Thailand scrambles to contain major outbreak of horse-killing virus

A horse in Thailand is isolated behind netting that keeps out midges that spread African horse sickness. WIPAWAN PAWITAYALARP

By Christa Lesté-Lasserre, Science Magazine, Apr. 16, 2020 Thailand, already battling the spread of coronavirus, is now contending with another deadly viral outbreak—in horses. With hundreds of horse deaths reported there in the last 3 weeks, horse owners are rushing to seal their animals indoors with netting, away from biting midges that spread the virus for… Continue reading Thailand scrambles to contain major outbreak of horse-killing virus

Special Forces training with mules and wild horses

Cross-posted from USA Today by JACK GRUBER BRIDGEPORT, Calif. — The men emerged over the crest of a ridge and guided their horses along a tree line, skirting a wide meadow. They picked their way along narrow trails, climbing higher into the Sierra until a panorama of snowcapped peaks and a broad green valley unfolded… Continue reading Special Forces training with mules and wild horses

San Antonio man sues over mules killed and stuffed for museum display

Two healthy mules killed and stuffed to make an art exhibit. Photo: Facebook.

This story gets "curiouser and curiouser", using a popular phrase quoted by Alice during her trip through wonderland. In September it was reported that The American Museum of Agriculture in Lubbock, Texas purchased two healthy mules and had them killed and stuffed to a make a “more realistic” farm display in an art exhibit. San… Continue reading San Antonio man sues over mules killed and stuffed for museum display

Lubbock museum kills and stuffs two mules for art exhibit

Two healthy mules killed and stuffed to make an art exhibit. Photo: Facebook.

The American Museum of Agriculture in Lubbock, Texas, killed two healthy mules and had them stuffed to a make a "more realistic" farm display in an art exhibit. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS reports: LUBBOCK, Texas -- A West Texas museum has purchased two old mules and euthanized them for a farm display. The American Museum of… Continue reading Lubbock museum kills and stuffs two mules for art exhibit