-100 people. Among those giving speeches were Arlene Gawne and a spokesperson for U.S. Rep. Dina Titus who… Continue reading Voices heard for wild horses at Las Vegas rally

Tony Curtis passes, and horses lose a friend

We are all saddened here at the death of screen star and movie legend, Tony Curtis, on many levels. However, because of the nature of what we do, our chief thoughts have been about the many horses who had such a friend that many lives were spared and enriched because of Mr. Curtis' kindness and… Continue reading Tony Curtis passes, and horses lose a friend

July 4th Wild Horse Rally in Las Vegas

The BLM is on the rampage this summer – removing 10,000 more wild mustangs from OUR public range – perhaps more than one half of America’s wild horses. We invite you, and anyone you know with a love of horses, to join us on July 4th to drive the Las Vegas strip in our vans,… Continue reading July 4th Wild Horse Rally in Las Vegas